Odile Gilbert, working with Kérastase at the show, fashioned a slick high ponytail which she termed “strong, but not tough.” She saturated the hair with Kérastase Double Force Control Ultime hair spray and slicked it back, then flatironed it. Next, she gathered the hair into a very high ponytail, securing it not with a hair band but with “bondage tape from a sex shop in Paris.” Gilbert then flatironed the ponytails a second time, sealing split ends with Kérastase’s Fiber Architect.
Source: vogue.it, wwd.com
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“It’s all about the textiles,” Wella global creative director Eugene Souleiman confirmed of the backstage beauty inspiration. And Souleiman added another nod to handcraftsmanship with a series of lacquered cinnamon stick barrettes that he bought in Paris specifically for the show. “We found them in the Marais for 50 cents! We bought every last one,” he effused of the street-market find that added a “wooden, organic” element to Zanini’s folk-ceramic influence. Sectioning out a front panel of hair, adding a bit of mousse, and brushing it backward for a semi-sleek effect, Souleiman rolled the lengths under themselves, pinning them down for a touch of volume at the nape of the neck. The remaining side sections were back-combed ever so slightly to maintain the shape of a faux bob before they were gathered together and secured with the barrettes. “She’s rich, but not in a vulgar way, in an artisanal way—like a character in a Bergman movie,” he proposed of Zanini’s muse for the season. “So the hair is soft but it’s definitely been done—by impeccably good hands.” And how.
I love the cinnamon stick barrettes.
That's a five minute DIY project that I plan on doing.