So stoked for this wonderful shoot with Alvin Nguyen and model Meghan Wiggins. We traveled 3 hours away from LA to Joshua Tree to do a spec and everything turned out so well! When you have an amazing crew, it always makes for a painless and fun day.
For Meghan's hair, I was really inspired by the Marciano and Guess ads. With Meghan being a Guess model herself, I knew I couldn't go wrong. I wanted to give her the 60's American classic do that I think is just timeless and beautiful for any girl.
First, I prepped her hair with Paul Mitchell's Texturizing Sea Spray at the roots for a bit of a gritty texture (this will help me hold the back combing for volume later.)
Blow dry the crown with a round brush and make sure everything is over directed for maximum volume and lift.
Once dried, I curled 1 inch by 1 inch sections vertically in one direction and pinning each curl to cool and set. (Curling each section int he same direction will help the eaves melt into each other for a s wave.)
When finished and the curls are completely cooled down and set, take out pins and brush gently with a flat boar bristle brush. Back comb the top for volume around the crown and finish off with Paul Mitchell's Extra odd Firm Hair Spray.
Photography by Alvin Nguyen
Makeup by Anna Branson
Nails by Pilar
Styling by Sarah Toshiko
Model: Meghan Wiggins