It’s A Mad Mod World — The Hair At The Cynthia Rowley Spring 2010 Show
Designer Cynthia Rowley revisited the Mod era with her Spring 2011 collection, a playful, punchy, vibrant assortment of chic shift dresses, color-blocked shirts, and separates with polka dot cutouts.
To complete the effect, the Wella Professionals color team, led by Aura Friedman, hand painted hair extensions a silvery, iridescent color to complement each model’s natural hair color but add a futuristic, Jetsons-esque twist. These hair extensions were carefully incorporated into models’ tresses, which were styled by Bok-Hee and a team of experts from the Antonio Prieto Salon.
Hair was parted dramatically on one side, brushed to the other side, keeping the hair close to the head, and worked to the back. Once the hair was gathered at the nape of the neck, stylists worked it into a structured, off-center updo. For a final decorative touch, stylists secured the hair with rectangular-shaped, shiny hair clips in silvery gray or patent leather black. The side part and geometric hair clips all harmonized with the color-blocked, Mondrian-esque elements of the collection, while the metallic hair extensions and the vinyl-like sheen of the hair clips echoed the futuristic, ultra cool feel of the black mirrored sunglasses worn by models, not to mention the grommets and shiny embellishments found in many of Rowley’s pieces.