Fall 2013 was inspired by Hitchcock’s femme fatales – Kim Novak, Eva Marie Saint and Grace Kelly – the paradox of their cool surface and inner fire.
How the Look Was Created
“I started with a touch of Moroccanoil Treatment to condition and add a lustrous depth to strands followed by new Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection. I then worked through Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse from roots to ends for soft volume and hold. To create a soft, smooth styling foundation, I then blow-dried hair straight with a paddle brush.
“After making a horse shoe shaped section (from each temple to the crown) and pinning it on top, I started to design the reverse-braid. Tipping the models head forward, I braided from the nape of neck towards the crown, pulling in diagonal sections from the sides to the center of the head. As I continued, I brought in pivoting sections from side areas, taking care to keep the braid closely following the shape of the head. When I reached the crown, I fastened the 3 braided sections together into a pony tail.
“I then started to create the swirling effect on top of the head. I created a set, curling the hair from the front hairline and then back using a ¾” curling iron (for the first two sections) to create a pronounced wave. I progressed to a 1” iron for the remaining set sections, including the ponytail. Then, I misted the entire set lightly with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.
“Next, I released the set, and combed it out starting at the crown, and allowed some loose pieces to fall free.
“I backcombed the top section lightly for a fluffy, feminine effect, concentrating on the wave through the front area.
“The remaining loose lengths of the hair were wrapped around a pin-tailed comb – with the tip inserted vertically into the top of the braid – to hold the chignon above the reverse-braid.
“Fine wisps of hair were then brushed loose to soften, free and modernize the look.
“To finish, we used a fork comb to break up the edges of the set, and gave the style a final misting of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong to hold it in place.”
Moroccanoil® Treatment this remarkable, instantly‐absorbed argan‐oil infused formula is found in the kits of virtually every major celebrity, runway, and editorial stylist. Exclusively designed to give hair a natural‐looking silky, lustrous shine and a frizz‐ and static‐free finish, it strengthens, conditions and revitalizes hair while speeding drying time. (MSRP: $43.00 / 3.4 fl. oz.)
Moroccanoil® Volumizing Mousse is specially designed to build body and create natural lift and movement. Its weightless formula provides a flexible long-lasting hold and creates natural, voluminous styles. Moroccanoil® Volumizing Mousse plumps fine, limp hair for added fullness without any sticky residue or buildup. Hair is left healthy and touchable with a veil of shine. (MSRP: $28.00 / 8.5 fl. oz.)
Moroccanoil® Heat Styling Protection offers a new way to protect delicate strands from the stress and damage caused by the intense heat of hairdryers, curling and flat irons and hot rollers. The innovative formula creates a unique thermal protective veil that not only shields hair from breakage and split ends, but also provides a natural soft hold—for beautiful, healthy-looking styles that last all day.
Badgley Mischka Fall/Winter 2013 Collection
Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil