Modern Bardot

July 11, 2011 | 12:27 AM
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Anthony Morrison, owner of Londoner Salon and Spa, Manhattan Beach, California, and season one winner of Bravo’s Shear Genius, demonstrates how to create a soft, modern look and then transform it into a classic evening updo. My vision was to create a look that was soft, sexy, fun and evocative. I used Brigitte Bardot from 1962 as my inspiration, as she represents timeless beauty. —Anthony Morrison Hair: Anthony Morrison Photography: Roberto Ligresti Make-up: David Maderich, Fashion styling: David Widjaja Fuschia organza dress with feather trim, Nina Ricci; necklace by Dannijo
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Blow dry the hair smooth. Set hair in large electric rollers, wrapping away from the face and back. Wrap a Mohawk section toward the crown from a high side parting.
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Take sections from along the top of the head and pull straight up. Backcomb at the base to create a strong foundation. Work back to the crown. Remove the fringe strands and then gather the top and side strands to the crown. Smooth back and secure at the crown. To fi nish the half down look, use a curling iron to create soft curls.
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For a polished evening look, take one inch sections from the back, pull out and backcomb the base.
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Place a bobby pin at midpoint and twist. Direct to the opposite side, twist and secure at the crown.
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Continue working throughout the lengths, pinning sections to the crown.
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Reserve the last section to be drawn up and around the crown pieces to hide pins and smooth the design. Secure section with bobby pins tucked under the curls.
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PRODUCTS AND TOOLS Shampoo and stylers: Hydra Restore Strengthening Masque, Hydra Lock Shine Serum, Hydra Smooth Thermal Iron Crème, Hydra Boost Bodifying Spray, Hydra Cleanse Sulfate-Free Shampoo, Hydra Nourish Daily Conditioner, Hydra Tame Blow Dry Creme, all Anthony Morrison Weightless Moisture Collection Rollers: Babyliss Blower: Solano Flatiron: GHD Curling iron: HOT Tools Nail color: Essie St. Tropez Foundation: Beauty Addicts Mascara: Mirabella Eye shadow: Your Name Cosmetics Red silk chiffon gown by Valentino
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