Ss21 hair trends through unprecedented times...

Published 13th Oct 2020 by akesha
Ss21 hair trends through unprecedented times... This fashion week might have looked different to last but the SS21 hair trends were present and more wearable than ever. There was no fashion week this season. No admiring the trends from the FROW or checking out the street style in the fashion capitals of the world. But that doesn’t mean fashion week and the creativity that surrounds it, is cancelled. Far from it. The teams that create the shows have had to be more creative than ever before to bring the trends to life, without a live audience or the traditions that normally shroud a catwalk show. The teams behind this seasons’ shows have created some of the most standout looks in recent seasons.

The hair trends for SS21

Given that the fashion shows this season have featured some of the most out there, eye-catching designs, it’s no surprise that some of the hair trends are very parred back. The biggest hair trend running through from London at David Koma to Milan at Dolce & Gabbana is the stark middle parting. In contrast the 1990s model off-duty ‘do is back in all its glory via Mark Fast and Molly Goddard. Check out the full round up of the biggest hair trends for SS21 – what’s your favourite?

hair trend – the middle parting

the middle parting hair trend Creating a minimal hair vibe was the MO for many shows across SS21. The stark middle parting may have been a look hijacked by the Kardashians for the past few years but it’s made its fashion week comeback with prominence at shows across the cities. At David Koma, Toni & Guy International artistic directors, Cos Sakkas, Efi Davies and team aligned the sport-luxe messaging of the collection with lived in luxury vibe for the hair. While at Dolce, Guido Palau and team parred back the hair to mesh well with the embellishment and bold colours of the clothes. “We prepped the hair by blow-drying from a centre part using the ghd Helios hairdryer. The hair was then gathered into a ponytail low into the base of the neck and coving the top of the ears. The hair was then twisted into a chic chignon and pinned in place,” said Guido.

hair trend – Crowning glory

[caption id="attachment_75144" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Image: Emmanuel Monsalve[/caption] For the Christopher John Rogers’ SS21 Amika Global Artistic Ambassador, Naeemah LaFond, played with texture and coiffed models’ hair into an array of styles. “The towering crown look was a labour of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses” Naeemah commented to To create the look Naeemah wrapped pre-loc-ed hair extensions around a cylinder base and added pieces of textured hair to “break up the texture and make it feel more lived-in.”

hair trend – Accessories… again

Do you remember the hair accessories boom of 2018? It’s still going strong with shows like Rodarte and Dolce and Gabbana going big on embellishment. But rather than scrunchies and hair clips, this season it’s all about the floral decoration adorning models’ hair. The hair look that accompanied the very accessorised shows whether very off-duty looking, giving the highly-styled vs carefree look. The hair look at Erdem, the vision of Anthony Turner for Dyson Professional, also saw the soft, fluffy textures tied together with a stark headband. “The look was described as “Lady Emma Hamilton with a modern, unkept feel.”

Nineties model

“I’ve been looking a lot at pictures of nineties grunge Kate Moss, her hair is dry and has a natural air-dried look to it. She wore a parting set to the side which split the hair and continued past and down the crown of the head, it looks slept on, this is a girl who quite literally woke up like this.” said Luke Hersheson on the hair look he created for Molly Goddard’s SS21 show. Using L’Oréal Professionnel he created lived in, playful volume in the hair look which worked with the exuberant party looks in the show. The model off-duty look was also seen at Victoria Beckham. The hair there was headed up by Paul Hanlon for Sebastian Professional and features soft middle partings with loose waves enhanced by Sebastian’s Texture Maker.

Eighties party girl

2020 might be all about staying in, but in our (and your clients’ dreams) we are all out socialising and partying like it’s the 1980s – that was the inspiration for the hair look at Mark Fast. “Stone washed eighties-inspired denim, in conjunction with Mark’s continual love for neon graffiti, typography inspired prints which created the perfect backdrop for a new optimism,” read the collection notes. For the show, hair lead Maria Kovacs used R+Co to create a ‘day after the night before’ look with dualing textures.


Published 13th Oct 2020

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