Sunday Times

COLOUR WAVE

If the run­ways of Lon­don and New York are any­thing to go by, colour is here to stay by way of cot­ton candy coif­fures and ex­per­i­men­tal neon locks

- TEXT: NOKUBONGA THUSI Fashion · Braids · Fashion & Beauty · Beauty · Hairstyles · Marc Jacobs · David Bowie

RAIN­BOW, CANDY-COATED HAIR

‘Hair to­day, gone to­mor­row’ is the new mantra on every­body’s lips af­ter Marc Ja­cobs and Matty Bo­van took hair colour to the ex­treme in the re­cent fash­ion week shows. The shows demon­strated that colours are around to be ex­per­i­mented with — and that you can change the shade of your locks faster than you can say “dye job” (cue colourist, Josh Wood, colour­ing model’s hair back­stage hours be­fore the Marc Ja­cobs show). “We have seen huge ad­vance­ments in hair colours and treat­ments in the past few years. This has al­lowed hair­dressers to cre­ate ad­ven­tur­ous hair colours and not com­pro­mise on the con­di­tion,” says Candice Mckay, founder of Wy­att Hair­dress­ing & Barbering. The Marc Ja­cobs show saw models be­ing sent down the run­way with cus­tomised, sor­bet-swirled hair in vo­lu­mi­nous bouf­fant styles fit for a high-so­ci­ety South­ern belle, and which per­fectly matched their pas­tel eye­shadow.

Matty Bo­van took ad­van­tage of the cur­rent neon trend and added a punk-rock com­ple­ment to his vi­brant patchwork gar­ments with high­lighter pinks, teal greens and David Bowie or­anges sat­u­rated into the models’ hair, even on Afro-tex­ture hair.

“We are in an era of self ex­pres­sion and are de­mand­ing no-judg­ment poli­cies,” says Mckay, “We are in a re­nais­sance of our hu­man­ity, where peo­ple are able to ex­press their true selves. We have had the #MeToo move­ment and the long-de­layed ac­cep­tance of the LGBTQ com­mu­nity. We are in a time where be­ing an in­di­vid­ual is ap­plauded and a re­flec­tion of that free­dom is seen in ex­per­i­ment­ing with vivid hair colours.”

“We are in an era of self ex­pres­sion and are de­mand­ing no-judg­ment poli­cies” Candice Mckay Hair stylist

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