Carmen Marc Valvo always creates the most beautiful gowns, fit for the red carpet. This season was no exception! For his runway show for Spring, he worked with famed hairstylist Ted Gibson. “The idea behind Carmen’s collection is innocence, and for me innocence is textured hair,” said Ted. He continued, “I knew I didn’t want the hair to be curly, but rather almost frizzy. When Carmen said his inspiration was baby doll I immediately thought of the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane with Bette Davis. In the movie her hair was very textured and I wanted the same idea for this look.” Here’s how to get the baby doll curls and waves straight from the catwalk:
1. Prep hair with Kerastase’s Spray a Porter. If hair is on the straighter side, blow dry to make it sleek. If your hair already has voluminous texture naturally, you can slightly blow the roots and piece through the ends for extra length and volume.
2. Create a deep side part. Then, create a figure-8 set by taking 2 inch sections and wrapping the hair on a bobby pin. This creates that figure 8 shape. Twist at the bottom to secure.
3. Heat set by placing a flat iron over each section and holding for no more than 2 minutes each. Once cooled, separate curls with fingers to create additional texture.
4. Use L’Oreal Professionnel’s Tecni.Art Or Graphic Modelling Gel to define the top.
5. Accessorize with a bow.
6. Finish with L’Oreal Professionnel’s Elnett Holding Spray.
Thoughts on the looks?