Get Erin Fetherston's flawless fringe

ef.jpgJuicy Couture hosted a dinner for bloggers on Tuesday to celebrate the brand’s partnership with designer Erin Fetherston. Before getting down to business, those with tress envy couldn’t help but ask the question that is on many a fashionista’s mind: How does Fetherston keep those enviable bangs so PERFECT?

“This is the story of how I first came to acquire perfect bangs,” said Fetherston. “I lived
in Paris for a long time, and I was introduced to a magnificent
hairdresser — an Australian man whose name was David Mallett. He said
“If we’re going to have a relationship you’re going to need to come here
every week. You’re representing my work.” He’s not a diva, he was just
scared. So I would come by once a week. He would wash, blowdry, get it
really straight, and then he would have me stand up against the wall. It
was very intense. He would literally snip hair by hair by hair. And
then he would sit down, blow it, have me stand up. It would be this
dance going on and on. Sometimes he would get it in one shot, other
times it would be bad. It was like sex. Like, “Do you think it looks
straight?” “I don’t know, do you?”

As for how she keeps the fringe so flawless, Fetherston said that she now cuts them herself, ideally EVERY DAY:

“To me, it depends on what kind of hair you have, but the secret is
don’t use the brush too much. If you have a blowdryer, you need to get a
nozzle on it that comes to a very thin, razor sharp slit. The smaller
the slit the better. Your head has a curve. Here at the curve is where
things can go wonky with the bangs. Just take the hairdryer and shoot
that air super hot, not even using a brush. The power of the air and the
heat through that razor slit just pushes them down. Within two minutes
you can get them straight. Don’t use a round brush. Then you just have
to have a steady hand. I start between my eyebrow and my eyelash.”

Last piece of advice before wrapping up and getting down to the celebration at hand? “Wind is not your friend. Carry a comb and hairspray.”

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