Turning heads

Turning heads

Slick ponytails, silky tresses and ultra-fine micro-braids accessorised this season’s newest offerings during London Fashion Week. With TONI&GUY’s artistic directors on hand, a premium crop of womenswear designers, namely Zeynap Kartel, House of Holland, Simon Mo and Taka Naka, debuted on-trend hairstyles to see through the rest of the year with effortless style. Below, we show you how to recreate three striking looks.

Zeynep Kartel

Kartel’s sparkling gowns and iridescent co-ords were matched with sleek poker-straight hair that looked just as dazzling as the collection. “The inspiration for the hair was very luxurious but fresh and youthful,” says Efi Davis, International Artistic Director at Toni&Guy. To replicate the look, first create a strong straight parting, and apply mousse throughout the hair and on the parting to keep it flat. After, blow dry hair straight using the label.m Tourmaline Dryer and smooth over with label.m Therapy Oil for a glossy finish.

House of Holland

The ‘city girl gone for a hike’ was the central theme of House of Holland’s newest collection, and in appropriate fashion International Artistic Director Jon Wilsdon styled models in wispy ponytails that looked naturally dishevelled from the wind. To keep this look slightly undone, pin the hair back in a sleek ponytail, securing fairly tightly with a hairband. Then, pull a few strands out to frame the face and create texture, finishing with label.m Weightless Hairspray.

Simon Mo

Bold fluro tones and patterned separates uplifted Simon Mo’s AW18 collection, alongside the designer’s inventive use of layering and texture. International Artistic Director Jon Wilsdon complemented the tribal feel with scalp braiding and a classic low ponytail. To recreate, prep the hairline with label.m Extra Strong Volume Mousse and create a narrow centre scalp braid and two more along either side if the head. Comb through label.m Fashion Edition Wax Spray, gather hair into a ponytail and secure tightly with a band.

  • Words: Monique Todd