Last night’s Manning Cartell show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week was a spectacular celebration of women, with bold colours contrasted against playful silhouettes to demonstrate the many shades of femininity. The loose, glam-rock hairstyles followed the same aesthetic, as Redken Australia hair director Diane Gorgievski can attest.
“The inspiration for the look was Manning Cartell’s story of strong women. Women who know themselves. Women who can go from day to night with confidence,” she explains. “Once I saw the collection I saw that this girl was fashion forward, she’s paving her own way, she’s confident. Our girl lives the lifestyle of going from morning into evening in the same rock city chic look. With the hair I wanted to create something that felt lived in, effortless but with impact, something you can take from work to out afterwards.”
The Redken Australia team began by prepping the hair with an application of Redken’s Shades EQ Gloss Conditioning Colour and rinsing with the brand’s Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner. On clean hair, the team then added Redken’s Guts 10 for grit and volume before diffusing the hair to create a loose “rock city chic” look, before using the fingers to mould the shape around the hairline with Redken Triple Take 32 hairspray.
But the surprise of the evening came in the form of IRL songstress Delta Goodrem, who continued the female empowerment theme with her rock’n’roll meets Elle Woods ensemble and tousled waves. The singer took to the runway to belt out her track “The Power” for the finale, shaking her themed tresses as she went.
“The brief for Delta’s hair for her performance at the Manning Cartell AAFW show was a very lived in, rock’n’roll aesthetic. The dress she was wearing is super sexy so to complement the Manning Cartell look, we created a textured, sexy, cool-girl hair style that embodies exactly who Delta is,” explained Gorgievski.
Keen to emulate Delta’s look? Gorgievski breaks it down below.
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