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Great Silhouettes

Maggie Mulhern | July 10, 2011 | 8:09 PM

Shape was as important on the head as on the body during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC. There were oodles of wonderful shapes offered during the recent Fall/Winter 2009 collections, but these were some of our favorites we spotted at the show.

Great Silhouettes
How’d they do that? “A double French twist, perfectly flat on the back and sides and held in place with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode,” explains Laurent Philippon for Bumble and bumble at the Altuzarra show. “This classic look was accented by a top section that was pulled back and pinned at the back of the head.”
Photography: Luca Cannonieri

Great Silhouettes
“Inspired by early 1990s hip-hop style with an avant-garde twist, these styles, resembling sculptures built high atop the head, are slick, shiny and modern,” says Chuck Amos for Mizani. Rubber, hair-wrapped balls, boxes and rollers were attached to the ponytails with cords.
Photography: Courtesy of Mizani

Great Silhouettes
“This evokes a 1930s party reveler,” says Charlie Price for Rusk at the Cynthia Rowley show, “only the morning after. It’s ‘hangover’ hair. There is a hint of a finger wave at front and a low ponytail is folded and tucked. Finally the look is ‘destroyed’ with the fingers and sprayed.”
Photography: John Perez

Great Silhouettes
“This futuristic, red-carpet, modern, faux bob/sweep/tuck is an elegant but unusual silhouette,” says Peter Gray for Redken at the Badgley Mischka show. “My main inspirations for the look were Sean Young in Bladerunner and HR Geigers Alien: combining square and round elements in the same head shape.”
Photography: John Perez

Great Silhouettes
Rodney Cutler created an anything but “haphazard” chignon from a side parting at the Tadashi show. The split headband kept everything else in place.
Photography: John Perez

Great Silhouettes 
The team from Bumble and bumble created nice lift at the crown with smooth and sleek lengths, all accented by a clear headband at Chado.
Photography: John Perez



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