London Fashion Week is back once again — and that means street style. As only the trendiest flood the city’s thoroughfares, you’ll no doubt be captivated by the traffic-stopping outfits, from block-color leather to slip skirts. But it’s fair to say that we’re most interested in the Instagram-worthy haircuts.
This year we’ve seen the ‘Sachel’ (a cross between the messy shag and the layered cut inspired by Rachel from Friends), not to mention the Italian bob (chunky-ended and worn in your hair’s natural wave) and the bottleneck bob (a classic bob with streamlined curtain bangs). But you can always rely on street stylers to serve up the latest, most innovative hair movements (and you can bet they’ll take over salons imminently).
Click ahead for all the hair inspiration you’ll ever need, straight from LFW SS23.
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Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty ImagesFashion writer Susie Lau proves that the lash-sweeping fringe is back. We love how the bangs blend seamlessly into the rest of the hair at the sides. PHOTO BY MARIANA DOS SANTOS PIRES
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