Milan Fashion Week SS 2011. Designer: Versace. Hair by Guido for Redken. The Hairstyle: The ultra shiny, lacquered hair at Versace was slicked back into a low bun covered by PVC for a patent leather feel – the ideas was to show high glamour while still making a big statement.
* Photos by Matt Lever
“Donatella and I discussed this look quite a bit; as typically she loves big, voluminous sexy hair for her show. Through this departure from that, we wanted to show that hair kept close to the head that draws attention to the face can be just as high glamour as big hair.
This is a look anyone can wear, as long as she has the confidence to allow her face the extra exposure exposed. Also, not using so much product could also tone down the look a bit too for everyday. And the accessories, like the pieces of PVC plastic, can add a bit of fun into such a glamorous, high fashion shape.” – Guido, Redken Creative Consultant
hardwear 16 super strong gel
glass 01 smoothing serum
Apply Redken hardwear 16 super strong gel in sections thoroughly through entire head of hair all the way to just past the nape of the neck, using a comb to create a smooth texture with no part.
Smooth hair all the way back on the top and sides and pull together in a low ponytail secured at the nape of the neck.
Coil hair around itself into a knot and pin into place.
Take a piece of PVC plastic (or any type of square shaped material you’d like to use) and secure around the bun with an elastic, allowing the ends of the square piece to essentially “stick out.”
Finish entire look with slicking on heavy amounts of glass 01 smoothing serum for that glassy, patent leather texture.