Hair stylist Peter Gray, for Moroccanoil, designed a series of fearlessly glamorous updos for the Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 show during New York Fashion Week, highlighting sensuous lines and the contrast of a modern assymetrical roll, with a strong and sexy rope twist on the opposite side. Keep reading for more info about the look, backstage photos, and how you can re-create the look!
The Hair Look
The Badgley Mischka Collection for Fall 2011 is inspired by the great parties and classic Hollywood films of the 40′s and 50′s including "All About Eve," "The Women," and "Dark Victory." It celebrates the strength and sophistication of the iconic leading ladies of those times, including Bette Davis.
"I had an image of a young Catherine Deneuve in "The Hunger" in mind when I designed these looks," said Gray. "Confident, sophisticated, and passionate - hair that was the epitome of glamour with the perfect touch of soft, disheveled strand."
The creative designs feature hair sleeked close to the head and rope twisted back on one side with a full assymeitrical roll starting at the opposite temple area-- all combining in a unique, off center, spiral-rolled chignon at the nape of the neck. The separate sides are balanced with a long strip of crystals placed directly onto the smooth diagonal side."
Hair TutorialNYFW Fall 2011: Moroccanoil at Badgley Mischka
I made a low part on one side from the temple to the nape and then smoothed the hair back on one side," Gray explains. "I then rope twisted it following the hair line and back to the nape of the neck. I then blow dried the straight hair on the opposite side using Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream (and a Moroccanoil flat paddle brush) to give the hair a smooth, shiny texture, and soft hold. Next I sprayedMoroccanoil Luminous Hairspray closely on each section to help bring the ends together and reduce fluffiness. I then used a 1″ curling iron to create a roller set, but I rolled the curls upward instead of down to take the volume of the hair. I then let the reverse rolls cool for a few minutes to better hold the shape. After brushing the hair out, I started working on the roll. I first backcombed the hair and formed an asymmetric French Twist from the front temple all the way to the nape. I then pulled together and unified the hair on each side, fastened it together in a double ponytail and rolled them into an asymmetric chignon. Finally, I used Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on the sleek side to emphasize a smooth, shiny, and modern texture. To complete, I lightly brushed the surface of the hair of the full roll on the opposite side to free a few soft, disheveled strands and soften the look. Everything was kept in place by Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray