Thinking about the next possible move for my hair colour (and yours) after weeks in lockdown and a lot of time on my hands I rediscovered the Fendi AW19 couture show. This show marked the passing of legendary Fendi Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld and aside from being one of the most extravagant couture shows of the century so far, the colour palette instantly moved me.
The collection is awash with dirty and awkward tones that come together in a beautiful collision of grunge and grandeur. Superstar hairstylist Sam McKnight paired each look with glossy bowl haircuts that either clash with the clothes or mimic them exactly. Take a closer look at the hair and you’ll see veils of maroon washed through ashy brunettes, golden yellows expertly blended into dirty blondes, brown and blue clashing boldly together, cream and grey, pink and fawn.
Each of the 54 hair colours that Fendi sent down the runway that night in Rome was both sophisticated and spectacular and suddenly hair colour as we know it is looking a bit tired and TBH, boring. If you’re a hairdresser you can’t unsee this show, and so I’m looking forward to a new wave of hair colour for Autumn, a fresh start after a long period of challenging isolation, a leap forward in technique and tone, and very, very beautiful hair colour.
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