Orlando Pita gives hair a Nouveau twist.
There’s something to be said for seamlessly merging fashion and art, and when it’s done right, it’s pretty much perfection. It was a recent trip to Barcelona that influenced Lubov and Max Azria’s Herve Leger Fall 2015 collection—we mean, who wouldn’t be inspired by the austere architecture of Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Mediterranean (because, beach!), tapas and the sun (we’re in a deep freeze here, guys)? The palette of personal photographs, taken by Lubov herself, printed and formed into a second skin, which made up the long-sleeved body-binding dresses while grommet details drew on the chiaroscuro effect (BTW, that translates to the dark angular shadows contrasted by harsh light) of the basilica’s façade. But credit the Azrias for keeping things controlled; updating styles from their archives in favor of brighter, more modest looks; as for the hair, it was just as gothic and curvilinear as the basilica that inspired it.
The Nouveau twist
- WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Platinum Strength shampoo and conditioner
Runway Collection Get Sleek Blow Dry Balm
Platinum Strength Fortified Hold Hairspray
Soft bristle brush
Start by washing your hair using TRESemmé Platinum Strength shampoo and conditioner and towel dry.
Work in the TRESemmé Runway Collection Get Sleek Blow Dry Balm from root to tip and dry hair straight with a soft bristle brush.
Apply TRESemmé Extra Firm Control Gel from the roots to mid length. Using a comb, create a deep side part to the crown of your head and then another straight part down the back of the hair.
Starting an inch away from the hairline, comb one side of the hair back and then fold into a French twist down the back of the head. Secure with bobby pins underneath. Repeat on the second side.
Use hairpins to join both French twists together down the back of your head.
Pull the lengths of your hair back into a low pony and finish the look by spraying TRESemmé Platinum Strength Fortified Hold Hairspray. Tame flyaways with a spritz of hairspray on a natural bristle toothbrush.