Beauty (R)Evolution

Beauty (R)EvolutionAt Catherine Malandrino, femininity is modernized, rockabilly style.

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Designer: Catherine Malandrino

Products: Sebastian Professional, Wella

The woman who wears Catherine Malandrino is forever feminine—not unlike the designer herself. One look at the Parisian couturier reveals the source of exquisite sophistication and unabashed love of femme details found in her pieces. But would this same woman twist and roll her mane into a dome-topping, two-toned chignon that key stylist Odile Gilbert likens to a rockabilly pompadour?

She just might. The idea is all about being feminine with an edge, according to Gilbert. “We’ve taken the ’40s and ’50s pompadour shape in front, and made it more modern,” notes Gilbert. Working with Sebastian Professional, the talented tresser explains that the tighter shape—in addition to contrasting highlights created by Wella master colorist Eva Scrivo—allows this retro-referenced style to evolve to present-day chicness for the Malandrino woman who definitely will be rocking this roll.

—Karie L. Frost


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Halo Mist: lends stellar sheen to two-tone detailing

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