From the oily hairpieces at Simone Rocha to the sleek, glossy styles at Erdem, London saw an influx of shiny, straight hair during the Spring 2023 shows. Adam Reed, the hairstylist behind the Erdem look, tapped into the art restoration idea that inspired Erdem’s collection. “We were looking at how things would be varnished, so we wanted that shine again – that really nice satin finish. It’s about how you apply paint to products when repairing and restoring. We’ve thought about when things are heavily polished, though [added] this undone natural shiny texture.” Reed created the texture for his City Slick hair by mixing gel and oil and applying it to the top part of the hair for a soft feel after the section was flat ironed was. “The gel and oil kept the hair soft, supple and easily manageable.”
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Meanwhile, the glossy black hairpieces, created by hairstylist Cyndia Harvey at Simone Rocha, sat atop the models’ own hair almost like a Barrister wig – befitting the Old Bailey venue. It curled right at the chin and perfectly matched the matte elements of the makeup. Harvey was also responsible for Nensi Dojaka’s slicked-back demi-wet look styles; The dual textures of wet and dry underline the subtle glamor of the collection.
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What’s behind this wave of shiny hair for Spring 2023? According to Reed, “There is an element of real simplicity. Many of the girls had versions of their own hair that looked healthy, shiny, and shiny. I think it’s a bit of a backlash to over-styling and over-coloring. People grew their hair out during lockdown and it looked amazing so they keep that and work with it. Fresh hair, healthy hair, shiny hair.”
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