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 up top knot that’s tucked in, giving it a cropped look without having to chop inches of hair off. Jon describes it as “relaxed but still with those multiple textures that Dion does so well” and lucky for us, he has also shared with us the steps on how to get this look. Just read on after the break for our complete how to.

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How to: Dion Lee’s half up top knot

Start by applying volumizing spray from roots to tips of your hair. Redken’s rootful 06 root lifting spray was used at the show.
Next, roughly blow dry your hair using your fingers. This will retain your hair’s natural texture.
Create a low side part using the arch of your eyebrow as a guide.
Take hair from the heavier / bigger section of the side part and from the back of your head. Gather them together and use an elastic to create a small looped top knot (think of it as doing a ponytail but not pulling your hair out all the way through therefor creating a loop).

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Spray some heat protecting product like Redken iron shape 11 thermal protecting spray through the lengths of your hair. This will protect your hair from styling.
Take a curling iron and randomly curl sections of your hair to keep the natural texture.
For a semi-wet look put some gel (Redken Flex Work Ability 05 is recommended by Jon) and use that to define sections of your hair include the parting of your hair. Then keep everything in place by spritzing on hairspray like Redken Forceful 23.

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Natural looking and easy to do, this hairstyle is perfect for a casual day out or if you simply want to balance out a more formal outfit. This hairstyle is young yet contemporary, fun yet still a bit sexy.

For all of the runway coverage of Dion Lee spring 2015, follow that link.

Images courtesy Redken.

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