Want an upstyle that is easy, elegant, and a little bit old-school? Wella Professionals’ Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman has the perfect ‘do for you! It’s called the Clip Art Hairdo. The signature accessory? The trusty old hair pin!
Creating a hairstyle that included a fabulous mix of texture and sculpture at 2011 Milan Fashion Week, Eugene had tongues wagging over the re-invention of a classic. It might sound too easy to be true, but try it for yourself and let the compliments roll in!
HERE’S HOW TO GET THE LOOK:
STEP 1: Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair, apply Sleek Wonder from Wella Professionals High Hair Styling range before blow drying hair straight using a round soft bristled brush.
STEP 2: Create a side parting and then take the large front section of hair from the side of the head on the short side of the parting and spray with Wella Professionals High Hair Crystal Styler, then lift the entire section and pull up tight with a round brush using a blow dryer to add heat to keep this section tight to the head and in an upright direction.
STEP 3: Spray Wella Professionals High Hair Finishing spray onto a flat soft bristle brush and brush onto the side section in an upwards direction.
STEP 4: Next take this section of hair and back comb softly against the roots with a fine tooth comb to create texture. Create a ‘pin up’ by taking the side section of hair and using chopsticks, wind the hair around the chopsticks to create a tight roll, slide out the chopsticks and clip the hair into place using hair grips.
STEP 5: Brush the hair on the other side of the parting flat and square against the head and back behind the ear. Using a large contrasting hair grip to hold hair in place and keep it flat. Pull hair into a side low ponytail then twist, while at the same time, pulling towards the nape of the neck.
STEP 6: When the complete section of hair is twisted, pin the hair in place, using one hair grip inserted horizontally and then another vertically to form a cross to anchor the style. Don’t worry about flyaways and loose hairs, this is all part of the look as it should not look to perfect.
WELLA PRODUCTS USED:
- Wella Professionals High Hair Sleek Wonder (RRP $23.50)
- Wella Professionals High Hair Crystal Styler (RRP $23.50)
- Wella Professionals High Hair Finishing Spray (RRP $23.50)