Backstage at LFW with Catwalk by Tigi

Going backstage at London Fashion Week is quite the experience. It’s so chaotic, you wouldn’t believe – a tiny space crammed full of teams of make-up artists, hairdressers and countless cameras… It’s insane, but super fun. This season, I went backstage at the Mark Fast show with Catwalk by Tigi, one of my favourite hair brands. Their Session Director Maria Kovacs was creating the hair look for the show and I got to see her in action!

I interviewed Maria about creating the look

The look was a clean, slick ponytail with a playful, rebellious fringe and it’s actually a look that translates seamlessly from catwalk to reality – something it’s hard to come by when it comes to runway shows! I love how it combines two facets of the Mark Fast girl’s personality – her romantic side and her rebellious side.

The slick, low ponytail

Maria started by spritzing the hair with dry shampoo. The models often arrive backstage with hair that’s already been worked on, which often leaves it greasy, so this is an important step. Then she added the Bodifying Spray all over, which builds the fabric of the hair. The Roost Boost (one of my favourite Catwalk by Tigi products) was used in a different way to what it says on the tin – Maria used it to control the hair and keep it flat to the head. I love a good multitasking product… Finally, tons of the Work It Spray to applied to finish off the look.

A look at the flicked fringe 

As well as the Root Boost, I love the Dry Shampoo – I’m a hugeeeee dry shampoo fan, and this one is subtle, texturising and smells amazing.

After interviewing Maria, I snapped a few backstage pics then went to the front of the venue – Freemason’s Hall, so grand and gorgeous – and took my seat on the front row! Sitting FROW is so much fun – it’s ideal for people-watching and you get to see all the action up-close… I loved watching the ponytails swish on the runway against the fabulous clothes.

The clothes – and hair look – from the FROW! 

As I said, this look is easily recreatable and easy to wear at home, so I’m going to try it out and do a step-by-step for you very soon – stay tuned!

This post is sponsored by Catwalk by Tigi – for more behind the catwalk pics, check out their Insta account @catwalkbytigi