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What Does Japanese Schoolgirl Zombie Hair Look Like? Just Ask Chris Benz

Chris Benz always does something unexpected at his shows, but we would never in a million years been able to predict the two main beauty inspirations for his spring presentation. “Chris spends a lot of time in Japan, so there’s this Japanese schoolgirl element,” explained lead stylist Nick Owen of TIGI. “We also talked about zombie-esque girls; girls who were a bit vacant.” So how exactly does this come together? If you’re Owen, that means styling the hair with plenty of texture and a topknot.  

To achieve the look, Owen first created a zig-zag part in the front an then applied Curlesque Lightwear Hair Mousse to give strands “a slightly synthetic vibe.” He then sectioned the hair into several small braids and applied heat to them to set the kinky texture in place. Taking all but one braid at the back of the head out, he added in a small bun at the crown of the head and then brushed the rest of the wavy hair through to get “this mad sort of crinkle,” an effect he described as “very sort of anti-establishment.”


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