Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scarlett Johanssen's hair from Relator Video Clip

I have been asked how to re-create Scarlett Johanssen's hairstyle from the relator video clip with Pete Yorn.

Now I just have to say, I didn't do Scarlett's hair for this clip, (as much as I would have liked to!) but i can tell you how to re-create it real easy.

First of all, you'll need a few things:
A shampooed and conditioned head of hair past your shoulders
Mousse (Redken Full frame 07)
Wide tooth comb
Large barrel curling iron (1.25" or 1.5")
Brush (either a paddle brush or a large round brush)
Tail comb
Setting Lotion (Redken Hot Sets 22)
Hairspray (Redken Forceful 23)
Some clip in hair wefts (human hair so you can set them)

Time required:
Allow yourself 45 to 60 minutes

Start by applying a generous amount of mousse to your towel dried hair. Depending on your hair's texture and density, you could use up to two grapefruit sized handfuls. Comb it through thoroughly to distribute.
Blowdry your hair section by section with a large brush to smooth it out and control it. Don;t cheat and try using a flat iron, coz you'll have trouble putting a curl back in.
Once your hair is blowdried, create a clean centre part. Taking a section parallel to the centre parting and approximately the same size as the barrel of your curling iron, mist it with redken Hot Sets 22 and set into a barrel curl with the curling iron. Clip the curl in place while it cools.
Continue working down both sides and down the back with horizontal sections until you've set your whole head.
While your hair is cooling, you could set your hair pieces with the same iron.
Take the clips out of the cooling curls and give your hair a brush through with a large paddle brush.
Clip in the hair pieces around the back and sides to create volume and body.
Drag your fingers through while spraying with Redken Forceful 23 to create texture and lock the style into place.

And there you have it.

Add a bit of Botox, Restylane and a boob job and you'll look exactly like her...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Air New Zealand fashion week

It's taken me a while to get round to talking about ANZFW. And, if I'm honest, it's partially because it was a bit of an anticlimax after NYFW. I'm kinda glad I only had a couple of shows to do. The week started off crazy with a K and two EEs (as in krazee). I arrived back from NYC on Saturday morning, straight to Hamilton for my Bro in law's 40th birthday party, then down to Wellington on Sunday to prep for a massive 3 hour fashion week special on the GoodMorning show. We had viewer makeovers, a fashion panel, and a three round, two minute hairstyling challenge with 65 hairdressers and a live studio audience. Crikey! Tuesday I had 17 hairstylists doing 17 flat iron pincurl sets and then stitching the models' hair up into bobs. Luckily I had a couple of days to get my head around the next show, which was my absolute favourite for the week.
Federation, a sweet little family owned and operated streetwear brand gave me free reign with the hair. My team was awesome! They backcombed the girls hair section by section, sprayed it with Redken Workforce 09 then flat ironed it to create a mad dishevelled texture. Once the hair had cooled, it was brushed out into a fuzz with a mason pearson brush. A triangular section was created on top by taking a diagonal parting from midway between the crown and the high point of the head to the outside corner of each eye. This top section was overdirected forward and then twisted and pinned into a massive coif. the res of the hair was brushed back and secured vertically up the back just off centre back with interlocking pins. it was then rolled into an oversized french roll and stitched with embroidery thread to secure it. loose bits of flyaway hair were allowed to fall out as the girls walked to create a romantic, rock'n'roll mash up of a hairstyle.