Saturday, September 26, 2009

Autumn/Winter 2009 Hair Trends

Ornate Up Do's

This season saw the traditional up-do take on an elaborate twist, with detailing and precision as key. Session Stylist Malcolm Edwards fused Parisian chic with hip-hop and cornrows at Christian Lacroix, whilst meticulously braided buns were BIG news at Giorgio Armani, Issa and Rodarte. The only way is up this autumn/winter, and the only ‘up’ to wear is fanciful.

      As seen at Giorgio Armani   

    As seen at Eun Jeong

As seen at Christian Lacroix


Be it the ‘Scarlett Pimpernel’ style matte finish of Basso & Brooke, the dual texture of Givenchy or the ‘80s-tastic thrill of Karl Lagerfeld, crimping and body was back in a BIG way this season.

      As seen at Brasso & Brooke

As seen at Givenchy

As seen at Karl Lagerfeld

As seen at Calvin Klein

Cool Britannia 

Rock with a decidedly British edge was key on this season’s edgiest catwalks – be it strong centre partings, grungy dishevelled lengths or rockabilly quiffs. Rock muses made a welcome comeback with ‘morning after’ sexy tresses á la DSquared², whilst it was more rock chic than rock chick on the catwalk likes of Chanel and Balmain.

 As seen at Anna Sui

As seen at Mochino

As seen at Twenty&Twelve

As seen at Dsquared

As seen at Chanel

Screen Siren

Venture back to the golden era this season as catwalks adopt lengths straight off of a silver screen siren. Veronica Lake-esque shimmering waves were seen at Chloe and Allesandro Dell’Acqua, whilst Mochino Cheap & Chic were more chic than cheap with exuberant body and sweeping partings.

As seen at Chloe

As seen at Allesandro Dell’Acqua