Kaia Gerber just dropped the newest hair trend of 2018

New hair trends

Hint: You’re going to need a whole can of hairspray

Can we please talk about Kaia Gerber’s hair on the Valentino runway?! Holy heck! There’s big hair, then there’s Valentino-scale big hair. It’s quite possibly one of the most extra hairstyles we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Notice how it’s not only crazy big, but also SUPER glossy? It has that ultra-shiny, mirror-like finish we all want from our hair – the absolute epitome of health. Truth be told, this shine factor didn’t come naturally and the entire style actually involved a whole lotta work .

Josh Wood, who was lead colourist at the Valentino Haute Couture show, shared an Instagram post of the prep and we’re exhausted just reading about it. He said it took “50 wigs, 3700 miles, 250 colour processes, 150 hours of prep, 11 team members, 7 models and one inspiration” to get the Valentino couture look. 

Yep, WOW.

If the 2018/2019 Haute Couture runways are anything to go by, massive ‘60s-style hair is definitely having a moment. Voluminous faux bobs dominated the Giambattista Valli show, while the Fendi Couture show opted for statement retro updos. So, if you want to switch-up your hair game, it looks like it may be time to think big.

Giambattista Valli Couture show

Fendi Couture show

While the Valentino hair prep isn’t exactly something you can pull off in your bathroom before work, you can get a more IRL version by reaching for a volumising spray such as Garnier Fructis Style Volume Hairspray or Kérastase V.I.P Volume In Powder and spraying it into your roots before blow-drying.

You can then work more glorious volume into your hair by backcombing the underneath layers at the crown of your hair for a little extra oomph. For that ultra-glossy, long-lasting shine, we suggest using a finishing spray such as L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Crystal Gloss.

If you want to achieve effortless volume without looking over the top, check out this genius hairstyling method instead.

What do you think of this voluminous hair trend? Would you try it? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main image credit: Getty
Inset image credit: @kaiagerber; @joshwoodcolour; Getty

Erin Docherty is a Contributing Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.