Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

AVEDA @ Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

The Look

This is a low, sleek ponytail adorned with a textured bouquet of waves; a play of smooth versus rough. Hair is sleek and groomed on each side of the head and through the ponytail, with a slightly rough, matte finish on top and elegant, textured waves pinned above the pony. The finished look is chic and contemporary with a bit of attitude.

Get the Look

  • Step 1: Create a deep side part. Draw a horseshoe-shaped section of hair along the top of the head, from each brow-line. Isolate this section of hair and pin in place with a single-pronged hair clip.
  • Step 2: Pull the bottom half of hair into a ponytail and secure with a bungee elastic. Divide ponytail into sections with fingers and spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for workable hold.
  • Step 3: Use a flat iron to straighten the ponytail section by section, creating a smooth, sleek finish.
  • Step 4: Unclip the top section of hair and comb it back and over the ponytail. Sprinkle Aveda Pure Abundance™ Hair Potion and massage into hair to create volume and matte, rough texture.
  • Step 5: Working with the same top section, divide hair into smaller pieces and spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray. Wrap each piece of hair around a ceramic Curl Rod, creating spirals, until the entire top section of hair has been curled.
  • Step 6: Brush through spirals, loosening curls into soft waves. Loosely backcomb waves to create fullness, volume and texture, and shorten the length of hair.
  • Step 7: Pin the sides and ends of wavy hair against the head, close to the base of the ponytail. Hair is sculpted into a voluminous, undulating chignon adorning the ponytail.
  • Step 8: Work Aveda Light Elements™ Texturizing Creme into palms. Smooth hair along the sides of the head and above the ears to create a sleekness and shine.
  • Step 9: Finish the look with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for shine and hold.

See more photos and Q&A

Q&A with Antoinette Beenders

Q: What was your inspiration for this look? How did you collaborate with the designer to create the look?
“Christian and I worked together to create a hair look that reflects the inspiration behind his collection: waves and the ocean, with shimmering silks, silvers, and blues. I call this look the “wave” because of the back-combed wave that floats atop the ponytail. Since Christian is a young designer, the hair look is elegant yet very modern.”

Q: How could a woman achieve this look on her own?
“This is an elegant, alternative version of the ponytail—beautiful for evening. Using a fine comb, separate the front/top of hair and part it into a horseshoe shaped section on the top of the head. Tie the rest of hair into a low ponytail. Rake the front/top of hair back with Aveda Light Elements™ Texturizing Creme, and curl with a curling rod. Brush through curls and backcomb slightly, then pin teased hair to the base of the ponytail, creating loose, textured waves. Finish look with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray.”

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

NYFW S/S '10 Christian Siriano

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2 thoughts on “NYFW S/S ’10: AVEDA @ Christian Siriano

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carmen Carmen

    Sorry, I have rarely seen two such homely models in my life!
    But their hair is nice – that’s obviously why they are using them…

    So if they have relaxed their standards on models’ looks, they should also let them add 10 or 20 pounds to look normal instead of like sticks. these shows are a joke.

  2. Can be any type of food but Candle, flowers and music are a must