Wednesday, July 21, 2010

bangs x erin fetherston...

I don't know much of the details, but Erin Fetherston and Juicy Couture had a party in New York City last night to celebrate their upcoming collaboration. Through my Twitter stalking I saw that some of my favorite fashion blogs were there (@theglamourai, @TheCut & @refinery29) and it seemed to be quite the party.
I don't much care for Juicy these days and I can't really afford Erin Fetherston, but I did take away something very valuable from the event coverage: How Erin gets her perfect bangs! She has seriously straight-across, seriously perfect fringe, and here's how it came to be (via TheCut):

“This is the story of how I first came to acquire perfect bangs. I lived in Paris for a long time, and I was introduced to a magnificent hairdresser — an Australian man whose name was David Mallett. He said “If we’re going to have a relationship you’re going to need to come here every week. You’re representing my work.” He’s not a diva, he was just scared. So I would come by once a week. He would wash, blowdry, get it really straight, and then he would have me stand up against the wall. It was very intense. He would literally snip hair by hair by hair. And then he would sit down, blow it, have me stand up. It would be this dance going on and on. Sometimes he would get it in one shot, other times it would be bad. It was like sex. Like, “Do you think it looks straight?” “I don’t know, do you?” ...
“To me, it depends on what kind of hair you have, but the secret is don’t use the brush too much. If you have a blowdryer, you need to get a nozzle on it that comes to a very thin, razor sharp slit. The smaller the slit the better. Your head has a curve. Here at the curve is where things can go wonky with the bangs. Just take the hairdryer and shoot that air super hot, not even using a brush. The power of the air and the heat through that razor slit just pushes them down. Within two minutes you can get them straight. Don’t use a round brush. Then you just have to have a steady hand. I start between my eyebrow and my eyelash."

I certainly don't have that kind of discipline when it comes to my bangs. Every week? Hair by hair? Trim them myself? I can't even imagine. And I certainly don't have time for that.
But hers do look rather amazing, yes?

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