New York Fashion Week. Nanette Lepore Fall Winter 2010 Collection. Hair by Esther Langham for Moroccanoil. The Fashion Inspiration: The art of the Renaissance. A vibrant palette including bold oranges, yellows and blues. Enhanced by clean architectural lines and the geometry of layers. Focal points of the vibrant collection include full ball skirts and the molded sleeve.
The Hairstyle: Esther Langham created graceful variations of Renaissance art-inspired looks defined by a modern sensibility. The looks emphasize soft and flowing feminine shapes, underscored by the beauty of healthy, smooth-textured hair and the freedom of slightly tousled strands. She created two separate looks to complement Nanette Lepore’s designs– one long, waved and flowing, and the other a soft braided upsweep loosely rolled, pinned, and finished with sensual wisps of hair accenting the face.
Creating The Looks: Hair Tutorial
Look 1: The Romantic Braided and Rolled Upsweep
1. Esther first applied a cocktail of Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Intensive Curl Cream (blended in the palm of her hand) on wet hair. The luxurious combination of the two argan oil-infused products provided a soft, natural-looking hold, eliminated frizz and static, strengthened the hair, and created smooth, healthy-looking texture. They also helped speed drying time while protecting hair from the heat of the blow dryer and the curling iron.
2. After blow drying, Esther sprayed hair with new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray, and used a 1” curling iron to curl small sections of hair starting at the nape, working up to the top of the head. She created a low side part on the right side, swept the hair to the left in a flowing arc, and curled remaining side-sections back from the face.
3. Next, Esther lightly blow dried the curls to create soft, flowing waves. She then pulled the hair back into a low, very loose braid, secured it with a hair band at the ends, rolled the braid up until it reached the head, and secured it with bobby pins
4. She then released a few strategic tendrils at the nape of the neck and at the sides to frame the face
5. The look was finished with a light misting of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray for a natural-looking, long-lasting boost of shine
Look 2: Long and Flowing
1. Esther first applied a cocktail of argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Treatment mixed with Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream (blended in the palm of her hand) on wet hair. The combination of the two products provided a soft natural-looking hold, eliminated frizz and static, strengthened the hair, and created smooth, healthy texture. The Moroccanoil products also helped speed drying time while protecting hair from the heat of the blow dryer and curling iron.
2. After blow-drying, Esther sprayed the hair with argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray, wrapped 1” sections around a curling iron starting at the nape and up to the top of the head. She then created a low side part on the right side, swept the hair to the left, and curled remaining sections back from the face.
3. Next, Esther brushed through the hair with a Moroccanoil Ceramic Ionic Hair Brush. She lightly blow dried small sections of the hair at the root, starting at the nape of the neck upward to unify the flow of the hair from the root, and transform curls into soft, flowing waves with volume.
4. Esther sprayed the look with argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray for free-flowing, moveable hold with shine. She finished with a light mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to create a luminous veil of natural-looking shine.
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