Neville Hair & Beauty x Paris Haute Couture
Neville Hair & Beauty’s backstage team, headed by stylist Stephen Low and managed by Elena Lavagni, were recently in Paris, working on three shows for top designers Julien Fournie, Ralph and Russo and Songzio.
It’s been exactly a year since British brand Ralph and Russo presented their collection to the Chambre De Syndicale de la Haute Couture (the first British brand in 100 years to do so) and the Neville salon were again enlisted to provide the immaculate hair for the show.
This year’s show was inspired by Boticelli’s Primavera and Poussin’s Realm of Flora work with a fairy tale style theme running through.
According to Low: “The hair look was decidedly youthful and light. It was a soft, textured plaited bun in a centre parting where the hair was pulled into a ponytail before being plaited and distressed.”
Lavagni added: “it seems that nothing matched my gasp when I saw the models at Ralph and Russo’s SS15 Haute Couture blossom on the catwalk at the Grand Palais. It was the perfect dream-like hair that involved hours of craft from my team and yet looked effortlessly bohemian – another couture-gem created by my team under Stephen’s vision.”
The team also worked created a “romantic poet” look for the male models at Korean brand Songzio’s show, and sourced dramatic hairpieces for Parisian designer Julien Fournie’s Haute Couture presentation.