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“It takes a certain kind of person to scrape back her hair and be exposed,” admits Orlando Pita, hairstylist at Giambattista Valli, who used gel followed by glossing pomade (and a wide-tooth comb) to create the season’s hottest new hair texture: the wet look. “It’s not for everyone—but then again, we work with perfect beauties.” Pita had a world traveller in mind when creating the look, and she was present at Vera Wang too, where he used hidden bobby pins at the nape of the neck to pin down hair before creating a slick, “just came up from the ocean” silhouette overtop. A watery nymph also surfaced at Chanel courtesy of Sam McKnight, global ambassador for Pantene, who mixed hair gel with a conditioning mask to keep the chignons looking soft instead of crunchy. Pearl hairpins created by the fashion house topped off the look, completing Karl Lagerfeld’s underwater fantasy.
FLARE picks: Redken Water Wax Shine Defining Pomade, $23. Pantene Medium-Thick Intensive Restoration