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
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‘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