LFW Bora Aksu SS13 – Assisting Hair Designer Chrysostomos Chamalidislfw

hairstylist at lfw ss13

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 x

Jo Coletta
Jo Coletta is a London based freelance Hair & Makeup Artist whose recent credits include regular on line and print editorials and advertising campaignsWorking with the Ultimate Lifestylist Naomi Isted for the past few years as her Hair & Makeup Artist Jo has attended numerous celebrity events and worked very closely with Naomi for her hit international TV series Harley Street Beauty.She can be seen regularly assisting back stage at London Fashion Week and Mens Collections and most recently was the key Makeup Artist for Ravensbourne College catwalk show for Graduate Fashion Week.With a keen eye for the latest trends in Fashion, Beauty, Hair & Makeup Jo loves to share her beauty and makeup tips and experiences via her online social media.Jo is extremely proud to be a contributor at The Ultimate Lifestylist and encourages and looks forward to all the readers feedback and comments.

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