Charm school


The jewelled chignon: photo by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken


Dolce & Gabbana’s A/W15 runway show celebrated mothers and la familglia, and the hair looks created by Redken Global Creative Director Guido to go with the clothes were (of course) gorgeous. What I particularly like about them is that unlike most catwalk hair, this doesn’t look so impossible to achieve. First, make yourself a loose chignon in whatever way you can, then stick in any pretty, showy brooches and clips that you have to hand.

Guido says: ‘The whole show is about mothers, so the idea for the hair is this woman getting out of bed and just pinning her hair up in an easy, feminine and beautiful way. The boys wanted a very clean, easy and pretty look, with little bits sticking out, so I created this kind of messy chignon, using pins to hold it in place and drop it over the ears a bit to add some femininity. My main product was Redken’s Wind Blown 05, which I used to get that soft, airy texture, but the real star of the look is the jewelry in the hair. These various broaches, pearls and diamonds that you might find in a mother’s jewelry box back in the ‘50’s. It’s a look that a busy mother can easily do in the morning – it’s not perfect and the accessories aren’t perfect, but that’s what gives the look its charm.”