We're currently in a very sweaty backstage area at Amanda Wakeley. It's a combination of rigorous blow dries, and small, cramped and overcrowded circumstances but there's no denying that we there's a beauty spectacle before us.
Hair stylist extraordinaire Malcolm Edwards tells us that this season he wanted to take the very sophisticated "Amanda woman" and "drag her through Africa...by her hair." And he did. Think rich, opulent women who are a little dusty and dirty but a lot chic. Malcolm and his team wove L'Oreal Professionel Play Ball Beach Fizz, Texture Tonic and huge chunks of long extensions through the model's hair to create the fattest plaits we have ever seen, before twisting them up on themselves.
Meanwhile over in make-up, Sharon Dowsett for Maybelline used washes of chocolate and nudes topped with gloss for a high sheen effect. Amanda's girls are smoking hot!
PS. there are EIGHT hair and makeup artists working on the one model who came in late..!