Get the Look: Jenny Packham Spring 2012

I got up early to go to the Lincoln Center Tents at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week to see the looks at Jenny Packham. Sleek, smooth blowouts provided by Solano and celebrity hairstylist Leonardo Manetti. Check out the below tips on how to create at home.

Get the Look:
Backstage Hair by Leonardo Manetti and Solano
at Jenny Packham Spring 2012!

images by Mark Von Holden
Backstage at Jenny Packham, a team of 14 hairstylists created a sleek, upscale, modern look that was meant to be a variation on last year’s style said stylist Leonardo Manetti. The show featured straight, shimmering strands that were free-flowing and “looked as if hair is in a breeze after the storm.” To create the look, Leonardo was sure to use a powerful dryer, shine inducing brush, and attended to last minute touch ups with a flat iron, all from Solano.

To compliment the beautiful beadwork and flowing fabrics seen at Jenny Packham, Leonardo chose a simple style that wouldn’t distract from the elegance. Get this chic look at home with these step-by-step instructions:

1)      Start by separating hair into sections and blow drying with the Solano 3700 Moda Dryer($220) which uses tourmaline, ionic, and far-infrared technology to increase shine and overall hair health. Per Manetti, “As you blow dry each section, marry the newly dried section to the previous one for a sleek and smooth look.”
2)     Once at the ends of the hair, hold the Solano 53mm Plasmium Gel Grip Round Brush ($23.99) in place for a few seconds. The ceramic technology in the brush acts as a hot tool to give hair a slight bend at the end for more movement.
3)     To finish the look, create a side part 1 ¼” from the beginning of your right brow and straight back to the crown. Smooth flyaways and lock in the sleek style with Solano SleekHeat 450 Flat Iron ($159.95).

Solano 3700Moda Dryer is available at major beauty distributors and

Solano Plasmium Gel Grip Round Brushes and SleekHeat 450 Flat Iron are available at ULTA and