5 hairstyles from London Fashion Week we’d actually wear

The runway looks you can actually recreate at home.

Every season London Fashion Week presents us with some amazing hairstyles, many of which are more works of art than genuinely wearable hairstyles. But this season amongst some of the more avant-garde ‘dos, we spotted a number of looks that we’d definitely be keen to try.

From the return of hair accessories (hello again, headbands) to new ways to wear waves, these are the looks the All Things Hair team are most excited to try out IRL.

London Fashion Week AW19: Model at Simone Rocha with wavy brunette hair wearing a pink beaded headband in the shape of a tiara, wearing a red coat
If you’ve still not tried the headband trend, it’s time to get on it. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Beaded headbands at Simone Rocha

At this point would it even really be fashion week without headbands? Simone Rocha’s models sported girly beaded headbands worn with soft waves, giving us total princess vibes. Easy enough to recreate at home, it’s time to start building your headband collection!

London Fashion Week AW19: Close-up shot of a model at Halpern with long dark hair with half-wavy half-straight texture, with colourful eye make-up
We love the contrasting textures in this look from Halpern. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Pre-Raphaelite waves at Halpern

Texture was the name of the game at Halpern’s AW19 show, where models rocked bohemian half-wavy, half-straight hair. With the waves kept around the face, they added a unique, whimsical feel and put the focus on the gilded gold eye make-up.

Editor’s tip: Wave envy? To make your waves last all day, remember to use hairspray. The VO5 Flexible Hold Hairspray works well for soft, natural looks as it provides a light hold that’s not crispy or hard feeling so you can still run your hands through your hair.

London Fashion Week AW19: Brunette model at the Alexa Chung show with long wavy windswept hair, wearing a denim dress with a zip and puffy sleeves and a black roll neck
Stop fighting the static. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Windswept and interesting at Alexachung

Forever battling against static and flyaways? You’ll like this one. At Alexachung the windswept look was a thing to be embraced rather than feared, with natural texture and imperfections reigning supreme. Finishing off the look with ’90s tied bandanas, dishevelled never looked so good.

London Fashion Week AW19: Close-up runway shot of a model at Mary Katrantzou with long brown hair with pink rainbow clip-in streaks and a side fringe
We want rainbow hair, always. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Rainbow lights at Mary Katrantzou

Pastel clip-ins were added to the hair at the Mary Katrantzou show to match the rainbow colours of the collection. Multicoloured ombre extensions were blended into the model’s hair creating peekaboo hidden highlights that revealed themselves as they walked.

Looking for festival hair inspiration for summer? Here’s one you can rock without the commitment of dyeing your actual hair!

London Fashion Week AW19: Blonde model at Ryan Lo with mid-length wavy hair in retro pin curls, wearing a pink dress
This season’s curls are retro and romantic. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. ’50s waves at Ryan Lo

Bored of your usual waves? Take inspiration from Ryan Lo’s retro waves by styling your mane into a deep side parting with flowing voluminous waves for instant glamour.

Editor’s tip: To help create these ’50s-inspired waves, scrunch some of the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse through damp hair to add lift and body to your curls.

 

Want more runway-inspired hair? Take a look back at last season’s biggest styles, below.

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

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!

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: indigitalimages.com

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: indigitalimages.com

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.

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: indigitalimages.com

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!