Thursday, February 28, 2013

Milan Fashion Week How to: Bottega Veneta F/W 13, by Guido for Redken




Actress Jodie Foster’s (barely) teenage turn in 1976 film Taxi Driver is one of my favourite silver screen beauty ‘moments’, and a key inspiration for Redken Global Styling Director Guido when creating a hair look for the beautiful Bottega Veneta Fall 2013 collection shown yesterday in Milan.
Guido said designer Tomas Maier wanted the girls to have a "real hairstyle" for the show, and that his point of reference was actresses in both the 40s and 70's. “I think specifically of a young Jodie Foster in the 1976 film Taxi Driver,” he said after the show, “and the key to these soft, voluminous curls is first the amount of product you use - if I'd used less product, it would have meant less volume when I brushed the curls out at the end. You should also focus on using a small curling iron, like the 1/2 inch irons were using today, and curling small sections of hair."
It is definitely my favourite hair look for the season thus far, and is the perfect way to amp up the glamour factor once the mercury falls.
To get the look at home:
* Apply Redken guts 10 root targeted volumizing spray foam from roots to ends to create volume and a base for styling and rough blow-dry hair.
* When dry, make a deep side part and then mist hair all over with iron shape 11 thermal setting mist to protect hair from the heat and help the curls hold their shape.
* Start to pin curl hair in small sections with a 13mm (1/2-inch) curling iron, making sure to leave the top 2-3 inches on the drown uncurled. Pin each curl to the  head with setting pins as you curl.
* When finished curling the whole head, leave to set and when then when hair has cooled unpin each curl. 
* When finished unpinning each curl, run fingers lightly through curls and then gently brush out with a boar bristle brush for more volume.
* Backbrush the top front section and then sweep the section across the forehead and secure in place with a bobby pin. 
 A bit of work… but SO worth it!

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