It was all quite "hush hush" but MODERN had a feeling celebrity stylist Chris McMillan was going to be part of the Kim Kardashian wedding in some way. Afterall, according to his Instagram, he was recently in Paris then Florence...come on! You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure it out.
It's all confirmed now that the public relations agency for Living Proof (McMillan is it's celebrity spokesperson) has shared the lunch/rehearsal dinner/ceremony/reception look 1/reception look 2 HOW TO's. MODERN has followed up with several questions to McMillan, but until we hear back, we wanted to get the steps to you while they are still hot on the press:
HAIR BY: Chris McMillian, Living Proof Celebrity Hairstylist
LOOK #1: LUNCH AT CHATEAU DE WIDEVILLE, HOSTED BY VALENTINO GARAVANI
“I first applied Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to Kim’s damp hair, starting mid-shaft to the ends. This made her hair smooth, healthy, and shiny but her hair still had movement. I also used Full Mousse near the crown to give her extra body.
I gave her a classic blow dry with a round brush (I like the ones from Ibiza) with a center part. At the very end, I used a small pump of Satin at the ends of her hair to give it shine – it makes the hair so silky.
I sectioned off the front of Kim’s hair from the ear forward and pulled the rest into a ponytail at the nape of her neck. I braided the ponytail and used one of the new Skinnies from Emi-Jay in black so that it camouflaged into her hair.
I then took the front two pieces of hair and pulled those back, covering her ears and wrapping them around the ponytail holder so there was some nice, overlapping texture at the nape of her neck. Covering the ears feels very chic right now. It lends itself to a retro, 70s-inspired look – and Valentino has a 70s vibe going at the moment with a really modern take.
I finished off the look with Control Hairspray to keep everything in place.”
PRODUCTS: PERFECT HAIR DAY (PHD) 5-IN-1 STYLING TREATMENT, FULL MOUSSE, SATIN HAIR SERUM, CONTROL HAIRSPRAY, EMI-JAY SKINNIES
LOOK #2: REHEARSAL DINNER
“That afternoon, Kim came back and we got her ready for her rehearsal dinner. I took out the braid and brushed through her hair.
I added some Flex throughout her roots and around her face to give her that great lift off her forehead.
Then I sprayed Texture onto my hands, rubbed them together, and ran them through her hair. Texture isn’t even on the market yet, but I just love it. It’s like no other. It adds thickness and texture to the hair and it gives lived-in looking hair on fresh hair. It just makes my job easier.