August 11th 2011 saw the launch of the Myer Spring / Summer fashion collection. While the clothes were definitely a talking point, there was something a little bit special about the model’s hairstyles…and that was glitter!
Brad Ngata was the Hair Director for L’Oréal Professionnel and when asked about his inspiration for the look he said,
“This show is all about summer which to me, means colour! The brief was to work with the illusion and reflection of light in the desert that creates a mirage, so I painted the girls’ hair in glitter hair using varying shades; nude with gold,
bronze with gold, pink and red.
The colours were blocked together to create a reflective surface for a show-stopping effect. As the models walked, their hair changed colour in the light, just like a mirage.”
Want to know how the hair master did it?
1. Slick the hair back into a low-set ponytail using Tecni Art Fix Max gel to hold every hair firmly in place. Twist the ‘tail’ tightly and wrap it into a tight bun at the nape.
2. Set the hair using a hair dryer with a diffuser nozzle attached. This will ensure there are no flyaways and the low setting dries the hair gently.
3. Spray a non aerosol hairspray (Tecni Art Fix Design fixing spray) to the hair to set it into place.
4. After mixing glitter in a bowl with Tecni Art Fix Max gel, I ‘painted’ it onto the hair with a brush. The tonal effect of using two colours meant the colours could fade into each other from the bun to the hairline for a brilliant reflective effect.
1. L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fix Max gel 250ml $25.00 (RRP)
2. L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni Art Fix Design finxing spray 200ml $25.00 (RRP)
L’Oréal Professionnel Stockists: 1300 651 141 or www.lorealprofessionnel.com.au
But why no glitter for Jen???
What do you think? Are you loving the colourful sparkles or is it a little too much for your liking?
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