The annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia is one of the biggest events in Australia for fashion and beauty. This is a great time to scout new fashion trends as the top models strut the runway to showcase a preview of the top designs from fashion’s biggest names. This year, top designer brands like Kate Sylvester, Lee Matthews, Manning Cartell, Ginger & Smart, By Johnny, and more. Of course, we could not help but scout the runways at MBFWA 2016 for the latest trends in hair and makeup. Some of the brands we carry like Redken and Goldwell got in on the action for prepping the hair and beauty looks for these runway models.
Make sure to check out our top trend picks from the MBFWA 2016 shows:
Redken at Dion Lee
The concept for the looks at the Dion Lee show at MBFWA 2016 is a cross between materialism and minimalism. Thus, you can expect to see modern lines and understated silhouettes. As a result, the hairstyles worn by the models at the show featured greasy hair with a satin finish. The hair were pushed back giving it a modern and futuristic vibe with a lot of grunge and edge. The hair is finished off with an undone ponytail. Products from Redken were used in creating these hairstyles such as the Shape Factor 22 Sculpting Cream Paste and the Fashion Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray. These two combined to help create that semi-wet look with satin finish. The hair and beauty look for the models complemented the line from Dion Lee’s Resort collection 2017: simplistic yet powerful.
Moroccanoil at Rebecca Vallance
At the Rebecca Vallance runway show, Morrocanoil was the top choice of products to style the runway models’ hair. The hairstylists took inspiration from the composition of the runway itself as inspired by the brand aesthetics: feminine and soft. Hence, all models who walked the runway during the show wore feminine and soft beach waves. Some of the models also wore hair that is slicked right down with a center part with a soft blowout effect. In fact, the models’ hair were shiny and sleek that it acted as a reflective point at the runway. The slickness of the hair provided the right amount of structured edge to the hairstyles.
Goldwell at Karla Spetic
For the Karla Spetic show at the MBFWA 2016 runway show, Goldwell took the helm in for styling the runway models. The look that the brand was after was specific – soft, smooth and fresh. The focus was on simplicity – nothing too glamorous or grand. The hairstyles of the model were undone but still retained their structure. Moreover, the use of strong waves helped to break up the lines and was the perfect compliment to the soft ponytail.
There are a bunch of hair products used from Goldwell to create this look. These are the products you’ll need: Goldwell StyleSign Melting Diamonds (to prep the hair), Goldwell StyleSign Power Whip (for smoothing and styling agent), Goldwell StyleSign Hot Form (for heat styling with a conical iron), Goldwell StyleSign Big Finish (for finishing touches) and Goldwell StyleSign Diamond Gloss (for shine and gloss).
For the Georgia Alice show, models were seen wearing a modernized version of the bun. Indeed, it is more than just your typical bun: there are lots of layers and twisting action going on. There is a sci-fi twist to the look, which really matches the appeal of the clothes showcased on the runway. Since the Georgia Alice collection showcased a lot of structure and metallic-galactic detailing, the edgy structure to the models’ hair and beauty looks were a fitting choice. At the same time, the stylists wanted it to look effortless – you know, the kind wherein the models woke up to that beautifully textured bun!
The models at By Johnny’s show at MBFWA 2016 is quite unique. It has a soft touch with a flair of bad rocker chic. The sophisticated and fierce designs that was featured from the collection called for a distinctive hair design to complement the clothes the models strutted in. The hair is divided into sections and then pinned back while adding soft waves near the face and neck. The look suits the pretty and flowery designs from the new collection. Wella SP products were used to create the models’ hairstyles.
EVO at MacGraw
At the MacGraw Resort 2017 collection fashion show, it was all about Parisian chic. The aim was to create a cute but friendly look on the surface but a girl with an edge on the inside. It is the penultimate cool-girl hairstyle with a luxurious flair about her. In fact, the styling team at the MacGraw show called it the “rich girl curl”.
To achieve the right movement in the curls, the stylists used Evo Root Canal from mid-length to ends. This gives voluminous quality to the hair and then curled using none other than Cloud Nine Wand. A medium sized wand helped to provide bounce and vibrancy to the curls as the models strutted in the runway.