(images: Instagram @chanelofficial)
A couture show, like an art exhibition, is a display of aesthetic delights. The looks are about design, not wearability. But occasionally there are gems that can cross over into street wear, with a little adaptation. The hairstyle from Chanel’s recent couture show was just such a look. The combination of sleek roots and an oversized chignon made for a style that felt both retro and modern. The look, says stylist Sam McKnight, was inspire by a Picasso sculpture but it’s drawn comparisons to everything from a croissant to Princess Leia. Click the notes for wearable variations of this high-fashion look. –– Laura Martin
Crossing a faux bob with a rolled edge is a great way to steal the proportions from the look above while keeping the result soft and wearable.
This simple variation downplays the proportions of the couture version but still pairs sleek roots with an expanded shape that sits in the nape.
This soft rolled hairstyle gets a casual vintage vibe from the addition of a headband and looser finish.
Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter @LarMarStyle