Weaving Magic - Kirrily Johnston
The most popular trend for the week at MBFWA was the popularity of all kinds of braiding, weaving, twisting and plaiting that ranged from the demure to the downright tribal. Two different looks were designed by Cloud Nine hair director Renya Xydis to complement Kirrily Johnston’s Romany inspired collection. A soft delicate dreadlock was created and pulled forwards over the shoulders as the key look, complemented by a few of the models who had the hair pinned up into two uneven buns towards the back of the head.
1. Section hair, parting straight down the middle and behind the ears. Clip top halves up and out of the way.
2. Take a diagonal section creating a small triangle. Using the Cloud Nine Wide Iron set at 150°C go over the hair once to smooth the cuticle.
3. Using a fine tooth comb, softly back comb the hair at the root from underneath, keeping the hair pulled flat. Spray with hairspray.
4. After the first few twists, clasp the hair with the Cloud Nine Micro Iron set at 200°C to heat and secure the shape.
5. Continue twisting, spraying, clasping and fixing the dreadlock repeatedly as you work down each strand.
6. Once the dreadlock is fixed, spray once again with evo helmet finishing spray and go over with the Cloud Nine Micro Iron to ensure it doesn't fall out.
7. Continue with this technique across the whole head, working upwards.
8. To finish, pin back the dreadlocks behind the ears using gold clips and flick hair forward to fall over the shoulders.
9. For the hair up style, take half the head of dreadlocks and twist together behind the ears. Roll the group of dreadlocks loosely up into a bun, ensuring to keep positioned towards the back of the head.
10. Secure the buns with fringe pins and fasten back the sides with gold clips.