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August 30 2014

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Guido Palau’s “Little Bunches” at Miu Miu: A How-To

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By the time the fashion pack arrives at Miu Miu, the unofficial finish line of a marathon month of shows, exhaustion and a certain degree of elation set in—the latter of which was enhanced by Miuccia Prada’s fun, colorful collection yesterday. Equally inspired were the adorable pigtail knots Guido Palau delivered backstage. “The coats are very heavy and very stylistic, and Miuccia wanted a ‘small head,’ ” Palau said, using the industry term for sleek, close-to-the-scalp coifs, reimagined here with two “little bunches” secured below models’ ears. Prepping hair with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel for a “very shiny” finish, Palau carved out deep side parts and separated strands into two sections, which he tightly braided and secured into little balls above the nape of the neck. “It’s very cute,” he concluded. And how.

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