Alice McCall runway show AAFW

The Best Hair Moments from AAFW

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week has now come to a close, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy some of the beautiful looks to come out of the event! From accessories to back to the ‘70s, here are some of the best hair moments from AAFW.

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Ali Holmes was the Hair Director behind the beautiful hair looks at Ginger & Smart’s Resort ’22 show. Many of the models donned an oversized bow, matching the fabric of the garments, whilst others had a simple yet effective untied pony. Speaking to StyleIcons, Ali said: “The look is an untied ponytail, it’s really sophisticated and they want this whole modernity look to it. It’s head-hugging but messy, soft and feminine. We worked with each model’s natural hair style to create a pulled back sophisticated and feminine look. To achieve the look we styled the hair in a horizontal direction through the sides leading into a vertical ponytail giving it that touch of modernity.”

Photo from Paloma Salon


New Zealand label Maggie Marilyn presented their collection ‘Forever’ which saw Hair Director Paloma Garcia choose a variety of looks for the models, including our personal fave – the sophisticated space-buns pictured above. Check out the other hairstyles created for the show here.

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Who said this list was limited to the runway?! Australian actress Ellie Gonsalves stepped out in a few looks during the week, but we’re loving this wet-look number by hairstylist Natalie Anne using GHD.

Photo from Renya Xydis


Hairstylist Renya Xydis brought the ‘golden touch’ to the models’ hair at Anna Quan’s Resort ’22 runway. Adorning the models hair with delicate gold necklaces by Alighiera Jewellery was a clever and creative way to add a little something to the hair and enabling the brand to be shown in a different way.

Photo from MAARA Collective


Showcasing her collection ‘Tjukula’ at the Indigenous Fashion Project’s Show, designer Julie Shaw worked with hairstylist Kristy Hodgson to create an array of curled hair looks. The Indigenous Fashion Project collaborates with Indigenous Australians working within the fashion and textiles industry to create a variety of development and mentoring opportunities and promotional events. This was a stand-out show and a first for AAFW.

Photo by Juliana Pedroso


Braids were all the rage during Mariam Seddiq’s ‘Acidforms’ show! Models’ hair (directed by Madison Voloshin) was sleek at the front, pulled back tightly in a simple braid at the back.

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It was a ‘70s party on the runway for Alice McCall’s aptly-titled ‘Discoteca’ runway show. Featuring big, wavy hair and fun, pastel eyeshadow, this is a look we couldn’t miss. The gorgeous voluminous hair was directed by Kieran Street with the help of GHD hot tools. Shoutout to makeup director Carol Mackie who brought the look together using MAC Cosmetics.