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Backstage beauty: Hair at Richard Chai fall/winter 2012 show

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

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Fashion Week 2012 is in full swing and we're sharing our favorite finds, the trends we see and some how-tos to help you score the look at home. Up today? The hair at Richard Chai's Fall/Winter 2012 show.
Hair at Richard Chai fall/winter 2012 show
Hair at Richard Chai fall/winter 2012 show
Hair at Richard Chai fall/winter 2012 show

Stylists: Frank Rizzieri and Kevin Ryan for Aveda.

Hair-spiration: Matt Dillon in Drugstore Cowboy and Chet Baker – well-groomed gets a tousle.

"Richard's collection incorporates disproportionate tailoring," says Kevin Ryan. "The hair – like the clothing – is deconstructed. The overall hairstyle starts out looking very tidy, but the finish disturbs the original styling, like you've pulled a sweater off over your head."

Fashion inspiration: "This collection is about exploring urban landscapes through a nomadic eye, combining rural influences with a downtown edge," Richard Chai says. "I wanted to create a sense of navigating the intersection of city and outdoors using utilitarian details and a dark moody palette."

Get the hairstyle

  1. Section hair from ear to ear at the flat of the crown, securing the bottom half with a clip.
  2. Spray top section from root to midshaft with a generous amount of Aveda Volumizing Tonic.
  3. Blowdry Tonic in the top section with a fine-toothed comb or Mason Pearson brush, creating lift at the root, up and away from the face and hairline.
  4. Work Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay into the hair from root to mid-length with a Mason Pearson brush. Hair should be slightly textured throughout – use Aveda Air Control Hair Spray or Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion to add texture, if needed.
  5. Follow with a quarter-sized dollop of Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade emulsified in the hands and raked in, using fingers to comb through.
  6. Comb hair back and away from the face with a side-parting on the left. Secure with clips and let set while finishing makeup.
  7. Using a fine-toothed comb, reverse the style by combing forward for a tousled, random finish. Saturate hair at the sides of the face with Brilliant Spray-On Shine and comb backwards; then run fingers through for added texture over the ear.

Photos courtesy of Aveda

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