Badgley Mischka is known for creating beautiful gowns inspired by Old Hollywood, and this season's bridal collection is no exception! The muse for this collection, featuring slinky silhouettes, dramatic beading, and embroidery: 1930s fashion icon Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, known for her sophistication and elegance.
To complement the gowns down the runway, hairstylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil created a modern take on a '30s look, playing up the simple elegance and soft, natural glamour.
Here, get step-by-step instructions on how to replicate this look:
1. To prep the hair, Gray used Moroccanoil Frizz Control to keep the hair smooth and manageable. Then, he added Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to give the hair substance without weighting it down. Next, he gave each model a blowout.
2. Choose your part: Gray parted the hair directly in the middle (in homage to Wallis Simpson) or slightly off-center, depending on the model's features.
3. To keep the front smooth, place a comb or clip right above your ear to mark the start of the twist. Then begin rolling your hair at an angle, pulling in more hair as you work your way down to the neck. Repeat on the other side.
4. "At the nape, I overlapped the two roped ponytails and used a large darning needle threaded with spooled sewing elastic to sew them together," said Gray. The DIY approach: secure with a thin hair tie.
5. Divide the ponytail into two and twist both sides. Then, overlap and twist the ponytails into a chignon. Use bobby pins and hairspray, like Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, to secure.
6. “Finally, to make the style look even more modern and natural, I created a bit of texture on the roped sections.," said Gray. "To do this, I pulled out little fine sections of hair with my fingertips, then finished with a light spritz of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong.”
7. The finishing touch: "I added multiple white silk flowers to the style to change up the classic, Gauguin-like, wedding look of one flower behind the ear. Instead, I used flowers in three different linear placements on each model, in different directions to follow the angular, twisted rolls of hair," said Gray.
Tell us: How are you wearing your hair for your wedding?
—Kristen O'Gorman Klein