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I started turning Klea into a blonde sometime ago, so this time we only did a root touch-up and a toner afterwards. The toner gave her this beige/sandy blond. I straightened the hair completely and then used a really thick curling tong on a few strands to give the hair a bend and make it look natural (and more interesting if you ask me). Straight hair is everywhere in fashion but even if you flat yours out with a straightener, spending these extra five minutes in pulling it apart a bit will result in a fresher take on straight.

 

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For the second look I pulled the hair tightly back into a middle parted low ponytail and hid the elastic by wrapping a strand of hair around it (and pinning it underneath). Middle parted or deep side parted, the low ponytail is one of the hottest looks for this and the next season. Marina Stat did the make-up drawing inspiration from the multi-coloured madness that were the eyes at the Chanel s/s 2014 rtw show.

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a model walking the Chanel s/s 2014 rtw show (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).

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It’s been such a long time since I cut a boy’s hair this short, so I was very happy when Takis agreed I could do it. I worked with clippers using a bigger comb for the top and no comb at all for the back and the sides, fading between the two lengths. I finally point-cut the front with my scissors.

 

 

 

 

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I cut Julianne’s hair and then styled it. Because it’s naturally wavy, I decided to do a wavy hairstyle and work with a curling tong. Marina Stat did the make-up and we decided to do a distressed prom queen. Now if you look at recent fashion shows and magazines, it looks like the curling tong has gone on a hiatus. That’s why I preferred to leave some natural frizz in the hair, rather than have the perfectly done waves. It must look natural if you use the curling tong, so you have to 1. alternate bigger and smaller pieces of hair and 2. wrap parts of these pieces (in different directions) around the tong, not the whole of them. Definitely leave some of your natural texture in there, even if that means frizz will be visible.

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I cut Myrto’s hair and this haircut has so few layers that it’s closer to a one-length. The layers in the front were cut a bit shorter and I only layered close to the ends at the back. This way you get the fullness of the one-length and the movement of layers. I finished the cut with a rounded eyebrow-covering, point-cut fringe that is so long, she can part it wherever she likes. No hair products were used. Myrto wore no make-up and I didn’t retouch anything. True beauty hides in the imperfections.

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I cut Jo’s graduated bob inspired by Beyonce’s “Drunk in love” sea-water-drenched bob. I just cut a longer bob. It’s a bit layered in the front and that is from previous haircuts. That is the reason for the wave at the front though. At first I sprayed a bit of salt-water but as you can see in the second picture, I added more afterwards.

 

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beyonce2stills of Beyonce in the Drunk in love video, directed by Hype Williams.

 

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I then pulled the hair up in a loose updo at the back of the neck. It’s not referencing anything from the past, it looks quite fresh actually. This is for all the girls that are not giving the bob a go because they fear that they won’t be able to pull it up, as it will be too short. Salt water gives the hair lots of grip so the updo is secure although it is loose. Six hairpins were enough. Aphrodite did both the make-ups.

 

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I cut Vanessa’s hair and the inspiration behind the look was Cher in the 1960’s (minus the “sideburns”). It’s a one-length haircut with a long, blunt and rounded fringe covering her eyebrows. I didn’t straighten her hair, so when she moves you can see a bit of a natural wave underneath. This was left so intentionally so the hair screams natural. Marina Stat did the make-up and we ended up with a (young) Cher lookalike.  I so wanted to pay an homage to this living legend. The 1960’s have been an inspiration (as far as beauty goes) in lots of fashion shows recently but Penelope Tree and Twiggy are the only names that keep coming up when hairstylists and make-up artists name their references. Kind of unfair if you ask me.

 

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The fabulous Cher in the 1960’s (couldn’t find credits for the pictures).