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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Canada’s top designers lit up the runway at LG Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009 with trendy, avant-garde, cutting edge and classic clothes. Their looks wouldn’t be complete with out the expert styling from the L’Oréal Paris beauty team.
Eric Del Monaco, Lead Hair Artist for LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris, moved away from spring’s slick look and went for a more natural, almost rustic hair profile.
“The outer shape is controlled while textures are less coiffed,” says Del Monaco about hair’s presence on the catwalk. He encourages women to embrace their natural texture this season. Curls and waves are great for day, and were seen everywhere during Fashion Week. If you have textured hair this look is easy to pull off.
Light golden blonde to deep chestnut browns are the colours for fall and winter. Warm highlights add dimension. As for length, “the idea is shorter cuts with volume at the sides or the top,” says Del Monaco. The look is Oscar Wilde inspired and almost androgynous.
Seductive updos, like ponytails and chignons, will be loose and unpolished. Start off by wetting the hair with water. Apply a bit of gel and then create a severe side part. Brush back the hair into a low ponytail. Secure the pony and then twist tightly to create a bun.
The key to building any great style is healthy hair. Always remember to “start off with a clean canvas,” says Del Monaco.
Photo Credits: James Kachan and Stephanie O’Born