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The Hair Highlights of LFW from FASH-LING!

Bringing you the inside scoop from London Fashion Week SS14 is fashion blogger, style maven and all-round fabulous fashion lover Aisling. Check out the scoop from the hot seat, as she brings us the latest in hair & beauty from the biggest fashion week in the capital. 

London fashion week is always a hubbub of different hair looks, with the greatest mix of designers, we have looks ranging from rocking to sleek and stylish. The upcoming spring season is no exception, and after all, the hair trends are one of the easiest elements to adopt straight from the catwalk. No matter your budget or skill level there are plenty of high fashion looks that you can implement in to your wardrobe and looks. Here are my top picks of the season’s hottest hairstyles for you to recreate.

The new pony

We all know the classic ponytail – the favourite childhood classic of yester-year, but now it’s back with a fresh new take. Seen on numerous catwalks such as Thomas Tait and Emilio de la Morena, this retro style is certainly cool once again. Whether you keep it high and sleek or low and carefree, there’s a technique for every occasion. We have seen the double hair tie technique on the likes of Olivia Palermo. The best thing about this particular hairstyle is its simplicity, armed with a smoothing or taming product and snag free hair ties you can easily recreate this trend at home. You can even get creative and add your own personal twist to add your own flair to the look.

The Colourblock

This season the majority of colour has transferred from the clothes to the hairstyles – from shocking green to pastels to vibrant orange, models such as Chloe Norgaard have been leading the colour revolution. On the Ashish catwalk the models were given lively stripes of tint to add a bit of oomph to their look. A great trend to adopt if you want to add a bit of zest to your look but prefer to keep your clothing monochrome. You can take the plunge with permanent colour or use chalk to get a temporary fix. The only question that remains is which colour will you be braving?

The Classic Lady

Continuing from the autumn catwalks, the classic and ladylike look is still in vogue. From Mary Katranzou and Markus Lupfer to Orla Kiely and Jean Pierre Braganza, the style was kept minimal and timeless – with small hints of flicks and curls for personality. It may seem like a straightforward trend, but if embraced in the right way it can add an impactful and elegant component to your look. Again, it is an effortless look than can be simply recreated with a great blow dry or a curling tong.

The Side Sweep

The final big trend for this season adds a bit of texture and fun balanced with a sleek side. This look is a tale of two halves, with all the party and drama on one side and smooth and glossy on the other. Giles, Maria Grachvogel, Vivienne Westwood and Holly Fulton were all advocates of this high-energy look. There are many different adaptations of this look across the catwalks, so all you have to worry about is exactly which style you will go for. This is another fantastic at home hairstyle as you can use a curling tong to create the bounce and curls, whilst using a brush and hairspray to smooth down the side sweep. Certainly a look that can add a little something extra to your appearance within minimal effort.

Check out more from Aisling over on her personal blog, where she talks all the fashion and gossip from LFW and more.

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