Backstage

  • <i><i>Adrian Clark with Jessie Ware</i></i>
  • <i><b>The Double Bun</b><br />
1. On freshly shampooed hair, add generous amounts of <a href='http://www.oribe.com/index.php/products/view/2226/grandiose/' target='_parent'>Grandiose Plumping Mousse</a> section by section.<br />
2. Blow-dry the hair with a bristle brush for a smooth finish. <br />
3. Gather the hair into a perfect tight and high ponytail. Spray it with <a href='http://www.oribe.com/index.../soft-lacquer-heat-styling-spray/related:51' target='_parent'>Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray</a>.<br />
4. Attach a bun ring to the base of the ponytail. Backcomb the ponytail and wrap it around the bun ring. Pin it to secure. Spray with <a href='http://www.oribe.com/index.php/products/view/71/superfine-strong-hair-spray/related:26' target='_parent'>Superfine Strong Hair Spray</a>.<br />
5. For the second bun, prepare another bun ring with human hair extensions following the same process as the first bun. Attach the second bun by pinning it on top of the first bun. Finish the look with <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/products/view/1884' target='_parent'>Shine Light Reflecting Spray</a>.</i>
  • <i><b>The Casual, Textured Ponytail</b><br />
1. Shake the hair out and spray <a href='http://www.oribe.com/index.php/products/view/26/dry-texturizing-spray/' target='_parent'>Dry Texturizing Spray</a> from the roots to ends.<br />
2. Gather the hair into a soft, casual ponytail.<br />
3. Apply <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/products/view/1473/apres-beach/' target='_parent'>Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray</a> to the ponytail and scrunch the loose ends for a romantic texture. </i>
  • <i><b>The ‘90s-Grunge Wet Look</b><br />
1. Apply generous amounts of <a href='http://www.oribe.com/index.php/products/view/56/original-pomade/' target='_parent'>Original Pomade</a> to semi-dry hair section by section.<br />
2. Spray <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/products/view/1473/apres-beach/' target='_parent'>Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray</a> while scrunching through the lengths of the hair.<br />
3. Continue this process until the hair feels almost wet.</i>
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Adrian Clark & Jessie Ware

Growing up with both parents running their own hair salons in the UK, Adrian Clark was always destined to have a bright future in hairdressing. At age 13, Clark started working at the back bar of his local salon and moved to Manchester at 17 to start a three-year apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon. The 34-year-old hairstylist is currently based in Brooklyn and has traveled around the world to work on editorials for Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, GQ, Dazed and Confused and Wonderland, among others.

Clark has also had the chance to style some of the UK’s best musical acts, including singer Jessie Ware, whom he met back in 2010 when Ware was performing at dance parties in South London. “Her voice blew me away,” he remembered. “She had this kind of ‘South London Cool Girl’ thing going on, so I was immediately inspired to create some looks for her.” Since then, Clark has been transforming her hair for photo shoots, music videos and live performances. “Jessie has always been really open to trying strong looks and progressing as an artist, so it’s easy and fun,” he said.

We asked Clark to give us a breakdown of some his favorite and most memorable looks for Ware, including the iconic double bun, which was first seen in the music video “Running” and then on Ware’s debut album
Devotion. Her second album Tough Love is out tomorrow.
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