Paris Fashion Week: Abundant Texture at Esteban Cortazar

The hair at Esteban Cortazar was wildly powerful with abundant texture. Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling, Eugene Souleiman, created the look with a sense of spontaneity, working visually, and treating each girl differently, reacting to her individual hair texture, length, and face shape. The result was an Amazonian look that was elemental and raw, savage and beautifully broken.
“Last season for this same show, we braided the hair and when we took the braids out after the show, we liked the texture it created and wanted to bring that back this season," said Souleiman. "The soft organic textures and shapes work well with this collection as it is more primal, with intricate details that were inspired by last seasons’ braids. We’ve finished the look with a wet fringe, it’s as if the girl has just emerged from the humidity of the Amazon jungle and this contrast between wet and dry brings drama and modernity to the look."
Get The Look:
1. Section the hair into three equal portions, ensuring that the hair is evenly distributed around the head.

2. Create three braids of equal thickness and weight and saturate with EIMI Dynamic Fix hairspray.

3. To quickly set the texture and create a defined shape to the curl, squash the braids between hair straighteners.

  4. Once dry and cooled, undo the braids and brush through with a bristle brush to create abundant volume. Spray with EIMI Dry Me to emphasize the texture.

5. Apply EIMI Shape Control mousse over the crown and squash into the hair to recreate the look of Amazonian humidity. Rub the palm of your hand upwards against the grain of the hair to create a soft, broken texture.

6. To finish, create a unique shape to the front of each girl’s hair, using hair pins to secure areas and break up the fullness.

    Hair styling by Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling

[Images courtesy of Devries Global]

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