London’s new show curls

Saturday 20 February 2016

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REPORT By Katy Young Photography by Sean Cunningham

Wave goodbye to last season’s stiff locks – there’s a new curl in town. Tendrils and twists popped up at Charlotte Olympia, Sibling and Peter Jensen, hinting that hair’s poker-straight game had come to an end. Hair superstar Sam McKnight was the first to unravel curls at Charlotte Olympia, where the 40s-starlet-meets-Candy-Darling muse translated into soft, sexy rolls, shaped using barrel wands before texturising spray was brushed in for a “looser, dirty effect…think classic set, but blown out”. At Sibling (above), “a cool, offbeat, bad girl” set the swirling scene with one ringlet hanging from the nape of her neck like an earphone cord, from which she would listen to last night’s party music if she could. “Her rebellious attitude has taken her on a wild night out. She’s awoken with an undone version of the look,” hairstylist Mark Hampton told us, as he folded, pleated and disorganised his up-dos. Peggy Guggenheim inspired the hair at Peter Jensen, where stylist Kei Terada dreamed up scalp-hugging coils “reminiscent of the statue of David”. Those straight-talking stylists just twisted our hair around their little fingers.

Katy Young is Beauty Director at The Telegraph

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