At the spring collections, the hair and makeup looks weren’t for the faint of heart.
A forehead-grazing fringe was a major focal point for spring. From punk rock (Saint Laurent) to princess (Duchess of Cambridge), bangs are the new brows. They were blunt, bobbed, flattened to the forehead here, soft and voluminous there, and seen on some of the hottest models of the season.
Twists and plaits gave hair textural drama. Often more Blade Runner than schoolgirl, braids ranged from edgy and eclectic to chic and simple. At Haider Ackermann, Tokyo-based stylist Katsuya Kamo used small braids as well as strands of silk and brightly colored hair pieces to create fantastical looks.
Bye-bye blue. Red was rampant on the runway. In a season rife with Spanish influences, red was a recurring theme for fashion and beauty. A bare face with a bold cherry lip reemerged as a go-to look, and many makeup artists also took liberty with the hue, sweeping it on eyes and cheeks as well.
Sexy and insouciant, curls captured the spirit of individualism for the season. Model Mica Arganaraz’s effortless tousled ’do catapulted her to model-of-the-moment status this season, and she wasn’t the only girl with curls who was front-and-center. A more pronounced emphasis on texture was one of the main directions for spring.