Nip & Tuck
Tucking hair behind the ears is a great – and easy – trick to instantly pull together your look and give a more polished appearance, so it was great to see this style hack appear on the SS18 catwalk.
At Marni, wet-look hair was tucked behind models ears and at Versace the styles were sleeker and more polished, yet stylists still adopted this style tip, pinning hair back with adorned gold clips. It works on up-do’s too: over at MaxMara low side-parted ponytails were finished with a quick tuck behind the ears. It is such an easy trend to recreate: a smoothing serum will help to slick hair neatly and easily behind ears – use it from roots to tips on the front sections of your hair and then simply tuck back.
SHORT & SWEET
While longer locks will inevitably always dominate the catwalks, short sassy styles definitely put up some resistance at the new season shows, with Missoni, Moschino and Giorgio Armani all showcasing short statement styles.
At Moschino SS18 Nineties’ style pixie crops were adorned with hats and accessories; bowl-style cuts made waves at Giorgio Armani; while at Missoni blunt boyish cuts showed us that shorter styles are going nowhere anytime soon.
The faux-short styles seen at Tom Ford’s SS18 show are a snip-free alternative to this trend, ideal for scissor-phobic clients. At Tom Ford, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner appeared at first sight to be sporting short bobs, but on closer inspection were actually wearing their naturally long locks pinned up and back. It’s a look that’s not too difficult to achieve, but an abundance of Kirkby grips and plenty of strong-hold hairspray are essential.
Gender lines were blurred at many of the SS18 shows, with traditionally girly styles taking on more boyish qualities and becoming more masculine in style. Prada was a great example of this, where ponytails – a typically feminine style – were made to look more boy-like, thanks to the addition of short choppy pieces of hair, worn right in front of the ears.
Similar to heavy sideburns, these pieces, which were inspired by animated cartoons and young boys, took the ponytails far out of girly territory. Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford, was just one of the models seen at Prada SS18 sporting these chunky sideburns.
If sideburns aren’t quite your thing – and let’s face it, they aren’t going to be for everyone – you can still adopt this trend for tomboy hair by going for a blunt choppy fringe, with chunky pieces cut through the front.