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Hair Weaving At McQueen


At Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear, Guido Palau’s basket-weave hairstyles were incredible.


“There were many permutations,” Palau said to of the technique, “but in the end it was highly technical yet very simple.” Palau divided models’ hair into three sections before adding extensions over and under natural strands for a woven effect, ending each panel in a skinny braid. Back panels were folded flat against the head and pinned in place before the entire head was sprayed with Redken’s Forceful 23 hair spray. Sixty bottles of hairspray were used to hold everything in place!


Also, those (cracked?) gold nails. Le sigh. And check out this video of the McQueen show…