Individuality, above all else. That’s been the rallying cry from New York to Paris for the past few seasons, as designers embrace clothing and castings that promote character instead of rote uniformity. It was only a matter of time before the message trickled down into the varied world of hair texture, revealing all of its kinks and curls and frizz and fuzz at Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall show tonight. “Curly, curly, curly” is how hairstylist Odile Gilbert described model Pooja Mor’s movable, side-parted ringlets, which skimmed a leather-and-shearling coat that could have walked right off the runway and into New York’s polar vortex chill.
“It’s the hair they were born with,” Gilbert said of the precise texture that she was customizing for each girl, noting that very few people have the pin-straight hair we so often see on the catwalk. Those who do, however—Jamie Bochert, Amanda Murphy, and Katlin Aas among them—received a rough center- or side-parted blowout to give their natural strands a touch of lift and movement. “I think it’s interesting that [designers] are going back to volume—it’s exciting,” Gilbert continued as she reversed a relaxing treatment—that Binx Walton had brought with her from Alexander Wang—using Kérastase Paris’s forthcoming L’Incroyable Blowdry heat-memory serum and 1-inch barrel curls, meticulously shook out with fingertips, rather than a brush.
The silhouette raised more than a few eyebrows backstage, with its suggestion of late-’70s, early-’80s permings and hot-tool handiwork. “Are you ready for a body wave?” Gilbert asked somewhat rhetorically. In that moment, as Danish stunner Frederikke Sofie passed by, placing her frothy corn silk coils firmly in one’s periphery, the answer was a resounding “yes.”
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