At the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2011 show, Aveda put a twist on usually voluminous waves by centering them in the middle of the hair, keeping the overall look polished and modern. Keep reading for how-to tips and an interview with Aveda Global hairstylist Antoinette Benders, and more backstage photos!
Q: What was your inspiration for this look? How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
"Christian's collection was inspired by the graceful beauty of orchid flower petals. We wanted a hair style that captures that natural elegance." - Antoinette Beenders for Aveda
Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
"This look is very easy to recreate and works for anyone with a little length to their hair. To protect hair from heat damage, use a small amount of Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair on damp hair and blow dry straight. Then make two braids, one on each side of the head, and spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for light hold. Use a flat iron to gently set each braid, pressing small sections from top to bottom. Finally, undo the braids, loosen waves with your fingers, and set the look with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray."
- Antoinette Beenders for Aveda
Q: What is the inspiration for your collection? What is the look you are capturing?
"My collection this season is inspired by intricately beautiful details found in plant life, like the petals of a Dracula orchid. That concept led to stunningly detailed patterns and glamorous eveningwear." - Christian Siriano