We are almost half way through the year (how did THAT happen) and it’s finally hotting up – hello, summer! So, it’s time to ditch those jackets, wave bye-bye to tights and get experimenting with all the hairstyles the Spring/Summer catwalk gave us.
BIG NEWS: crimping is back, and we’re secretly overjoyed. It reminds us of our youth, awkwardly dancing to Britney Spears at school discos. And this wasn’t just a one-show phenomenon; the crimpers were out at Stella McCartney, Emanuel Ungaro and Jeremy Scott. So perhaps you might want to have a rummage in the attic for those crimping bad-boys; we knew there was a reason for keeping them all these years.
Fancy plaits and bulky braids are a good look all year round, but can be particularly useful during the summer months. With all those festivals and beach days, sometimes frizzy, greasy hair is inevitable. The solution? Braid your hair! With so many different ways to create a plaited masterpiece, the possibilities really are endless.
With designers from Tom Ford to Matthew Williamson influenced by the era, 70s style hit the catwalk in a big way – including all things hair. Look to Farrah Fawcett for inspiration, with deep, bouncy waves and tons of volume. Centre part your hair, and tong your way to hair heaven. Easy-peasy.
So, with these three looks and more to choose from, it’s safe to say whatever your style, cut or colour, there’s a look for everyone. No excuses, girls – have a browse of our gallery and test your tress-taming talents.
There were giant statement earrings aplenty at Marni so low bunches at the nape of the neck really showed them off. Separate each bunchie into two sections and wrap the inner section from your parting around the fastening to create a twist. Wear them swinging down your back to nail the Marni girl look.
Models at Alberta Ferretti worked a soft, feminine updo. Twist up the back section so it's loose and soft, using Redken Wind Blown 05 to add texture. Twist front pieces loosely to the back of the head and secure with gold thread so it looks like mini pieces of jewellery in your hair.
At Ashley William the models wore a sharp side parting and a subtle wave. The grunge look was made more ladylike by giving the hair amazing shine using the hero product Tony & Guys's Classic Shine Gloss Serum, £7.49. Apply the serum to the ends to prevent greasy roots and tease with your fingers for a disheveled finish.
Rather than crimping your whole head, do like the models at Roksanda, where only small front sections of hair were crimped for extra detail around the face.
While the top of the hair was slicked down and pulled back in a tight center part, the ends were kept loose and given added texture at PPQ. Use a product with a wet look finish to smooth down the roots and brush the ends to create more volume.
Models at Osman got to embrace their natural hair and textures were gently enhanced but not altered. Only a small amount of Moroccanoil Treatment Light, £31.85, was applied through the ends.
Braids going around the front and side of the head were seen at Herve Leger. Small sections of hair were left out of the plait for a softer finish.
Hair was huge at DVF, use rollers, mousse and lots of hairspray to recreate this killer look.
Contrary to what you heard, crimping was most certainly NOT left in the 90’s. Flash forward to Ungaro’s show, models were seen with understated crimped ends. Follow suit and leave the top your hair uncrimped and slicked back, for a more modern update on the style.
Pinned back hair, as seen at Herve Leger is the lazy girls way of doing the slicked back, but without ther full on slicking. plus, it will give you a mini browlift – what more could a girl want?
The super sleek ponytails at Holly Fulton were tucked in at the base of the neck and wrapped pieces of hair around the base in place of a hair tie.
The braids at Giorgio Armani were big and bulky and twisted over the hair, finally forming a bun at the end. The beauty of big braids is they can totally transform third day hair and will add a rock chick edge to your outfit. Create the braids along the top of the hair first and pin the sections hanging down at the back to form your bun.
Use Babyliss salon Deep Waves, £50, to get the perfectly fluid festival waves seen at Emillio Pucci.
A sweeping side parting was seen at many of the Spring/Summer shows, but we loved the relaxed, deep side part seen on models at Edeline Lee.
Ok, so this may seem like a no-brainer, and a middle parting is a lot of people’s go-to style, but if it isn’t, it should be something you consider once in a while. We love a perfect middle parting, as seen at Chloe, so wear it straight to help frame your face and for a slightly more polished look than a side parting.
Not all of the models at Burberry Prorsum were sporting lobs like Jourdan Dunn, but we just had to use thisimage as one of our hair inspo’s. If the many celebrites that have opted for the chop, hasn’t made you reconsider lobbing off your locks, then maybe this will!
The slicked back, structured wet look at ACNE Studios should be something you consider this weekend. And, it’s not just ruling the runway, we’ve seen it on celebs alike from Kesha to Chrissy Teigen, so be brave enough to give it a go, it’s super easy to recreate, all you need is a wet finish hair gel!
Beach waves are all the rage right now, but think tousled, slightly messy hair like the models at Alberta Ferretti, instead of the perfect fairytale waves at Emillio Pucci. Use a salt spray to add texture, like Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray, £9.50. It will add that rough, more natural looking texture.