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Leopard Skin and Wild Hairstyles

Leopard Print Fashion and Hairstyles
The winning combination of undone hair and leopard print created by Blugirl (left photo) and Saint Laurent (right photo)
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Are you wearing the camouflage of tigers, leopards or other wild animals? If so, join our safari into the world of hairstyles with the allure of the wild. Animal skin prints attract attention whether they cover your entire outfit or just an accent piece or accessory. We show you how your hairstyle can reflect and enhance your choice of big cat coat pattern

  • The camouflage of big cats in wild grasslands has the opposite effect in the streets and at home. In fashion, the beauty of the leopard skin is the all-important consideration. The patterns certainly catch the eye and feed the imagination. The spots or stripes of big cats have inspired fashion designers for a long time, and it seems that the textile patterns are here to stay. If you like the leopard pattern it is time to go on the prowl – for a suitable hairstyle that is.

    Right away, undone hairstyles come to mind (see the photo above). We picked up the trail to find safari-type hairstyles. A styling tutorial is included at the end of this page.

    We hope you enjoy the leopard-inspired hairdos in our gallery:

  • Gallery: Leopard Print Fashion with Big Cat Hairstyles

    Leopard Print Outfit and Ponytail

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    Leopard Print Outfit and Ponytail

    In the newest collection, fashion house Balmain offers select leopard print details rather than complete leopard print outfits. The leopard skin details in the otherwise black outfit create an exciting yet elegant impression.

     

    Hairstyle: The middle parting and sleek ponytail allude to the elegance of the big cats

    Leopard Print Dress and Hair Accessory

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    Leopard Print Dress and Hair Accessory

    This model shows a design of the Blugirl collection. The elfin, easily flowing dress consists mainly of leopard print fabric. Designer Anna Molinari used light silky fabrics for her airy creation.

     

    Hairstyle: The undone hairstyle fits the informal cut of the dress. The flower crown on the model’s head enhances the elfin lightness of this creation

    Leopard Print Detail and Messy Updo

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    Leopard Print Detail and Messy Updo

    Marc Cain uses the leopard print sparingly but with great effect. Only the top of a leopard print blouse peaks out from underneath a light beige pullover with loose-fit collar.

     

    Hairstyle: Messy hair contrasts with the sleek elegance of leopard skin. The messy styling is suitable for safaris and wildlife excursions

    Leopard Print and Hair Draped across the Forehead

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    Leopard Print and Hair Draped across the Forehead

    Playfully deconstructed leopard skin designs exist in many colours and in combinations with other patterns. Marc Cain combines the sweater with deconstructed, enlarged leopard pattern in soothing grey-green shades with flower-print slacks.

     

    Hairstyle: The plain hairstyle with the front hair draped across the forehead forms an interesting contrast with the eye-catching patterns and colours of the outfit

    Leopard Print and Two-Tone Hair

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    Leopard Print and Two-Tone Hair

    Gucci fashions also embrace leopard prints. Creative versions of the leopard skin design show up mainly on coats, jackets, and blazers. Here, the model for Gucci wears a black turtleneck underneath the leopard-design jacket.

     

    Hairstyle: Two-tone hair carries the leopard skin colouring to the hair colour for an especially elegant combination

  • Leopard Coat and Pompon Hat and Leopard Print Headwear

  • Leopard Print Fashion and Hairstyles
    Let your creativity go wild! Models for Marc Cain show off leopard-skin patterned headwear
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    Leopard skin patterns are also seen on hats, caps, and scarfs. Quite often, they contribute significantly to the fashion style or add interest.

    Left photo: The Italian fashion label presents this cosy leopard print down jacket. The contrasting black pompom hat continues the homey style.

    Centre: Same label, different style! In this outfit, the loosely tied head scarf shows the leopard skin pattern.

    Right photo: Marc Cain is no stranger to playful designs. The far-out top-hat on this model’s head features the leopard skin print along with a pink flower. Let’s have some fun!

    Hairstyles: Marc Cain uses leopard skin patterns wherever possible. The matching hairstyles are always undone.

    In his video tutorial, Armin Morbach shows how to create undone hairstyles:

  • Video: How to Style the Undone Hairstyles of Stars