Runway report: 5 unmissable styles from London Fashion Week SS18

Beth | 18 September 2017

Clue: This season was all about the accessories!


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… no, not Christmas, London Fashion Week! With so many fashion houses showing in London this season (from Emporio Armani to Temperley London) we saw a variety of different hairstyles making their way down the runway, giving us a glimpse at next year’s emerging trends.

Hair accessories proved to be a major focal point at the shows, with a few returning favourites (ribbons aren’t going anywhere, people!) and a few newcomers, too. So, have a quick scroll through our gallery, above, to get to grips with each style and keep reading to get the lowdown on each of the looks.

5 LFW hair looks to have on your radar


back shot of a temperley model at lfw ss18 with a brunette braid
Braids were the order of the day at Temperley London. Credit:

Braids at Temperley London

Proving that sometimes less really is more, Temperley London models wore their hair in sleek, simple 3-strand braids.

Complimenting the collection’s wistful, French Riviera theme, headscarves in coordinating colours were tied around as headbands to pull the summery, holiday vibes together. Nous aimons!

VO5 Tame & Shine Spray

Editor’s tip: Braid envy? The key to nailing this look is to use a shine spray, like the VO5 Smoothly Does It Tame & Shine Spray to add a glossy, healthy-looking shine to your mane.

This will also help to slick down any flyaways while preventing frizz, too, so your braid will look perfectly pretty and pristine.

two brunette models backstage at the simone rocha show with pearl hair accessories
It’s time to dig through your nana’s jewellery box because pearls are back in business! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Pearls at Simone Rocha

If vintage style is your cup of tea, Simone Rocha’s pearl hair slides will be right up your street. With side-parted bangs held in place with ornate pearl accessories, the hair reflected the models’ doll-like Victorian vibes perfectly.

asian model at the ryan lo
Simple ribbons are this season’s staple, as seen at Ryan Lo. Credit:

Ribbons at Ryan Lo

Ryan Lo took us on a trip down the aisle with his wedding-themed collection and the hairstyles were equally romantic.

Feminine curls and delicate ribbon details made for a match made in hair heaven and confirmed that the ribbon hair trend is here to stay. Now we just need to decide which colour to choose!

redhead model at holly fulton's ss18 london fashion week show with an embellished headband
It’s all in the accessories. Credit:

Headbands at Holly Fulton

We love a headband, so naturally we fell head over heels when we spotted Holly Fulton’s monochromatic style.

Why not try giving this practical accessory a fashion-forward edge by wearing it across your forehead, just like this model? Pair with soft waves for a retro finish and you’ll be ready to take on the runway.

TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam

Editor’s tip: To help create these barely-there waves, scrunch some of the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam through damp hair to add soft, natural-looking movement.

back view runway shot of a brunette emporio armani model with her hair in a half up buns style
The half-up bun trend just got a whole lot chicer thanks to Emporio Armani. Credit:

Half-up messy buns at Emporio Armani

At Emporio Armani‘s SS18 show it was the hair itself which acted as the accessory, styled into half-up mini buns.

Rather than a top knot on the crown of the head, the dishevelled, piecey buns were positioned at the nape of the neck for a chicer style. Could this be next year’s take on the hun? We’ll have to wait and see!


Which LFW look will you be sporting come spring/summer? Before we turn our attention to Milan, make sure you’re up to date with all of the most striking looks so far by checking out our recent NYFW round-up, here.

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