Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week: Houghton

Houghton’s spring 2013 collection featured black and white lace, sheer panels and touches of pretty floral colors such as navy, pinks and creams to represent a fresh, younger and fun woman. To complement the feminine yet edgy collection, Lead Hairstylist Laura Polko for L’Oréal Professionnel created two styles: A textured, wavy look with a center part and a wrapped bun above the nape with wispy flyaways. The hair was just as light and young as the clothing, also meant to be worn by the everyday young, stylish and fun woman.

The wavy ’do featured delicate waves that alternated in spiral so they didn’t all fall together and a little grit on top to create an interesting contrast in texture. The bun style was achieved by first brushing all the hair towards the back and twisting the hair into a chignon, held together with pins, and small pieces of hair were allowed to fall out to soften the overall look. Both styles were finished with a spray of Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray, which according to Polko was the most important product of the day because it doesn’t leave flakes and it gives a lot of fuzzy texture. Mythic Oil was used on the top of the hair for an added dose of shine.

OPI continued the feminine style from the hair and clothes by painting the models’ nails and toes the nude color Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and then applying gold flecks from the new 18k gold top coat The Man With The Golden Gun from the new Skyfall collection. —Aja Edwards  



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