A modern, classic aesthetic was the focus of the Autumn/Winter '13 Ports 1961 show that debuted in Milan.
"The Ports 1961 clothing collection was very beautiful, well made and perfectly proportioned," says Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director, Care & Styling, Wella Professionals. "I wanted to create a hair look to complement this-something very considered, but effortless and elegant."
Souleiman and his talented team created sophisticated styles for the lineup of models. The finished look was the sum of two parts, with a low side-parting swept across the forehead to give a puritanical feeling to the look, yet at the back of the head was a flash of elegance in the form of a mini reverse French pleat.
"This is more hair design than hair styling. It's extremely technical and should only be attempted by a trained hairdresser," jokes Souleiman.
Get the Look:
Start with clean, freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.
Spray hair with Wella Professionals Flowing Form Smoothing Balm and dry with a flat brush keeping the hair flat and smooth.
Make a low side-parting and sweep the hair across the forehead and over the ear, secure half the hair in a low pony tail at the nape of the neck using elastic.
Use a soft bristle brush and Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray as you style to keep the hair perfectly smooth.
Gently back-comb the remaining hair at the roots in the direction of the ponytail, then smooth over with the soft brush towards the ponytail, spraying and brushing as you go.
Take the remaining hair and fold it into a reverse French pleat, rolling down towards the ponytail, securing the bottom of the pleat into the ponytail (secure with elastic).
Spray the hair with Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing spray to keep the style in place. Secure the pleat with hair pins if needed.