The top four hairstyles from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Celebrity hairdresser shows you how to wear the biggest trends to hit the catwalk this season
Fashion Week is just as much about the beauty and hairstyles as it is about the fashion.
But with so many talented hairdressers backstage to help the models achieve luscious locks and get runway ready, how can you achieve them at home?
FEMAIL spoke to Sydney-based celebrity hairdresser, Anthony Nader – who has worked with the likes of Cate Blanchett and Abbey Lee Kershaw – about the top trends from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
1. Loose curls
Model Jessica Gomes rocked loose curls on the runway for swimwear brand Jets.
The glam, yet beach vibe was directed by Lea-Ann Suthern, who led a team of 11 TONI&GUY stylists.
According to Anthony, the first thing you need to do to achieve this look is to give your strands a good wash.
‘Apply a medium hold mouse from roots to ends on freshly washed hair, then blast dry 80 per cent as this fastens up the drying time,’ he tells FEMAIL.
‘Take wide horizontal sections starting at the back and blow dry with a large round brush for volume.’
Anthony says to keep using this method all the way to the front hairline and stretching the roots in a upward direction.
‘Grab a medium sized hot barrel tong starting at the front hairline winding your sections away from your face and do this all the way around till you reach the middle of the head,’ he adds.
‘Rake out your waves and for extra hold, use a firm hairspray and spray your roots and ends.’
2. Top knot
Top knots are often used as a quick solution to a bun, but this simple hairstyle which was shown on the runway at Anna Quan takes the standard messy bun to fashionable in minutes.
‘Skip the hair wash today as your in luck you you’ve just saved yourself 15 to 30 minutes,’ says Anthony.
‘Tip your head over and give your roots a good spray with a dry shampoo and massage in evenly.
Next, he says to pull your hair up high into a ponytail, so it sits beautifully on your crown of your head and secure at the base with a snag free elastic.
‘Brush the tail clean and smooth then wrap the tail around the base and pin,’ he adds.
3. Fishtail braid
The fishtail braid also made an appearance at the Anna Quan show. Hairstylist Byron Turbull opted for the braid on models with long hair and paired it with some copper wiring wound through.
Anthony says there’s no need to wash your hair for this textured fishtail braid as gritty hair works best.
‘In fact use a dry shampoo all over to get even more added texture,’ he says.
‘Rake the body of the hair on the scalps surface so its knot free but still textured as you want that lived in vibe and secure a low ponytail at the nape area.
‘Braid your pony now into a loose fishtail and don’t be too precious about getting it too clean as this is the magic statement you want everyone to see,’ he advises.
‘Tie up the end of the tail and by all means if you feel like adding more softness to the fishtail now is the time to play.’
Feel free to use accessories and hair jewellery in the fishtail braid which will add more glamour to the look.
Hair charms are popular like those KELA, which were used in the CMEO fashion show by hair director Lauren McCowan.
4. High hair
To nail the high hair look, you must give your locks a good wash. This will ensure there are no oily and dirty strands so you can achieve maximum lift on the roots.
‘Saturate your roots and mid lengths now with a sea salt spray and use a wide comb and rake through for an even texture right through,’ says Anthony.
‘Divide hair into four even sections and take your sections from the nape area and blow dry with a medium sized brush ensuring your stretching the roots to the ends to form that beautiful luxe movement.
‘Once the back area is complete, now use the same method at the front area.’
For extra height, Anthony suggests teasing the root area and using your hairspray for extra grab, then smooth over the surface and give your hair a final spray.