London Fashion Week: Backstage at Jean Pierre Braganza
The experience of being backstage at Jean Pierre Braganza was complete energising, with the buzzing atmosphere packed with an array of models, stylists and make-up artists. I was able to capture the fabulous hairstyle creations from Toni & Guy for the Jean Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer collection. The inspiration behind the hair celebrated feminism in a very simple way; it represents a girl who has just stepped out of bed, but she doesn't really need to make any effort because she's beautiful. From a hairstylist's point of view, a simple style is the most difficult to create. The heavy textured effect was created using the Blow Out spray, which can also be used as a setting lotion, blow died flat with a very loose braid, or with hot tongs for an irregular curl. As some models had a lot more hair to work with, it had to sit more away from the face in order to ensure consistency; to achieve this look you simply apply two little scull braids at the back of the ear, pinning the hair for a desirable flat effect. A simple look that can easily be re-created at home, bringing some simple elegance to Spring 2014.