While poker straight weaves and scraped back buns are staple Spring/Summer trends for black models, this season the hairstylists backstage at the shows offered us something different, injecting interest and upping the ante with tight braids, retro curls (aka 80s hair we can actually get behind), lobs, tight-to-the-head coils, and long flowing strands with seriously fierce shine. We told you: that’s a whole lot of choice for the big comeback ‘do that is curly hair…
THE BUZZ CUT AFRO
This cut at Band of Outsiders is gamine, feminine and easy to style.
TOP TIP:Massage through Show Beauty Treatment Oil with your fingertips for a shiny finish.
BRING ON THE CURLS
Embrace your spiral strands. Natural curls styled softly at Barbara Bui.
TOP TIP:Give yourself a hot oil massage with coconut oil massaging your scalp in circular motions.
THE BRAIDY BUNCH/CHAV CHIC
Cool cornrows at Burberry helps with damage and hides frizz.
TOP TIP:Run Grooming Balm between your palms before braiding helps to keep strands together and adds much needed grip.
Beachy waves and textured ends at Cornejo.
TOP TIP:By cutting in some texture and a few layers into a shoulder-length bob you can achieve this summer style.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Volume on top at Mugler – great for those with round faces.
TOP TIP:Cut while dry or they’ll shrink and you will have nothing left.
The long, seriously shiny waves at Rich add dimension and movement.
TOP TIP:Leave conditioner on overnight to seal in moisture and add shine.
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