Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Voluminous Low-Slung Pony At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week



The Voluminous Low-Slung Pony
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

The hair at the Aje Spring/Summer 2015 runway show was majorly inspired by Jane Birken and that relaxed boho vibe of the 70's. Dale Delaporte, the creative genius behind this look, states that a great low-slung pony frames the face well, has a slight middle part, and the hair needs to be gently bending away to expose the cheekbones. And he says that the key to a voluminous low pony is subtlety. Here's how it was created for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Step 1: Firstly, Dale dampened the hair and created a natural centre part with his fingers. Next, he applied a volumising mousse evenly throughout the roots and mid-lengths of the hair and blow dried it until it was 90% dried. As he did this, Dale still maintained the centre part and directed the front pieces toward the face. He used a volumising mousse that thickened and added body to the hair, without creating any crunchiness. Goldwell's Style Sign Power Whip (300ml) was a backstage fave, which provided amazing fullness and hold.

Step 2: Dale then parted the hair horizontally, mid-way behind the ear in a curve shape and follow through to the nape of the neck, leaving approximately 2cm free around the hairline. He took this section and tied it into a secure ponytail at the nape of the neck. Then he lightly backcombed the mid-lengths of the pony, and secured it into a loose bun, ready for later on.

Step 3: He dried the remaining hair with a medium sized round brush, paying attention to the root direction around the face. With this low-slung pony, Dale wanted the volume around the face and at the roots to be quite natural, with more movement among the longer mid-lengths.

Step 4: Using 3cm curling tongs, he created loose curls away from the face. Once the curls were cooled, Dale ran a wide tooth comb through the longer lengths to break up the style. He added some Goldwell's Style Sign Naturally Full (200ml) styling spray to these loose curls for extra separation, movement and lift.

Step 5: Finally, Dale loosely pulled the hair back at chin level and let it fall over the loose bun (from Step 2) and secured it all together with a ribbon. This created a slightly 'undone' feel to this look.

The end result was effortlessly chic, feminine and makes me feel totally ready for Spring.

Love, Elle xo
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