Get the Norwich catwalk style for your hair

Feeling inspired by the hairstyles seen on the catwalk at the shows during Norwich Fashion Week? EMMA HARROWING shows you how you can tailor some of the looks to create simple styles you can create yourself.

As Life Matters predicted, plaits were seen on the catwalk at Norwich Fashion Week. However, we didn't expect the show stopping braided style created by the stylists at Hooloovoo on Pottergate, nor did we expect the outrageously creative styles that came down the catwalk at the Cut & Cloth Norwich Lanes show, or the contemporary styles at the Independent retailers show.

Cut & Cloth brought us a collection of vintage inspired looks for the modern age created by Norwich Lanes and independent hair salons The Egg, Hooloovoo, Flint, Blades, Shears, Transformer and Hairsmiths.

At the Independent Retailers Show, The Gallery Haircutters showcased contemporary looks that are easy to wear.

Then there were the Madhatters vintage shows with vintage hair by Flamingo Amy at Flint and Hooloovoo.

The hairstyles on display tapped into the talent from Norwich's hair stylists and made the looks on the catwalks come to life.

Here's the Life Matters guide to how you can take inspiration from some of the key styles from the Norwich catwalks.

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The ballerina bun

The look created by The Gallery Haircutters for the Independent Retailers show which launched Norwich Fashion Week became the look of the show with people turning up to the shows and events throughout the week sporting a top knot.

Be inspired by this look by creating a simple updo.

1. Gather your hair in either a low, mid of high ponytail and secure with a band.

2. Twist the ponytail into a bun pinning as you.

3. Complete the look with a shine hairspray to add gloss.

The ponytail

Probably one of the most simplest up dos, the ponytail was a hit at Norwich Fashion Week and was seen on the AW11 catwalks in London earlier in the year.

To create the retro inspired ponytail like the one created by The Gallery Haircutters at Norwich Fashion Week:

1. Take the front section of your hair, backcomb and smooth out to form a sleek quiff. Pin into place.

2. Brush hair into a smooth high ponytail and secure with a band.

3. Spray with shine spray to give a smooth, polished look.

70s style waves

With 70s style still very much on the fashion radar give your hair some waves inspired by the look created by The Gallery Haircutters on the catwalk at Norwich Fashion Week.

How to create loose waves:

1. Create a strong centre parting in wet hair and pull through plenty of volumising curl mousse before blow drying with a large round brush.

2. Take sections of your hair and wrap around straighteners or a curling iron from half way down the hair section to the tip.

3. Run your fingers through your waves to loosen the curl and set with hairspray.


The impressive braided style created by Hooloovoo at the Cut & Cloth Norwich Lanes show highlighted the trend for plaits this season.

How to create an easy to wear braided look:

1. Part your hair into a centre parting and take a section of hair from the front.

2. Braid the front section taking it over the top of your head to the side to create a braided hair band and secure with pins underneath.

3. Set with hairspray.

The quiff

High quiffs were seen at the Cut and Cloth Norwich Lanes show and at the Madhatters vintage fashion shows. Here's how you can create the look at home:

1. Section the hair at the front to create a front section. Then take small sections from the front hair section and backcomb until all the front section is backcombed.

2. Gently comb the front section of your hair back to form a quiff and pin into place.

You can wear this look with the rest of your hair down; create a pony tail or a bun to create a twist on an up do.

Would you like a makeover for the new season?

Have you been inspired by the autumn and winter collections on the catwalks at Norwich Fashion Week? Would you like to revamp your style for the new season? Are you fed up with always having bad hair days? Help is at hand as Life Matters is offering you the chance to have a makeover to change your look. Whether you want a complete style overhaul or you just want a new hairstyle or makeup look, tell us your dilemma and you could star on the Life Matters makeover pages in the Norwich Evening News. Write to: Emma Harrowing, Life Matters Makeover, Norwich Evening News, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE or email with your name, age, daytime contact details, email and your reason why you would like a makeover.