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Antonio Corral Calero’s Hair Looks at Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 Bridal Collection

Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2014 Bridal collection evoked the romance of an enchanted garden, with layers of tulle and lace, silver and rose-gold stitching and billowing skirts. 

Moroccanoil Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero emulated the poetic beauty by designing six unique braided looks and finishing with a matte texture. “The attention was on the matte texture of the hair and the intricate details of each braided bun, parted side or center, with minimal volume on top,” says Corral Calero. “We wanted the girls to look like themselves, wearing updos with a romantic, soft and whimsical mood.” 

For all of the looks, Corral Calero applied Moroccanoil Treatment to the mid-length and ends of the hair and applied Root Boost throughout the hair before blow-drying. He finished with Moroccanoil Molding Cream and focused it at the crown, providing additional texture.

First Look: Corral Calero brushed the hair toward the back of the head and divided hair into three large sections: right, left and back. He then braided each part. “The right and left sides were inward French braids and the back braid between them was a standard braid, which would serve as the base for the chignon,” Corral Calero says. He then wrapped the side braids around the back braid so they reached the mid-length of the back before pinning the third braid inwards toward the nape of the neck, creating a chignon. To add texture and make the look romantic, he loosened elements of each braid in the chignon.

Second Look: Corral Calero parted hair to the side and divided it into three large sections: right, left and back. He then braided each part. “The right and left sides were inward French braids and the back braid between them was a standard braid, which would serve as the base for the chignon,” Corral Calero says. He then wrapped the side braids around the back braid so they reached the mid-length of the back before pinning the third braid inwards toward the nape of the neck, creating a chignon. To add texture and make the look romantic, he loosened elements of each braid in the chignon.

Third Look: Corral Calero brushed the hair toward the back of the head and used Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray Medium to eliminate flyways. He divided hair into three large sections: right, left and back. He then braided each part. “The right and left sides were inward French braids and the back braid between them was a standard braid, which would serve as the base for the chignon,” Corral Calero says. He then wrapped the side braids around the back braid so they reached the mid-length of the back before pinning the third braid inwards toward the nape of the neck, creating a chignon. To add texture and make the look romantic, he loosened elements of each braid in the chignon.—S.Z.

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