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Live from Fashion Weeks

October 3rd 2017

Fashion Week is taking place across the world right now and that means social media is in full-on fashion mode. We know how difficult it is to keep up to date with everything – especially because so many shows happen at once – and because of this, we’ve curated a list of the best Instagram & Twitter posts for you right here! Through the month, across London, NY, Paris and Milan we will show you the coolest hairstyles and the hair trends from the runways. Keep an eye out for Guido Palau and Holli Smith!

Last edit: 3rd October 2017

TUESDAY 3rd October

10:30am – Chanel

Sam McKnight was in action once again for the much anticipated Chanel show! Here is his Perspex Ponies.

And here is how the structure of his look all began…

MONDAY 2nd October

8:00pm – Alexander McQueen

Here’s a new twist on the wet-look with web-like strands, crafted by Guido Palau for Alexander McQueen.

A silk knit deconstructed night dress. Photographed backstage by @chloeledrezen #McQueenSS18#AlexanderMcQueen #PFW

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Get a closer look at his trickling creation!

SUNDAY 1st October

10:00am – Givenchy

In this triple Guido Palau series, we begin with this chilled-beach wave look for Givenchy.

#GivenchySS18 by #ClareWaightKeller #HairByGuido #makeupbypatmcgrath casting #SamuelEllis #SamuelEllisScheinman #PiergiorgioDelMoro

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5:00pm – Valentino

For Valentino, he refines the waves and adds glamour with a pushed-back soft curl, to accentuate the stunning designs.

#JoeMcKenna styles #ValentinoSS18 #PierpaoloPiccioli #HairByGuido #makeupbypatmcgrath casting #PatriziaPilotti

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And taking a different approach to beautiful curls, here is his take on fabulous Hollywood waves.

❤️ VALENTINO ❤️ always such a gorgeous show, lead hair @guidopalau #pfw #valentinoss18

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SATURDAY 30th September

9:30am – Junya Watanabe

Playing with textures and hair accessories, and taking his inspiration from the Japanese art of origami, hairstylist Katsuyakamo showcases an artistic creation for Junya Watanabe.

@junyawatanabeofficial ss18 Makeup @isamayaffrench Hair @katsuyakamo

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#moda #punkmood #origami featured in #vogueitalia

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4:00pm – Vivienne Westwood

Making a choppy-cut come to life, Sam McKnight styles a messy-do with plenty of texture for Vivienne Westwood.


7:00pm – Rahul Mishra

Delphine Courteille is back for Rahul Mishra with this laid-back wet-look side ponytail. An effortless style for any occasion.


In the meantime on Twitter…

In honour of Paris Fashion Week, Vogue take a look at the best French hair over the years! Who do you think will make the cut?

FRIDAY 29.09.

9:30am – Loewe

It looks like the low ponytail is a definite favorite with Guido Palau! Take a look at his final touches at Loewe.

7:30pm – Alexis Mabille

Beloved hairstylist Delphine Courteille is in action at Paris Fashion Week! Check out her loose-waved floral creation for Alexis Mabille.


It’s a floral and feminine look that screams spring time.



1:00pm – Ann Demeulemeester

For Ann Demeulemeester, Anthony Turner gave us modern fairytale vibes with understated feather headbands and distressed braids.

Backstage at Ann Demeulemeester SS'18 feat. Mariana Zaragoza ph. Lucie Rox

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3:00pm – Balmain

Sam McKnight was getting the girls ready for Balmain’s show and flowing locks were in the spotlight again.

And here was another of his creations for Balmain.

6:00pm – Rick Owens

Duffy creates a relaxed, sleek look for the Rick Owens runway.


8:00pm – Isabel Marant

Going back to the basics with an effortlessly cool look, hairstylist Damien Boissinot shaped long locks with texture for Isabel Marant.

Kaia Gerber proudly shows off her stunning shiny hair, thanks to Damien Boissinot – truly fabulous!

#IM #IsabelMarant #SS18 #Show #Backstage @KaiaGerber shot by @UlrichKnoblauch_

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And here he is once again, getting Gigi Hadid prepped before the big show…



11:00am – Maison Margiela

The golden girl look shone on the runway at Maison Margiela’s show with hairstylist Eugene Souleiman creating gold-dipped hair.

Here’s a look by Eugene Souleiman that’s feathery and fabulous for Maison Margiela.

Creating a wonderful-webbed look, Eugene Souleiman showcases another style that has captivated all at Paris Fashion Week.

3:00pm – Dries Van Noten

For Dries Van Noten, Sam Mcknight revamps the classic ponytail with a little sparkle in the form of rhinestones!

Adding some sparkle to a simple ponytail with a stripe of rhinestones. @driesvannoten #pfw #hairbysammcknight #hairstyles #hair

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@yasminwijnaldum #backstagebeauty @driesvannoten makeup @peterphilipsmakeup nails @errandonea_anny

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5:00pm – Rochas

Anthony Turner intwines beautiful Japanese-inspired textile into knotted chignons for Rochas.

8:00pm – Kenzo

At Kenzo, Holli Smith plays with the 70’s staple – floppy bucket hats



And keeps it sleek and slick with a pulled back look.


9:00pm – Yang Li

Meanwhile, Anthony Turner opts for a wet look braid at Yang Li.




TUESDAY 26.09.

Say goodbye to Milan and hello to Paris!

2:30pm – Dior

Kicking off the fashion show, hairstylist Guido Palau styled a feminine look, inspired by childhood for Dior.

Pulling the hair back and emphasising on natural texture and shine, Guido Palau created a simple yet sophisticated look for the runway.

#CamHrl #CamilleHurel #DiorSS18 #MariaGraziaChiuri #HairByGuido makeup #PeterPhilips casting #EmperorLee #ShawnDezan

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8:00pm – YSL

When in Paris… sport a chignon! The man behind that plan was Anthony Turner for YSL.

Catching the backstage action with Kaia Gerber!


Et voila! Here is the final look sported by the supermodel and styled by Anthony Turner.


MONDAY 25.09.

On Twitter, between Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week…

From hair ornaments to five-stranded braids – what was the best beauty trend from Milan Fashion Week?

Discover what goes into creating a beauty trend and how modern technology plays a part in that journey, with hairstylist Sam McKnight, influencer Niomi Smart and Vogue’s beauty and lifestyle director, Jessica Diner.

SUNDAY 24.09.

2:00pm – Dolce&Gabbana Secret Show

Using barrettes once again, Guido Palau crafts a cool and quirky look for Dolce & Gabbana.

Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2018 Women's Fashion Show. #DGSS18 #mfw #DGQueenOf❤️

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Emily Ratajkowski sports a sleek ponytail look, complete with barrettes.

Dolce & Gabbana certainly created a showstopping catwalk with their embellished headpieces.

Who couldn’t <3 this hair masterpiece by Guido Palau?!

If it’s not the Queen of Hearts, it’s a fabulous floral headpiece…

FRIDAY 22.09.

6:00pm – Versace

This is up there as one of the best highlights of Milan Fashion Week! A group of modelling legends, with hair styled by legendary hairstylist Guido Palau for Versace.


The hair styled by Guido Palau, definitely deserves a gold medal.

Hair accessories have been one of the key trends spotted from Fashion Week. Here is a gilded barrette on Kaia Gerber for Versace.


9:30am – Max Mara

Sam McKnight perfected the ponytail at Max Mara’s Milan show.

@maxmara girls with natural textured ponytails using #hairbysammcknight #coolgirl #modernhairspray #lazygirl

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He proves there’s plenty to play with when it comes to ponytails – texture is one of them.

@maxmara girls with natural textured ponytails using #hairbysammcknight #coolgirl #modernhairspray #lazygirl #backstagebeauty #bts

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12:30pm – Fendi

Big, bold and beautiful – that’s the hair trend showcased at Fendi’s show, styled by Sam McKnight!

The asymmetric blue-tinged cuts flaunted by Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Kendall Jenner has stunned Milan Fashion Week and beyond.

Here Kaia Gerber showcases the bold blue, just before the show.

prep for fendi

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Backstage: Plenty of petrol blues and green sidebangs to choose from! Which hue are you loving?

6:00pm – Prada

Playing with wispy hairs, Guido Palau creates an ethereal hairstyle for Prada.

Taking the pixie-cut to new heights, Guido Palau projects a cut with a tomboy edge: “We’re here at Prada and the look is sort of a worn-in ponytail with bangs falling out. We were looking at animation, how they have wispy pieces and short pieces around the ear. It should feel boyish, a bit cartoon. The cut around the ears instantly gives the girls a tomboyish quality. It’s the girl of today who’s feeling boyish – disheveled and nonchalant,” he explains.

Here’s the team in action!

Getting Ready. @riannevanrompaey Rianne photographed by me, at @Prada SS18 Show Backstage.

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3:00pm – Gucci

Playing with utmost texture and shape, hairstylists Paul Hanlon and Andrea Martinelli collaborate to create this futuristic angular style for Gucci.


5:00pm – Alberta Ferretti

Moving on to the next hotspot, Milan, take a look at the final touch-ups at Alberta Ferretti’s show on Izabel Goulart.

Final touch up at @albertaferretti #milan #mfw #albertaferretti #backstage

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The messy wet look clearly proves popular at Milan Fashion Week too. Here it is once again at Alberta Ferretti’s runway.

TUESDAY 19.09.

5:00pm – Jack Irving

Jumping straight into the future is a forward-thinking slick creation by Richard Phillipart, for Jack Irving’s LFW show.

For the show, Richard also let locks flow with this stunning wavy look.


MONDAY 18.09.

11:00am – ERDEM

Sam McKnight wasn’t the only hairstylist crafting looks with hair ribbons as Anthony Turner also used the accessory for Erdem.

Oozing a 1940’s elegance, here’s another of Anthony Turner’s ribbon looks for Erdem.

1940's style ponytails @erdem created by @anthonyturnerhair @lorealprouk #lfw #backstagebeauty #erdem

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He proves that those final touches make all the difference.


Anthony Turner’s 1940’s inspired look can head your way – learn the steps to his look for Erdem.

At the @erdem SS18 show in London today @anthonyturnerhair created a modern 1940s inspired faux fringe and accessorized ponytail. Re-create the look using the following steps.. 1️⃣Drench the hair in Tecni.ART Pli and Tecni.ART Full Volume Extra Mousse 2️⃣Dry the hair back away from the face, and separate a triangular fringe section at the front 3️⃣Next, backcomb this section, roll it up and tuck it under to create an asymmetric faux fringe and secure with an exposed bobby pin 4️⃣Pull the rest of the hair back into a ponytail at the nape and tong the lengths into 40’s style twists 5️⃣Create a black bow using wired ribbon by tying around the base of the ponytail 6️⃣Pull flyways free around the hairline and add a final mist of Infinium Hairspray and water to create dewy, out-all-hours texture Pro tip: Don’t be tempted to brush out the tonged ponytail – it’s the roll-effect that gives it that 40’s vintage feel #lorealpro #fashionweek #fashionshow #ss18 #erdemss18

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3:00pm – Christopher Kane

In case you missed this fabulous look at LFW, here it is for you to feast your eyes on. Guido Palau elevated a simple ponytail ‘into a messier, grungier, high-fashion look’ for Christopher Kane’s show.

Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2018. “Domestic Services”. Looks 37-39 #ChristopherKane #SS18 #DomesticServices

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Creating a look which encapsulates a gritty, tough and sexy aura, Palau inspires.

Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2018. “Domestic Services”. Backstage #ChristopherKane #SS18 #DomesticServices

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SUNDAY 17.09.

12:00pm – Roland Mouret

Inspired by Frida Kahlo, chunky braids were crafted by Sam McKnight for Roland Mouret.

Here he is once again, accentuating natural texture.

3:15pm – Temperley London

The head-wrap which was used by Guido Palau at NYFW also made an appearance for Temperley London.


It’s a look that is swinging hair and beauty back to the 50’s and 60’s.


7:00pm – Emporio Armani

The wet-look with a texture of a bed-head style was showcased at Emporio Armani by Patrick Wilson.

In keeping with the messy-slick hairdo was hairstylist Teddy Charles, also for Emporio Armani.



11:00am – JW Anderson

The hair accessory trend was proving popular as bobby pins were seen at J.W. Anderson’s runway.

2:00pm – Simone Rocha

Also at Simone Rocha’s runway, hairstylist Anthony Turner made the most of hair accessories with his fabulously feminine looks.

The embellished bobby pin is set to be a spring must-have!


5:00pm – Halpern

It wasn’t just hair ribbons that Sam McKnight was using, as his wet-look creation was showcased for Halpern.

7:00pm – Burberry

Swapping ribbons for caps, Sam McKnight once again shaped a simple ponytail look for Burberry.

@kaiagerber #burberry #backstage #londonfashionweek #hairbysammcknight

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Working on Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber, the model certainly pulls off Sam’s effortlessly cool ponytail.

FRIDAY 15.09.

5:00pm – Ryan Lo

London Fashion Week has been rather fabulous this year! Here Sam McKnight was in the middle of crafting his princess look for Ryan Lo…

#princesshair @ryanlostudio #hairbysammcknight using #easyupdo #modernhairspray #LFW #hair #hairstyles #hairbow #backstage #bts

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Et voila! His final look was an easy updo, assembled with a hair ribbon, for that final embellishment.

#princesshair @ryanlostudio #hairbysammcknight using #easyupdo #modernhairspray #LFW #hair #hairstyles #hairbow #backstage #bts

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This little accessory which was also seen at Erdem’s show, is set to be a must-have for the upcoming season.


7:00 pm – Marc Jacobs

For Marc Jacobs, Guido Palau takes a different turn in the form of a head wrap. Bella Hadid showcases this hairspirational look!


MONDAY 11.09.

4:00 pm – Oscar de la Renta

It looks like sleek satin hair is a definite trend as Orlando Pita shapes glossy locks for Oscar de la Renta’s show.

And once again, natural hair is dearly loved by a range of hairstylists at Fashion Week. Take a look at Orlando Pita’s other creations for Oscar de la Renta.

Always love❣️ @rosie_assoulin #nyfw #ss18 @marcelajacobina @jameskaliardos #usingorlandopitaplay

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Whilst NYFW looks ahead to future fashion and beauty trends, it can’t be helped to feel nostalgic and look back at some iconic hair moments showcased for Oscar de la Renta.

In the meantime on Twitter…

You previously saw how natural hair ruled one runway at NYFW, but take a closer look at how this style of hair has become a point for celebration.

With plenty of inspiration showcased at NYFW, you can recreate the ‘Rose Quartz’ look and feline flicks at home.

SUNDAY 10.09.

10:00 am – Victoria Beckham

It wasn’t just Tory Burch’s catwalk where Guido Palau was using his fingertips. Here he stands in action for Victoria Beckham.

#FabulousHair at @victoriabeckham's #VBSS18 show – created by @guidopalau using Tangle Teezer hairbrushes

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9:30 pm – Alexander Wang

It can be argued that the hottest trend spotted on the catwalk, is a fabulous Rose Quartz creation by Redken hair icon Josh Wood, for Alexander Wang.

Sported by model, Stella Lucia, this is a style that was handled by fellow hair guru, Guido Palau.


Taking inspiration from a 90’s Kate Moss, Josh Wood has invented a violet-tinged pink that is set to be the hottest color for Spring 2018.

It’s not just Rose Quartz that Guido Palau helped to style – he worked his fingertips on a bleach blonde look at Alexander Wang.

FRIDAY 08.09.

10:00 am – Tory Burch

In case you missed Guido Palau working his magic, take a look at his backstage happenings at Tory Burch.


Using a range of tools to shape natural, long-flowing hair, Guido Palau certainly put a smile on the models’ faces at Tory Burch’s show!

In the meantime on Twitter…

When it comes to texture, the catwalk shows a real celebration of curly and natural hair in a range of dynamic sculptures.


8:00 pm – Calvin Klein

Guido Palau has been styling for Calvin Klein a great bleach blonde!


8:00 pm – Tom Ford

NYFW is a total star-studded event, and can it get anymore A-list than Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid? Hairstylist Orlando Pita styled up their tresses at Tom Ford.