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The Curl Comeback

Curls Comeback

We could probably thank both New York and London, for their Fashion Week throwback homage to the era best forgotten (pointing the finger at you, 1980s!). Because it was only after their interpretations of the 80s power blow dry that curls starting cracking through. Don’t worry though, curls are subject to a pretty wide interpretation from the loose and undone, to the tightly wound 80s perm. Hairstylists were summing up their collections with keywords like “unique” but, in all essence, what is means is – it’s time to let curls be curls.

Here is the low down on everything you need to know about the curl comeback.

Retro Waves

Charlotte Olympia choreographed a visual extravaganza of a show. Think models and dances in gold sequin swimsuits, dancing with giant fruit. The theme was Tropicana and the mood was wonderfully nostalgic, with a nod to 1930s ShowTime. Hair was styled by thee Sam McKnight and locks were set in heated rollers and then lightly tonged to give a classic 40s wave with a contemporary feel. The joy of this look is, it seems effortless but it’s actually subject to some pretty intensive crafting and setting – we’d predict it’s Bridal Hair penetration by Spring next year.

Curl Comeback

Crimp and Curl

The Topshop Unique show was one of the highlights of London Fashion Week, not just because of the clothes (think zebra and high waist pencil skirts) but because of the hair. Locks were fresh and funky, a homage to that roller boot Barbie you had age 5. That’s right, we are talking brushed out girls and crimps (yes, they still make crimping irons – just with less frazzle potential). A side ponytail and a scrunchie wouldn’t be out of place either – not sure if that’s sold it or made you just want to take cover for a few months?

Curl Comeback

Tousled Waves

We’ve already given the lowdown on the ‘Surf’s Up’ hair trend, and here is an interpretation of the same undone trend. Think uber long hair, towel dried and then teased and twisted into natural curls with a texturizing paste. Unlike the ‘Surf’s Up’ trend which requires a bleached blonde base, the tousled look is one for the brunettes too. The vibe is all about being a bit undone, think pool sides and beach parties – boo hiss, be gone winter, we are all over this already.

curl comeback

Off Duty

It’s not just the runway that commands attention, muses of the moment are papped just as much off the runway as on!  And on the street, curls were fighting for attention. Model Alanna Arrington was photographed dressed down (in a ‘Never Trust A Crusty’ Tee) and beautiful curls that just hover above her shoulders. The message was simple, if you are blessed with natural waves – don’t fear the Weatherman, just let your locks do their thing.

Curl Comeback

Curls For Boys

Tom Ford always succeeds in being totally on-point, whilst still giving a classic nod to previous eras. During Fashion Week, it was evident the Fashion House was having a bit of a 70s moment with a homage to the one and only afro fro. We’re talking about male models with a mop on top, like the model Yassine Rahal whose curly locks has constantly earned him the appreciation of men and woman alike. We can see why #swoon.

Curl Comeback


If you are local, and this trend is for you, pop by to Sixth Sense Salon (your number one hair salon sutton coldfield) to learn more about how to get this look.

Love, as always the 6S Team


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Hair Trends Right From The Runway

Hair Trends

You’d have to have been residing on Mars to not know that September was the month of fashion. New York, Paris, London AND Madrid all played hosts to the fashion houses and their crew of muses and models who were there to educate us all on the potential of Spring Summer 2017. While most of the world was watching for the must-have clothing colour (Mango, by the way – thanks to Versace) or the must-have heel (8cm HIGH heels, Chloe – natch) we only had our eyes on one thing – the hair.

Here is our round-up of the best hairstyles straight from the runway, set to dominate your Instagram feed as early as Christmas. No thanks needed.

The 80s Power Blow Dry

The Princess Di cut is back, but not quite as we know it. Instead of undergoing a chop, this look is recreated with thick fringes and concealed ponytailing. At Phillip Lim, models donned ponytails right in their neckline (which you couldn’t see from the front) while all volume went into some bouffant fringing. The stylist behind the fashion house, Paul Hanlon, said that the look was less power-house 9-5 glam and more “end of night” – “You get the feeling that this hair was once set and its kind of fallen out at the end of the night”.


Surf’s Up

The epitome of summer is easy, undone surfer locks so we really just had to sit back and see which house interpreted it first – as it happens, it was Alexander Wang in New York. The hair-colour on the catwalks was yellow bleached blonde, if you were a child of the 1990s and ever had a run in with ‘sun-in’ you’ll go some way to imagining the shade. As for styling, it’s all about the sea-sprays and the chalky pastes which work to add some texture for a totally undone, care-free style.

Hair Trends

Sleek and Polished

When one camp yells “Surf’s Up” the other yells “straighteners NOW” and it was over at Victoria Beckham that they were working hard to portray a chic and timeless vibe. Models had long hair, which was poker straight, one-length and centre parted, and intriguingly tucked behind the ears. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic, hair that glam needs more help than you’d think with continual conditioning to keep the shine. However, the finished look is pretty epic – timeless and almost ethereal.

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The Ballerina Bun

The messy bun really has had its day, having been on a continual loop for several years now. All hail the Ballerina Bun! An interpretation of a bun which is just as easy as it’s messy sister but much chicer and polished for a style that takes you from easy Sunday afternoons, right into a boardroom. The models at fashion house Pamella Roland had buns that were as easy as a pony-tail and a circular wind round. The finishing touch was a good styling cream that worked to add gloss and shine.

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Without wishing winter away, the team are pretty excited to see these four hair trends become mainstream – we’ve been arguing about our favourite all week (I’m for the Surf’s Up, by the way). We’ll see you in the salon for these styles SOON – we promise.

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