Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert drew inspiration from many past icons, including Joni Mitchell, Lady Diana and Brigitte Bardot, for this pouffed style, yet wanted it to remain free and modern. As John Patrick explains: “Our collection this season is centred around big, beautiful hair that makes our hand-woven tweeds look happy . . . The hair look is modern—very young and fun, not polished or structured.” Here, Odile talks us through how to create the style and highlights the exact products that were used backstage. Keep reading . . .
STEP 1: Brush your hair and prep with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam ($29.95) to add body and shine. Using a comb, create a left side-part and then divide hair into four sections: sides, back, and top. Fold the top section over the face and clip back to separate.
STEP 2: Backcomb the back section of hair with a brush to create messy volume and spray liberally with hairspray.
STEP 3: Create an anchor by crossing bobby pins horizontally across the middle of the back section of hair, just below the crown. Then, using large hair pins, attach a hairdresser's sponge at the crown, where the bobby pins are anchored.
STEP 4: Cross the right section of backcombed hair over to the left, pinning over the hairdresser's sponge with large hair pins. Repeat with the left section of backcombed hair, bringing it to right. Take all the remaining hair in the back section and twirl to the left to create a French twist. Secure the twist at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating a tail of loose hair draped over the shoulder.
STEP 5: Set aside a portion of the hair to fall in front of the left ear and brush the remaining top section of hair over the hairdresser's sponge. Pin it into the French twist to create a “pouf.” Pull lightly with your fingers to create loose volume and finish with hairspray. Leave wisps of free-falling hair in front of the left ear and loosely pin remaining pieces above the right ear. Finish with a final spritz of hairspray.
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