To round out Fashion Week, Pantene brought in celebrity stylist and Global Brand Ambassador Danilo to talk about what we can expect in hairstyles for the spring season. “America is becoming more about the reality of hair as oppose to Europe,” said Danilo when explaining the current state of fashion hairstyles. He said that we would be seeing a lot of simple and easy to achieve looks for the next few years.
Cushnie et Ochs has a version of very stylish yet simple hairstyle that the duo presented at their Spring 2012 runway show. A favorite of starlets on the red carpet, this is the undone but done look. “Simple and chic and very real,” Danilo said of the look. “This season, there’s a movement to polish that effortless look.” To re-create the look, it just has to be washed and flat ironed to set the hair. Simple, smooth and sleek hair should be moving away from the face with a softer touch. “I wanted to create a modern sleek look that reflected the collection. The looks is smooth and shiny hair, but not lacquered or wet. We added volume at the top for modern flair and kept the hair soft.”
The hair from the Catherine Maladrino Fall 2012 Ready to Buy show was the one that everybody wanted to learn how to do on their own. Catherine Malandrino’s inspiration for her Fall ‘11 collection was a combination between the romance of Paris and the excitement and energy of New York City. Danilo explained that Malandrino wanted the “classic and iconic Pantene look” : bouncy, beautiful, expensive looking hair. The style is basically created by curling hair in two inch sections and brushing them out. The key is after hot ironing in the curls, they must be pinned in placed until they cool.
My favorite out of all the hairstyles was the L.A.M.B. presentation. Simplistic in nature, the hair is left pretty much at its natural state. All of the hair is brought up to the top of the head and placed in a ponytail. Then a 22-inch drawstring ponytail with claw holders in a slightly different color is placed through the ponytail (there is a hole cut through the middle) and twisted around until all the hair is stacked upon the base to create what Danilo called “the yoga knot.” “Gwen wanted to portray an exotic beauty through her collection this season,” said Danilo. “This undone two-tone yoga knot, also known as a top knot, is edgy and not a perfect ballerina bun. The look exudes a modern coolness [factor] that today’s youth will want to wear day or night.” Danilo advised putting a piece of your ponytail around the base to bring the two together. “That way there is no disconnect between the hair,” he explained. “Also, keep a couple of pieces out so it doesn’t look ‘too done’.”
– Taneisha Jordan
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