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See Behind The Scenes Of Grazia's Big Fashion Issue Shoot

See Behind The Scenes At Grazia's Big Fashion Issue Shoot

By now, you've already picked up your copy of this season's Grazia Big Fashion Issue (and if you haven't, can we suggest you do so now with haste? It's huge, glossy and crammed full of must-know style tips, trend reports and fashion week coverage. Totes essential.) and seen our shoot with superstar photographer Ben Watts and Russian-born beauty Vita Sirdorkina.

If you want a sneaky peek behind the scenes of how the hair accessory themed shoot came together, look no further. We can now share some cute snaps and videos of our Grazia beauty team and our glam squad, including hair maestro Syd Hayes, face painter Florrie White and main manicurist, Adam Slee from the shoot day.

And, while we're on hair accessories, we also have an exclusive Q&A with Sam McKnight. Sam is the go-to hairstylist at every top Fashion Week show, and regularly collaborates with brands like Chanel, Fendi to create styles for their shows and ad campaigns. He gave us the skinny on this season's hottest looks...

Why do you think the hair accessory played such a prevalent role on the A/W catwalks?

"Hair accessories are becoming much more a key accessory. With some of the opulent designs of the AW 2015 hair accessories, they either embellished a simple look, or juxtaposed with natural hair."

How were hair accessories used this time around – is it an easier, more whimsical look?

"It has become almost the modern hat. Head accessories without making a huge statement."

Why are hair accessories so transformative?

"They can take a simple hairstyle and give it drama. Accessories can lift a an outfit - just add a jewelled comb to a chic messy topknot. Instant glamour, a perfect finish."

Which were you favourite runway incarnations?

"The simple wide ribbon is always chic as seen at Chanel, and leather bands at Fendi."

What is the style/accessory we should all try right now?

"Matte barrettes like the matt black ones at Fendi. Try a slim matte barrette in a colour matching your hair."

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