Thursday, February 17, 2011

NYFW F/W 2011 Beauty: Moroccanoil Trend Report: Badgely Mischka

Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil®
Photographer: © David Webber for Moroccanoil®

The Inspiration:
The Badgley Mischka Collection for Fall 2011 is inspired by the great parties and classic Hollywood film of the 40’s and 50’s including “All About Eve,” “The Women,” and “Dark Victory.” It celebrates the strength and sophistication of the iconic leading ladies of those times, including Bette Davis.

Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil®
Photographer: © David Webber for Moroccanoil®

The Hair Look:
Stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil® designed a series of fearlessly glamorous updos, highlighting sensuous lines and the contrast of a modern asymmetrical roll, with a strong and a sexy rope twist on the opposite side.

“I had an image of a young Catherine Deneuve in “The Hunger” in mind when I designed these looks,” said Gray. “Confident, sophisticated and passionate – hair that was the epitome of glamour with the perfect touch of soft, disheveled strands.”

The creative designs feature hair sleeked close to the head and rope-twisted back on one side, with a full asymmetrical roll starting at the opposite temple area – all combining in a unique, off center, spiral-rolled chignon at the nape of the neck. The separate sides are balanced with a long strip of crystals placed directly onto the smooth, diagonal side-part.

Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil®
Photographer: © David Webber for Moroccanoil®

How To Create Looks:
“I made a low part on one side, from the temple to the nape and then smoothed the hair back on one side,” Gray explains. “I then rope-twisted it, following the hair line and back to the nape of the neck."

“I then blow-dried the hair straight on the opposite side using Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling
Cream, (and a Moroccanoil® flat paddle brush,) to give the hair a smooth, shiny texture and soft hold.

Next, I sprayed Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray closely on each section to help bring the ends together and reduce fluffiness. I then used a 1” curling iron to create a roller set, but I rolled the curls upward instead of down, to take the volume out of the hair. I then let the reverse rolls cool for a few minutes to better hold the shape.

After brushing the hair out, I started working on the roll. I first backcombed the hair and formed an asymmetric French twist (from the front temple all the way to the nape.) I then pulled together and unified the hair on each side, fastened it together in a double ponytail, and rolled them into an asymmetric chignon.

Finally, I used Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray on the sleek side to emphasize a smooth, shiny and modern texture. To complete, I lightly brushed the surface hair of the full roll on the opposite side to free a few soft, disheveled strands and soften the look. Everything was kept in place by Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray.

Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil®
Photographer: © David Webber for Moroccanoil®

The Products:
Moroccanoil® Treatment, a proprietary argan oil-infused formula, is exclusively designed to give hair a natural-looking silky, lustrous shine and a frizz- and static-free finish. It strengthens, conditions and revitalizes hair while significantly reducing drying time. (100ml / $40.80)

Moroccanoil® Hydrating Styling Cream This proprietary argan oil-infused formula gives beautifully hydrating and natural-looking hold while eliminating frizz, and adding definition and shine. (300ml / $36.80)

Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray creates an instant mist of long-lasting, incomparable shine while protecting hair from the damaging effects of UV light and free radicals. (100ml / $25.80)

Moroccanoil® Luminous Hairspray is argan oil-infused for lasting, healthy and natural-looking hold with shine. (330ml / $23.80)

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