In collaboration with celebrated Australian artist Ken Done, Romance Was Born debuted their Resort ’23 collection ‘Done Zone’ at the artist’s namesake gallery in The Rocks in Sydney. As expected the show was a colourful masterpiece, with Romance Was Born’s signature explosive palette and patterns. ghd and Schwarzkopf Professional added to this incomparable aesthetic as hair partners, writes Ashleigh Matheson.

The collection brings to life Done’s carefree and lively spirit, and Romance Was Born’s renowned extravagance and artistic beauty. The collection also featured details by Studio A’s resident artisan and weaver extraordinaire Adam Mandarano.

The makeup maintained a similar boldness and intensity as the collection, and the hair looks were just as fun. Led by hair director Dee Parker Attwood with co-director Jason Fassbender, the runway saw a series of sleek, chic hairstyles which she explained were “very much about understated, but beautiful, polished and styled hair”.

Integral products for the show’s hair looks were Schwarzkopf Professional’s Miracle 15, Hairbody, Sparkler, and The Strong Session Label.

“It’s all about a wet finish, so we’re using Miracle 15 to prep the hair, and we’ve been using Hairbody as well to saturate the hair combined with water. We’ve also been using Sparkler to create the really shiny, glossy finish,” Dee said.

Echoed throughout all aspects of the show, Romance Was Born’s ‘Done Zone’ was a lively celebration, channeling the spirit and beauty of Australia’s natural beauty and cultural landscape.

Get The Look with Schwarzkopf Professional:

Look 1 – Side Part French Roll:

Step 1: Slightly wet hair with water and Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Hairbody as a Prep-spray from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Start to section the hair, starting with the crown and temporarily clip to hold the hair section.

Step 3: With the bottom section of the hair, comb to the side that it is swept and hold with bobby pins and Schwarzkopf Professional Session Label Hairspray, and Session Label The Strong. Then slowly roll all the hair in towards the center, opposite of the side sweep . Hold with hairspray and secure hair with multiple bobby pins. Set hairspray with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment.

Step 4: With the remaining hair from the crown, follow the rolls of the french bun to ensure the rolls blend. Secure hair with bobby pins, hairspray and a hair dryer and diffuser attachment.

Step 5: Apply hair spray to flyaways and comb down with a fine tooth tail comb. Finish the entire look with Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Sparkler as a Shine. Spray to enhance the wet sleek look.

Look 2 – Snatched Top Knot:

Step 1: Wet hair with water, Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Hairbody, Session Label The Serum, and Session Label The Miracle from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Start to comb wet hair into a high pony sitting on the top crown and tie with a hair tie. Use Schwarzkopf Professional Session Label Hairspray, Session Label The Strong and Session Label The Serum to wet and set flyaways and ensure the pony is smooth and tight. Set the hairspray with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment.

Step 3: Start to twist the pony clockwise and wrap the hair around the base of the high ponytail. Hold with bobby pins and hairspray and set with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment.

Step 4: Finish look with the Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Sparkler to enhance the wet sleek look.

Look 3 – Wet Waves:

Step 1: Generously wet hair with water, Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Hairbody and Session Label The Serum from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Comb hair down into a middle part position with hair behind the ears. Whilst hair is wet, begin to form slight waves on the sides of the face with a fine tooth tail comb. Hold with clips and Schwarzkopf Professional Session Label Hairspray, and Session Label The Strong and set waves with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment

Step 3: With the remainder of the hair, tie back into a low pony and tie with a hair tie, ensuring hair is smooth and tight.

Step 4: Start to twist the pony clockwise and wrap the hair around the base of the low ponytail to form a low bun whilst spraying Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Sparkler as a Shine Spray onto the pony. Hold with bobby pins and hairspray and set with a hair dryer and diffuser attachment.

Step 5: Finish look with the Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Sparkler as a Shine Spray to enhance the wet sleek look.

Get The Look with ghd:

Look 1 – Snatched Top Knot:

Step 1: Wet hair with water from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Start to comb wet hair into a high pony sitting on the top crown and tie with a hair tie. Use hairspray to set flyaways and ensure the pony is smooth and tight. Set the hairspray with the ghd Helios™ Hair Dryer and the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

Step 3: Start to twist the pony clockwise and wrap the hair around the base of the high ponytail. Hold with bobby pins and hairspray and set with the ghd helios™ hair dryer and the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

Look 2 – Side Part French Roll:

Step 1: Slightly wet hair with water from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Start to section the hair, starting with the crown and temporarily clip to hold the hair section.

Step 3: With the bottom section of the hair, comb to the side that it is swept and hold with bobby pins and hairspray. Then slowly roll all the hair in towards the centre, opposite of the side sweep. Hold with hair spray and secure hair with multiple bobby pins. Set hairspray with the ghd Helios™ Hair Dryer and the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

Step 4: With the remaining hair from the crown, follow the rolls of the french bun to ensure the rolls blend. Secure hair with bobby pins and hairspray and set with the ghd helios™ hair dryer and the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

Step 5: Apply hair spray to flyaways and comb down with ghd Tail Comb.

Look 3 – Wet Waves:

Step 1: Generously wet hair with water from the root to the tip.

Step 2: Comb hair down into a middle part position with hair behind the ears.

Step 3: Whilst hair is wet, begin to form slight waves on the sides of the face with a ghd tail comb. Hold with clips and hair spray, and set waves with the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

Step 4: With the remainder of the hair, tie back into a low pony and tie with a hair tie, ensuring hair is smooth and tight. Start to twist the pony clockwise and wrap the hair around the base of the low ponytail to form a low bun. Hold with bobby pins and hairspray and set with the ghd Helios™ Hair Dryer and the ghd professional Hair Dryer Diffuser attachment.

For more information visit www.schwarzkopf-professional.com/au/en.html and www.ghdhair.com/au

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