Buns, Braids & Bunches

It’s not just about the makeup.  Braided and “bunned” hair was HUGE for fall.  But why wait until the leaves turn again?  These styles caught my eye, and I think they will be bang on for spring and summer.

Miu Miu‘s little buns were like cute little brioches pinned to an otherwise sleek silhouette.  “The coats are very heavy and very stylistic, and Miuccia wanted a small head“, said Stylist Guido Palau.


Stylist Luigi Murenu created romantic braids at Viktor & Rolf.  He used John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse to add volume, started with a messy middle part, and finished with double braids (crossed and pinned along the bottom of the hairline).  A few strands were left free to create an undone, ethereal effect.


At Valentino the look was sweet and feminine.  Guido Palau prepped strands with Redken’s Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-Dry Lotion before parting it down the middle and braiding it to the left side.  For a “monastic touch” he added a thick leather headband.  I think it toughens up what could’ve been a too charming schoolgirl look.


For Rodarte, stylist Odile Gilbert was going for a “rocker princess” look.  Using John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse, she curled random pieces of hair with a two inch curling iron then brushed them out for a more natural, undone look.  Two plaits were created on each side of the head and interwoven into a rosette in the middle, to be finished by additional braiding at the ends.  I love the fluro, tie-dyed look.  Very “music festival”.


Last, but certainly not least, we have Givenchy.  I totally thought of a thirties, retro swim-cap look, but according to Luigi Murenu his bunches of flat neon coloured swirls were, “meant to have a victorian punk quality”.  Apparently the look was so much fun that a lot of the models kept their hair to hit the post-show party circuit.


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