A guide to shipwrecked hair seen at London Fashion Week


It’s time to let your inner shipwrecked-girl loose!

The Vivienne Westwood SS16 show at London Fashion Week is all about the Vivienne Westwood woman’s travels and being shipwrecked on a desert island. The collection features various contrasting textures, from embellished crystals to laser cut cottons, styled with sea-swept hair and minimal makeup.


The lead hairstylist for the show and Global Ambassador for TONI&GUY, Mark Hampton, took inspiration from a sixteenth century shipwreck painting. The hair is meant to look as if it had been submerged in the sea tides and dried naturally from the sun on a desert island. According to Hampton the key to sea-swept hair is texture.

“The waves are natural and uneven, as if the hair has dried naturally in the sun. Sea Salt Texturising Spray gives you the perfect ‘holiday’ texture without the crunch of hair that’s been damaged by the sun. My tip is to dry the product in with a diffuser to stop the hair looking too wet,” Said Hampton.

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4 Steps to achieve the look with Mark Hampton:

  1. Prep your hair by applying TONI&GUY Prep Volume Plumping Mousse to damp hair, apply away from the face.
  2. Section the top half of the hair from temple to temple and secure with a hair elastic.
  3. Apply TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray to the lower half of the hair and work through to separate the strands. Create a bun by wrapping the hair in the elastic around itself and secure with a hairpin.
  4. To complete the look, take a section of hair from just behind one ear and pink across the forehead. Spray TONI&GUY Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray to seal the strand and secure the ultimate look.

This minimal-effort look is super stylish and easy to recreate! Now you too, can rock runway hair.

Words: Frances van Eeden