While some top-tier hairstylists might reference Classic Hollywood or French New Wave screen icons as the inspiration behind the hair looks they design for the runway, the legendary Didier Malige of Art Partner arrived at his concept for the Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2014 collection from a completely different direction, channeling none other than Jan Brady, the charmingly awkward yet artistic middle sister in the cult fave TV series, The Brady Bunch. Referring to Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg, Didier told us, “Scott is a big fan of Jan Brady! The hair is very California, very ‘70s. For his collection, Scott was very influenced by Jan Brady going to the beach.”
right of the part across the forehead. The focus of this look is the sweep of hair to the side. It has to be really flat in front, like Jan Brady would do. The movement has to be exaggerated. Then I lift the end of this “bang” and hold it with a clip. I put a bit of paper under the clip so it won’t leave a dent. The hair is also clipped behind the left ear in the same way.
« To secure the side-swept hair in a soft wave behind the right ear, I slip in two bobby pins right above the ear, matching the pins to the model’s hair color. We want the pins to be matte so that they are invisible on the runway. So before putting them in the hair, we “sand” them with an emery board. When the pins are matte they won’t pick up the light on the runway.
fled and we’re ready for the runway!
[Images: John M. Craig for Rene Furterer Paris]