hairstyles By Kristy Schanel
Since the weather is
so much nicer to us in
the winter, we should
take advantage and
let our hair down
his 2012 winter season is about using the gold standard,
classic styling with a bit of an edge. Considering there
is less humidity in the air during our fall and winter
months, it is much easier to leave your locks loose, easy
and a bit unkempt.
For our model, Miranda, I chose a soft, classic wave with some
texture. The texture gives it a “windswept” look that was shown in
abundance throughout the 2012 Fashion Week. This look can be
softer, like what I used on Miranda, or you can be more liberal with
this style. Keeping with the softer look is a great way to take you
from day to night, without having to worry much about dealing
with your hair for the rest of the day. Especially since most of us
are in and out of layers of clothing, scarfs and coats, throughout
those chilly days.
The idea with this style is to leave it slightly disheveled and let
go of the perfection factor. This can be hard to do for some of us.
I know, I’m one of them. But you need to just learn to let go and
have fun with it.
This is a simple way to create some body and style for all hair
types and is especially complementary to all face shapes. You only
need a few tools and products to maintain this look—a curling iron
or hot rollers (no smaller than one inch), metal hair pins, light and
medium hold hairspray, and a comb. Here are the simple steps on
how to achieve this look.
T PHOTO BY TED WEST
Model Miranda Fenzau, from Orland
Park, Illinois, placed as ﬁrst runner-up in
the Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012 Pag-
eant. The 16-year old Marist High
School student has been featured on
the runway as well as commercial print
work, and even has an American Girl
Doll modeled after her likeness.
PREPPING YOUR HAIR
Start with clean, dry hair. Then spray a light-hold hairspray
throughout the hair. I used L’oreal Professional Inﬁnium 2 for
hold, shine and heat protection.
SETTING THE STYLE
You want to begin with a section in the back of your head, at
the nape of your neck. Do not make your section bigger than the
size of your tool, whether it be hot rollers or curling iron. Tip: the
smaller your tool is, the tighter the curl. Section the rest of the hair