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HOW-TO: Guido Palau X Alexander McQueen X PFW

As we’ve come down from our Paris Fashion Week high, we’ve been sorting through some of our favorite moments.  The Alexander McQueen collection is always on our list as it ignites our imaginations, and this year was no different.  With contrasting fabrics that gave a multidimensional mood, it seemed only right to have overly textured hair; thanks to Guido Palau, the look came to life.

To complete the darkly romantic woman at Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show, Palau created a soft, but strategically shaped hairstyle for each girl. The fantasy-like, fluffy texture was created by blow drying the hair with Redken’s new Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse, and then setting tight pin curls with Redken’s Iron Shape 11 finishing thermal spray. He then brushed out the pin curls and sculpted a structured style suited for each girl’s face shape using Redken’s Forceful 23 super strength hairspray.

“The McQueen woman this season is much more romantic and soft than the more futuristic, robotic looks we’ve seen in past seasons. This romantic, melancholy idea was partly inspired by the artworks of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.  I created this very fluffy texture, and then sculpted the hair into different shapes based on what looks best with each girl’s face shape. I used Redken’s Stay High 18 to set very tight pin curls, and then brushed them out and sprayed Redken’s Forceful 23 hairspray to hold the different shapes. The finished look really draws attention to the face and enhances each girl’s natural, individual beauty.”

What do you think of Guido’s look at Alexander McQueen? Let us know in the comments!


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