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Ruling the Runway | The Best Looks at London Fashion Week

June 22, 2023

This week, we caught up with a number of the industry’s award-winning hairdressers and experts to find out which hair looks were killing it on the catwalk at London Fashion Week…


The Blunt Bob:


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“Ravensbourne University students showcased a variety of gorgeous looks on this year’s catwalks, but my favourite reoccurring style throughout the shows was the Blunt Bob. These were usually paired with a middle parting and high shine, with the hair styled back off the face and placed behind the ears for a further clean, chic finish. What’s great about this look is that although it looks simple, it still really makes a statement. The key to the style is cutting the bob bluntly, hitting halfway down the neck, this gives the hair a fresh and thick appearance. To recreate the look, I would always start by using a product to prep the hair before styling – such as the KMS ThermaShape Quick Blow Dry. Next, I would go in with my hairdryer, nozzle and round brush, drying the hair in sections to create a smooth finish. To finish, I would go over the dry hair with heated styling irons for a further sleek and frizz-free look, before applying the KMS TameFrizz De-Frizz Oil to the front of the head and behind the ears.” – Tina Farey, Editorial Director at RUSH


60s Inspired Volume and Beehives


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“I loved this look from the Kwame Koranteng show. These voluminous, 60s inspired beehives are certainly making a comeback as we head further into 2023. What’s great is that they can be as bold or as subtle as the client likes; whether the hair is being worn up or down, incorporating some backcombing and a subtle beehive at the crown is a great way to add a fun yet elegant finish. I love how the model has paired it here with some face framing – a great way to give the style a more current, up-to-date finish for 2023. When backcombing, always use a soft bristle brush and tease the hair gently, working in small sections at a time before smoothing over. If you want more dramatic volume, spritz some volumising spray in the hair before teasing.” – Alex Thaddeus, Owner of Alex Thaddeus Hairdressing


Slicked-Back Middle Parting


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“The LULU LIU Couture show at London Fashion Week really caught my eye, with many of the models rocking a slicked-back style with a strong middle parting. They say that sometimes less is more, and that is definitely the case with this simple but glamorous style. Cleanly parted down the middle and effortlessly slicked-back, this hairstyle goes perfectly with the beautiful silk outfits that were modelled.” – Gill Berry, JOICO

Statement Afros


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Something I’ve noticed this London Fashion week is the amount of diversity in the looks, which I think is amazing. The particular look I am obsessing over is one created by the Fashion Design students from the University of East London. Afro hair is always going to create a statement, and this look was no different. Through embracing the model’s natural curls and adding definition with a deep side-parting, the look is natural and easy to achieve, whilst still having a powerful effect. Moving the parting a few inches from its natural place will not only increase volume, but provides the model with the illusion of an elongated face. Using natural hair to create an effective look is definitely something I want to see more of in the future.” – Darrel Starkey

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