S/S 2011 PFW Beauty - Guido for Redken at Alexander McQueen



Get a FREE mini Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Amsterdam. Available exclusively at Sephora. Code: AMSTERDAM There were several fashion collection standouts during Spring/Summer 2011 Paris Fashion week, but in terms of a beauty look, Alexander McQueen's first runway show without it's namesake was nothing short of exquisite.

The collection, created by the new McQueen designer, Sarah Burton, took her inspiration from nature and creating things from what is around you.

Guido, Redken Creative Consultant took this idea and created what may very well be some of the most beautiful "braid designs" I've seen on a runway. The look was basket-weaved panels inspired by nature, straw, wicker and basket weaving. It's more a fantasy look, and not neccesarily wearable, but it may inspire you to add a more decorative braid or two to long or shoulder length hair or with an updo... - RLB



Here's what they used to create the look.

Redken Products:
- spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray
- forceful 23 super strength finishing spray

Create the Look:


- Center part the hair from the roots to crown.

- Divide the hair into 3 panels (left side, right side, and back).

- Taking 1 panel at a time, divide the hair into 1” panels and apply spray starch 15 versatile ironing spray all over.
- Flat iron each 1” panel so it’s completely straight.

- Beginning on the left side of the main panel, take a 1” panel towards the top and begin weaving this horizontally through the other panels. Keep weaving until the horizontal panels reach the end of the hair’s length.

- Take the final portions and braid until the end.
- Follow the steps above for each of the two other panels (left side, right side, back).

- Once the back panel is complete, fold the panel upwards in thirds and secure with pins so it lays flat against the head.

- Finish with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to secure style and reduce fly aways.

*Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken


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