Alexander McQueen's Fantastical AW16 Hair

A thing of true beauty


When we caught wind that Alexander McQueen would be relocating from Paris to London for the AW16 show, our imaginations went wild. What would the backstage teams conjure up to mark such a momentous event?


Naturally, they didn't disappoint. It was everything we'd hoped for and then some. With extra glitz thrown in for good measure.

Legendary hairstylist and all-round creative genius, Guido, cooked up a showstopping style that left us in total awe.

'It's essentially a twisted wrap with a whole lot of jewellery chucked on top,' he told us backstage before the show.


He was, of course, being extremely modest – even he, one of the best hairstylists on the entire planet, was stretched for time creating the look on an epic casting of 38 models.

First things first, he created a deconstructed, dishevelled hair texture with Redken Windblown Spray before bundling it all up into a twist and adorning it with everything from rings to brooches and supersized safety pins.

‘The clunkier and more eccentric the better,’ he added. ‘At first I wanted it to look a bit “off” but it actually just looks really pretty and romantic.’

Hold on a tick - has Guido just proved there’s no such thing as too many hair accessories? We think so. And we’re so on board. *Rushes off to raid jewellery box*

💋 #LFW #AW16 @worldmcqueen @redkenofficial

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