Trends from Catwalk

From slicked-back hair to sci-fi metals with a romantic twist, the hairstylists and make-up artists on the backstage in any Fashion Week give 2020’s biggest trends.

Undone cat-eyes

Kate Moss’s signature rock chick take on the smoky eye was all over the Paris runways this season. And her influence infiltrated other beauty trends, too, with dewy skin and don’t-care hair in abundance. The kohl pencil is king here. Take a dark, true-black pigment that is easily blurred, using your fingertips to smudge under the lower lash line.

Heavy metallics

Make-up artists and hairstylists brought metallic accents in the form of loose glitter, liquid-silver liners and chainmail barrettes. Some even used gold dots while others went for an even more gilded look. at Valentino. Shimmer, applied with a wet brush to the lids and shaped into sharp, super-shiny cat eyes is the in thing. The collection is the perfect blend of our personalities and visions, with one goal at the heart of it: to make everyone who wears it feel confident, beautiful and authentically themselves. Get excessive with shine and layer up to create solid tones.

Wet-look futurism

The wet look was splashed across New York, London and Milan fashion weeks, and the Paris runways were likewise soaked with ultra-smooth, gleaming hair. The strict precision of this look is such that it almost appears plastic. Whether used to counteract floaty, ethereal clothes, playing into the general feel of futuristic machismo, it’s efficiently cool – and especially useful on rainy days. Use a comb and then fingertips to run a finishing product through clean hair.

Brushed-up brows

MVP models such as Meghan Roche and Kyla Ramsey brought full brows into full focus; and major runway moments featured huge, exaggerated brows that referenced everything from vintage Hollywood to gender-fluid ideals. In every case, the message was clear (and arched, and bushy): put down the tweezers. Shaping – and economical grooming – is everything.

Sculptural hair

Fashion shows have always been a cinematic affair, but with the rise of social media and its pressure to translate style into spectacle, hairstylists are throwing down the gauntlet and creating larger than life hairstyles that leave a lasting impact. The same is being seen in real practice too.