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London Fashion Week 2019 The Latest Hair Trends to Hit the Catwalk With London

With London Fashion Week still fresh in our minds, the latest hair trends have never seemed more relevant. Here at Additional Lengths, we believe that feeling your best starts with good hair, so if you’re struggling for hair inspiration or are simply wondering what hair is going to be on trend this season then this is the blog for you.
This season, the catwalk was home to a multitude of different hairstyles, colours and lengths to give you that added hair inspiration. 

The designers kicked things off in New York before London and then moved the proceedings to Milan, and the hairstyles showcased were ones that we know will be hitting Winter’s top trends this 2019.

So let’s kick things off with one of Burberry’s most talked-about trends right now…


Blonde bombshell

Kendall Jenner rocked the world of fashion this LFW with her brand new look. Blonde. The Kardashian/Jenners are renowned for their dark luscious locks but LFW showed Kendall Jenner sporting a complete hair transformation. Her shock of blonde hair has set the world of fashion on fire and we know that blonde will be at the forefront of this season’s hair trends. Jenner walked in Burberry’s SS20 runway collection, showcasing her new do. Although Jenner subsequently went back to her usual colour, the blonde nonetheless made a huge impact and taught us that change doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

Pulled back bun

Emilia Wickstead showcased her SS20 collection at London Fashion Week walking in the beautiful Royal Albert Hall. The sleek hairstyle displayed a uniformity and sense of sophistication amongst the models, taking it back to the very basics of hairstyling. Wickstead proved that simplicity can be just as effective as going OTT. Pulling your hair back into a bun can be worn as a means of dressing up or down and therefore makes for the perfect hairstyle. It doesn’t take too much effort either (just a lot of hair grips)!

Power of the plait 

So, let’s talk about Rixo. Rixo stole the show this year at LFW showcasing their SS20 collection. They brought the peace and togetherness of Woodstock onto the catwalk for a slice of sheer happiness. Rixo brought back the power of the plait, demonstrating that the half plait-half down look still has that wow-factor. Channelling those 70s hippy vibes, Rixo are ahead of hair trends for 2019 as they showcased their SS20 collection. Plaiting is ideal for when you are wanting to keep on-trend whilst ensuring that your hairstyle requires minimum upkeep to remain perfect throughout the day. 

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Bandana babes

16arlington brought back the bandana in their SS20 collection. Perfect for winter 2019 hair trends, this look is on its way to making a comeback. The models’ short hair styled with bandanas made the perfect combo, enhancing the shape of their faces to make for a sleek and high-end look. There are so many ways to style your bandana, from wrapping it around your bun to creating a headscarf style look. Play around with different hair accessories, like bandanas – great for when your hair just won’t do as its told, and allowing you to look super on-trend.

Keeping it wavey

Katie Ann McGuigan put waves back on the hair map this London Fashion Week. The designer labels’ models rocked the wavy look, and she wasn’t the only one to do so. The 1920s inspired hairstyle is set to take over 2019’s top hair trends ahead of the collection’s release in SS20. If you want to achieve the illusion of fuller waves this season, be sure to check out our extensive range of extensions, perfect for those one-off events where you want to give off Great Gatsby vibes. If you can’t replicate the same process as McGuigan’s models, then try curling your hair and brushing it out.   

Slick chic 

The legendary Victoria Beckham’s LFW runway show had her models sporting a slicked-back hairstyle. Taking your hair back off your face can illuminate your bone structure and not to mention makes for hassle-free hair handling. Pull long hair back into a low bun or ponytail. Alternatively, if you have short hair then don’t worry! Don’t be afraid of experimenting with textures – hair gel is an ideal way to achieve a slicked-back wet-look on shorter styles.

Okay, so now you should feel spoilt for choice on how to style your hair! Whether you’re feeling like changing your hair colour drastically, or fancy adding something simple like a hair accessory, LFW has taught us to stand out from the crowd. Don’t be afraid to experiment with hairstyles as part of your passion for fashion.

For further inspiration on hairstyling, be sure to check out our range of hair accessories and extensions!

Hair Tips

How To Get Thicker Hair

What woman doesn’t dream of thick, luscious hair? Hair dye, heat damage, products and plain old genetics can all leave hair suffering when it comes to volume and thickness. So, if your hair is feeling lacklustre, what can you do about it? 

Well, actually, quite a lot! From hair thickening products to tips and tricks on how to make hair look thicker, join us here at Additional Lengths as we talk you through how to achieve the fuller, thicker locks of your dreams.

Go for the chop

If you’re finding your hair is hanging flat and limp, why not consider getting it cut? We know that chopping off your locks can be pretty daunting for those with fine hair – after all, you’re looking to create the illusion of more hair! 

However, opting for longer hair can actually have the opposite effect when it comes to the illusion of fullness, making fine hair appear stringy and weighing it down. If you’re looking for a healthy, full-appearing do, a blunt shoulder-length cut or a long bob can work wonders. A good haircut will strengthen the ends of your hair, removing split ends and helping to keep hair healthy. Plus, blunt, neat ends immediately give the impression that your hair is thicker, while a shorter style is much easier to volumise with products – win-win! 

Use hair-thickening products 

For those craving volume, there are a whole host of products available that will give you fuller tresses. Volumising shampoos and conditioners are a great way to clean your hair without weighing it down, while root boost products and volumising sprays are fantastic for injecting instant volume into fine hair. 

Products we love: The Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray is a fabulous way to give flat locks a whole new lease of life – just spritz into your roots for an effortlessly cool, volumised look. 

Blow-dry with a round barrel brush

There really is nothing better than that bouncy, just-left-the-salon look. If you’re finding your hair is falling flat, give it an instant lift with a DIY blow-dry. A round barrel brush is ideal for giving flat hair some much-needed volume – simply dry your hair to around 80% dryness without the brush, then use your round brush to lift the roots and add volume as you finish drying. 

Adjust your parting

One of the best ways to give your hair a boost is so incredibly simple you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t think of it sooner – just switch up your parting! The parting in which your hair naturally falls is also the one in which your hair will lay the flattest and continuing to favour this parting is just asking for flat hair. Switch a side parting to the opposite side or play around with a centre parting for the world’s quickest and easiest volume boost! 

Avoid washing your hair daily

Fine hair can be a bit of a catch 22 when it comes to shampooing: being on the finer side, your hair will naturally show dirt or grease much more quickly, leading to more frequent washing. However, washing your hair everyday can damage your hair further, drying it out and leaving you with lifeless locks. 

Try to limit daily washing by spritzing the roots of your hair with dry shampoo between washes. This will give your hair a quick refresh while also adding volume and texture to your roots. Plus, giving your hair more of a break between washes can actually help train it to be less greasy, as your scalp won’t be producing excess oils to make up for the natural oils stripped by overzealous shampooing. 

Products we love: If you’ve used dry shampoo before, you may have experienced the powdery white residue that can be left behind – not a good look for anyone! The Moroccanoil dry shampoos are designed to combat just this, with a Dark Toned Dry Shampoo and Light Toned Dry Shampoo, perfect for a soft and silky finish with no telltale signs. 

Protect your hair

Heat damage is a surefire way to leave hair dry, flat and lifeless. Hair straighteners and curlers can be a tough habit to break, especially if you’re used to styling your hair with them daily, but we promise cutting out the heat will do your hair the world of good! Try to give your hair a break from heat styling products, or at least limit to special occasions. If you do use heat stylers, be sure to protect your hair beforehand with a heat protection spray. 

Try hair extensions

And finally, if you’re wanting instantly thicker, fuller locks, hair extensions can give you just that. When professionally applied, hair extensions offer a totally natural finish that is indistinguishable from your natural hair. 

What type of hair extensions are best for thin hair?

If you have hair on the finer side, you may be worried about the effects of hair extensions and whether the extension bonds will be visible underneath your natural hair. If you’re looking for the best hair extensions for thin hair, we would recommend opting for a tape extension style such as the Remi Cachet Elegance Injection Tape® Hair. Made from only the highest quality human Remy hair, these tape hair extensions are designed to be completely discreet, with an almost invisible bond that mimics your hair shade. Whether you’re wanting to create long, luscious locks or you just want to give your existing lengths a volumised boost, these quality extensions are a must!

So there you have it – 7 ways to boost your hair and create the look of your dreams! For all the haircare products, hair extensions or hair accessories you need to help your hair look its absolute best, be sure to explore the full Additional Lengths collection. 

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