The Sculptural French Twist at Badgley Mischka Spring 2012

The look was created by hairstylist Peter Gray.
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The look was created by hairstylist Peter Gray.
Badgley Mischka - Spring 2012 hair

The look:

Cascades of luminous curls flowing in a graceful triangular shape and resting on a smooth, sculptural foundation of a bold French twist. “This look is all about the preparation of the hair. I used cocktails of Moroccanoil products to create the shape and movement—and to make sure the hair stayed healthy, smooth and well-conditioned throughout the styling process. It was important that the hair looked sexy, well cared for and shiny on the runway.”—Peter Gray for Moroccanoil.

The inspiration:

The volume and shapes of Italian futurist sculptor Umberto Boccioni, coupled with the flowing curly texture of Elizabeth Taylor’s hair in her award-winning performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

The how-to:


  • “I first applied new Moroccanoil Frizz Control and Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to dampened hair to build in smoothness and soft hold.”
  • “Next, I made a long vertical section from the top of the ear to the crown. To bump up volume and lift the foundation of the look, I sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray at the root and blow-dried each section with a round Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Hair Brush.”
  • “I backcombed the hair and turned it into a huge French twist, keeping it in place with bobby pins criss-crossed in from nape to crown."


  • “To prepare the rest of the hair, I created a classic roller set using a ¾-inch iron, meticulously pinning each curl section by section. I used Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray on individual sections and all over the head, and allowed the curls to set.
  • “After releasing the set, I combed hair on the ends gently with a wide-tooth comb to preserve the curls and loosely brushed the hair from root to mid head with a brush for a smoother texture.”
  • “Finally the most important part of my work—shaping texture. I backcombed each section, starting at the crown and working forward, to create a large mass of hair. I then created the look—and shaped, twisted, folded and sculpted all the hair into a flowing triangular shape. These shapes were then brought up to the crown area, and secured to the top of the smoothed French rwist. I sprayed the whole look once more with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for a hold that looked soft, flowing and natural.”