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Get the look: Edgy French roll

By MiNDFOOD

Straight from the Dion Lee show at the recent Rosemount Australian Fashion Week , hairstylist Brad Ngata shows us how to achieve the contemporary French roll look, on MiNDFOOD.

THE DESIGNER:

Dion Lee

www.dionlee.com

THE BRIEF:

Brad Ngata says, “For his collection, Dion wanted an androgynous and contemporary take on a French roll. To reflect his architectural, tailored designs, the hair looks structured and masculine at the front while from the back it is a modern, tough twist on a classic French roll.”

BRAD NGATA’S STEPS TO GET THE LOOK:

  • Start by wetting the hair.
  • Mix one part L’Oreal Profesionnel Techni.Art A.Head Glue with one-half part L’Oreal Profesionnel Techni.Art Liss Control Gel Crème and take from root to ends.
  • Create a deep side part and tied the smaller section into in a tight low pony.
  • Using a plastic ruler, wrap free section to create a high French roll. The ruler keeps the French roll flat, which is key to the look.
  • Pin the French roll to the scalp; unlike a traditional French roll, this is does not need to be neat.
  • Release the tied section and twist into a ponytail that is tucked into the end of the French roll and pin until it looks as one.
  • Finish by pulling loose sections of the French roll to make it look less perfect and for the desired “tough” take on a French roll.

PRODUCTS USED: (including tools)

  • L’Oreal Profesionnel Techni.Art A.Head Glue
  • L’Oreal Profesionnel Techni.Art Liss Control Gel Crème
  • 30cm ruler
  • Bobby Pins

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