Did somebody call for a D-I-S-C-O?! Grab your best flares as session stylist Sharon Robinson shares all about her seventies-inspired style
from The Coterie: In Session
With muses like Donna Summer as a reference point, Sharon‘s aim was to create a look with texture and movement, as well sleeker, straighter lines for some 2021 edge.
Drawing inspiration from the dance floors in the seventies, the first look brought all the glitter, glam and great hair you would expect during the height of disco. “I loved the music at the time. I loved the hair and the fashion, I loved everything disco, like the glitter and the fun” says Sharon.
“Textured hair is the best hair in the world. You can do anything to it, just don’t be scared of it.”
To begin with, Sharon prepped the hair with blow-dry lotion, leave-in conditioner and heat protection before stretching the model’s hair. “You can do this look on all hair. Hair is hair,” says Sharon. “With Afro hair you have to be a bit more careful, more protective. Always start mid-lengths to ends and work your way up.”
Next, Sharon alternated the direction of the Titanium Expression Deep Waver, depending on the shape of hair. “For this look it’s about building bottom-up, so blow-dry the hair flat at top for a halo effect.” Finally, at front of the hair, Sharon used a curling tong to frame the face before brushing through the hair and back-combing. “Use an afro pic to fill it out, separate and keep volume. The hair can do its own thing without you having to manipulate too much.”
Sharon’s top tip…
“To keep the hair look more editorial rather than too polish, don’t take perfect sections. Take your time but don’t make it perfect, as this will elevate the end result to an editorial vibe.”
BaByliss PRO ItaliaBrava Hair Dryer
BaByliss PRO Titanium Expression Deep Waver
BaByliss PRO Titanium Expression 32MM Curling Tong
Heat protection spray