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Urban Cowgirl Hair At Betsey Johnson’s Fall 2010 Show

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When envisioning her Fall 2010 collection, cartwheel-loving designer Betsey Johnson drew inspiration from the 1971 French Western film, Les Petroleuses, starring Brigitte Bardot and Claudia Cardinale as outlaw cowgirls. Never one for subtleties, Johnson made the rural inspiration completely clear with her hay-covered catwalk, but she retained her signature technicolor palette (no Betsey Johnson collection is complete without some hot pink, right?). The clothes themselves, then, were given a western flair through details like low-slung leather belts, finger gloves, and neck scarves (though these were given an urban edge thanks to the usage of materials like black velvet). A key component in creating this rural chic vibe was the hair looks sported by the models, which consisted of voluminous, messy pigtails.

Sebastian Professional lead stylist Thomas Dunkin created these sexy, loose, tousled pigtails. To create the look, he started out by spraying Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray throughout damp hair and blow drying it straight. Dunkin then set the hair with medium and large velcro rollers. He later removed the rollers and applied Sebastian Professional Shaper Zero Gravity, a lightweight hairspray that adds texture. Once the hair was parted and shaped into two loose ponytails, Dunkin tied them using torn fabric or leather strips. To give the look a bit of hold, he then applied Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper.

Saddle up, gals!


 

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