FASHION WEEK: Romantic Curls at Katharine Polk

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/10/2012 10:50:00 AM


L’Oréal Professionnel Master Session Artist, Laura Polko, created romantic curls dramatically parted on the side for the Houghton Fall 2012 presentation at New York Fashion on Thursday, February 9. The styles perfectly complemented the fluid textures seen in the winter white collection by designer Katharine Polk, for her Fall 2012 Houghton line.

LOOK 1 LOOK 1 Get the Look #1

  1. Create an extreme deep left side part and work in two golf ball sized amounts of L'Oréal Professionnel Mousse Volupté or L'Oréal Professionnel Densité.
  2. Rough dry and use a round brush, holding parallel at the crown to part hair in an upward and over direction to the right (to create height).
  3. Section hair from ear to ear.
  4. Starting in back of hair, create 1 ½—2 inch sections.
  5. Position the 1 ½ inch barrel under the hair, spray with hair spray, and wrap hair over the iron, twisting it as you go.
  6. Curl both sides of the hair with the iron using an upward motion then release.
  7. Loosen curls with fingers.
  8. Set hair with hairspray.
  9. Make sure hair is tucked behind left ear, spray and then tuck again.

LOOK 2 L’Oréal Professionnel Master Session Artist Laura Polko uses hair spray on model. Get the Look #2
Create Look #1

  1. Apply L'Oréal Professionnel Lumi Controle and use a fine-toothed comb to work hair into small sections. Slick hair behind the left ear.
  2. Apply L'Oréal Professionnel Lumi Controle on the other side of part, and at the crown.
  3. Finish with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 2 hairspray.

Get the Look #3 (Not pictured)
Create Look #2.

  1. In the back, section hair down the middle vertically.
  2. Twist each section and knot hair together two or three times depending on length of hair.
  3. Secure bun with pins. Hide the ends of the pins, but toughen up the bun and keep pins flat to the head.
  4. Finish with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 2 hairspray.

Photo credit: Jesse Fiorino






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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