Paris Calling: French Twists on Spring Hair Trends

By

Published October 14, 2010

 

RUNWAY LOOKS BY LOUIS VUITTON (LEFT) AND YVES SAINT LAURENT

Paris Fashion Week came and went—and brought with it so many styles, trends, and fabulous fashion. We asked Guido, Redken Creative Consultant (who worked on such shows as Emanuel Ungaro and YSL), for a recap on all things Parisian-hair-related.

SARAH HOWARD: What do you see as the top hair trends in Paris for spring/summer 2011?

GUIDO: This season in Paris was all about a rich glamour—a strong woman, but also a little bit of decadence.


HOWARD: How do these differ from London, Milan, and New York?

GUIDO: The feeling was similar in each city: small heads, minimalist, and ’70s/’20s inspired.

HOWARD:  What shows are frontrunners for the trends?

GUIDO:  At Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, the woman was pure ’70s glamour; and at YSL and Prada, the look was all about a small head with high gloss and shine.

HOWARD:   What is the most unwearable or fantastical hair this season?

GUIDO:  I don’t think any of the shows we did this season would be unwearable—it’s easy to adapt any show hair to an everyday or evening look.

HOWARD:  What would you say was the most wearable hair?

GUIDO: There is so much to choose from: small minimalist heads with shiny gloss and waves, boyish shapes with hair over one eye, big curled do’s and Helmut Newton-inspired braids.

HOWARD:  How does Paris fit into trend forecasting for the season?

GUIDO: Paris is all about decadence and glamour. I think this will be reflected in the season’s trends.

SARAH HOWARD IS THE EDITOR OF BEAUTY BANTER.