New romantic rag rolls at Zimmerman

by Hair Romance on May 11, 2012 · 9 comments

in Hair Trends,MBFWA 2012,Tutorials

Zimmerman presented their new collection, Clique Clique, inspired by independent renegade women. The hairstyle for the show combines some of the biggest spring/summer trends – white, mohawks, and a strong yet feminine feel.

Taking the old and turning into the new, Sharon Blain created some of the most beautiful rag rolls I’ve ever seen. The brief for the look was inspired by an early 90s cover of Kate Moss on the Face. The look has a girly, new romantic feel which is balanced by the punky brow.

Behind the scenes

Sharon wanted the hair to look fresh, but quite a lot of product was used to achieve that “natural” look. I’m always happy to hear that as I know I have half a chance to achieve the look in my hair.

How to get the look

Sharon used plain white cotton to create rag rolls along the centre of the head. Cut large rag pieces and make them a feature of this look.

Step 1 – Prep your hair and blow dry smooth. Sharon used Goldwell StyleSign Power Whip.

Backstage styling tip: To catch flyaways mix a tiny bit of water with mousse and touch up any fine hairs and smooth them into place.

Step 2 - Depending on the thickness of your hair, create one or multiple ponytails along the centre of your head.

Step 3 – Take a rag and roll each section down and tie in place. Hairspray will help keep the look in place, and Sharon used StyleSign Diamond Gloss to finish.

Backstage styling tip: Ensure the proportions are right. If it’s too thick it won’t roll neatly.

The finished look

The makeup by Linda Jefferyes for M.A.C is the “perfect balance of punk and softness.” She used M.A.C Casual Colour Lip Pot and accented the look with M.A.C Frozen White Pigment.

Another great example of the faux-hawk trend. Are you ready to try this style now?

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Maha Lub May 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

old school technique for making ringlets ;)
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Hair Romance May 11, 2012 at 7:39 am

I remember sleeping in these to get huge curls for dance competitions, though I never thought they could look this chic


Rhonda May 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

I love it! It is a more edgy take on your bun mohawk from Day 12 of your 30 day challenge. I plan on trying something similar.I live in the states & I just discovered your blog …needless to say I am loving it! By the way…do you plan on doing another hair challenge?! That would be awesome! :-)


Hair Romance May 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Thanks Rhonda! I do have some plans for a few hair challenges…coming up soon x


Heyni May 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

Hi, I’m new to your website, and don’t know all the different techniques. How do you actually roll the rags?


Hair Romance May 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Hi Heyni, you roll your hair around the rag, as if it was a hair roller, and then you use the loose ends of the rag to tie it in place on your head. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube x


cynthia May 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

I did this years ago for a bride with tuille for the service, the last roll had very long ends and was her veil. For the reception we removed them and her hair was brushed and bunced with curls.


Hair Romance May 14, 2012 at 11:05 am

That is such a beautiful idea! Love it Cynthia x


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