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Get Marchesa's Fekkai Hair Look from New York Fashion Week

Frederic Fekkai lead stylist Renato Campora created an incredible chignon for the Marchesa Fall-Winter 2011 Fashion Week Presentation – drawing inspiration from the Flamenco Dancer. This wasn't one of the shows I was able to attend this season, but Marchesa is always one of the first shows I look up online to drool over the stunning fantasy gowns.

Keep reading to find out how you can get the look!

Inspiration: Campora was inspired by the volume, textures, and silhouettes of the Marchesa collection. Drawing from the style of Flamenco Dancer's chignon, the look was a modern take on a classic style: controlled and sleek in the front, and wildly voluminous. The result was a beautiful and artistically modern hairstyle with the appearance of being windblown.

A look from the Marchesa Fall 2011 collection, via Fashionologie

How to get the look: Start by saturating the crown of the head with Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel for added texture and grip. Blow dry hair with hands to enhance the natural texture. Part the hair in the center with a fine tooth comb and brush out hair with the Fekkai Classic Brush. Then, brush hair back into a low, tight ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie. Tease the pony with the Fekkai Classic Brush to achieve a slightly tousled look heavy with texture. Secure the end of ponytail with an elastic and gather hair against the back of the head to create an oversized, disheveled, chignon with movement. Spray Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for a light and airy shape with flexible texture and hold.

All Products by Fekkai: Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($24/5oz.); Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24/ 5.8oz.), Fekkai Classic Brush ($95); AVAILABLE AT FEKKAI.COM, FEKKAI SALONS, NORDSTROM, NEIMAN MARCUS, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

Hair Look Photo credit: Henrik Olund
I'm not sure how well this style translates to the "real way" -- Where on earth would one wear this style? Perhaps the fact that I'm just not crazy about it to begin with is swaying me ... I love the woodsy, romantic, fantasy runway looks, but I still would never, in any circumstance, want my hair to look like a bird's nest!
#1 Katie {La Plus Petite} (Homepage) on 2011-02-17 20:23 (Reply)
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