The jewels in the crown

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Beauty · Featured

REPORT By Katy Young Photography by Sean Cunningham

From the moment we heard the term ‘hairberdashery’ from the lips of hair stylist Adam Reid, we had pinned our AW16 hair hopes on the trend.

Beauty royalty granted our wish at Alexander McQueen (above), where hair stylist Guido haphazardly pinned chunky chains, old brooches, charms and earrings into models’ hair. “There’s no rhyme or reason,” said Guido backstage. “It’s as if she’s an eccentric woman who just chucked it all in at random. But how pretty does it look?”

At Erdem, hair jewels had been designed specially for the show, so that the 30s starlets would twinkle under the lights of the Hollywood villa-inspired runway. Applying Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish to the models’ retro-roll up-dos, stylist Anthony Turner explained, “We’re loading hair up with gorgeous jewels, with just one at the side, as most of it is happening at the back.”

Guido’s runway-to-real-life how-to: “Accessories can be those wonderful lost-and-found things; the more eccentric it is, the more stylish. But the more you worry, the more you get it wrong.”

Hassle-free hairberdashery? Darn good, we say.

Katy Young is Beauty Director at The Telegraph

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