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Dip Into Colour

Hair is one of the key beauty trends for 2012. While the Spring / Summer collections brought a sugary menu of pastel hair colours to the runway; for Autumn / Winter locks have turned to the dark side.

From Prada to Pringle Of Scotland, Jean Paul Gaultier to Haider Ackermann, designers embraced vivid hair dyes in unexpected places for high impact statements. And the best part about this trend… it can just wash out!

At Prada models wore hair extensions in contrasting colours for a sultry dip dye effect. While at Pringle Of Scotland dip dyed hair came in blue and pink. “Dip dye for many girls is like dipping your toe into the pool of hair colouring without taking the full commitment.” – Alex Brownsell, Bleach salon founder

Dip dying was then literally turned on its head at Jean Paul Gaultier, where hair was painted at the root in an assortment of intense colour – giving a chic nod to the collections grunge aesthetic.

Switching your hair colour doesn’t just mean choosing between blonde, brunette and red anymore – there are now so many more options to consider…

Would you dye your hair in one of these vivid shades? xx

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashion magazine

Accessories

Get A Little Hot Headed

Pretty & sweet; an assortment of beautiful headbands were on show during the Fall 2012 collections.

Headbands are the perfect accessory to invest in. Whether they have bows, embellishments, are bright or neutral – headbands play off beautiful dresses, handbags and shoes to perfection.

Opulently embellished headbands could be easily spotted at Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta. Drawing attention to beautiful faces, embellished headbands add an splash of drama and sparkling delight to your look.  

Meanwhile at Clements Ribeiro and Moschino Cheap & Chic (pictured above), headbands were much more minimalist. These knotted variations appeared only in black at Clements Ribeiro, while at Moschino Cheap & Chic pretty pastels added that extra teaspoon of sweetness to the collection.

Do you love headbands? Which is your favourite accessory?

Photos from style.com

Beauty

The Rodarte Tousled Bob

Easily one of the most popular hair styles of all time, the classic bob received a makeover at the Rodarte Fall 2012 runway presentation. Each model appeared with a sweetly tousled bob on the runway…

Citing the Australian outback as their inspiration, Rodarte’s signature whimsical aesthetic was brought to life in a luxe colour palette of nude, marmalade and burgundy.

Taking a cue from the 1940’s, both in silhouette and styling, the model’s hair was swept up to just in-line with their chin.

Framing the face in soft waves, the bob is a timeless look that exudes elegance, sophistication and youthful frivolity.

To create the faux bob: the hair was first braided and tucked underneath, before the right side was set in waves using a three barrel or one-inch iron. The bend was then pinned with a hair comb.

Another hair highlight: the beautiful gold falling star accessories. Star brooches were buried in the models’ slightly disheveled hair, radiating beautiful feminie loveliness. The heavenly star combs also brought an edge to the collection with the unpolished metal adding subtle strength.

And the Shoes…

Also striking at Rodarte, the debut of their in-house shoe collection. After several seasons of collaborating with key shoe designers, from Nicholas Kirkwood to Christian Louboutin, the Mulleavy sisters’ shoe designs hit the runway.

The ladylike round-toe heels, featured two-tone metal; buckles; straps; and even sand! The heels were each subtlety unique and were made of plexiglass or filled with sand (below left) for a distinct take on the ‘Australian Outback’.

Photos from style.com

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