Jack Merrick-Thirlway creates the hair looks for Julien Fournié’s AW23 collection at Paris Haute Couture

Jack Merrick-Thirlway creates the hair looks for Julien Fournié’s AW23 collection at Paris Haute Couture.
The Stylist:

Jack Merrick-Thirlway supported by Neville Hair & Beauty Salon using L’Oreal Professionnel.

Look 1:

How to achieve the look:

Before the show, Jack created a shape, that would he would later attach to the models hair, by sewing two pieces of full textured hair structures together

He also created tentacle like structures using hair extensions and the Marcel Wave technique that he would later pin to the models’ hair.

  • Section the hair from ear to ear over the top of the head and clip the front section away.
  • Tie the remaining hair (back section) into a tight bun above the occipital bone to create an elongated shape to the head, fitting with the first creatures theme of the show.
  • Pin the previously made hair structure over the bun creating a large shape , ready for moulding.
  • Using clippers, create an elongated, alien-like structure that flows with the natural hair.
  • Wrap the structure in a hair net and spray with L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium hairspray. Diffuse whilst spraying to create a very smooth finish.
  • Add L’Oreal Professionnel Density Paste and L’Oreal Professionnel Liss Control to the front section before brushing towards the back of the head to further amalgamate the natural hair and the sculpture together.
  • Fix the tentacle structures using pins.

Look 2:

How to achieve the look:
  • To achieve the correct texture, spray roots with water and then apply L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Pli on damp hair.
  • Blowdry the hair in small sections using a medium sized brush making sure that curls at the ends of the hair are bouncy.
  • Set hair in large rollers and apply L’Oreal Professionnel medium hold Infinium hair spray and leave for around 45 minutes.
  • Release the rollers and section by section brush hair sofly to create body.
  • Leave the fringe until last.
  • Add L’Oreal Professionnel Liss Control Serum to create smooth ends.
  • Back comb the crown of the head to extend the head shape.
  • Add L’Oreal Professionnel Super Dust to the roots to eliminate shine and create more texture and then set the look with a mist of L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium medium hold hairspray.

Look 3:

How to achieve the look:
  • Apply L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Pli to damp hair and rough dry to 70-80% dry using a soft brush.
  • Section hair into small sections and blow dry using a round brush wrapping the hair around the brush until completely dry.
  • Once each section is dry, add large rollers and clip into place.
  • When all hair is in rollers, spray with L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium spray.
  • Apply heat all over with a diffuser and leave to cool down.
  • Once completely cooled release silver clips.
  • Using a shot of cold air from the hairdryer, release the curls to create natural volume.
  • Use fingers to separate and dress.

All show pictures by Ambra Vernuccio