Hair how to: The Marvelous Max Mara Tokyo Runway show

The legendary Max Mara recently held a beyond grand runway show, staged at the famed Ryōgoku Kokugikan arena in Tokyo and featuring over 50 models. It attracted over 1000 celebrities, VIPS, and press from all around the world, who saw looks from the Max Mara Resort 2014 and Spring/Summer 2014 collections - previewed in Milan - and concluded with a series of cocktail and party dresses from the Max Mara Elegante collection.
Runway stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil was called upon to create hair looks that would work effortlessly with the beautiful show pieces, and the end result was elegantly beautiful, simple, sleek, and luxurious, with subtle, refined waved movement flowing down the back and accenting the ends.
Here’s a run down on how the look was created:
1. “I first started by prepping damp hair with a cocktail of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse throughout the full length of hair.”
2. “Next, I created a diagonal side part above the left eye and loosely blow-dried the hair using my fingers and a Moroccanoil XLPRO Paddle Brush.”
3. “I then took a horizontal section through the nape area and sprayed each section with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, and curled vertically using a 1 and 1/4 inch curling iron. Each curl was pinned and set in the same direction.”
4. “To ensure that hair on the top and front stayed flat, I pulled the curls slightly downwards. Then I placed a card held with an aluminum clip on the front hairline will ensure that this area sets as flat and smooth as possible. “
5. “After the set cooled, I brushed out the hair using a cutting comb and directed behind the ear and downward. This ensured a narrow silhouette on the front and sides, with an elegant, waved movement below the shoulders and into the ends of the hair.”
6. “For a final touch, I misted a small amount of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray on my palms and then lightly smoothed them on the surface of the hair for a luminous look and maximum shine.”
* photos by Takashi Murata for Moroccanoil *


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