Step-By-Step: 3 Textured Looks for Spring 2018

Bumble and bumble has been busy this New York Fashion Week with hair leads Jimmy Paul, Holli Smith and Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon creating their Spring 2018 forecasts. Styling shows for Self-Portrait, Creatures of the Wind and Christian Cowan, each runway wasn’t complete without a textural style. 

Self-Portrait, Spring 2018, hair by Jimmy Paul  

“It’s ’60s retro with natural texture. It just evolved; as we were trying different things, we came up with this girl who has natural texture that’s a little bit damp. The hair is slightly oily but has body and texture—so it’s not blown out, but just left as each hair type will do on its own,” says Bumble and bumble hair lead Jimmy Paul. The style, “looks like a two-second change-up after work. I really love women and am inspired by them—the idea of a girl being out, or working all day and then in two seconds creating a twist, and jamming bobby pins into day-old hair so she can go on without a care. She’s mad, pissed-off, and meeting someone after a bad phone call. That’s my fantasy for this look. It’s not precious.”

 Get The Look: 

  1. Prep hair with Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil UV Protective Primer. Apply until shiny and slightly damp.
  2. Add Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil to the top section of the hair. Then, create an undone pompadour by twisting a small top section of hair and secure with bobby pins. 
  3. For women with short or curly hair, leave hair to fall naturally.  

Creatures of the Wind, Spring 2018, hair by Holli Smith

“The clothes are customized vintage pieces with lots of hand-painting and embroidery. Because there is so much re-purposed clothing in the collection, we didn’t want the hair to look retro in any way,” says Bumble and bumble hair lead Holli Smith. “We just wanted it to look really easy—sort of like the models did it themselves, embracing their own natural parts and textures—for the two different looks.”


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Get The Look: 

For the up-dos:

  1. Prep by applying a small amount of Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray and Surf Spray (avoid making the hair look wet). 
  2. Pull the hair straight back into a ponytail at the center back of the head at about eye level. Twist the ponytail, creating a small messy bun, and wrap a hook elastic around to secure, leaving out any pieces that naturally fall out. 

For the side-parted look:

  1. Prep hair with Thickening Hairspray, and then create a side part using the natural part as a guide. 
  2. Style one side of the hair behind the shoulder and leave the other side of the hair loose in front of the shoulder for a natural, texturized look.

Christian Cowan, Spring 2018, hair by Laurent Philippon

“It’s complete 1970s disco fever,” says Bumble and bumble Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon. 

Get The Look: 

  1. Section hair from bottom to top. Spray Bumble and bumble Does It All very generously to each layer, then style with a 3-barrel waver. 
  2. Once cooled, brush out the waves for airy fullness. 
  3. In the front, use a single-barrel iron for marcel waving. 
  4. Finish with Does It All, spraying closely to the scalp for a shiny, wet look.  

About: Bumble and bumble was founded in 1977 as a New York City salon known for its inventive cuts and connection to the fashion and editorial world. Today, the company includes a complete hair care line with a full range of shampoos, conditioners, styling and treatment products, as well as The House of Bumble, home to an additional salon and Bumble and bumble University, which provides both business and design education to its network of salons. For more visit