The hair look at the Ports 1961 SS ’14 show in Milan was inspired by the clean, sharp lines of the collection. “When I first saw the collection, the clothes were so perfect that they reminded me of illustrations, as if they had been drawn on paper. This gave me the idea of creating a hair look that echoed this feeling, a hair look with not one single hair out of place, yet at the same time had points of interest” said Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals.
The resulting hair look juxtaposed a slick, almost laminate looking, gloss strip at the front of the head, with a matte textured section in the middle, returning to a sleek bun painted with Wella Professionals Sculpt Force Gel for an extra glossy finish at the back.
“This chic hair look has an element of severity, yet at the same time there is a hint of craft to it, it’s like ‘tailoring’ for hair” added Eugene.
Get The Look:
· Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition
· Spray hair with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting Blow Dry Lotion to hair and blow dry the hair keeping the hair flat and straight
· Run straightening irons through the hair to create a perfectly smooth, straight finish
· Next, create a low side parting and creating a parting from ear to ear across the crown, clipping the hair forward out of the way
· Pull the back section of hair and pull back in to a ponytail positioned slightly low on the middle of the back of the head, spray with Wella Professionals Stay Styled Hairspray, and brush with a soft bristle brush while creating the ponytail to keep the hair flat and In place
· Keep the tension in the ponytail so that it does not sag underneath
· Next, unclip the front section of the hair and again using a soft bristle brush, brush the hair flat down to the head, spraying with Wella Professionals Stay Styled Hairspray to keep in place and add to the hold.
· Brush the front section flat and low behind the ear and then tie the longer section in to the ponytail.
· Next, squeeze some Wella Professional Sculpt Force Gel in to a bowl, and then using a tinting brush, paint gel on to the front strip of the hair, bringing the gel down to meet the ponytail at the back of the head following the direction of the hair – make sure the strip is only about 10cm wide, to create a contrasting texture
· Spray the ponytail with water to create a damp, malleable texture
· Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin into place
· Paint the bun section with Wella Professionals Sculpt Force Gel to create a gloss effect to mirror the front strip
· For the show, Eugene then sprayed the gloss sections with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray for an extra glossy finish