1970s Inspired Beach Hair
Stylist Didier Malige of Art Partner created a casual, beachy “wet look” for the Band of Outsiders collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Malige used styling products from René Furterer to create a look inspired by Jan Brady, a character on the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch.
According to Malige, Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg is a huge fan of the Jan Brady character. “Scott is a big fan of Jan Brady. The hair is very California, very ‘70s and, for this collection, Scott was inspired by the image of Jan Brady going to the beach,” says Malige.
The hair had a California surfer girl look that complimented the beachwear-inspired collection of hoodies, anoraks and elegant silk crêpe shirtwaist dresses.
GET THE LOOK:
Beginning with clean, dry hair, take a low side part letting hair fall to the right side of the head. Start at the roots and mist hair generously with René Furterer Fioravanti shine-enhancing no rise detangling spray. Comb Fioravanti through the hair and massage in with hands. This will bring out the natural curl and texture of the hair. The spray can be applied several times, from root to ends, to increase texture.
Sweep hair to the right of the head, across the forehead keeping hair very flat against the head with a sweep of exaggerated movement. Lift the end of the fringe and secure with a clip. Also clip hair behind the left ear, putting a small bit of paper under the clip to avoid “denting” the hair.
Secure the side swept hair into a wave behind the right ear and secure with two bobby pines above the ear. Choose bobby pins to match hair color and sand them with an emery board so they do not reflect light.
Continue to build texture with more applications of Fioravanti working with the hands alone—no combs, brushes or blow dryers. “This look isn’t so much about hairdressing. It’s more about styling. We are not ‘doing’ the hair—we are just touching it,” says Malige.
Spray hair from crown to ends with René Furterer Volumea volumizing conditioning spray and massage through with hands for controlled volume. Remove clips and lightly ruffle the hair.
Photography: John Craig for René Furterer.
Make-up: Dick Page, artistic director, Shiseido