Paris Fashion Week: Tomboy Charm at Lanvin

Image: Stas May for Redken

Balancing boyish masculinity with feminine charm, Redken Global Creative Director Guido sculpted an easy-feeling French twist for the runway at Lanvin’s Spring/Summer 2016 show. "The look at Lanvin is always about funky character and ease," said Guido. "The messy twist this season is very boyish and masculine, but the bow in the back adds an off-ness and ease that’s very Lanvin. It almost feels a little Leslie Caron.

"First, I sculpted a messy French twist using Redken’s new triple take 32 because I needed a very strong hairspray to create the shape I wanted. Then, I pinned it in place and pulled the ponytail up over the top of the head, laying the tail across the forehead to look like bangs, and finished by placing an imperfect bow in the back. It’s a look that most women could do on their own by simply twisting the hair up and then using the tail as bangs.”

Image: Stas May for Redken

Get the Look:

  1. Start with dry, straight hair, ideally one day old.
  2. Apply Redken powder grip 03 mattifying hair powder to the roots for grip and added texture.
  3. Spray Redken triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray all over hair for a little extra grip and sheen.
  4. Use fingers to gather hair into a ponytail and twist up into a French twist, pinning at the crease with small hair pins.
  5. Lay the length of the ponytail across the top of the head so the ends lay across the forehead to create faux bangs.
  6. Crease a piece of ribbon and tie it into an imperfect bow, and then place it in the hair with a pin to slightly disguise the twist.
  7. Finish by spraying Redken triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray all over hair for extra hold.
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