Up, Up and Away! Elegant Up-do Trends

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Runway hair is all about relevance, especially when it comes to upstyles. This season’s updos went above and beyond, with modern details and a sculpted shape that lent fresh perspective to every look.

AS SEEN AT: Akris • Alberta Ferretti • Dior • Dolce & Gabanna • Miu Miu • Nina Ricci • Rag & Bone


› The crowning glory of Milan Fashion Week? The soft, romantic updos that Guido created for Dolce & Gabbana. “It’s a cinematic, womanly kind of beauty,” Guido said. “I took inspiration from the idea of an iconic woman with a natural, Italian allure—think Sophia Loren or the women in the 1960 film La Dolce Vita.” To get the look, blow-dry hair with guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam then spray quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray on the crown area. Backcomb with a boar-bristle brush to create volume, then pin into a chignon at the nape. (Beautiful with or without a tiara.)

› At Alberta Ferretti, Guido reinvented the French twist with a sculpted shape and a gleaming finish. “I used a lot of product to make sure it wasn’t too soft or too pretty,” he noted. “It’s a little tougher and cooler.” Start by working rewind 06 pliable styling paste through damp hair, then rake hair into a twist, leaving out two side sections. Pin your twist in place, then pin the two side sections back (leave the center part visible). Mist on a generous amount of control addict 28 high-control hairspray and let the style dry.

› The look at Nina Ricci? An oversized ballet bun. Guido relied on guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to create this exaggerated updo, blow-drying with a boar-bristle brush for lift at the roots. After smoothing hair into a high ponytail, he swirled the tail into an oversize bun and pinned in place, then finished the look with fashion work 12 versatile working spray. 

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