5 Really Amazing Hair Tips We Learnt Backstage the David Jones Runway Show

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We've already run through the phenomenal makeup look from the David Jones AW18 runway show, so now we're turning our attention to hair. Terri Robertson Kirkwood was the mastermind behind the creative look, and naturally, when we were backstage we asked her for all of her best tricks. Armed with a slew of Aveda products, Kirkwood took us through everything from hair accessories, to the one trend we should all ditch in 2018. 

Keep reading for the five best tips we picked up backstage. 


The Best Accessories Come From The Craft Store

The beautiful ribbons you see in the final look are actually lengths of belt elastic from a craft store (Lincraft, to be exact). As Kirkwood put it, "if Sportsgirl bought this up and sold it, they'd make a motza". For a similar look, try this pink bow from Asos ($12). Brooches and headbands are also great picks for 2018. 

Beach Waves are Over

In 2018, crunchy, beachy waves are apparently out in favour of loose, natural texture. So, permission to step away from the dry shampoo and curling tong granted. Instead, expect to see soft movement (think French-girl texture). The Aveda Thickening Tonic ($39) is perfect for misting through roots and lengths for a soft, lived-in feel. 

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We're All Applying Texturising Products Wrong

If you're guilty of spraying your roots with texturising products, turns out you might be doing it wrong. For the DJAW runway, Kirkwood actually used the Aveda Invati Scalp Revitaliser ($94) at arm's length all over before allowing to dry for 30 seconds. She then went in and scrunched it through. We tried this method, and have to say, it works. 

Elastic Bands: There's A Better Way

This is something that happens frequently at fashion weeks; head stylists forgo elastic bands in favour of actual pieces of elastic. The beauty is that you can cut your desired length, they're sturdier than traditional hair bands, and they're harder to loose! You can pick some up at Spotlight or somewhere similar. 

The key to a voluminous ponytail is all in the prep

If you're chasing a full, model-worthy ponytail but not just too sure how to properly execute it, this trick might help you out. Kirkwood explained that to achieve the volume, she fasted the pony with the hair pulled over the models' ears. Once it was secure, tuck the hair behind the ears. The result will be editorial-style volume behind the ears. 

Holding image credit: Courtesy of Aveda

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