Apparel trends aren’t the only thing sauntering down the runway during New York Fashion Week. Right along with the clothing, the hairstyles are covetable, just like the aptly named “Rebellious Texture” pony seen on the models for the highly anticipated Band of Outsiders Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Easy, yet edgy, the chic ‘do was inspired by Vogue cover model turned photojournalist Lee Miller and created by the legendary Didier Malige of Art Partner. The “Rebellious Texture” looks also coordinated well with the Band of Outsiders collection as everything from faux fur to crinkled wool to fuzzy mohair was seen throughout.
Didier’s stylish disheveled take on a classic ponytail was created exclusively with a trio of must-have styling products from René Furterer. The best part of this look however, is that it’s totally doable on your own, as below, Didier shares how to get this gorgeous look for yourself.
- I start on clean, dry hair and make a deep side part. The placement depends on where the model’s part falls naturally. Next, I take hair in sections and mist each section at the roots with René Furterer VOLUMEA volumizing conditioning spray – no rinse. Some models need less product, but if they arrive backstage with very, very clean hair, we apply more conditioning spray to build texture.
- Next, I rough-dry the hair, massaging the conditioning spray into the hair with my fingers. Using a diffuser is important as it helps to prevent frizz and minimizes heat damage. As I blow-dry the hair I spray it with René Furterer NATURIA dry shampoo, working it through with my fingers. You need the dry shampoo to bring back a rippled wave. The mixture of the dry shampoo with VOLUMEA volumizing conditioning spray roughs up the hair texture.
- If a model needs more height at the crown, you can do a little teasing. I might lightly back-comb hair at the crown and randomly back-comb mid-lengths of hair. For light hold I finish with a misting of René Furterer VEGETAL FINISHING SPRAY. I like this spray because it leaves a natural finish and gives hair movement—it also smells good, very important when you’re working in crowded backstage spaces!
- I gather hair in back to create a low ponytail, wrapping it with a length of skinny, stretchy black cord. After tying and trimming the loose ends of the cord, I divide the ponytail in two and gently pull it apart, which tightens the ponytail and pushes it slightly higher up the nape of the neck.
- Rather than pulling the ponytail behind both ears, I leave one ear slightly covered. This looks more interesting, especially in profile as a soft yet striking frame for the face. Last, using my fingers I gently loosen a few pieces around the face. There you have it, roughed-up rebellious texture. It’s a look that works well for Scott’s collection because it’s dressy but wild.
Stay pretty dolls!