Sim­plis­tic Styling

Hong Kong Tatler - - Beauty -

The theme for hair this sea­son was to­tal style in­sou­ciance— min­i­mum ef­fort for max­i­mum ef­fect. Back­stage at An­thony Vac­carello, L’oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel hair- styling am­bas­sador An­thony Turner tucked long swathes of air- dried hair into high- col­lared coats and summed up the woman of the sea­son: “She doesn’t even think about her hair.” For most of us, such styling aban­don may be more suited to the sum­mer, but there were plenty of real- world, win­ter- ready it­er­a­tions. At Chloé, Mary Ka­trant­zou, Is­abel Marant and Louis Vuit­ton, waves were worn- in, curls fallen- out and blow- dries al­lowed to drop, as though styled and then slept on, in or­der to cre­ate a real- hair sen­si­bil­ity.

Ad­di­tional struc­ture was made via sim­ple yet se­vere part­ings. Here, the de­sign­ers were them­selves di­vided. At Stella Mccart­ney, Bal­main and Al­berta Ferretti, hair was parted dead- cen­tre, be­fore be­ing smoothed out over the head and left to fall in long cur­tains or pulled back into nape- of- the- neck pony­tails. On the other side of the styling split, part­ings were shal­low, chic and side- stepped at Tom Ford, deep and slicked to the head at Holly Ful­ton and fem­i­nine and pretty at Chloé. The sever­ity of side- part­ings con­tin­ued across Gucci, Ro­darte and Alexan­der Wang, where they were swept across mod­els’ fore­heads. The bal­le­rina bun was found in nu­mer­ous shows: at Diane von Fursten­berg, Or­lando Pita pulled hair into a high pony, coiled it around the base, then gen­tly un­did parts of it, as though it had been worn by “a dancer in re­hearsal, not per­for­mance,” says Pita. From there, bal­le­rina buns took on unique per­mu­ta­tions: Prada’s bal­le­rina buns, for ex­am­ple, were per­for­mance- ready. Sleek and high shine, Er­dem’s were twisted with strands left long and loose. Carolina Her­rera’s sat high on the crown, while Dolce & Gab­bana’s in­volved a pretty braid twisted up into a chignon for a ro­man­ti­cally or­nate ap­proach. At Jean Paul Gaultier, mod­els sported high- rise struc­tural ver­sions that were de­ter­mined by the length of their hair.

GET THE LOOK FOLLOW GAULTIER’S LEAD AND LET YOUR HAIR’S NAT­U­RAL LENGTH AND TEX­TURE DE­CIDE THE SHAPE AND FEEL OF YOUR BUN. SIM­PLY SE­CURE YOUR HAIR IN A PONY, TWIST LENGTHS OF HAIR AROUND THE PONY’S BASE, PIN AND SE­CURE WITH A LIGHT SPRITZ OF HAIR SPRAY.

1 CLOCK­WISE FROM FAR LEFT: CHLOÉ; AL­BERTA FERETTI; KÉRAS­TASE SPRAY A PORTER; SACHA­JUAN OCEAN MIST; SHU UE­MURA PAD­DLE BRUSH; SHU UE­MURA DE­TAIL MASTER FIX­ING SPRAY; BUM­BLE AND BUM­BLE CITY SWEPT FIN­ISH­ING SPRAY

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