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03.24.14

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point. 

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.

 Shop the Black Tie Lookbook 
Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point.

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.


Shop the Black Tie Lookbook

Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

09.25.13

Modern Romance: Black Tie

Paris is my absolute favorite city in the world and a constant source of inspiration for me —- it seems like there is something extraordinary around every corner!  Here are some pictures from my travels to Paris of modern, feminine beauty which caught my eye.   I love the Pyramide du Louvre —- its classic, romantic architecture and clean, sharp details.  I often referenced this while designing the Black Tie Collection, strived to achieve that balance of beauty, grace and romanticism with a modern edge.  

With Black Tie, I designed the silhouettes modern and added details elaborate and intricate—working with fabrics like lace, leather, chiffon and embellishments including tiger’s eye pearls, sequins and nailheads.  It was a dream come true to be able to let go creatively and design some couture-like pieces for the woman with an elevated taste yet who lives in the contemporary world.  I hope you enjoy these pieces and have a fantastic time in them.  xx rt

See the Black Tie Collection