Which three Afro hair trends are set to dominate in AW16?
DANIELLE HILL, Westrow’s Mizani Hair Specialist, reveals the key Afro trends to know for next season.
Soft and fluffy
Curls are predominantly soft, fluffy – even slightly frizzy – this season. Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 16 collection was showcased by models with short and tousled Seventies’-style hair, with fringes and soft fluffy curls, inspired by ‘rocker curls’. To create curls that are delicate, light and with no hint of any crunch, start with a curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner that boosts softness.
Stella McCartney wasn’t the only designer inspired by the ultimate party era. Topshop Unique and Charlotte Olympia’s A/W16 models were sporting bold, flirty curls, full of body, inspired by Eighties’ club culture and Seventies’ disco.
Moschino, Emilio Pucci and Vivienne Westwood were just a few of the many designers this season, embracing a textured, wet-look, finish to hair. Stella’s favourite example of this on Afro hair was at Blumarine, where models’ hair was full of natural texture, but was also very smooth, with sleek waves dominating the style.