The Blonde Misfit | September 2019 Press Hit


Proenza Schouler had beautiful hair for the runway, inspired by the ’80s and dramatization. Redken global creative director, Guido Palau, spoke a bit about the inspiration. “We’re here at the Proenza Schouler show where the hair is a definite nod to the 80s with very dramatic ponytails,” said Guido. “that are smoothed with the new Sultra Bombshell Volumizing Dryer and sculpted with Redken Hardwear Gel 16.  A powerful dryer and great tools are essential to any backstage look.”

According to Guido, first you prep hair with Redken Extreme Play Safe for up to 450-degree heat protection and then blow dry smooth using the new Sultra Bombshell Volumizing Hair Dryer (launching 10/1;; $149) to create a smooth, silky finish.  The dryer emits both infrared and ions to smooth and speed up drying time, while nurturing hair. Run dryer along hair straight back away from the face using the speed of the small yet powerful 1600 Watt Sultra Dryer to create volume. Then straighten using the Sultra Bombshell Curl, Wave, and Straight Iron to give it a flat texture to easily bind the hair. 

Later on, the hair is bound into a tight ponytail at the nape of the neck and wrapped with leather, leaving about an inch of the ponytail out — so it resembles a horse’s tail in the bottom. Here’s a look at it from the side profile: