Perfect Hair in 5 Steps from John Frieda Backstage at Zac Posen: MBFW Fall 2012

Get sleek runway ready hair from Zac Posen's F/W 2012 show with John Frieda's Creative Consultant Luigi Murenu!

Perfect Hair in 5 Steps from John Frieda Backstage at Zac Posen: MBFW Fall 2012

Get sleek runway ready hair from Zac Posen’s F/W 2012 show with John Frieda’s Creative Consultant Luigi Murenu!

– Heather Taylor

zac posen backstage fall 2012

Perfect hair is over, according to several backstage fashion shows I attended during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The new “in” look is all about being disheveled. For me and my baby fine locks this trendy new look sadly equals less effortless chic and more rat’s nest, especially when strong winds are involved. Luckily, Zac Posen’s Fall/Winter 2012 Fashion Show backstage in the David Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center reaffirmed that looking structured and sculpted when it comes to hair is still in and super hot. And yes, you can even recreate the look at home!

backstage at Zac Posen fall 2012 show

With the designer’s collection heavily influenced by Japanese architecture, John Frieda’s global creative consultant Luigi Murenu demonstrated before a group (including supermodel Coco Rocha!) how to get the minimalistic hairstyles hitting the catwalk in 5 simple steps- with affordable hair care products you can pick up from your drugstore.

zac posen hair tools

Step 1: On damp hair work through John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution Lightweight Control ($7.49, spray. Blow dry after to keep hair smooth and frizz at bay.

john frieda frizz ease

Step 2: Brush hair into a high ponytail. For the right height, pull the hair back parallel from the outer corner of the eye. Secure with an elastic and then secure the end of the ponytail with a small rubber band, leaving about 3-4 inches from the end.

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Step 3: Spray hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Extra Hold Hairspray ($5.24, 

john frieda hair spray

Step 4: Roll the ponytail under and to the left to create a small, semi side bun and then pin it to the securing elastic.

Step 5: Take a flat iron to the remaining 3 inches of the ponytail and position it an upward direction for the modern-day Geisha look. Use John Frieda Full Repair Touch Up Flyaway Tamer ($7.49,  to smooth out any flyaway hair.

flyaway tamer

Et voila! Now it’s time for you to do your little turn on the catwalk!

Heather Taylor is BettyConfidential’s LA correspondent.

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