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Braided + Upgraded

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Braids are the summer style staple for taming those tempestuous tendrils.  And the messier the better.  Not necessarily by choice but by the sheer fact that who has time to fight flyaways + fight frizz amidst the elements of outdoor play.  But, if you ask me, the plaited ‘do has been around for a long time and could certainly use a creative redesign of sorts.  A new twist on classic, so to speak.

Images via alibabz, flesser, bohemianwhimsy, fashionodor.

Urban Native

As an Apparel Design & Merchandising student, I have had the great fortune of meeting a diversity of talented and creative people in all areas of the style spectrum.  This past year, one of these individuals was Ashlee Norman, a hair stylist…nay, hair genius based in Valencia, California.  A few months ago, she graciously asked me to be her hair model for a competition initiated by Wella Professionals and their 2014 S/S Trend Vision called “Urban Native”.  As I plan my next trip up to her salon, fond memories of our shoot fill my head.  These were the images and looks that defined the collection.

THE BOHO URBAN NATIVE LOOK. A PURPLE BASE COLOR IS BLENDED WITH WASHED-OUT PINKS, HINTS OF ORANGE, GREENS AND LAVENDER BLONDES

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Urban Native; A new tribe of people with a relaxed energy and natural grace have de-cluttered, slowed down and combined nature and city-life to live in a more satisfying turned-on now.

 

Images via Wella Professionals

Ashlee spent an entire Sunday back in May transforming my lack of a look into an incredible interpretation of this vision by Wella.  The result was a complete transformation that I will always be grateful for.  And plan to recreate very soon.

Here’s the “before”…

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…and the “After”…

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To see Ashlee’s work, click here.