The metallic gowns, overly teased hair and sparkly tiaras brought Rafael Cennamo’s prom queen to real life in his fall 2012 collection. This not-so-obedient queen set foot in a snow-stormed city and let her structured silhouette lead the mythical and fairytale fantasy.
To complete the look and support the floor-grazing gowns, Tresemme’s hair stylist, Matthew Curtis, created an aesthetically pleasing hairstyle.
In the beauty industry, autumn / winter sends an evident reference to shambolic hair, pale skin and glassy make-up. Curtis abided by the norms of the season and created a textured, messy updo for the runway show.
To create an overwhelming effect, the final product, as seen in the images below, is likely too over-the-top for daily replication. However, you always have the option to tone the look down and alter the look according to your liking. In the how-to steps below, we’ll suggest ways to do that, just so you can adapt this good-Queen-gone-bad look into your next party outing.
Follow the steps after the jump.
We’ll enunciate the look in two parts – one being with the textured hair down and another being the chignon accessorised with a headpiece.
What you’ll need:
- Hair mousse
- Curling tong (2-inch wide)
- Hair dryer
- Dry shampoo
- Bobby pins
- Hair clips
- Hair accessories (any kind, but more options below)
The look at Rafael Cennamo’s F/W ’12 presentation
Look 1: Textured hair worn down
Look 2: Accessorised textured up-do
This is an advanced version of the previous look; or it can also be classified as a party version of the textured hair-down. Take the texture created in the steps above from day to night by swirling it into a messy chignon – and, if you so desire, adding a little extra embellishment by way of a headband or hairpiece.
If you are into updos, then this variation of a chignon is one to bookmark for this season.
Complete the above steps 1-9, then follow the steps below to achieve this textured updo.
1. Lanvin’s Satin Swarovski Crystal headband – Nothing is more indulgent and fairytale-kind than a Swaroskvi studded headband. Invest this for an ultimate prom queen look. For real. 2. Roberto Cavalli’s cutout headband – As girly as a headband can get, this Cavalli headgear will flawlessly contrast the untidy hair. 3. Maison Michel’s Carmen multi-chain headband – Bohemian in its entirety, this chained headband is a soulmate of tousled hair.
Thanks to Matthew Curtis and his Tresemme hair team for sharing the tips with Fashionising.com.
If you’re after more hair how-to guides and tutorials head to our 2012 hairstyles guide at that link.