From windswept looks to sleek and structured styles, we’ve rounded up expert tips and must-have products to recreate the top trends from spring/summer 2018 fashion weeks.
The Trend: Sculptured by Deisgn
The Fix: Wella Professionals EIMI Sculpt Force
In traditional Parisian fashion, hairstyles shown on the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week were a far cry from the “au naturel” looks that have been running rampant on the runways. Instead, Eugene Souleiman, global creative director of care and styling for Wella Professionals, opted for a plastic-perfect sculptured look. Complementing designer Thom Browne’s sci-fi fairy tale-inspired show at London Fashion Week, the juxtaposition brought to life a futuristic aesthetic. Souleiman sectioned the hair and used Wella Professionals’ EIMI Sculpt Force to create an ultra-smooth, synthetic-like result.
The Trend: Braided Beauty
The Fix: Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber
At NYFW, Sebastian Professional’s international artist Anthony Cole put a creative twist on the traditional low ponytail. Using the brand’s Microweb Fiber, an elastic texturizer for movement and texture, Cole incorporated intricate, four-strand weaving and braiding to coincide with the romantic yet progressive collection by designer Christian Siriano.
The Trend: Deconstructed and Demure
Antonio Corral Calero, global ambassador for Moroccanoil, created ethereally romantic styles to highlight the ultra-feminine, Japanese-influenced collection by Marchesa at NYFW. Calero used Moroccanoil’s DryTexture Spray to give the voluminous French twist a windblown effect, which was contrasted with the show’s dramatic gowns for an effortlessly glam touch.
The Trend: Rose Quartz
The Fix: Redken City Beats
In the world of wigs and extensions at NYFW, it’s extremely rare to see a true hair colour transformation on the runway. At Alexander Wang’s show, model Stella Lucia’s dark blonde locks were transformed to rose quartz, a colour created by Josh Wood, global color creative director for Redken, with the brand’s City Beats semi- permanent hair colour. Rose quartz is an ideal option for more apprehensive clients who may not yet be ready to embrace the ultra-violet vibrancy of 2018’s Pantone Colour of the Year, but still want a fun (and semi-permanent) springtime shade.
The Trend: Flower Power
The Fix: Essie
Delicate floral nail designs were the perfect accessory to the romantic gowns showcased at the Michael Costello show at NYFW. In keeping with the designer’s modern, sexy aesthetic, the nails featured a rose-gold flower design using Essie’s Penny Talk on top of the soft, beige base, Topless & Barefoot. This trend is a great option to keep in mind as clients head into bridal season.
The Trend: Resort Ready
The Trend: Dainty Details
The Fix: Morgan Taylor
The accent nail continues to gain momentum in 2018, as seen at the Self-Portait show at NYFW. The bohemian, ’70s-inspired collection was paired with three distinctive nail looks. Our favourite? A dusty rose shade (Flirting with the Phantom), accented by a black (Little Black Dress) shooting star design—proving that the minimalistic nail trend is far from over.