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Redken Runway Report with hair how-tos from Guido

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The Fall/Winter shows from Milan may be long over, but winter is not. So with quite a few months left in the season, it’s time to dive into those stunning looks straight from the runways and here to tell us the how-tos is Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau … better known as Guido.

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Versace - Guido created the style for the Versace show in Milan by taking a “boyish approach to feminine hair” with a punk edge. He started with a rich blow-dry that held true to the glamour, luxury, and sensuality that the house stands for, but then added one distinctly new element. The “comb up” he sculpted in the front proved it might just all be in the details, giving the final style just the right amount of rock n' roll. “I didn't use a flat iron on this look as it's not supposed to be stick straight, but it's not a big bouncy blow-out either,” said Guido.

Get the Look: Redken Products Used - forceful 23 super strength finishing spray, satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion, hardware 16 super strong gel

  1. Apply satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to damp hair and blow-dry with a large round brush for a smooth straight look
  2. Create a clean deep left side part with a tail comb, and then tuck the left side behind the ear and clip in place
  3. Apply a small amount of hardwear 16 super strong gel to the hair starting at the forehead and along the part and then combing the right section slightly up and back into shape
  4. Remove the clip on the left side and finish the style by applying forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to a comb and then lightly combing over style to keep flyaways at bay and create a smooth, glossy finished look

Bottega Veneta - Guido created a hairstyle as irresistible as the beautiful Bottega Veneta collection. Guido said designer Tomas Maier wanted the girls to have a “real hairstyle” for the show and the end result was an overall look of pure elegance. “My point of reference for [this style] was actresses in both the 40s and 70s. The key to these soft, voluminous curls is the amount of product you use and also to focus on using a small curling iron, like the 1/2 inch irons that were used, and curling small sections of hair,” said Guido.

Get the Look: Redken Products Used - guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam, iron shape 11 thermal setting mist

  1. Apply guts 10 root targeted volumizing spray foam from roots to ends to create volume and a base for styling and rough blow-dry hair
  2. When dry, make a deep side part and then mist hair all over with iron shape 11 thermal setting mist to protect hair from the heat and help the curls hold their shape
  3. Start to pin curl hair in small sections with a 1/2-inch barrel curling iron, making sure to leave the top 2-3 inches on the drown uncurled. Pin each curl to the head with setting pins as you curl
  4. When finished curling the whole head, leave to set and when then when hair has cooled unpin each curl
  5. When finished unpinning each curl, run fingers lightly through curls and then gently brush out with a boar bristle brush for more volume
  6. Backbrush the top front section and then sweep the section across the forehead and secure in place with a bobby pin

Roberto Cavalli and Jil Sander - Guido referred to the “Cavalli woman” when describing the super shiny, easygoing, and ultimately “Cavalli-chic” style he created for the show. He cited the pure, minimal “Jil Sander girl” when explaining the sleek, glistening pony he created for Jil Sander's show, emphasizing a tie to the consistently relevant, modern styles she creates in reference to none other than “her woman”.

Roberto Cavalli - Get the Look:

  1. Start by making a center part on damp hair and then blow-dry straight with a boar bristle brush
  2. Over-apply Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense from lengths to ends when hair is dry, finishing with Redken control addict 28 high control hairspray and then a generous mist of Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist for a very strong, shiny look

Jil Sander - Get the Look:

  1. Apply Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion to damp hair and blow-dry hair straight
  2. Apply Redken hardwear 16 super strong gel to only the crown of the head, applying section by section and combing straight back (no part), being sure not the pull the comb all the way through the lengths as the ponytail should not have gel
  3. Secure hair into a low, tight ponytail at the nape of the neck with an elastic, and then take one section of hair and wrap around elastic, securing with a bobby pin.
  4. Spray the hair in the ponytail with Redken iron shape 11 finishing thermal spray and then flatiron the ponytail stick-straight
  5. Finish entire style with Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist focusing on the crown so the finished style has a slick, wet finish

Dolce & Gabbana – For the D&G show, Guido created a soft, romantic up-do that looked truly fit for a queen … or at the very least, fit for models dressed in the beautiful Byzantine-themed show. “This elegant style is another variation of the Dolce & Gabbana woman this season, playing on that [Italian] idea of softness, romance, and a certain cinematic, womanly beauty. I took inspiration from the idea of an iconic woman with a kind of natural Italian allure- think the actress Sofia Loren or the women in the 1960 film la Dolce Vita,” said Guido.

Get the Look: Redken Products Used - quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray, shine flash 02 glistening mist, guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam

  1. Apply guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to damp hair from roots to ends and blow-dry with a round brush
  2. Add quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to the crown section by section, holding each section for a few seconds to let it dry before moving onto the next
  3. After the quick tease 15 has dried completely, backcomb hair with an oval boar bristle brush for light, airy volume throughout the crown
  4. Create a 1 inch part that's slightly off center and then gently brush hair from front to back starting behind the 1 inch parted section in front, folding into a chignon flat against the head at the nape of the neck and securing with pins
  5. Spray style with shine flash 02 glistening mist for a glossy finish

Remember lovelies -- Ugly is not a physical flaw, but is of one’s character … choose beautiful!

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