When hair wasn’t supernatural on the Paris runways, it ranged from sleek and slick to seriously stringy:
Yves Saint Laurent
“The look at YSL today was inspired by a kind of Helmet Newton beauty. It is very tough-chic and futuristic; I like to describe the look as bladerunner-esque,” said Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau of the slicked bun he created by combing hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting gel into clean dry hair from roots to ends, then gathering it all back into a tight ponytail at the nape of the neck and twisting it into a flat knot secured with open fasteners. He finished with glass 01 smoothing serum for an extra glossy finish.
“There’s something very punky about the Sonia girl, so I wanted to do that ratty, wet, stringy, crunchy kind of hair,” said Guido of the look he created at Sonia Rykiel. “I actually envisioned what happens when you put too much product in the hair and it starts to dry. The texture is this very product-y, spaghetti stringy hair.” To achieve the effect, he center parted damp hair then saturated it with guts 10 root targeting spray foam. He allowed the hair to air dry in order to boost natural texture and placed a headband just above the eyebrows and over the ears. He finished with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray, concentrating the product on the ends for a stringy look.