by Alexandra Tunell
Giovanni Giannoni/WWD I'm all about minimalism when it comes to my own hair, but who doesn't love a little runway drama? Yesterday, while other designers were letting their clothes do the talking, Zac Posen delivered the bold and the beautiful (and his gowns were pretty amazing, too).
The updos, created by hairstylist Odile Gilbert and embellished with silk flowers designed by Posen, were incredibly romantic--and looked about as achievable as the proverbial storybook ending. But according to Gilbert, the hairstyles may be easier than they appear: "It was a spontaneous, imperfect way of fixing the hair," she said.
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She put Kérastase Mousse Bouffante into the models' damp hair before blow-drying to give it texture, which was key to keeping the look a little messy and romantic. Then, she used a 1.5-inch curling iron on small sections at a time, pinning twisted pieces up as she worked around the head to lock in the shape. After letting it all back down again, Gilbert haphazardly gathered a few thick, wide sections, rolled them into loop shapes, and pinned them to the head; then, she took the loose sections, twisted them a little, weaved them through the loops as though she were making a basket, and pinned them. If this sounds tricky, well…. It might be, but perfection isn't the goal: "It's okay that mistakes happen along the way," she said. Once all the hair was up, she placed the flowers--in pale pinks, purples, greens, and yellows--along the sides of the head or throughout the back and secured them with small bobby pins. To set the hair, Odile sprayed on a glue-like combination of Kérastase Powder Bluff dry shampoo and Laque Dentelle hairspray, and patted on handfuls of Boucles D'Art curling mousse.
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by Alexandra Tunell