Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Braided Updo by Antonio Velotta from Barrett's Braid Bar

The second time I came to Barrett's Braid Bar at the GLSEN lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week I was given the most fabulous braided updo. My look that day was inspired by Audrey Hepburn and I wanted an updo that personified her style. 
Antonio Velotta, my incredible stylist from the John Barrett hair salon knew just the type of braid that would suit my look. He told me he was going to do an updo inspired by a recent Bottega Veneta fashion show where the models had their hair in a fancy braided updo. 
I was intently studying his braiding method in the mirror but it's not something I could ever replicate. The level of talent that went into creating my braided updo was just unbelievable! 
Finally after about 20 minutes my braided updo was complete! The front of it looked amazing but the back I was completely blown away by. It was like he was the Michelangelo of hair and my hair was his art creation.  
When I got home that night after almost a 14 hour day of fashion shows and events my hair was surprisingly still in one place. It must have been the special John Barrett hairspray he used that held it up so well for all that time. The whole day I received a million and one compliments about my updo. I was very sad to wash my hair that night as I didn't want to part with my beautifully braided look. Thank you so much again Antonio Velotta for creating this for me!!
As I've mentioned in a previous post the John Barrett salon is located in Bergdorf Goodman on 5th Avenue in NYC and I highly recommend them! 
Their Braid Bar offers a selection of braided looks like undone braids, pigtails, whimsical milkmaid braids, fishtail braided side ponytails and small french braided updo's.

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1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous updo! I am a big fan as that looks incredible. Personally, I would've tried sleeping in it to see how it held up - it is just that special!


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