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The Instagram account bringing you the fiercest hair inspo

With hair references from archive shoots, street style shots, and backstage at Comme des Garçons, Gucci, and Maison Margiela – @losthairdressers is this week’s must follow

From the innovative hair sculptures of 21-year-old creative Laetitia Ky, and architectural wigs crafted by Duffy, to the subversive hair art of long-term Comme des Garçons collaborator Julien d’Ys, @losthairdressers is the Instagram account serving you inspiration whether you work in fashion or not.

Founded by Clint Mattoni – a Dallas-born, LA-based hair stylist (at Benjamin Salon in the Arts District) – the account is now curated with fellow hair and fashion stylists Kirsten Patterson and Sirsa Ponciano.

It was a lack of inspiration from the hair references currently on offer for stylists that prompted Mattoni to start @losthairdressers. “I was sick of what we had to pick from. I think people forget how involved we are in fashion, and our goal is to resend the message,” he explains. "It’s a way we can even the playing field. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, it’s your work that counts, not your clout.”

That manifests as a fresh combination of current and archive fashion editorials, backstage fashion week photographs, and candid street style shots. It’s not just any style though, each post must entail a clearly composed image and idea. “It doesn’t always have to be about the hair, often times when hair is the intentional focus, things get lame. We like good photographs. We also love it when we can link the music and art we love with strong hair.”

Sourced from Instagram, Tumblr and fashion forums the images feature the wet sets and beehives of the 60s, styles typified by the Teddy Boys, and “Björk's entire hair history”. There’s also the work of stylists like Dennis Lanni, Holli Smith, Mustafa Yanaz, Amy Farid, James Pecis, Gary Gill, Pamela Neal, Paul Hanlon, and Eugene Souleiman. As a collective, @losthairdresseres are drawn to the fashions – and accompanying hair looks – shown at Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, and Raf Simons.

With so many nuggets of gold posted on the @losthairdressers account, it’s unsurprising that Mattoni found it hard to select his favourites. Scroll through our gallery for a finely-tuned edit of some of fashion’s best hair inspiration.