I'm a huge fan of Guido, Redken's Creative Consultant, who designs and styles some of the most spectacular hairstyles I have ever seen.
Guido's simple, but elegant braids with flowers created for a recent Dolce & Gabanna show are picture perfect for Summer months.
The braids beautifully pull hot heavy strands off the neck and away from the face while the beautiful flowers create a feminine touch.
Redken Products Used
I've been following Guido's work for many years as he consistently churns out new and drool worthy hairstyles for many runway shows every year.
What always amazes me is how simple Guido makes the finished runway hair seem. He selects his Redken styling tools very carefully and they always build a great foundation without detracting from the finished looks.
For the braids with flowers hairstyles Guido utilized the following Redken products:
-guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam-powder refresh 01 aerosol hair powder/dry shampoo
How To Recreate The Look - Wet Cleanse
Wet wash detangled hair in luke warm or even cool water with desired cleansing formula (Diluted, No or Low Poo, Conditioner Only or Water Only)Rinse cleaners completely from hair
Apply appropriate rinse out conditioner from top of the ears to the ends, avoiding the rootsSeparate hair into 2" sections. Detangle with a wide tooth comb or fingers from the ends to the roots
When hair is completely detangled, rinse wellFinish with a cool/cold rinse
Apply Product Cocktail
Towel blot to remove excess moistureApply conditioning cocktail which should include, but not be limited to a defrisant, leave-in conditioner and styling mousse and/or cream.
Apply guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to damp hair
Blow dry with a diffuser using fingers to give a little volume on the hairlineUse a ½ inch curling iron and curl entire hairline to give movement and volume to the hair
Prep & Create Braid
Apply powder refresh 01 aerosol hair powder/dry shampoo
Separate curls with fingersMake a natural center in first 2", pulling the rest loosely towards the nape
Pin at occipital to keep in placeGather remaining hair and loosely braid
Twist into flat chignon and pinSoften hairline by loosening a little with your fingers
Add floral crowns, wreaths or individual flowersMore About Redken Creative Consultant Guido
Redken Creative Consultant Guido shared about the braids with flowers hairstyles "the girls always look ultra-beautiful for Dolce & Gabanna. Keeping with the brand's Italian heritage, I found myself drawing inspiration from classic Italian cinema. Fellini's work was definitely an inspiration for this season. The soft braided updo with the delicate hair accessories is very old world and romantic. Overall, the style is soft, pretty and classically beautiful. It is also flattering on most women, which is wonderful, since women tend to be drawn to the Dolce & Gabanna look each season."-Guido, Redken Creative Consultant