Michelle Helene is known for the union of self expression and sophistication crafted with rare and time-forgotten techniques, materials and bespoke construction. For the Spring/Summer 2017 Michelle Helene collection, runway stylist Jorge Luis for L’ANZA Healing Haircare created brilliant hair looks with eye-catching blends of contrasting global textures, forms and lines. “The vibe was organic and absolutely 70’s music, inspired by a modern twist,” said Jorge Luis.
To make fine-curled Afro texture in front, Luis created his own technique using a surprising combo of chopsticks and a flat iron. In back, hair was smoothed, criss-crossed to hide any parts, then taken to the side and braided. Braids were then deconstructed for a flowing, organic look.
Get the Look:
- Brush top hair forward and front with a Mason Pearson brush to smooth, then spray with L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray.
- Working with small sections, wrap hair tightly around a chopstick, place in between flat iron plates for a minute. Shift iron position as needed to apply heat to all wrapped hair. Release, then spray curls with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray.
- Sleek back hair and apply L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment for smoothness and shine.
- Criss-cross hair to opposite sides, then create braids (one smaller, the other larger).
- Spray braids with L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray and gently pull apart to deconstruct for an undulating, hand-crafted look.