Key Elements

Collaboration brings to the surface a different perspective.
(This workshop I worked with a long time colleague and friend, Paul Tamaoka, Bottega Antoine. Over the past 15 years, we have worked at Antoine, Diva Salon and Paul Brown.)

Using a couple of tear sheets from magazines, key elements of the styles were identified, then imagined our own versions of the styles. Some of these elements were good, some bad. Of course we infused our magic into the revised creations.

For the first look, I used a curved flat iron, marcel style, then vertical “haku” type knots gave the shape, with a “loose-polish” being the intent. (click photos for slde show)

For second look, Paul did a slightly-disheveled “mohawk-ish” style. A cleaner version of this style is often seen on runways. Both of us agreed that we like “undone” hair these days, he then modified this style to compliment our theme. (click photos for slideshow)

Bumble’s Sumotech, Styling Lotion, Brilliantine and Holding Spray gave us the control and flexibility to slowly build the styles. It also easily brushed out between looks.

key elements