Yes, it does look a bit Spanish-Flamenco dancer (well, that was the inspiration!), but this updo that Guido, Redken Creative Consultant, created for the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 Runway was very soft and feminine and I think could easily be adapted for a holiday party, a night out, or some other special occasion. It is special without being too fussy, it really looks just very effortless to me!
“This look is very classically Dolce. It’s very soft, pretty and feminine – how girls want to look," said Guido. "It could look severe, but I’m doing it with my fingers to make it much softer for an overall feeling that’s very rich and luxurious.”
What You'll Need:Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer
Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion
Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray
Create the Look:
1. Prep hair for blow drying. Mist damp hair with Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer, comb through. Next apply a nickel-sized amount of Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion, comb through. Blow dry hair smooth using a round brush.
2. Part hair in the center and spray Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray for a little added texture.
3. Using fingers, pull hair over the fingers and back into a messy knot. Secure with small U-pins. Leave a few bits of hair sticking out from the bun to achieve a softer look.
4. Finish with another mist of Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray.
Optional: Add a flower! You'll want to opt for a hardy variety so it lasts for the entire night. A carnation or calla lily would be a great choice (I found this great resource for hardy flowers to wear in your hair). Secure the flower into your hair with bobby pins or consider using a silk flower hair pin instead.
Photos by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken
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