In his tenth year as Hair Director of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, internationally acclaimed session stylist, Kevin Murphy, returned to his home town to celebrate fashion and style at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2013. Bringing his statement styles, Kevin offers insights into the upcoming hair trends for the season ahead and the latest looks that we’ll see across different fashion spreads.


Supported by his esteemed team of KEVIN.MURPHY Session.Stylists, Murphy kicked off this year’s MSFW with a bang, opting for a modern-punk theme for Designer Runway 1. The spectacular opening evening was all about Couture, celebrating exquisite Australian designers such as Aurelio Costarella, Craig Braybrook, Dom Bagnato, Gwendolynne, Jasongrech, Jayson Brundson, Nicolangëla and Richard Nylon.


“Because the show had very glamorous garments, we wanted to make a statement with the hair so we bobbed more than 30 wigs and gave them a multi-textural feel,” said Murphy. “The bobbed styles really complement the embellished gowns by keeping the shoulders clear to expose the neck and silhouette. “The punk cropped fringes give hair a strong, modern edge that works really well with feminine clothing.”


To achieve the look, wigs were set and cut; with Murphy using traditional marcel waving techniques and hair ornaments to achieve the modern, edgy style.


For the show, Kevin used his new SHIMMER.SHINE (RRP $39.95) to add a light shimmer to the style. SESSION.SPRAY (RRP $32.95) and FRESH.HAIR (RRP $32.95) were used to set the style.

To find out more on the inspiration behind Designer Runway 1, check out Couturing’s sneak peek of MSFW’s Beauty looks by clicking here.

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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