Toni & Guy get hairy

So London Fashion Week is finally over for another season and we’ve all seen the pictures, analysed the outfits and bitched about the front row. But what we really care about is how their hair has been styled, because that’s what next season will all be about. Toni & Guy are the official sponsors of LFW and this year got more involved than ever before, styling 35 shows over the five days – that’s a lot of hair. These are my favourite looks from their portfolio and ones I think we could all be trying out ourselves in six months time.

This ‘twist’ on the traditional bun at Alica Palmer had me all in a fluster because it looks so darn cool. It’s such a simple and effective way of updating your look and I’m sure we can all twist our hair up pretty easily… the messiness of it will make it look even hotter.

You can’t go wrong with a bit of tousled ‘bed hair’ as seen at Betty Jackson. The lady herself is known for her simplicity so it doesn’t surprise me she went for an ‘au naturel’ look at her show. This is so easy to achieve whether you’ve got dead straight or curly hair… just bung in some salt spray and you’re away.

This reminded me of ‘Mad Men’ – androgynous glamour with a chic up-do. Bora Asku made his designs look more feminine with this classic chignon and ‘Hairyspray’ volume, matched perfectly with the subtly hinted lips. Proof that you can be girlie no matter how manly your brogues.

Anyone think that Giles liked ‘Black Swan’? Ballerina chic seems to be influencing everything at the moment and this beautiful classic bun is no exception. It’s nice to see the hair style of my youth is back for another outing, this time just without the leotard.

I couldn’t be happier that the sweeping fringe is hanging around for a little while longer thanks to Jasper Garvida. This style covers a multitude of sins and makes everyone look a little more intriguing and sexy… there’s nothing hotter than peeping out from behind your fringe. I’ve had one for a few years now and I can’t see me changing any time soon!

I wasn’t convinced with the crimping trend (I didn’t like it in 1989 either) so this softer style is a little easier to wear. Prophetik used this strange contraption to create a mix between curls and crimps and I like it. Swept to the side you’d look like a fabulous 1940’s movie star too.

Finally, Sci-Fi plaits at Todd Lynn – how very Star Trek. There is no way in hell we could ever achieve this look on our own, which is why there are three people helping with this (including Sasha Mascalo – Toni & Guy’s Creative Director) plait pleasure. Still, it looks pretty fabulous.

What hair trends are you most looking forward to in 2011?



  1. Kelly
    February 24, 2011 / 10:18 am

    I love using my waver to create lovely soft waves. Glad it's been on the catwalks. Gorgeous styles there, think plaits are going to be huge this year, braiding in lots of different ways, and even weaving. xx

  2. London Beauty Queen
    February 24, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    I'm gonna have to start practicing my plaits… I do love a plait in the Summer to get that 'boho' look.

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