How-to: The “modern geisha” hair at Zac Posen F/W ’12

Zac Posen - Fall 2012 hair

The look:

Modern geisha.

The inspiration:

The exotic, delicate elegance of Japanese architecture. “For sleek, flawless updos with clean lines, I wanted the look to evoke not just a different era, but a special cultural experience as well. The structure and craftsmanship of the styles are meant to suggest an aspirational time and place. My goal was to make the models look like what I envisioned a modern geisha to be, infused with the sleek simplicity of 1950s Hollywood glamour.”—Luigi Murenu, global creative consultant for John Frieda.

The how-to:

Zac Posen Fall 2012 hair 2 How to: The modern geisha hair at Zac Posen F/W 12

THE LOOK AT THE SHOW:

1. Brush John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse evenly through dry strands, and blow dry completely to build texture.

2. Pull hair back into a high, tight ponytail, and secure with elastic. Wrap elastic with black duct tape to get a sleek look.

3. Spray hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray to smooth out flyaways, and then split the ponytail into small sections, backcombing and crimping each section to create different textures.

4. Add a small rubber band to the end of the ponytail, leaving about ¾” from the end. Roll the ponytail under and to the left to create a chignon, and pin to the securing elastic.

5. Flat iron the remaining 3” of ponytail, and position in an upward direction—it should have a modern geisha feel. Follow with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray to keep style in place, and finish with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution Lightweight Frizz Control for extra shine.

AT HOME:

1. On damp hair work through 10 drops of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution Lightweight Frizz Control and then thoroughly blow-dry to smooth hair and fight frizz.

2. Brush hair into a high ponytail. Pull hair parallel from the outer corner of the eye back to get the perfect height. Secure ponytail with an elastic and secure the end of the ponytail with a small rubber band, leaving about 3-4” from the end.

3. Spray hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray.

4. Roll the ponytail under and to the left to create a semi side bun, and pin to the securing elastic.

5. Flat iron the remaining 3” of ponytail, and position in an upward direction—it should have a modern geisha feel. Apply John Frieda Full Repair Touch Up Flyaway Tamer to smooth out flyaways.

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