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Last updated: February 20, 2018

How-To: Fashion Week Fresh

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Think rich textures, long, lean lines and strong hues—the perfect complement to Vera Wang’s Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. Created by runway stylist Paul Hanlon for Pai-Shau, this season’s looks emphasized clean-looking, sculptural styles artfully tucked inside high necklines. Fine, hidden side braids were made behind the ear to detail the airy looks and peek through as the hair moves.


“It’s about the idea of a smaller rounded look: not pinned or sleeked, but with the hair emerging from an elongated design silhouette,” said Paul. “These looks are quite youthful and very pure. It’s all about healthy condition, rounded lines and hair that’s not at all over-styled.”


“Our key product for this look was Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion, with Signature Exotic Tea Complex antioxidants,” adds Paul. “I used it on both damp and dry hair for a luminous shine and to smooth texture, but in a new, much lighter way. As a result, the hair looks fresh, since it can move freely. In fact, you can’t tell there’s anything in it.”


Artist: Paul Hanlon
Manufacturer: Pai-Shau

Products Used


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    Shampoo and condition with Hydrating Ritual Replenishing Hair Cleanser and Hydrating Ritual Replenishing Cream Conditioner. Apply Hydrating Ritual Supreme Revitalizing Mask for five minutes, to create healthy, bouncy hair without weight. 

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    Apply Enhance Ritual Biphasic Infusion, with Signature Exotic Tea Complexon damp hair to prime, smooth and protect the hair. Make sure to shake really well before applying, in order to activate its binary layers. Blow-dry the hair until it is about halfway dry.

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    Apply Design Ritual Style Soufflé from midlength to ends for soft, sculptural volume and to retain the hair’s hydration.

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    Allow hair to air-dry, using hands only and without a brush.

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    Once the hair is dry, apply a touch of Pai-Shau Biphasic Infusion on the ends to smooth and hydrate, then blow-dry the ends with a round brush.

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    Take a 2-inch section behind the ear and make a small braid, slightly past the hairline, then repeat on the opposite side. Though braids do not need to be identical on each side, they should be the same size.

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    Use Design Ritual Imperial Hold Hairspray throughout to add texture and hold the braid.

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    Let the hair fall naturally, place the braid behind the ear, and tie the hair at the nape with a silicone elastic band to keep the shape in place. Then place the ends under a jacket or top.

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    To finish, freely spray with Design Ritual Sublime Hold Hairspray for flexible, moveable and natural-looking hold.

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