Get the Charlotte Olympia AW16 LFW Look

Legendary stylist Sam McKnight, crafted 30’s and 40’s inspired film noir looks while layering in a diluted femme fatale theme at the Charlotte Olympia AW16 LFW show at The Roundhouse, Camden. The collection, called The Girl Who Fell To Earth was inspired by science fiction films from the 1940’s and marked the designers debut at LFW.

Using Batiste STYLIST and Cloud Nine products, hair was tonged, teased and texturised into short, soft waves or longer versions of 30’s and 40’s curls / waves. “We wanted to keep it fresh and slightly edgy,” said Eamonn Hughes, Creative Director of the Sam McKnight team. “It’s a look that can easily be translated to today if we introduce texture.”

Creating the 30s Textured Wave


  • Use a comb to create a center parting and comb fringe onto forehead
  • Switch on Cloud Nine, The O, and place 30mm roller into the heating pod - rollers take 4 seconds to heat 
  • Wind fringe onto 2 x 30mm rollers and secure with an O roller clip 
  • Working on 2in by 2in sections, first mist hair with Batiste STYLIST Shield My Locks Heat Spray. Then set heat strength according to hair texture, the lower the heat setting the kinder to the hair. Now wind first section of hair down The Cloud Nine Original Wand, towards your face, working downwards to the tapered end. Take care not to buckle the ends of the hair and remember to wear the heat protective glove 
  • Remove wand, cup hair in palm of hand for a moment whist it cools and 'sets' into new shape 
  • Work remaining sections of hair in same way
  • Once cool remove the hot rollers from the fringe and brush into a tucked in shape.
  • Lightly tousle waves on tonged hair using your fingers to loosen the waves
  • Lightly spray Batiste STYLIST Texturising Spray through the ends and use your hands to 'scrunch' hair into place
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