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3 posts tagged "Christiaan Houtenbos"

Dark Angel


beauty-blogThe typically glossy-haired and polished Miranda Kerr shows that she can get down and dirty—at least for Mango’s Fall punk-inspired campaign. Her bed-head-y waves, created by hair legend Christiaan, are reminiscent of the “skinny” strands we saw this past season at Proenza Schouler. And the barely there makeup—lived-in and slightly greasy shadow, smudgy liner, natural lipstick, with a focus on strong brows—also made us think of face painter Diane Kendal’s approach at the same Fall show. Kerr recently revealed to Marie Claire UK that she felt just as sexy working this pared-down look as she does a bedazzled bra and a blow-out: “I loved that Inez and Vinoodh [the Dutch photographers who snapped these incredible images] kept the look of the campaign very raw and natural, and I think it complements the collection very well.” Bottom line: We love when an Angel goes grunge.

Photos:; Courtesy of Mango

Lindsey Wixson’s New Shag


LINDSEY_collageHer unmistakable bee-stung pout and gap-toothed grin made Lindsey Wixson a catwalk star and a favorite here at—the Kansas native graced the cover of the first issue of But it’s her hair that’s making headlines today. Over the weekend, the 19-year-old model debuted a new ‘do at the Watermill Center Benefit in the Hamptons. At first glance, we nearly mistook her freshly shorn, textured shag and bangs for one of the Joan Jett-esque wigs from Marc Jacobs’ Fall show. A bit of Internet sleuthing revealed that shortly after the couture shows, Wixson paid a visit to none other than Christiaan for a cool coif update. We love the razored, rock’ n’ roll look. You? Either way, we’re sure to see more of the edgy cut on and off the Spring ’14 runways in September.


EXCLUSIVE: Point And Shoot: Christiaan Plays Shear Genius—And Shutterbug—For 25


After a splashy reveal in Cannes last month, Anja Rubik’s 25 Magazine is a week away from hitting newsstands—much to the delight of voracious glossy readers chomping at the bit to peruse the supermodel’s first editorial venture. Inspired by the now defunct seventies title Viva as well as old issues of Penthouse and Playboy of the era, Rubik describes the collectible read as a publication for “very strong-minded, ambitious women, who are very comfortable with themselves and their sexuality.” It’s also very much for fashion obsessives. “It’s been created from inside of the industry,” according to Rubik—and features the work of many of the biz’ biggest names: Inez van Lamsweerde, Ellen von Unwerth, and one Christiaan Houtenbos. “I have been working with Christiaan for many years. I call him my ‘hair whisperer,’ ” Rubik jokes of the man who gave her her short crop a few years back. “He is very unique; he has a very interesting view on things, and one of the reasons why I think he is such a great hairdresser is that he is more than hair. He possesses a huge imagination, loves art, does sculpture”—and is pretty handy with a camera. “I have always seen him clicking away in the studio, getting the coolest shots,” Rubik says of Christiaan’s photography habit, a pastime he rarely shares with others, until now. The first issue of 25 (which can be preordered at Colette) features a spread of intimate portraits snapped by the hairdresser as he jets from one shoot to the next, one country to another. Here, previews a selection of ten of these portraits for an inside view of the editorial process, from behind the hairstylist’s chair.

Photo: Christiaan for 25 Magazine