London Fashion Week kicked off the New Year with the menswear FW18 collections. This means only one thing; new seasons of not just fashion, but hairstyles and cosmetic trends. Not only is there a continuous obsession with streetwear, but LFWM’s presented edgy and extravagant hairstyles that have already been the source of inspiration. Below are the top 5 hair trends that have impressed and stood out on the catwalk.
Scandi Brand Tonsure is known for the sleek and minimalist style. It is not only the garments that portray this distinctive style but the choice of hairstyling plays an important part on the brands overall image. The team at L’Oreal Professional and Headmasters kept each model’s hair similar to their own unique styles from shaved heads, to afro’s to curls. Cutting was strictly minimal and the hair was styled by Scruff Me by Tecni Art L’Oreal pro range. This hair trend made every garment appear classy and elegant, complementing every neutral coloured garment on the catwalk.
One of the most extravagant and edgy hairstyles witnessed at the men’s London Fashion Week is the 1990’s throwback referenced at Liam Hodges catwalk show. Tina Outen and the Fudge Professional team pooled their artistic talents and used a cocktail of Fudge products to create the looks. The inspiration behind the magnificently crazy looks ranged from Mr. Blobby to SMTV Live to green gunge slime – it was a celebratory throwback to kids TV shows from the 90’s. Surprisingly, such a bizarre hair trend complimented the attire of Hodges show perfectly.
The Wet Look
Scuba diver vibes and sea-submerged looks were the focus at Christopher Raeburn’s show. The looks were created by Tina Outen using a cocktail of Fudge Professional products including Curve Recovery, hair gum, and gloss finish serum. In terms of styling, the team teased out the front hairline, styling the model’s natural hair slick against their foreheads. Vinyl Spray was sprayed on top to create the ultimate wet look shine.
For Charles Jeffrey, bobs and hairnets dominated his catwalk show. According to The Guardian, his concept on the catwalk ‘transforms fashion for a post-gender world’. It is not only his clothes that represent this but his choice of hair styling. His show was not the only one. Longer length styles were seen on both Christopher Raeburn’s and Tonsure’s catwalks proving that gender fluid styles are prominent in the world of fashion and beauty. It has been commented on that these hairstyles are pushing the gender boundaries even further.
From Liam Hodges acid brights to Charles Jeffery LOVERBOY’S vivid greens, reds and orange block colours, the hair colours that were shown on the catwalk can be considered as the most extravagant, and to an extent one of the most memorable, trends for the beginning of this year’s London Fashion Week. The Revlon Professional team worked their creative magic with sculptural hair pieces and striking colours. According to HJI, this revelation of men’s hair colour ‘is certainly more boundary pushing than the past seasons’.
Amongst the multiple extravagant elements LFWM’s introduced us too, these hair trends stood out for us. Which styles stood out for you?
Images: HJI.co.uk, Le 21eme, WWD, Independent
Text: Ella Buxton