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August 2 2014

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Embrace The Frizz

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Redken’s Guido Palau is nothing if not a trendmaker. After heading up 25 shows in February and March, his Fall mandate is for hairstyles that “push the boundaries.” While we will admit to being utterly impressed by his gravity-defying creations at Marc Jacobs and Jean Paul Gaultier, we’re not sure that we’re ready to approach those kinds of boundaries. His experiments with texture, however, are definitely on our “to try” list for September. According to Palau and evidenced by his handiwork at shows like Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Calvin Klein Collection, matted frizz will not only be acceptable but encouraged next season and might even warrant a test run in these days of inclement weather. We’ve provided some of his styling tips below to give you something to do if your tolerance for umbrellas and rain-soaked pants cuffs has reached capacity:

That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

The disheveled cloud of hair seen at Prada was created by what Palau calls “rickracking”:

1. Wind sections into figure-eight shapes around a hairpin.

2. Spray Redken’s Fabricate 03 heat-active texturizer on each section for heat protection and added texture, and lightly press with a flat-iron.

3. Unwind and brush for fluffy, airy finish.

Knot It

A pulled-back frizzy style, like the texturized chignon at Calvin Klein, is good for sectional transition, so you can have smooth and straight hair on top with tons of flyaways below:

1. Blow-dry hair straight.

2. Create a ponytail and back-comb it from ends to the base of the elastic.

3. Pin into a bun, leaving some strands loose.

4. Add a black headband to emphasize the minimalist effect.

Photo: Greg Kessler

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