Dion Lee’s strict chignons: how-to & video

Dion Lee’s architectural, futuristic tailoring lends itself to a certain austerity. In creating the hairstyle for his spring 2011 Australian fashion week show, that austerity was not only accepted it was embraced; each girl given a uniform pitch-black chignon and side-part.

Sophie Roberts for ghd shares the steps she took to create the runway look. You can find the step-by-step instructions, behind-the-scenes video, and photo gallery after the jump.

How to create the Dion Lee hair style

  1. Cut a low (just below arch of brow) and deep (use top of ear as a guide) side part on left hand side of the head. Use a comb with a metal end for military precision (the Dion Lee team used ghd’s Tail Comb).
  2. Using a brush like ghd’s Oval Dressing Brush, wrap dry the hair with a blow dryer, smoothing it against head to establish a zero volume finish.
  3. Smooth out the each section of hair. Sophie’s team used a ghd Gold Classic styler and ghd Ultimate Hairspary to achieve a poker straight finish.
  4. Comb the hair at front so it travels directly over the hairline, leaving the part line at top of head exposed. Pull the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hat elastic.
  5. Wrap the ponytail with a hair net and twist the hair into a scroll, securing it with U pins.
  6. Apply ghd Precision Wax to finesse the hair line and part line, then set with a blow dryer.
  7. To achieve the black matte finish, spray the hair with a black dry shampoo until it is completely covered.

dion lee spring 2011 hair

The photos and video are courtesy of www.ghdhair.com/au. You can see all the backstage photos from Dion Lee‘s spring 2011 showing by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the gallery.