Saturday, 29 September 2012


For the start of London Fashion Week I was very fortunate to assist an amazing Hair Stylist and Hair Designer for the Bora Aksu SS13 show at Somerset House.

Hair Designer Bio...
Chrysostomos Chamalidis is a hair-stylist with over 20 years of experience and a master in hair! Early in his career he started working in hair salons, later moving to fashion, advertising, music and theatre. He has worked at top international hair salons, styled numerous fashion editorials and worked with countless celebrities. His style can be described as feminine, avant-garde and exaggerated classic forms.

His latest credits include on set with Actor Dustin Hoffman for his latest film Quartet , Vogues Fashion Night Out for Roland Mouret with Celebrity Avant Garde Stylist Catherine Baba and part of the creative team for LFW SS13 Designers Temperley London, Issa and Kinder Aggugini .

To view more of Chrysostomos’s amazing work please visit his website.

The Show…
The inspiration behind Bora Aksu SS13 collection was taken from Marie, the Queen of Romania in the early 20th century; a romantic yet modern queen.

Aksu created a collection that fused the Romanian Queen’s love of art and botanical gardens to create a print central to almost every garment.

Chrysostomos chose a hair design that was textured and gypsy-like, with fish plait braiding with softly brushed and backcombed curls and to honour Marie’s regal status, a crochet crown’ was added.

“I wanted a finish to ooze a mix of romantic and modern, a bit prudish and a bit sexy. I didn’t want any one hairstyle to look the same,” said Chrysostomos.

The hair thoroughly complemented the colour palette of the clothes. Yellow, pale corals and purples, adding to the regal feel and reminiscent not only of her love of life, but also of the gardens she loved so well. Flashes of purples throughout gave the collection its royal bloodline.

Chrysostomos had a team of 22 assisting him and the show was sponsored by Hair Brand KMS California UK. The KMS products we used for the style included FREESHAPE hot flex spray, HAIRPLAY molding paste, HAIRPLAY makeover spray, HAIRPLAY clay crème, ADDVOLUME styling foam, HAIRSTAY medium hold spray, HAIRSTAY maximum spray and SILKSHEEN styling creme

Here’s some backstage pictures and the show video...

The beautiful makeup for the show was designed by Key Makeup Artist Maria Papadopoulou using Gazelli Cosmetic,  Ellis Faas and Mavala UK

Love Jo 

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