Clad in haute hats and sexy scarves, the models strutted the catwalk at New York’s Fashion Week with their heads — and hair —held back and high.
More than 200 designers unveiled their fall collections in early February amid a plethora of ponytails, updos and slicked-back straight locks. Only a daring few designers and stylists ventured into volume with textured tresses proudly described as “messy,” “undone” and “imperfect.”
Take Twinkle, for example. Models donned edgy, yet elegant curls under the guidance of stylist Thomas Hintermeier.
“The collection is a crossover between the ‘20s and the ‘60s, in my opinion,” Hintermeier says. “I wanted to do something that was very easygoing, with the feeling of the Chelsea girls, like London in the 60s, and also the harshness of the ‘20s because of the kind of fabrics, cuts and off colors.”
To concoct this crossover look, Hintermeier uses crimping and curling irons. He starts with Redken’s 09 hairspray -- and lots of it.
“It’s a very dry spray because I didn’t want a wet look or too much shine,” he says.
Next comes the crimping, but quickly. He just presses gently for volume, followed by a blast from a blowdryer. Then, he curls random sections with a large-barrel curling iron for a touch of elegance. Hintermeier says many curlies could skip crimping and just brush out or blow dry their natural curls for the same effect.
“Finally, I draped the hair into the hats and scarves, to give a wintery romantic feeling of the '60s, and still with a little hardness of the '20s,” he says. “So you have two looks together -- one is extremely textured and then you have, in some parts, nice curls.”
Although the style is eye-catching on the runway, Hintermeier cautions that it may be a bit over the top for every day.
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