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Backstage Beauty with John Frieda at Zac Posen SS13

Backstage at Zac Posen, I caught up with the John Frieda team to find out how they achieved the Spring 2013 hair looks. For his Spring 2013 collection, Zac Posen envisioned rich, vibrant hair color to make the runway looks truly pop. John Frieda® International Creative Consultant Harry Josh brought this vision to life, using John Frieda® Precision Foam Colour to enhance models’ shades with saturated colour and shine that complemented Zac Posen's whimsically elegant spring pieces.

Next, in order to enhance the richness of the colour, John Frieda® Global Creative Consultant Luigi Murenu melded two looks into one – creating a graphic style in the front and a soft wave in the back. Drawing inspiration from polished wood, Murenu described the look as "chic, elegant and timeless."

Keep reading for more of my backstage photos, plus step by step tips to get the look at home.
To create the style seen on the runway, Luigi Murenu used the following steps

Step 1: To keep the crown frizz-free, apply a dime-sized amount of Frizz-Ease® Hair Serum Original Formula, smoothing hair downward from the top of the head to below the ear.

Step 2: Next apply Frizz-Ease® Curl Reviver Styling Mousse evenly through hair and brush to uniformly distribute product.

Step 3: Create a severe middle part and blow dry completely, brushing hair back and away from the face to make the hair at the crown flat and smooth.

Step 4: With a 1” curling iron, create a wave by wrapping small sections of hair twice around the barrel. Make sure to stop before reaching the nape of the neck in order to keep the crown flat. Brush hair out to create one uniform wave.

Step 5: Follow with Frizz-Ease® Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to keep style in place.

Photos by The Budget Babe

The Finished Look: The paper crowns and clips on the models' heads were kept in place until the very last minute to ensure not a single hair was out of place, so I wasn't able to get a shot of the finished look. Here's one from the John Frieda team to show you what it looked like. A modem day Grace Kelly - polished and pretty.
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