Looks by Kevin Murphy at Melbourne Fashion Week Spring 2012

By Lauren Salapatek | 09/23/2011 9:58:00 AM


Melbourne Fashion Week Spring 2012 wrapped up last week, with KEVIN.MURPHY was the official hair care sponsor for the shows held September 5-11. As the event’s Hair Director, Kevin Murphy created the hair looks for the main Designer Series shows held the evenings of Tuesday 6th—Friday 9th. Shows included: Emily Ward, White Suede, Fernando Barraza, Dhini, Life with Bird, Megan Park, Aurelio Costarella and Alpha60, among many more.

Look 1: This sporty, edgy look was created by making the hair very straight and slicking it back into a high ponytail. Synthetic hot pink hair was added to natural hair and blended in using pink COLOR.BUG. A similar, more natural look could be created using just COLOR.BUG.HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY was used to prep the hair and SESSION.SPRAY, to finish it off. Murphy calls this look extreme Barbie.

Look 2: Murphy calls this 60s and 70s inspired look a mix of beehive and grandma, completed with an African influenced, wrapped, low ponytail. HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY was dried into damp hair to prep hair, giving it added body and texture with a soft, wispy finish.

Look 3: HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY was used to thicken hair and add texture, and then hair was wrapped around pins in a zig-zag pattern. The finished creation was a 70s style perm, with big, thick hair.

Look 4: Murphy calls this style 40s meets space age. The hair was wrapped into a French roll, but put off to the side with added texture for a more modern take on the post-war era style. BODY.BUILDER was used as the foundation; hair was teased then finished with SESSION.SPRAY for a wispy, nonchalant gamine look.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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vancouver bc  |  September, 23, 2011 at 06:02 PM

Melbourne has some amazing stylists from the looks of those pictures! I love the frizzed out blonde hairstyle and I want the first haircut (minus the pink colour) for myself! christine salonMonster.com

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United States  |  October, 29, 2011 at 03:41 PM

Gasp…her dress is adorable!! I love that their photographer got so many action shots andHair melbourne pics of friends and family. It really captured the energy of the day.

Brendon Tylor    
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United States  |  October, 29, 2011 at 03:52 PM

Fabulous hair! I love the double curl at the front. I’ve just written a post on Barbie style for her 50th birthdayHair melbourne and of course thought of you, our very own modern Barbie.

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