By Bella Blissett
Oh what a difference a hair accessory makes.
At Michael Van Der Ham yesterday, Luke Hersheson's fairytale princesses had brushed-out baby hair topped with a immaculately aligned white headband that Alice in Wonderland would surely have had her eye on had she been in the Bedford Square Gardens backstage tent.
Today, in the Home House room playing host to Emilio de la Morena's backstage, products, clothes and laptops lay scattered across a four poster bed, providing the perfect setting for an altogether tougher take on hair accessorizing.
This was a girl who'd awoken, thrown her hair up and tossed a slide on the top.
Blow drying L'Oreal Professionnel Techni Art Beach Fizz into the hair to create a lived-in texture, Hersheson created two pleats at the back before pulling random strands out. Raking Mythic Oil through the front section, he added a leather or suede-covered slide at "an odd angle that removed all traces of ladylike symmetry and made this girl more hardcore".
Michael Van Der Ham's princess headbands may have been perfectly placed but Emilio de la Morena's slides proved that when it comes to hair accessories, 'deliberately unstudied' can be the position to strive for.