Zero + Maria Cornejo's clothing can be described as flowing and sophisticated, and this is perfectly mirrored by the hair, makeup, and nails chosen for the designer's New York Fashion Week runway show. The "witchy, art student" is how lead hairstylist James Pecis described the inspiration for this season's fashion show. We chatted with James backstage at Zero + Maria Cornejo, and got all the scoop on how the average collegiette can achieve this eccentric yet effortless look!
Taking cues from the typical artsy student, James developed a look that reflects a girl-on-the-go, who is so preoccupied with the events in her life that she leaves little time to style her hair. "She's a bit of a hermit," James said of the girl who inspired the look.
In order to achieve this ideal hairstyle, James created a deep side part to give the illusion of bangs pulled across the forehead. Next, a one-inch Hot Tools Professional Marcel Iron was used to create irregular, alternating waves. To avoid the appearance of party-esque curls, James didn't wrap hair around the entire hot iron. The result? Easy, beautiful waves.
To add an extra boost of volume, James added PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse, applied to the tips of the fingers and raked through the waves. Using this method, your hair can stay volumized throughout the entire day, whether you're running to class or out with the girls!
Next, flatten and tuck hair behind the ears, leaving a few loose pieces in the front. To finish off the look, James suggests spraying a good amount of PHYTO Phytoplage Protective Sun Oil before adding PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray (who doesn't want a little extra va-va-voom?).