Braid in Heaven

By Alison Shipley Alhamed and Maggie Mulhern | 08/30/2012 3:26:00 PM

 

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.

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alison Shipley Alhamed

Alison Shipley Alhamed, Editor in Chief of Modern Salon Magazine | Editor of First Chair

Since July 2008, Alison has worked across all brands under the MODERN SALON Media umbrella, including MODERN SALON, SALON TODAY, FIRST CHAIR and MODERN SALON TV. Alison’s passion for the beauty industry grew even deeper after she enrolled in beauty school, working as an editor by day and a student by night. Alison earned her cosmetology degree from Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois, in May 2011.

You can find Alison on Google+ or e-mail her at ashipley@modernsalon.com.

 


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