Brand Name: Aquage Hair: Luis Alvarez Makeup: Wanda Alvarez Photo: Luis Alvarez for Aquage Fashion stylist: Patric Chauvez
Mysterious, evocative beauty shrouded in darkness with a touch of fantasy and the unexpected, UMBRA celebrates the most important precept of photography- light reveals; shade conceals.
Often, it's what we don't see that draws us in. Aquage co-founder, photographer and editorial stylist Luis Alvarez used this precept to highlight his new concept in texture design: Ultimate randomness created not for the consumer, but for the editorial page, to inspire hair designers as artists and to look at the familiar with new eyes. (Aquage.com)
Step 1. Lightly spray Aquage Beyond Shine across the hairline.
Step 2. Straighten the hairline with a pressing comb.
Step 3. Reapply Aquage Beyond Shine, this time spraying both sides of the individual strands.
Step 4. Using a ceramic flat iron, press each strand from roots to ends.
Step 5. Press all of the hair until it lays flat, smooth and close to the head.
Step 6. This style will be created by cutting small strands of hair approximately 1-2 inches in length.
Step 7. Cut diffused shards of hair and allow them to fall and disperse over the surface of the natural hair.
Step 8. Arrange the cuttings by spreading and placing the individually cut hair to create a pleasing textural design over the surface of the hair.
Step 9. Apply Aquage Finishing Spray as needed to hold hair shards together.
Step 10. To lock in maximum hold, apply diffused heat immediately after applying Finishing Spray.
Step 11. Add the finishing touch to the shape with a light misting of Aquage Beyond Shine to accentuate the final texture.