Fall 2015 Microtrend: Rolled Hair
Joseph DiMaggio’s “time honored French twist” at Naeem Khan Fall 2015. Image: Getty.
DGAF hair may have been a huge hit on the runways this season, but sculpted styles proved to be just as trendy at shows like Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta and Hervé Léger. Each of the shows brought new light to a classic hairstyle, the French twist.
At Naeem Khan, Master Session Ambassador for Davines North America Joseph DiMaggio created a “time honored French twist” to “reflect the luxe, detail of the collection and the vibrancy of the past decade.” DiMaggio separated the hair into two sections, front and back. With the top section, he rolled the hair towards the center of the face, moving backwards on the head. He secured the style using U-pins. “The hair will gradually become larger at the back of the crown, creating a more geometric looking twist,” he says. DiMaggio kept the look in place by prepping the hair with Davines More Inside This Is A Volume Boosting Mousse and finishing it off with This Is A Medium Hold Hairspray.
If you’re pins aren’t securing the style as you’d like, DiMaggio suggests pointing the first bobby pin towards the back of the head and the last pin pointing towards the top of the head. Kind of like they are about to duel each other.
Guido Palau’s classic French twist at Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015. Image: Courtesy of Redken.
At Oscar de la Renta, Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau opted for a classic French twist to go with the collections’ “uptown chic” vibe. “Though the finished look is very done, there’s a sense of ease to it,” said the stylist, who used products like Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist for sleek finish and Stay High 18 High-Hold Gel for grip. “The key here is to secure the French twist at the back of the neck, making sure it’s flat and tight against the head, which creates a super beautiful profile.”
Orlando Pita’s heart-shaped rolled ponytail at Hervé Léger Fall 2015. Image: Courtesy of TRESemmé.
Orlando Pita’s version of the French twist was a little tougher. He created this cool, double roll that went right into a classic low pony, which ended up giving the back of the head a heart shape (super fitting since the show was held on Valentine’s Day).
“For Hervé Léger’s show, we wanted there to be a toughness to the hair but in a way that still felt quite natural and easy for our girl to wear away from the runway,” he said. “We’ve played with an simple update on the classic low pony that leaves her with a sexy twist down to the nape of her neck. This is the look for when you need your exit from the party to make a bold statement!”
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