At first blush, it was hard to tell who was wearing a big white dress and carrying a colossal parasol as she closed the Vivienne Westwood show today in Paris. But upon further inspection, it was none other than Bella Hadid with those unmistakable blade-sharp cheekbones and that piercing blue stare.
Not your run-of-the-mill modern bride, her hairstyling was plucked from another time—the 18th century, to be specific, according to hairstylist Sam McKnight. “It’s historical punk,” he explained of collaborating with designer Andreas Kronthaler on a referential look. “There’s a little touch of 18th century with the rolls on the side of the hair on top of a very simple ponytail.” Working with each model’s natural texture, McKnight used a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer to smooth out small front sections of hair before curling and setting the rolls into place with mists of his Easy Up-Do spray. “Some girls have two or three rolls, some have four,” he explained while coiling Hadid’s lightened lengths into place. “It depends on the girl and the amount of hair they have.”
For a finishing accent, McKnight drew from rolls of unironed black and white ribbon from Kronthaler, cutting single strands and tying each in a loose bow at the base of the ponytail. A classical coif rebelliously reimagined, the retro-modern updo is right at home in the Vivienne Westwood world.
Originally Appeared on Vogue