Forget stick straight or crunchy curly—When it comes to spring’s must-have hairstyle, the tide has turned. This season it’s all about waves, and thanks to a bevy of new styling product, it’s never been easier to catch the perfect one.
Wavy hair has been a hit on runways for the past several seasons, and now, big-name fashion houses—Chloé’s spring-summer 2008 campaign, for example—are acknowledging the trend, too. So it makes sense that hair care products formulated to help achieve these soft, slightly frizzy styles are available in stores this spring. Sunsilk has a Sea Mist, Gel & Cream Twist and shampoo and conditioner under its Waves of Envy brand; Redken is launching Elastic Works 09 Waving Gel; Charles Worthington has Big Waves, a range comprising a shampoo and conditioner, a Definition Creme and an Enhance Spray, and Sally Hershberger has an entire wave-enhancing collection under her mass market brand, Supreme Head. Hairstylist Tommy Buckett, who works out of Hershberger’s Manhattan Meatpacking District salon, says today’s waves are more matte than shiny, and more carefree than highly styled, à la Carrie Bradshaw. “Waves now have that Eighties feel, unlike the Seventies when it was all polished. Little flyaways are okay. If it’s a little wavier in some areas than others, that’s okay. Even frizz is okay,” says Buckett. Wave-specific products, he explains, have more moisture in them since the new wave is not “a crunchy curl. You can touch it, it’s more natural.” Long-lasting humidity resistance is achieved through ingredients such as brown algae extract in Hershberger’s items; Redken’s products utilize a high-tech bonding system; Sunsilk uses sea salt and Worthington uses conditioning agents to tame dryness.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty