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Friday, May 25, 2012


MBFWA: Schwarzkopf for Miss Unkon on Style Icons online

Craig Smith for Schwarzkopf Professional

Craig Smith led a team of 14 super stylists in the creation of an embellished braid silhouette at the pastel fuelled Miss Unkon spring summer collection show.
Contrasting the romantic textures and graceful form of the collection, Craig Smith presented a look full of strength with a slight youth punk feel.
“I really wanted to explore the 'explosive creativity’ that underpins the essence of the current collection concept, whilst keeping in tune with the beautiful femininity that defines the core value of the brand,” said hair director, Craig Smith.
“I also wanted to reinforce the incredibly intricate metal detailing on the hemlines of some of the pieces, with the placement of the silver rings throughout the braid construction.”

“It was unreal to be back at Sydney Fashion Week and working with the Miss Unkon production team was awesome,” added Craig. “Whilst they are totally holistic in their approach in terms of the vision that they have for the show, they really allowed me to hold the creative hair reigns.”

Craig Smith at work to create the Miss Unkon hair for MBFWA. Image shot by NellyPro.

Get the Look:

1. To create a strong foundation, prepare the hair with ample Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Grip Mousse, working through from just off the root area, through the mid lengths and ends. Fully blow dry and straighten. 

2. Take an ear-to-ear section and draw the hair smoothly to the top of the head into a ponytail, securing with hat elastic. 

3. Pull the remaining section to meet the origin of the first ponytail and secure, again with hat elastic. (By creating a ponytail in two sections, the hair stays a lot smoother, particularly with thicker hair types). Use hemming tape to camouflage the hat elastic.

4. Working from in front of the model, take various sized sections and braid the hair feeding the small silver ring embellishments through as the braid is constructed. Leave a ¾ cm ‘tail’ of unbraided hair and secure with hemming tape. Secure the shape of the ‘tail’ with Schwarzkopf Professional Silhouette Hairspray.

5. Secure the position of the hair coming forward with bobby pins, at the mid length. Then fold the hair back on itself and secure. 

6. Using a colour brush, apply Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Aqua Slide Gel to smooth from the hairline to the origin of the ponytail. 

7. Finish with a sprit of Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Sparkler.

Chic model Nicole Pollard wearing the finished look - we love! View the full Fashionising gallery here.

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