The unexpected hair tool that’s making a comeback backstage at MBFWA 2018
Hair trends are par for the course at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), but this was one that we didn’t see coming. When it comes to a hair director’s styling kit, it’s safe to say you’re likely to find certain hair tools such as a hair straightener, dryer and curler. You might even find hot rollers in a few!
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But what we didn’t expect to find when we headed backstage at the Karla Špetić MBFWA Resort 19 show was an old styling favourite in Oribe’s Richi Grisillo’s hair kit – the topsy tail hair loop.
Used to create fool-proof ponytail and braid looks (especially in the 90s!), the topsy tail has slipped off the radar for a few years. But now it’s back and with a whole new way to use it.
After giving the hair lift with Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray ($48, adorebeauty.com.au), Richi used the topsy tail to create layers and movement throughout the hair styles. Creating a knotted bun at the back of the head, he took fine sections of the bun and the hair around it into the topsy tail and pulled it through to make the hair look layered throughout the style.
“We’re gathering the hair and just lacing it through the knotted detail to enhance the texture that’s in there,” Richi explained. “A lot of the models had blunt, one-length haircuts, so it creates a grungy layering.”
The result was a stunning, piecey textured knot, which we’ll be copying immediately.
This trick is perfect for anyone who wants to get that messy, undone effect with their hair, but who wants to keep it blunt and structured for the office on Monday morning. If you want to try it out, you can pick up the Scunci Topsy Tail for $9.95.
Have you used a topsy tail before?