For all its fanciful uses, hair in fact emerged as an evolutionary development some 1.6 million years ago amongst distant ancestors of Homo sapiens. At the root of it (pun not intended), hair on the top of the head creates an air barrier for the naked skin, which in turn spurred the development of larger brains, more sophisticated hunters, and, fast forward hundreds of thousands of years, human society! These days hair is no less important, take for example this beauty story in the November 2016 issue of Vogue Italia photographed by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Alastair McKimm featuring amongst others Selena Forrest and Marjan Jonkman. The story features next gen hair styling by Ward on a pair models from the generation that starts with the letter M. The resultant styles are both eye-catching and are just the sort development that over time will help keep hair part of the evolutionary makeup of our species.

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Credits include: Publication, Vogue Italia November 2016; Title, “Next Generation Hair Portraits”; Magazine text, Laura Taccani; Photography, Mario Sorrenti; Styling, Alastair McKimm; Hair, Ward Stegerhoek for Living Proof at The Wall Group; Makeup, Yadim at Art Partner; Manicure, Sheril Bailey at Jed Root; Casting, Angus Munro at Streeters; Production, Katie Fash, Christopher Casetti; Print, Arc Lab Ltd.

Selena Forrest | Vogue Italia November 2016 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Selena Forrest | Vogue Italia November 2016 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Marjan Jonkman | Vogue Italia November 2016 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Marjan Jonkman | Vogue Italia November 2016 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)