Bouncy, squeaky-clean, cheerleader-esq ponytails are replaced with edgier interpretations at Lucian Matis’ Fall/Winter 2012 runway show. After Lucian Matis’ runway show I was unsure if I could pull off the figure-baring LBDs, but I was sold on was the braided ponytails that walked down the runway. For the third season in a row, Schwarzkopf Professional worked with the avant-garde designer to create an intricate hair style that would reflect his detailed collection. "Lucian’s pieces include a lot of lace and feathers, " said hair stylist Paul Pereira, of Solo Bace Salon. "There was a lot of great texture in the clothes and we wanted to incorporate the same idea in the hair." We went backstage to discover exactly how you can create this braided
hair style:

Styling step 1: Create a centre part from the front of your head; when you reach the crown of your head, divide your hair into a triangle formation along the back. Further divide the triangle section and braid hair from the crown of your head down to the nape of your neck.

Styling step 2: Add a serum with high shine (Pereira applied OSiS AquaSlide) to the triangle section of your hair to create a smooth and sleek braid.