The High Life

Runway Report The High LifeAt the fall Tuleh show, Bumble and bumble lead stylist Jimmy Page shaped hair that’s perfect for Vassar girls with champagne tastes.

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Designer: Tuleh

Products: Bumble and bumble

Living the high life requires a posh wardrobe and perfectly coiffed hair. After all, ritzy girls don’t step foot outside their million-dollar spreads without flawless tresses and designer-label outfits.

Any young aristocrat worth her weight in Louis Vuitton luggage flocked to Tuleh designer Bryan Bradley’s fall collection, which drew upon patrician girls with a taste for the moneyed look of the ’40s.

Nipped pencil skirts and secretary dresses with cushy neckties evoked a covered-up sexiness that remained youthful despite the mature silhouette. The same could be said of the hair, a deep side part from which luscious curls fell in a glossy cascade. Bumble and bumble lead stylist Jimmy Page created the updated throwback—a mature look that retained some adolescent spunk.

“The designer and I agreed that the hair should be feminine, clean and classic, and that it shouldn’t detract from the collection,” says Page. “The styles we picked added softness to the girls’ looks and I stayed away from anything too rigid. We really wanted the hair to be different from the other shows this season—for it to be distinct and in total harmony with the collection’s final looks.”

A 1943 Harper’s Bazaar cover featuring a sullen-looking Lauren Bacall partially inspired the collection, and Page stayed true to the moodiness the doe-eyed actress projected in the photos. Says Page, “I really wanted to convey the feeling that Bryan Bradley created in his collection so that, even from the last row, you could understand the tone that he set with the show by seeing the hair.”

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Page created a deep side part, spraying hair with Bb.Prep to create a foundation for Bb.Thickening Spray. He blew out the hair using a round brush, curled one-inch vertical sections of hair and then fastened the sections into pin curls. After setting, Page brushed through the curls to prevent them from falling into ringlets. To finish, he applied new Bb.Shine to the hair for a sleek finish.

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