Erin Fetherston: Bangless But Still Bangin’
I was a fan of Erin Fetherston even before I found out I could afford her Target line as a broke college student. Since then, I’ve paid homage at all her shows, which reminds me: Erin, what’s a girl gotta do to get front row these days? I digress. Erin usually sends a barrage of Fetherston clones down the runway, making a statement by adorning them with a thick, blonde fringe—Erin’s signature look. This year, the real statement was made by not following tradition, showcasing an easy, sleek, and bang-less style that complimented her “Birds of Paradise” spring show. “I like the idea of this woman who travels far and wide, and collects these treasures to add to her wardrobe,” she told Style.com. The easy elegance of minimal styling and shine comes courtesy of a growing backstage favorite Moroccanoil.
Odile Gilbert, the stylist who directed the look, explained, “I wanted to create an exotic look that had the mood of a woman on a tropical holiday, ready to explore something new after a morning on the beach. Her hair looks natural, healthy, straight and clean—but I’ve given it a bit of subtle drama, with texture only on the top of the hair and back from the face. The rest of the strands fall free. The texture was inspired by markings on tropical leaves. It’s relaxed yet sophisticated, perfect for a casual day or a dressed summer night.”
Flowery prose for a minimalist coif. The look is easy to pull off, even if you find yourself without a tropical beach. Odile first blow-dried hair straight using argan-oil infused Moroccanoil Treatment or Moroccanoil Light (for fine or light colored hair) to protect and prepare hair for smoothing with a flat iron. After creating a deep side part, Odile lightly moistened tops of the hair, from forehead to crown, and applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, separating with her fingers. She then sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray only several inches away from the hair and further separated strands with a comb for a striated tropical effect. She then blow-dried the shaped texture and sprayed a final light misting of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray from a distance to hold the look. To finish, Odile brushed the rest of the hair, letting it fall naturally, then tucked it behind the ears. Et voila! You’re a sophisticated traveler with banging hair.
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