Backstage Beauty: Valentino Fall 2012

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a romantic French twist for Valentino's Fall 2012 Paris show. The style complimented the folklore-inspired dresses with long sleeves and high necklines, and helped bring the signature Valentino femininity to the darker leather pieces in the collection.

“I’ve created a very classic Valentino look, very pretty. I’m doing a seventies kind of twist that has a very soft feel to it. Valentino’s got such a signature girl now, every season I reinvent the hair whether it’s a twist, a braid, or a knot. It’s a challenge but what’s very nice about it is that it’s always very pretty, very soft, very feminine. It’s a great look for women.”
–Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products:
-full frame 07 all-over volumizing mousse
-outshine 01 anti-frizz polishing milk
-fashion work 12 versatile working spray

Create the Look:
1. Apply full frame 07 mousse to damp hair and blow-dry for a voluminous look and a little hold.
2. Create a center part and apply a small amount of outshine 01 to smooth the hair.
3. Separate into two front sections and twist each one back towards the nape into a “v” shape.
4. Pin alongside the twist on either side with open fasteners to secure the twist into place.
5. Cross over the twist in the back and tuck the opposite sides in underneath each other keeping the “V” shape, and pin in place.
6. Finish with fashion work 12 versatile working spray.

[Images courtesy of Redken]

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