Last time I did Myrto’s hair, we did three looks for fall. This is three looks for new year’s eve but you can use the inspiration throughout 2014. For the first look I was inspired by the deep side parting trend dominating catwalks for next season. I pulled Myrto’s hair in a low ponytail and created a deep side parting, so the front looks like a side-swept fringe. I kept the hair (her natural) straight, so this is one of the easiest ways to style your hair. It can’t take you more than fifteen minutes. Marina Stat did the make-up.
For the second look, I did an “S” type of curl (or should I call it wave?) that looks really natural. Myrto’s hair colour is her natural (hard to believe, I know) but this is what happens to the girl with fine hair (that has its natural colour) that likes spending hours at the beach during the summer. This look has a goth feel to it (Christmas always makes me think of goth for some strange reason) but with Marina we avoided all the clichés regarding goth.
For the third look, I simply pulled the hair back loosely in a carelessly constructed bun. Vintage-looking, mysterious and seductive is how I would describe this last look. I didn’t go for a perfect parting and neither should anyone who tries to replicate this. Happy 2014 everybody!!! Have a fantastic time tonight!
I used my clippers without a comb for Michael’s back and sides, cutting his hair the shortest I can. I left the hair on top a bit longer with lots of point-cutting, removing a lot of volume, so he can mess it up with his fingers really easily. I only cut the front really short. The photos are proof that you can style your hair forward and still look like a gangster, it doesn’t necessarily soften you. Always ignore the stereotypes and just discuss with your hairstylist.
So this is Marina Stat. To say that without her my blog wouldn’t be the same is an understatement. She’s one of my bestest friends (we’ve calculated that we’ve been friends for more years of our lives than not) and she’s done most of the make-ups for this blog. I’ve called her the make-up to my hair and working with her keeps surprising me and will keep doing so for years to come. For some strange reason it took years to convince her to be photographed for my blog. This time her hair was super dry at the ends and the split ends were having a party, so we both agreed that I would cut a bit more length than the usual 3 cm she lets me trim every six months. I suggested that since 7-8 cm would fall on the floor, we could bleach them and then apply a crazy color. They would be cut off in a week anyways. This is how she ended up with purple ends. We decided to show three make-up and hair looks, since it’s the holiday season and people are going to be looking for inspiration. For this look, I tried to keep the texture close to her natural but a bit straighter. I dried the hair using my fingers and working differently with each strand. I used four products at different stages of this. I really like the contrast between the matte and dry-looking roots and mid-lengths and the super shiny wet-looking ends and fringe. The fringe I kept naturally wavy. It looks as interesting as a styled fringe but feels a bit fresher. So, all you girls with naturally wavy hair could experiment with your fringe before turning on the drier. Needless to say Marina did her make-up herself.
For the second look I was inspired by the hair at the Versace fall 2013 rtw show, beautifully done by Guido Palau. I straightened Marina’s hair and did a deep side parting. The deep side parting was seen at lots of fashion shows recently and was one of the hottest hair trends of 2013. It’s definitely staying in 2014. Now if you haven’t cut your fringe for some time, it’s the best time to try styling your hair this way. You can cut it next week.
A model walking down the runway at the Versace fall 2013 rtw show (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).
For the third look I cut Marina’s fringe and chose a mid-length. Neither eyebrow-covering, nor micro-fringe. I was inspired by actress Rooney Mara’s hair at the 2012 Oscar ceremony. I got rid of the purple ends and pulled the hair up in a giant roll on her left. This looks like a bun but is a pretty simple updo, so a younger girl could try it too. Merry Christmas!
Actress Rooney Mara at the 2012 Oscar ceremony (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).
Spyros and Theofano are brother and sister. I dyed Spyros’s hair the most natural shade of ginger (it matches the colour of his beard, which is a huge plus) and cut Theofano’s hair drawing heavy inspiration (this time I guess I should say copying) from Claire Boucher (Grimes). It’s a crazy undercut with both sides and the back of the neck shaved really short, paired with a short fringe. I pulled her hair up in a bun which I covered in shiny,black plastic (that was my idea at least). As you can see in the photos below, Claire loved this cut so much that she kept it the same while changing lots of colours. The thing with this undercut though is that when your hair is down, it becomes totally invisible and that means that growing it back won’t be as difficult as you imagine. Marina Stat did the make-up as usual.
Claire Boucher a.k.a. Grimes and her various colours on the same haircut (couldn’t find photo credit for the pictures).
I cut Toni’s hair and it’s long and layered. I then sprayed it with a salt-water type of spray, worked with my fingers and pulled it up in a faux bob. There are a lot of girls that are thinking of having a bob haircut but are not really sure about it. This is the ultimate test then. It’s pretty easy to do, especially if your hair is layered. A faux bob comes in handy for the girl that wants to change very often, so she’s really skeptical about being stuck with such a short length haircut. If you are not super-excited about the chop, i.e. you can’t wait to see a new you in the mirror, don’t cut it. Fake it. It’s going to look pretty much the same. Lois Papadopoulou did Toni’s make-up.
I wanted to style Aphrodite’s honey blond hair and take pictures for quite some time now. I decided to do two looks and since she is a make-up artist, she did her make-up herself. The first look was big, messy hair. I teased the hair to death and then just brushed off a tiny bit of the tease on top. This take on big hair feels fresh and is more suitable for the wild girl that doesn’t want to look like she spent too much time in front of the mirror.
The second look was the undone wave. This is the only version of the waves I would suggest anymore since 1940’s/1970’s inspired, perfect waves are so tired by now. This look is suitable for the girl that wants to glam up for Christmas but doesn’t want to look like she came out of a salon.
I cut Michael’s hair and this time I did shorter than usual. The back and the sides were cut with clippers and the hair on top were cut a bit longer with lots of point-cutting. It’s a very simple haircut that is very hot right now. I then multi-coloured the hair using pieces of plain coloured chalk. It’s a way to colour your hair temporarily, until you next hit the shower. The hair keeps its natural texture and you can also think of it as a way to dye your dark hair a pastel pink without having to bleach it first. I took pictures of Michael having all the stereotypes regarding the male gender in mind. What makes a hairstyle or a hair colour look queeny, is the very same thing that can make it look butch. It’s a matter of packaging.