Redken Global Styling Director Guido created a soft, romantic Sicilian up-do inspired by an “Italian princess” for Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week 2013.

Hair by Redken at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

Hair by Redken at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

Guido said of the look;

“This elegant style is another variation of the Dolce & Gabbana woman this season, playing on that Sicilian idea of softness, romance, and a certain cinematic, womanly beauty. I took inspiration from the idea of an iconic woman with a kind of natural Italian allure- think the actress Sofia Loren or the women in the 1960 film la Dolce Vita. There’s a natural ease to her beauty, she’s sexy but in a conservative way. It’s not at all a messy look, and it’s all about the details – I wanted it to have shine, but to not at all look greasy – just a soft, glossy finish.”

Hair by Redken at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

Hair by Redken at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

How to get the look:

  1. Apply Redken guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to damp hair from roots to ends and blow-dry with a round brush.
  2. Add Redken quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to the crown section by section, holding each section for a few seconds to let it dry before moving onto the next.
  3. After the Redken quick tease 15 has dried completely, backcomb hair with an oval boar bristle brush for light, airy volume throughout the crown.
  4. Create a very small (1 inch) part that’s slightly off center and then gently brush hair from front to back starting behind the 1-inch parted section in front, folding into a chignon flat against the head at the nape of the neck and securing with pins.
  5. Spray style with Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist for a glossy finish.
Redken products used at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

Redken products used at Dolce & Gabbana MFW 2013

Photos Courtesy of Charles Sykes for Redken.