Haider Ackermann does punk hair for Paris Fashion Week

This is punk-chic hair on a whole new level!  

Paris Fashion Week has been a roller coaster ride of amazing hair styles and unique ‘dos! Although the whole affair was taken up a notch when we spotted giant, spiked-up strands on the runway, which can mean only one thing: punk hair is back in vogue once again (yay)!

For his spring/summer 2017 show, Haider Ackermann sent models down the runway flaunting extravagant, spiky hair – and trust us when we say, they looked absolutely insane! So, to truly see what all the fuss is about, read on to get the lowdown on this hair-raising look.

model backstage at the Haider Ackermann SS17 show with extreme spiky hair with a bandage wrapped around her head with a wing of colourful eyeliner
Do you dare to try it? Credit: indigitalimages.com

To create this extreme porcupine-worthy look, the model’s hair was spun into circular knots, before long, stick-straight extensions were pinned against them. These sharp looking creations certainly gave an incredibly jagged and dimensional edge to the new season collection!

But the fun didn’t just stop there: to give these hairstyles a truly punk-rock feel, each look was given a DIY hair accessory of white ribbon, worked around the the models’ heads and between the deadly spikes!

To finish the look, each model was give a colourful flick of bright yellow eyeliner, adding to the very striking aesthetic.

model backstage at the Haider Ackermann SS17 show with extreme spiky hair with a bandage wrapped around her head with a wing of colourful eyeliner
Punk hair reigned supreme at Haider Ackermann SS17. Credit: indigitalimages.com

The fierce hairstyles were paired with crinkled tops and biker jackets, making the whole look very reminiscent of the punk-rock scene of the 1970s. We can’t help but hope that we start seeing people working these hardcore spikes on the streets, don’t you?

Editor’s tip: Tempted to try these razor sharp ‘do for yourself? Then you’re going to need a lot – and we mean a lot – of hair product, to ensure they stay upright all day long!

We suggest starting out with a strong hold hair gel, such as the VO5 Mega Hold Gel Spray, to create each of your spikes, working the product from root to tip. Once dry, finish with a healthy dose of VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray to set the look in place.