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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.

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How to: soft waves with a twist

Dreamy waves are given an elegant, subtly bohemian twist in this spring/summer hairstyle that's perfect for both the beach and beyond. Easy to create but full of impact, it's a hairstyle worth trying at home. Here's how to get the look.

How to: Dion Lee’s half up top knot

The collaboration between Dion Lee and Redken’s Hair Director Jon Pulitano is not new, but it always yields great results. For this season’s show at MBFWA, this partnership has given us a hairstyle that’s a mix of different international 2014 hair trends. It’s simple, chic, young and a little bit oriental- there’s really nothing more we can ask for. The hairstyle is basically a half…

How to: Jil Sander’s minimalist, soft low ponytail

In runway shows, we simply can’t understate the importance of the hairstyle that the collection is presented with. It’s the task of expert hairstylists to create looks that will not only go well with the clothes but also be one with the designer’s vision. Redken’s Guido Palau was the one tasked with creating a spring 2014 hairstyle for the Jil Sander show. Taking inspiration from…

How to: the Hermes soft side twist

The stars of the ’70s were known for their glamorous yet effortless beauty. Still inspiring women of today, it’s the simplest of looks that can be reinterpreted with a modern twist. And don’t we all love hairstyles that will only take a few minutes to create? This is what Guido Palau of Redken did for the Hermes fall 2014 show. The look is simple with…

How to: Versace’s sleek ’60s hair

This season the runways have been home to a huge number of natural looking hairstyles but for the Versace show, we got hair that’s far from normal or everyday looking. Guido Palau of Redken took the ’60s hair trend of the past few seasons and turned it into a 2014 hairstyle that coincides with Versace’s iconic style. It features straight hair with volume at the…

How to: Jean Paul Gaultier’s super slick topknot

Jean Paul Gaultier has always been known to be “out of the box”. For his fall 2014 fashion show, we were brought far into outer space with his Brits in Space themed collection. It was the very talented Guido Palau of Redken who was given the task to create hairstyles to match Gaultier’s characters. One style he came up with was a super slick top…

How to: Versace’s flowing rock-chic hair

The late 80s to early 90s was known for their rock ‘n’ roll scene. Artists like Axl Rose were the rock icons of that time, and for the Versace spring / summer 2014 show, they served as the perfect inspiration. This laid back rocker chic look is a little androgynous. Reminiscent of the LA rock scene of the era, it’s simple yet still makes the…

How to create a modern men’s pompadour

The King made the style famous decades ago, but the pompadour is still infused with a rock'n'roll cool - especially when given a modern update. A little shorter, a little messier, 2014's version of this classic men's hairstyle doesn't have to make you look like you stepped out of a time machine. Follow the guide below to make the pompadour work for you with minimal hassle.

How to style mid-length curly hair for men

Curly hair on men can be tricky to work with – especially when it’s got some length to it. It’s tempting to go just back to shorter hair. Before you go for that “chopping off” option, it’s worth reconsidering – seeing your natural waves as an opportunity for you to think out of the box and have fun with styling. To help you tame your…

How to: day-to-night eye makeup for summer

Busy day followed by a busy night? The modernisation of our lives has made everything fast-paced; each of us needs everything to be quick and easy. The concept of 2-in-1 sucks a hair and shampoo combo – but as a makeup look that will take you from dawn till dusk till dawn? That’s the makeup look for your next big day and night. Taking a…

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