"It's all about natural beauty, with a twist," explains Redken's Creative Consultant Guido on Spring 2012's hairstyle trends. The "water babies" look is one such style, but it isn’t all about a simple slick back. This 'do demands texture—and lots of it. Here's how to recreate the wet-shine look from the Ports 1961 spring runway show at home.
What you need:
Step 1. Get your hair nice and wet and then evenly apply Redken Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow-dry Lotion.
Step 2. Blow dry the hair to pin-straight status (think Ali McGraw as you're doing this), and smooth the hair back with a paddle brush.
Step 3. Now comes the part where you get that "two-tone" texture that will take this natural look to a new level of edginess. Apply Redken Hardwear 16 Super-strong Sculpting Gel at the roots, and comb your hair straight back. This will make your hair look "wet on top and dry towards the ends."
Step 4. Next, gather the hair at the nape of your neck. Find your favorite, classy barrette and secure.
Step 5. To hold your 'do in place, spray with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray.