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