AAFW backstage report: Goldwell X Bianca Spender

Goldwell X Bianca Spender backstage report - Monday May 9, 2022

Goldwell is the official hair partner for Bianca Spender’s Summer and Resort 2022 Collection debuting as the opening runway show at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW22) today at Carriageworks.

Partnering for the third year with leading stylist hair brand Goldwell, designer Bianca Spender together with Goldwell hair director and co-owner of Willomina Woollahra, Chris Hunter presented two hair looks for the show that celebrate self-expression, personal connection, and enduring style.

The hair:

"Working with each model’s natural hair we individualised each look keeping it natural, effortlessly styled, and true to the model’s hair texture," said Hunter.

"The chic, smooth and fluid blow-dry of Look 1 moves beautifully when the models walk offering a natural and feminine aesthetic to this look. The pulled back low twist bun in Look 2 is raked back on the head allowing for natural texture and movement to appear with the low, twist bun at the lowest point of the neck adding a touch of elegance and  complexity to the look. The two looks together are a striking combination offering contrast and celebrating individualism."

"The styling reflects the Bianca Spender brand beautifully. It’s effortlessly elegant, confident, and individual. We’ve used a great mix of Goldwell products throughout each look to achieve incredible shine and the perfect hair texture to compliment the show," said Hunter.

Get the look:

To recreate Look 1: Hair down with effortless natural hair texture, movement, and shine.

Step 1 - Apply Goldwell Stylesign Ultra Volume Power Whip to towel dried or dampened hair in 2-inch sections - off the root through the mid lengths and ends of hair. Using a round brush, blow dry hair in sections to create a straight, smooth blow dry working with your natural part.

Step 2 - Spray Goldwell Stylesign Just Smooth Sleek Perfection onto freshly blow-dried hair to protect from heat and enhance shine. Using a flat iron, iron hair from the mid lengths to ends, in sections, to create a smooth and silky finish. Spray Goldwell Kerasilk Style Smoothing Sleek Spray before ironing the final section of hair for a silky, sleek finish.

Step 3 - Finish hair with a few sprays of Goldwell Stylesign Perfect Hold Magic Finish and a shimmering ‘mist’ of Goldwell Stylesign Just Smooth Diamond Gloss. 

To recreate Look 2: Naturally pulled back hair with a low twist bun.

Step 1 - Apply a small amount of Goldwell Stylesign Ultra Volume Power Whip to your hands and scrape back product onto dry hair using a raking technique with your fingers to pull hair back into a low ponytail. Tie off ponytail at the lowest point of the nape of your neck with elastic.

Step 2 - Using more Goldwell Stylesign Ultra Volume Power Whip apply to ponytail and twist until the ponytail folds back on itself. Secure the end of the ponytail to the base with elastic.

Step 3 - Smooth over ends of the bun using Kerasilk Style Accentuating Finish Crème and finish with Kerasilk Style Fixing Effect Hair Spray for a silky finish with hold.

You can find the Goldwell ranges and download hi-res product images here: Goldwell Kerasilk and Goldwell Stylesign.

Image credit: Esteban La Tessa @studiolatessa.