Kaia Gerber Gets The Prada SS18 Tomboy Haircut

Sideburns done the Prada way

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Thursday marked a momentous day for hair at Milan Fashion Week SS18. First came Fendi, which sent its model troop down the runway with faux 'British schoolboy' side-partings in smudgy petrol green and blue tones inspired by a palette of eyeliner shades.

The key thing to note here? They're faux. Like 'accessories made out of hair,' Sam McKnight explained backstage, who cut the extension pieces with sharp, blunt ends. Cleverly crafted cuts, that you'd never guess weren't the real deal.

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Then came Prada, which took things to the next level on the chop front and saw backstage mega stylist, Guido cut boyish fringes and chunky long sideburns into every single model walking the show. Including the most talked about model of the season, Kaia Gerber.

This season, Mrs Prada was inspired by the female characters in cartoons and comic books. Think blunt pieces of hair framing the face (always a killer fringe or some sort going on) and you get the gist of the hair look.

'The chunky pieces cut through the front of the hair instantly give each girl a tomboy quality,' explained Guido. Then, to balance everything out, the considered cuts at the front were offset with a loose, natural ponytail down the back of the neck. Essentially summing up the Yin and Yang aesthetic of the Prada women in one hairstyle - taking two elements that could be slightly off in theory, but in reality are so incredibly right.

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But how did the models feel about undergoing a tomboy cut moments before heading down the runway? 'It's Prada,' Guido said, 'we've had no objections.'

If there's one show that would convince us to undergo any kind of spontaneous cut (we usually take a good month to deliberate/create Pinterest boards), it's Prada.

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