The Fall/Winter 2011 Bridal Fashion Week hair styles took a fresh approach to embrace a modern, youthful bride. Redken Session Stylist Giovanni Giuntoli created the hair styles in the Christos, Kenneth Pool, and Amsale collections, taking each in its own direction.
End of the Day Waves (seen at Christos)
“This season the traditionally preppy Christos look evolved for the next generation, and the hair embraces this edgier attitude,” Giuntoli says. “The look is down, when it is typically up, resulting in a youthful, casual after-wedding look that’s flattering and flirty.”
To achieve the look, prep hair to add texture and extra hold with Redken wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer and then layer on spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray. Part the hair wherever it best reflects the face shape, whether it be left, right or center. Set the curls with a 1-inch curling iron and pin in place until dry. Let the curls out and pull until you have soft waves.
“These waves are not tight, they’re fresh. We’re trying to get away from the corkscrew,” Giuntoli explained.
Cutting Edge Pleat (seen at Kenneth Pool)
"This updo reflects the high-end Kenneth Pool look, with a luxury finish to the hair. This line is more avant-garde, more high-fashion, and so we created a striking, contemporary up-do that pushes the envelope,” Giuntoli says.
To create this look, prep the hair by blow-drying with aerate 08 bodifying cream-mousse, applying at the roots and through the ends for all-over body and texture. Then fold all of the hair except for the front section two inches from the crown into a pleat. Curl small sections of the front two inches with a one-inch barrel and pin each up in place atop the head. “The curls add a softer silhouette for height and a light, airy texture that you can almost see through.” Giuntoli says.
Statement Pony (seen at Amsale)
This season of Amsale reflects another evolution and a new approach, with a natural, youthful ponytail with soft with volume at the crown for added glamour,” Giuntoli says.
To get this look, section off the hair at the crown, mist with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray and then back brush for height. “Play with the shape and height at the crown to keep it tailored to your face shape,” Giuntoli explained. Next gather the hair into a pony and wrap a one-inch section around the elastic. Leave a natural wave in the pony tail and mist with a shine product.