MBFWA 2015 has come and gone, leaving a distinct waft of hairspray and a trail of bobby pins in its wake. From sleek chignons at Toni Maticevski to tousled texture at Michael lo Sordo, this year, the models' hair was just as enthralling - not to mention wearable - as the fashion. Here are the key styles to steal.
Part festival, part '70s, but with enough shine to make them modern - braids are back and bigger than ever before. Modelled by Kate Bosworth at this year's Coachella and seen on the runway at Steven Khalil and Jennifer Kate, hair is worn with a sharp centre part and a braid down the back of the head. "The tight and defined cornrow braid is juxtaposed by the soft finish of the hair at the nape of the neck and loose flyaways around the face," says hair director for Jennifer Kate, Marie Cain of Goldwell. "It has shape and a structure that's very undone in its feel but strong in technique."
The season's ponytail is tousled, slightly pulled apart and highly textured. "There is a real movement towards undone styling at the moment, the natural texture and waves of hair being made part of a style, instead of correcting it," says Benni Tognini, Goldwell hair director for the MacGraw show. "We tidied the hair first, then worked in extra body and volume, and finished by making the ponytail a simple feature." Wispy strands frame the face, just skimming the cheekbones for an undone yet feminine finish - we loved the look at Aje.
It wasn't just the vivid white gowns we were sighing over at Toni Maticevski - the models' hair was pulled into picture perfect ballet buns that demand all the discipline of a top notch dance academy. Surprisingly little technique is needed to achieve the look at home - just a lot of hairspray, pins and - to really do it properly - layers of latex. "To keep the look clean and polished we smoothed the hairline back all the way around the head," says Jayne Wild, ghd hair director. "We then added an element of edginess by placing two layers of coloured latex over the twisted bun. The tightness of the latex around the hair allows it to be pulled at the corners, creating unique shapes for a dramatic effect on the runway."
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