Last night, the crème de la crème of hair stylists from Australia, the UK and the USA descended on Sydney for the Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2015. Hosted by Marie Claire’s Jackie French and Didier Cohen, the event was a melting pot of Sydney socialites, celebrities and fashionistas, including the debonair Donny Galella, singer Samantha Jade, Sydney Fashion Blogger Antoinette Marie and Bachelorette Anna Heinrich.
Surrounded by some of the best hair in the world, I picked up on a trend or two – and who better to set the trends than the experts?
Mermaid Hair: Long, healthy hair is always in fashion and at this year’s AHFA, long, layered locks ruled the red carpet. This cut was styled with lots of body, loose curls and glossy ends and most of the girls opted for either a high-Hollywood glamour feel or a 70s bohemian look.
Pastel Tones: A trend that’s been in the celebrity world for a while (think: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie), it seems pastel colours aren’t going anywhere. Replicate the look by opting for washed-out, pale coloured tones in pinks, purples or baby blue. If it’s good enough for the great Renya Xydis, it’s good enough for us!
The Sia: Inspired by the songwriter, I’ve aptly named this trend the ‘Sia’. This cut frames the face and is perfect for those with a fine or delicate features. It features a sharp, short bob with little or no layering and often comes with a blunt, short fringe. It’s confident, edgy and very chic.
The Lob: Sitting somewhere between the collarbone and shoulder, the lob is a no-fuss style that is long enough to pull back into a ponytail, but short enough to make the morning blow-dry quick and easy. This season, instead of wearing this cut straight, many of the hair stylists were giving it a romantic twist with a soft curl.
The Crew: The gents didn’t disappoint last night showing off a range of creative colours, cuts and styling. A big theme for the men was the ‘crew cut’ – a neat and tidy shape that was short on the sides and longer at the top, reminiscent of the cut of choice for the US Navy. Aye aye captain!
The Australian Hair Fashion Awards is sponsored L’Oreal Professional and the media partner is The Journal