Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week: Milly by Michelle Smith

For Fall 2014 Milly designer Michelle Smith said much of the inspiration for her collection came from “the classical dance and envisioning a dancer off duty-a women who exudes elegance, sophistication and simplicity, while still remaining chic.”  To complement the look Wella Professionals lead stylist Christopher Dove created classic but edgy, loose ponytails, “as if a dancer let her top knot unravel into a simple low ponytail. I wanted to keep the look as natural as possible, leaving the texture raw and authentic,” he explained. His goal was to create a hair style that captured the natural beauty of each model.

 To get the look, Christopher sprayed Nioxin DiaMax through the roots of damp hair and massaged it into the scalp. He blew it straight using a round brush for extra volume. He applied 1-2 pumps of Wella Professionals Oil Reflections and evenly distributed throughout for added shine. He then parted hair directly down the middle and secured into a semi-loose ponytail, making sure that all of the hair was tucked behind the ears. Taking a small strand of hair from the ponytail he loosely twisted the entire piece, securing with an elastic band on the end. He then twisted a piece around the ponytail creating a spiral shape on top of the first elastic band and tightly secured the piece of wrapped hair with bobby pins underneath the ponytail. To finish he set the hair in place with Sebastian Professional Shaper Spray.

For the nails, Essie’s Michelle Saunders created a true ballerina look of soft pink with a peach tint.  She layered Essie colors, first applying a coat of Essie’s new Cocktails and Coconut. Next, she applied Mademoiselle and one coat of ridge filling base coat to create the peach tint.