Want to Update Your Hair Now for the New Season? Just Do This

Amy Lawrenson


The easiest, quickest and cheapest way to update your look for autumun 2017 is to wear ribbon in your hair. Yes, you could go shorter or change the colour, but both cost money and, quite frankly, sometimes you don't want to do anything drastic but you do want a tweak that will feel fresh for a new season.

From Marchesa and Thom Browne to Temperley London and Tory Burch, ribbon-adorned hairstyles dominated the catwalks for A/W 17. Most were black and velvet, but at Thom Browne, hairstylist extraordinaire and Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling Eugene Souleiman used grey, black and white ribbon, which he braided along the parting and pulled back behind the air to create a waterfall of fabric.

"I love this idea of mixing different fibres, embellishing a hairstyle with something imitating hair," he said. "It’s like colouring your hair but it's not a commitment because you can change the ribbons easily. These days we’re all a little more playful with our hair; we're not following set rules."

Now you may look at Souleiman's hairstyle below and think, I can't do that! but he told us, "What I like to do is propose a strong idea that can be diluted or taken further or changed."

Fancy experimenting with ribbons? Keep scrolling for various ways you can style your hair using them.

Eugene Souleiman's ribbon-adorned hairstyle at Thom Browne A/W 17


A post shared by Thom Browne (@thombrowneny) on

Damsel in Dior shows below how tying a bow around a ponytail instantly takes your look from simple to simply stunning.


A post shared by Jacey Duprie (@damselindior) on

Need further proof ribbons are in? Sam McKnight created numerous ribbon-adorned hairstyles for a shoot in Allure magazine recently. This large red ribbon atop rebellious curls will brighten a grey autumnal day. To enhance your curls and give them some texture like this use EIMI Ocean Spritz (£10). 

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini used black velvet ribbon as hairbands to finish off a '60s-esque French twist in the imagery for the pre-fall collection.

Want more ribbon inspiration? Keep scrolling to see the looks from the A/W 17 catwalks.

Next up, the designer hair hack we're obsessed with right now.

Explore: Hair, Styling Ideas

Add a Comment

More Stories