• Lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon backstage at Theory Fall/Winter 2014
  • Stylists used generous amounts of Curl Shaping Mousse to get the loose wave texture at Theory Fall/Winter 2014
  • Superfine Strong was used to keep 'windswept strands' in place
  • Backstage at Theory Fall/Winter 2014
  • Final look at Theory Fall/Winter 2014


Hair by Paul Hanlon for Oribe Hair Care

Theory Creative Director Olivier Theyskens is always designing for the modern woman, and his Fall/Winter 2014 collection wasn't short on immaculate designs in the minimal chic style we've come to know and love from this brand. With the clothes being so precise and clean, lead hairstylist for Oribe Hair Care Paul Hanlon wanted to make sure the hair wouldn't follow a similar neat style. "The clothes are so precise and tailored that we didn't want the hair to be too perfect otherwise it wouldn't feel realistic for this woman," Paul said. Using the French actress/singer Charlotte Gainsbourg as a reference, Paul sought to add a cool Parisian girl vibe to the hair, which resulted in a tousled style of lived-in hair with a low left-side part. "She's definitely very bold and has a little bit of an attitude," Paul said of this season's Theory girl. "She's a little unkempt. She's not the kind of girl who carries around a brush." The look was enhanced further by a few strands of hair coming across the forehead to create a windswept effect. "It gives you the feeling she's walked from the street straight into the show."

Get the look:
1. Starting with damp hair, create a low left center part with your fingers. Spray hair with Foundation Mist from roots to ends. For very dry, coarse hair, run a little Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil through the ends for moisture.
2. Apply a generous amount of Curl Shaping Mousse to hair section by section. "What I love about Curl Shaping Mousse is that it has a lot of moisture in it, which is really key for this look. We put a lot of the mousse in the hair, more than you normally would, to give it a day-old, bedhead look," Paul said.
3. Rough-dry hair with your hands and a blowdryer. Once hair is dry, twist lengths into a loose knot and mist with Superfine Hair Spray. Use a blowdryer to blast the knot with some heat, then finish with cool air to set. Undo the knot and shake out hair with your hands. "You're looking to achieve a really undone texture, not too much of a curl. It should feel very random and very easy," Paul said.
4. Take a few strands of hair from the front and bring across the forehead. Use Superfine Strong Hair Spray to set the hair in place across the forehead for a windswept effect.
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