Friday, September 2, 2011

How to: Stolen Girlfriends Club at NZFW 11


For Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Winter 2012 offering at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week, ‘Here Lies the Bones’, the hair look created by KMS California Hair Director Greg Murrell from Ryder salon was edgy yet totally feminine – a lot like the collection.
Greg has worked with the label for a while now and they totally trust him to create something really rather in line with their own way of thinking, and it shows in this clever and completely unique look.
Featuring hair pulled back off the face then fastened at the back with a series of three simple knots sewn to the head, it included ponytails pinned to the knots, the ends of which were allowed to drop towards the nape.
For an insight into how to re-create this look, here’s Greg’s step-by-step rundown:

1. Lightly relax any wave or curl with flatirons.

2. Apply KMS SilkSheen Styling Crème for light hold.

3. Working with any natural partings or growth patterns, take a triangular section of hair from the high recession on either side of the head to the low crown.

4. Tie a knot towards the roots by pulling the ends through to form a small ponytail.

5. Lift the knot upwards and temporarily affix to the head using a sectioning clip to get it out of your way before doing the next knot.

6. Take your next section from the low front hairline on either side of the head back to the occipital. Knot, ponytail and section away as before.

7. Take back the remaining hair and create the last knot at the high nape being sure the leave some hair out at the nape to float freely.

8. Next, take out the sectioning clips and allow the top two knots and ponys to drop.

9. Tension the knots to the head and use hair grips to fix them in place.

10. Take the top two ponytails and affix them closely to the knots using hair grips for effect.

11. Next, take a blunt needle and some linen thread and sew underneath the knots to secure them to the head going from side to side in a figure of 8 pattern.

12. When complete, remove the hair grips and apply KMS California Hairplay Dry Wax to achieve the desired finish with matte surface texture.

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