HOW-TO: New Wave Greaser

By Chandler Rollins | 09/26/2013 3:19:00 PM


For Patrik Ervell's Spring/Summer 2014 runway show, lead hairstylist Holli Smith for Oribe Hair Care designed a look that can only be described as a new wave greaser. With a collection
heavily inspired by water, Holli created a style reminiscent of choppy waves on a rough
sea. "The clothes have this ocean vibe with lots of blues and sea-inspired prints, but it’s
also very techy because of the fabrics,” she said. “It's an updated version of what people
would wear boating today; it's very sporty and modern. We wanted to do something a
little hard with an edge using gel so it looked wet. The look is a little bit '50s with the
comb strokes that you can see in the hair."


Step One: Saturate hair with a generous amount of Maximista and/or Gel Sérum (for fine hair,
use a mix of the two products; for thick hair, just use Gel Sérum) and brush into the hair
with a paddle brush.

Step Two: Manipulate the hair with a paddle brush and comb, creating peaks, waves and points in
your hair. Play around with the hair until you find a look that works for you.

Step Three: Set the look with Superfine Strong.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chandler Rollins

Chandler Rollins, Associate Editor | Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Since October 2013, Chandler has worked at Modern Salon Media producing print and online content. For MODERN SALON magazine, she contributes to the Style Watch, Ask the Experts, Modern Man, Face and Body, Product Spotlight and Goods. On, Chandler assists with posting blogs and articles, the Product section and product reviews.

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