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MBFWA 18: ELEVEN Australia X Blair Archibald

This week, Aussie brand ELEVEN Australia debuted at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, heading backstage at the event for the first time to style the Blair Archibald Resort 19 show, writes Ida Almasi.

Taking inspiration from the show, which threads workwear references into garments that challenge the male archetype and show an accessibility to women, hair director Melvin Royce-Lane, ELEVEN Australia’s Education Ambassador, took the lead ensuring the styles embodied the essence of the haircare brand.

Long time editorial hair stylist for the designer, Royce-Lane noted that he and the designer creatively understand each other. When asked how the hair look was developed he said, “Blair and I have worked together a lot in the past and trust each others work. He pretty much said, ‘you do you and I am sure I will love it’, which allowed our creativity to flow and become something truly special.”

“Building on the natural fall and shape of the model’s hair and creating an editorial look were our main focused, but we wanted it to be readable outside the runway show,” Rocye-Lane said of the looks. “I wanted to create an overall look of soft wavy texture with a dewy finish, to give a beautiful healthy texture between both male and female models. All in all we wanted to keep true to both the ELEVEN Australia and Blair Archibald brands.”

Get the looks:

MEN’S:

  • Prep damp hair with Miracle Hair Treatment.
  • Spray a generous amount of Sea Salt Texture Spray on to the hair.
  • Scrunch the Sea Salt Texture Spray through the hair to encourage natural texture – making sure the hair is pushed forward to create a face frame and an irregular parting.
  • Using a diffuser, diffuse dry the hair until bone dry.
  • Once the shape is created, spray another layer of Sea Salt Texture Spray to create a wet look finish.

WOMEN’S:

  • Prep damp hair with Miracle Hair Treatment.
  • Spray a generous amount of Sea Salt Texture Spray on to the hair.
  • Once the hair is difused, create a horizontal section starting from eye level.
  • Using a 1 1/2 inch curling iron, take two inch sections and create a soft bend by turning the iron completely half way then release the clamp.
  • Create the same motion but in the opposite direction. Continue this formation until the entire head is complete.
  • Using the Orange Carbon Fibre Comb rake the waves out to create separation.
  • Shake the waves out with hands to create an undone tousled look.
  • Create an irregular parting just of the centre of the head and tuck hair behind ears.
  • Finish of with Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum throughout the mid lengths and ends to create a dewy look then add another layer of Sea Salt Texture Spray to create a wet look finish.

For more info visit www.elevenaustralia.com

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