FASHION WEEK: Disconnected Beehive at Chris Benz

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/16/2012 1:30:00 PM


Inspired by the latter half of Judy Garland's life, the Chris Benz Autumn/Winter 2012 Fashion Week collection offers whimsical pieces reminiscent of a mid-western housewife clinging to glamour in the 1950s or 60s. Super femme details of bows, sequins and bright colors were met with garnish make-up and a deconstructed wig courtesy of TIGI's Nick Irwin. This prim and proper lady is decidedly disheveled at the hands of Chris Benz and his glam team.


   1. Beginning with a Mason Pearson and short, curly acrylic wig, aggressively brush out all the curls to create the beginning stages of deconstruction.
   2. Using dry shampoo, spray the entire wig while simutaneously "back-brushing" to create a dry, matte, vintage look with height. You should likely use the entire can.
   3. Then, using your hand, flatten the sides of the wig and apply heat with a blow dryer to set.
   4. Finish with hairspray.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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