A few days ago, Misha Nonoo presented her Spring 2013 collection at MILK Studios and key hairstylist Marcos Diaz of ION Studio for Davines designed a Frida Kahlo-esque hair look that was soft, pretty, and feminine. To achieve this look, Diaz included bright colored and floral-patterned pieces of fabric by weaving it into the models hair.
Designer: Misha Nonoo
Hairstylist: Marcos Diaz
Inspiration: “So the inspiration was Habana through the lens of Michael Eastman. She finds these faded wallpaper prints that you’d find in your grandmother’s house. We referenced that in our prints, like floral, quirky flamingos, palm trees and the night sky through the stars. I stumbled across these images when researching something else, and that’s what I knew I wanted to do for spring. I love the vibrant colors, faded in the scorching sun. I think this season is all about large prints, but faded a bit. It always helps to mix in solids as well.”
The Look: Frida Kahlo goes to Habana for the weekend.
Hair How-To (Step-by-Step):
- Diaz began by spraying the hair with Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer. This gave it a great textured, gritty look and made the hair easy to work with.
- He then parted the hair in three vertical sections; two small sections at either side of the head and one larger section in the back.
- Next, the hair on each side was worked into a traditional braid, while a piece of fabric was weaved throughout.
- Diaz used the extra fabric left at the end of the braid to tie the two pieces together at the top of the head positioned to resemble a crown.
- Finally, he gathered the remaining hair at the back of the head and created a loose bun secured with pins.