Haider Ackermann does punk hair for Paris Fashion Week

Arianna | 04 October 2016

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.

Punk hair at Haider Ackermann SS17

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Punk hair at Haider Ackermann SS17. 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.

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Punk hair 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?

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 Classic Mega Hold Gel Spray (£2.99*), to create each of your spikes, working the product from root to tip. Once dry, finish with a healthy dose of VO5 Classic Styling Ultimate Hold Hairspray (400ml, £3.29*) to set the look in place.


For more incredible styles from the fashion week runways, don’t forget take a look at our New Hairstyles page – this season’s looks are simply to die for! And if it’s more punk-inspired hair that you’re after, you’ll want to give our mohawk tutorial a go.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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