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Alexander McQueen: Ornate Beauty

Ornate hair and pearl-covered cage-like headpieces created by Redken's Creative Consultant, Guido turned heads at the Alexander McQueen show in Paris.

Renowned for his outrageous sense of style, Alexander McQueen presented an elaborate collection of ornate looks during Fashion Week in Paris. The luxurious collection boasted a rather majestic palette of gold, white, black and silver. An intricate sense of design was prevalent in the highly detailed collection, which was bejeweled with pearls. To complement the collection, Redken Creative Consultant Guido assisted in the design of elaborate cage-like pearl-covered headpieces.

"The hair itself was, in fact, a wig styled with pin curls, and then we made these elaborate cages, inspired in part by certain religious icons, that go over the face and head," reveals Guido. "This hairstyle is one to support the look of the show. It's not specifically just the hair itself that should be highlighted here. You really have to think about the hair as it fits in with the masks, the collection, and the overall end-result the designer envisioned."

Create the Look:

1. Apply Redken guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to dry hair from roots to ends and comb through until the hair is completely saturated.

2. Divide the hair into two sections (top and bottom, sectioning horizontally) in the back. Make three or four parts if the hair is very thick.

3. Clip the bottom section down and out of the way, and then using a finishing brush, start to brush the top section flat against the head, following the round of the head in one direction. Repeat this with each section, making sure it's very clean and neat-looking when finished.

4. Blow dry the hair until completely dry. Apply Redken control addict 28 high hold hairspray and then place wig caps on, so they completely cover the head.

5. Prep the wig by creating all-over pin curls, also first saturating the hair with guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam. Each curl should be pinned flat against the head- to secure, 'x' each curl with two pins. Once dry and curls have set, take some pins out, so they still lie flat, but not all are visible.

6. Place headpiece on head.

Courtesy of Redken


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