How-To: Twisted Chignon, Tribal Inspiration And Tousled Twist

Get inspired by these ‘it’ looks, straight from the spring/summer 2016 runways by Redken Global Creative Director Guido.

There’s an underlying current among all of the shows this season. There are different personalities and there isn’t just one type of girl. It’s a concept that we’ve talked about for so many years that has finally come to fruition, which is the idea that a woman can be herself. It’s a very positive message because it’s up to you—there are no rules in beauty anymore. There’s a lack of strictness, which is really liberating.

 

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TOUSLED AND SEWN TWISTS | Alexander McQueen | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: This season, Sarah Burton wanted a look that was very touchable and real, but I couldn’t leave the hair too real because we needed to find a way to still make it very McQueen. This idea of sewing the hair feels very romantic, but a bit futuristic and extreme. It’s very easy and natural. All of the mistakes are sewn in. HOW TO GET IT: Start with clean hair, and spray One United all-in-one multi-benefit treatment allover and comb through. Rough blow dry hair so it’s smooth and slightly straight. Then spray Wind Blown 05 dry finishing spray to enhance texture. Take small sections of hair starting from the top and thread the hair. Loop it around itself and cross over to the other side. Continue threading small sections down the full length of the hair, pulling out random wispy pieces of hair from the loops so it’s a bit imperfect.
TOUSLED AND SEWN TWISTS | Alexander McQueen | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: This season, Sarah Burton wanted a look that was very touchable and real, but I couldn’t leave the hair too real because we needed to find a way to still make it very McQueen. This idea of sewing the hair feels very romantic, but a bit futuristic and extreme. It’s very easy and natural. All of the mistakes are sewn in. HOW TO GET IT: Start with clean hair, and spray One United all-in-one multi-benefit treatment allover and comb through. Rough blow dry hair so it’s smooth and slightly straight. Then spray Wind Blown 05 dry finishing spray to enhance texture. Take small sections of hair starting from the top and thread the hair. Loop it around itself and cross over to the other side. Continue threading small sections down the full length of the hair, pulling out random wispy pieces of hair from the loops so it’s a bit imperfect.
TWISTED CHIGNON | Valentino | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: The look at Valentino this season is cross-cultural. The clothes have some tribal inspiration, so the hair has that feeling as well. But it’s still very Valentino with the softness around the face and ears. HOW TO GET IT: Create dreadlocks by saturating hair with Guts 10 volumizing spray-foam followed by Triple Take 32 high-hold hairspray, and twist the hair. Work a nickel-size amount of Braid Aid 08 throughout dry hair, focusing on the roots. Section by section, twist hair back into small cornrows toward the center of the head, securing with small elastics. Leave out two small sections of hair near the ears. Gather hair into a high chignon, securing with hair pins. Place extensions into the ponytail, and pin the dreadlocks around the bun, leaving out a few random hanging pieces. Finish the look with Triple Take 32.
TWISTED CHIGNON | Valentino | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: The look at Valentino this season is cross-cultural. The clothes have some tribal inspiration, so the hair has that feeling as well. But it’s still very Valentino with the softness around the face and ears. HOW TO GET IT: Create dreadlocks by saturating hair with Guts 10 volumizing spray-foam followed by Triple Take 32 high-hold hairspray, and twist the hair. Work a nickel-size amount of Braid Aid 08 throughout dry hair, focusing on the roots. Section by section, twist hair back into small cornrows toward the center of the head, securing with small elastics. Leave out two small sections of hair near the ears. Gather hair into a high chignon, securing with hair pins. Place extensions into the ponytail, and pin the dreadlocks around the bun, leaving out a few random hanging pieces. Finish the look with Triple Take 32.
MESSY FRENCH TWIST | Lanvin | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: The look at Lanvin is always about funky character and ease. The messy twist this season is very boyish and masculine, but the bow in the back adds an off-ness that’s very Lanvin. It almost feels a little Leslie Caron. Simply twist the hair up and then use the tail as bangs. HOW TO GET IT: Starting with dry, straight hair, apply Powder Grip 03 mattifying powder to the roots. Spray Triple Take 32 high-hold hairspray for extra grit. Use fingers to gather hair into a ponytail and twist up into a French twist, pinning at the crease. Lay the length of the ponytail across the top of the head so the ends go across the forehead to create faux bangs. Place an imperfect bow with a pin to slightly disguise the twist. Top it off with an extra spray of Triple Take 32 for extra hold.
MESSY FRENCH TWIST | Lanvin | Paris
THE INSPIRATION: The look at Lanvin is always about funky character and ease. The messy twist this season is very boyish and masculine, but the bow in the back adds an off-ness that’s very Lanvin. It almost feels a little Leslie Caron. Simply twist the hair up and then use the tail as bangs. HOW TO GET IT: Starting with dry, straight hair, apply Powder Grip 03 mattifying powder to the roots. Spray Triple Take 32 high-hold hairspray for extra grit. Use fingers to gather hair into a ponytail and twist up into a French twist, pinning at the crease. Lay the length of the ponytail across the top of the head so the ends go across the forehead to create faux bangs. Place an imperfect bow with a pin to slightly disguise the twist. Top it off with an extra spray of Triple Take 32 for extra hold.

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