Hair: Vivienne MacKinder for Intercoiffure America-Canada
Assistant: Rosemary Tejeda
Photography: Roberto Ligresti
Make-up: David Maderich
Fashion styling: David Widjaja
The Romantica Illusione collection by Vivienne MacKinder amps up the braiding trend by offering an editorial presentation of this season’s hottest look. Mackinder, founder of HairDesignerTV.com was eager to bring romance to braids in this MODERN exclusive, as they can often appear beach or juvenile.
“I wanted to add sophistication and softness," says MacKinder, Fashion Director for Intercoiffure America-Canada. “There is a true art to braiding, demanding great dexterity and skills. It’s all about fashion that stands out, yet fits in.”
The collection features a blend of fishtail braids, three-strand reverse, and three-strand rope braids, using strategic placement of Simplicity hair extensions, and a combination of backcombing, blending and combining different shapes enhanced by push-pull effects.