You never know what will show up during fashion month, like bungee cords as hair ribbons or, as of October 2, a vacuum cleaner as a hair styling tool.

Sam McKnight Perspex Ponytail

For the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, hair maestro Sam McKnight created ponytails housed in an acrylic tube to match the show鈥檚 water theme 鈥 and yes, he used a home-cleaning tool to do it! He told Allure, 鈥淚 took my inspiration from Karl鈥檚 wonderful way with transparency. When I saw the sketches of the waterfalls set, I just felt that the hair should feel like it had been misted by the falling spray, not drenched.鈥

McKnight put the models鈥 hair into low ponytails and misted the hair around their faces with his Modern Hairspray. He then slid the hair through cylinders made of clear perspex tubing. And that鈥檚 where the suction from the vacuum comes into play. 鈥淭o get the ponytails inside the tube perfectly, with no snagging, we sucked them in with a cleaner,鈥 he said. Genius!

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(Photos via Sam McKnight/Instagram)