Phillip Lim

phillip lim

From the runway to your living room

London Fashion Week runways are always flooded with models sporting striking and amazing hairstyles, from avant guard and radical creations to simplistic, clean styles, all of which really make people’s heads turn. Some of my fav looks actually graced the catwalk last Autumn 2013 – and they are still going strong!

The style Phillip Lim chose for his models for LFW ’13 is easy to create at home, as it is natural soft and effortless… I love the deep side parting as it gives this hairstyle a more up-to-date style. The soft waves of this hairstyle would suit all face shapes.

What you need to create this look: Large barrelled wand, dry shampoo, hair spray, texturing cream.

1. Use a dry shampoo which will act as a cleanser to absorb excess oil and add volume. It will also extend the life of a blow-dry and leave hair with a matte texture.

2. Create a deep side parting at the front of your hair best suited to you face shape.

3. Curl hair using your wand starting from the back of your head at the nape of your neck working up towards your crown. Curl from ends leaving a few inches away from your roots leaving the to part of your hair straight (whilst curling the hair always pin curls using sectioning clips before letting the curl drop, this helps set the curls)

4. Once you have finished curling and pinning leave hair for approx 15 mins. 5. Take pins out and then shake the hair loose. Now using a wide tooth comb work the comb through hair, then spray with dry shampoo to create a messier texture. 6. Use a little texturising cream on ends of the hair to create a more undone curl. 7. Now spray with hairspray to secure in place. 8. Try adding a boho head wrap to create a more stylish look.

Phillip Lim has been reported to have said during LFW 2013: “The collection is loosely inspired by café racer culture, riffing off of motorcycle style”.

Vicki x