Dasha Pashevkina is the founder of fashion house PA5H, whose debut collection featured in Vogue, and was named ‘one to watch’ at London Fashion Week. Her collection was showcased on Saturday night, with a sports-luxe aesthetic. Luckily our team (led by Johanna Cree-Brown) were on-hand to create the perfect hair to compliment this styling. With a focus on texture using crimping irons and hair pieces, hair was soft and long with small sections of texture and colour added throughout.
How can I try this look at home?
This look is really wearable, and luckily also not too tricky to recreate at home. The best tool to use for this is a crimping iron (we used a digital version by DIVA), but don’t worry you won’t be having any flashbacks to the 80s! If you are unable to purchase an iron then you can always tightly braid small sections of hair (right up to the root) and then slowly run a hair straightener over the braid to set the shape. This won’t create quite as much definition, but is a great way to add a quick bit of texture to the hair.
Randomly take small sections of hair from around the head, and comb through until smooth. On underneath layers crimp the hair starting as close to the root as possible, and press the plates together for a few seconds. Carefully release and move the plates down the hair. Crimping up to the root will also create some serious volume, so for the best result only crimp down to shoulder length.
When crimping the front and top of the hair, start a little lower down the hair, then you can either line up the plate to create a continuous crimp, or for an even more modern twist leave a gap of straight hair between each section of texture. For more definition spray each section liberally with a strong hairspray.
The other way our team added texture and colour to the hair backstage at the show was to use coloured hair pieces. These don’t have to be expensive, just make sure they can be used with heated styling tools!