Mane Is­sue

NOT JUST FOR THE BOYS, A TEX­TURED-GELLED COIF AP­PEARS TO BE THE HAIR OF THE MO­MENT.

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Work the wet look.

TOUCH ME KNOT

Adding a fresh – freshly wet, that is – twist to the clas­sic chignon, the ad­di­tion of gel is de­cid­edly mod­ern. At the core of the wet-hair look is an ef­fort­less “just stepped out of the shower” feel. So when putting your hair up like at Chris­tian Dior, don’t fight the tex­ture! Start by spread­ing hair gel through­out hair lengths, fin­ger styling at the roots for tex­ture. Then, make a pony­tail an inch above the nape of your neck and twist twice be­fore point­ing the ends straight up. Con­tinue twist­ing till the very end, then an­chor your pinky fin­ger at the top of the twist and tuck in the loose ends. Pin in place or use a French twist comb. Works best on shoul­der-length hair.

A TALE OF TWO LOOKS

A half-and-half, the pulled-back tresses at Gucci and Bal­main were oxy­moronic on two counts – tex­tured ver­sus slick, and wet ver­sus matte. To be­gin, sep­a­rate hair into three hor­i­zon­tal sec­tions. Use a matte-mold­ing cream for a nat­u­rally smooth and freeflow­ing bot­tom sec­tion. Then, tie the mid­dle sec­tion into a pony­tail to give vol­ume to the top sec­tion and cre­ate a clean, slick side with gel. Fi­nally, fin­ger style the top sec­tion us­ing a gel to cre­ate tex­ture and vol­ume up top.

CHRIS­TIAN DIOR AU­TUMN/ WIN­TER 2013 GUCCI AU­TUMN/ WIN­TER 2013 BAL­MAIN AU­TUMN/ MN/ WIN­TER 2013

HAIR SHAPER The best thing about this gel? You can cre­ate tex­ture with­out wor­ry­ing about flakes. Ma­trix De­sign Pulse Rock N’ Hold Hard Hold Gel,

RM25.

KEEP IT SLICK Shine in­duc­ing, this gel also comes

with a UV fil­ter. L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel tecni.Art Fix Max Shap­ing Gel For Ex­tra Hold,

RM40.

MAKE IT HOLD Get con­trol mi­nus the shine with this strong­hold cream that works great with dry hair. Wella Rugged Fix Matte Mold­ing Crème, RM50.

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