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Spiky Ponytails At Marc By Marc Jacobs Spring 2012: Backstage Beauty

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Hair at Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Show. Courtesy of Redken.

THE INSPIRATION: Utilitarian design by Bauhaus and Charles Eames

HAIR: When Redken Creative Consultant Guido Palau met with Marc Jacobs earlier this month to discuss the look models would don for the designer's Spring 2012 show, the hairstylist remixed his own work from the '90s. "This look started a ponytail and we reinvented it, we couldn't keep it simple, so created a more complicated clean and spiky version," said Palau.

He styled the look by first applying Redken Satinwear 02 to damp hair and blow-drying. Next, he pulled hair back into a ponytail at the occipital bone and secured with an elastic -- no part necessary. Palau flipped the locks towards the front of the head, and about two inches above the elastic, secured the hair with a silver clip. Then he twisted the ponytail back down towards the nape of the neck and about two inches below the elastic, secured with a second clip to create a bump effect. He spritzed on Forceful 23 to maintain the shape and pulled a few pieces out from the bump and sprayed again for an aerodynamic effect. Palau added a heavy amount of Glass 01 from the hairline to the elastic for a high-shine finish.

Hair at Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Show. Courtesy of Redken.

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