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KMS X VIN + OMI AW23 London Fashion Week

February 23, 2023

Last week, Pro Hair attended ‘SPACED’, a ground-breaking, intergalactic fashion show from sustainability visionaries VIN + OMI. In proud collaboration with KMS, the evening showcased androgynous, futuristic hair looks from Hare & Bone’s Sam Burnett.

The sustainable innovators’ striking celestial collection was complemented with stunning, galaxy-inspired hair looks, including pre-made head pieces, mohawks made from recycled wool fleece in etheral, pastel tones, slicked-back finishes, rich box bobs and micro-fringes intermixed with brightly coloured pom-pom accessories.

KMS Style Ambassador, Sam Burnett, owner of Hare & Bone Salons, take us through the show-stopping looks for the collection:

In times like these, when we don’t have a lot of control over what’s going on around us, we want to find ways to lift ourselves; and that’s often brought to life by taking ownership of our self-expression. It’s a reaction to what’s going on around us in society. We want to have fun, to rebel, we’re looking to start revolutions, for more striking, bolder looks. We saw it in the original days of Punk and we’re seeing it again now, which is how we came to create the very bold, striking looks for VIN + OMI’s show.

For OMI’s Section 1, we created the hair looks using no heat tools at all and only one key styling product – KMS Moist Repair Solid Shampoo – hopefully inspiring people and showing them how they can create the most on-trend looks in a really sustainable, energy and cost-efficient way. The original 1970s-80s punks used soap to style their mohawks, so using KMS Solid Shampoo Bars is a brilliant, authentic and sustainable way to recreate this look, showing how to reinvent a textured punk essence for 2023. We also pre-made hair pieces to create spaced-out braids and long ponytails with ombre colours, to emulate futuristic Club Kid.

With VIN’s Section 2, we went for a combination of slightly more natural looks, Anti-head shape alien-inspired bobs and headpieces. The natural hair look was prepped with KMS Thermashape Quick Blow Dry which is a fantastic product to help reduce drying time and saves energy usage by up to 50%. We used KMS Hairplay Styling Gel to create a slicked-back, wet look, taking sections of hair from the hairline to nape, adding deep comb lines, ridged using KMS Thermashape 2-in-1 Spray for a structured, strong hold. The Alien inspired bobs were given a grunge finish using Kms Sea Salt Spray on dry hair.

“It’s been really inspiring to work with VIN+OMI and KMS on this show. It’s not often for Fashion Week that you have the chance to do something so directional and unexpected; to have free reign to bring the designers’ strong visions to life through the hair looks. Sustainability is also something I care deeply about. Both my salon team and I are passionate about reducing our own carbon footprint, using sustainable products, finding innovative ways to use sustainable products that allow you to use less to create more, so to be able to support this movement is inspiring and great to be part of.”

Sam Burnett, HARE & BONE Salons & KMS Style Ambassador

“We’re pleased to continue our relationship with KMS and Kao Salon in the UK. It’s a brand and business that puts sustainability at the forefront of its ethos and is dedicated to helping the wider salon industry become more sustainable for the benefit of salon businesses, their clients and the wellbeing of our planet. It’s great to collaborate to create such distinct hair looks for our show with sustainability at the heart of the creative process, from using as little electricity as possible to recreating the multi-use of solid shampoo not just as a shampoo but as a styling product. It’s all about taking what we have and using it in many different creative ways as possible – to use less to create more.”- VIN + OMI.