Tips on how to Create an Invisible Ponytail, Courtesy of Rina Sawayama and Jake Gallagher

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Rina Sawayama is heading to a Mugler dinner in Paris, and he or she wants a hair search for the event. Fortunately hairstylist Jake Gallagher is available to present her an invisible ponytail. “I believe it’s an effective way to vary your look utterly,” Gallagher explains to Sawayama of the fashion. “I’m going to be stitching on blonde hair so your darkish hair might be utterly hid inside it.” 

Although Sawayama continues to be comparatively new to the lifetime of a pop star—she graduated with a level in  politics, psychology, and sociology from Cambridge in 2012—she has rapidly turn out to be identified for her charming fashion and sweetness seems to be. “What I like finest about Rina is her creativity,” says Gallagher. “She’s at all times up for making an attempt issues that different artists positively wouldn’t do.” (Anticipate far more of this experimentation when her new album, Maintain The Lady, comes out on September 2.)

Sawayama and Gallagher’s introduction got here in 2015 when the pair each bought their begin: It was her first take a look at shoot as a mannequin and certainly one of his first instances hairstyling for a shoot. 

As Gallagher sections Sawayama’s hair into two halves for a good, modern end, they replicate on their hair experiments (and failures) of years previous—from vibrant colours to uneven cuts. Now, with Sawayama’s hair secured, Gallagher braids her pure ponytail as the bottom for extensions which he then sews to hide the braid solely. “Should you had been to do that at residence, you possibly can really use bobby pins or you possibly can use wig tape,” he notes. After wrapping a strand of hair across the base of the horse and filling in sparse areas round Sawayama’s hairline with powder, the look is full. 

Sawayama says she sometimes totally trusts her workforce to good a method she’ll love—however does this meet her expectations? “That’s wonderful,” she exclaims as soon as Gallagher swings the blonde ponytail over her shoulder. And she or he has an invite to supply: “I’d like to see the way you get on with this, so tag me and tag Vogue in the event you do recreate the coiffure.”

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