Saturday, December 11, 2010

Signature Hair: Orlando Pita Whether it's a messy bouffant or an undone bun, Pita loves to mess with perfection.

Allure

Allure photo shoot, October 2007

"This is one of my favorite Allure shoots. We did '50s, '60s, and '70s. It's inspired by Richard Avedon photographs. For the '70s, I was inspired by Bianca Jagger and the Studio 54 days. It's a little more glammed up. I put a lot of extensions in and gave her that '70s set hair." 
 Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner on the cover of W, January 2010

"She had very strong bangs, but the photographer didn't want them. He wanted her to look a little more glamorous and high fashion—not so much the sweet woman that she is. Usually celebrities don't like you to use glue, but before you knew it, I had glue in her hair and stuck [extensions] in the front around her face. It was kind of a modern interpretation of Lauren Bacall."
 Derek Lam ad

Derek Lam ad

"The hair is teased, and it goes back into a French twist. I took out some of the pieces in the front and made it a little undone, because she's supposed to be at the beach

Derek Lam ad

"The hair is teased, and it goes back into a French twist. I took out some of the pieces in the front and made it a little undone, because she's supposed to be at the beach

 

 

Derek Lam ad

"The hair is teased, and it goes back into a French twist. I took out some of the pieces in the front and made it a little undone, because she's supposed to be at the beach

Derek Lam ad
"The hair is teased, and it goes back into a French twist. I took out some of the pieces in the front and made it a little undone, because she's supposed to be at the beach."


Madonna
Madonna "Ray of Light" album, 1998
"When Madonna walked in, she said, 'Orlando, I don't want to sit in your chair for more than 15 minutes.' So I said, 'We haven't seen your natural wavy hair in a long time, so let's go with that.' I just took a curling iron and went over a few bits. It wasn't so done up, and you don't see Madonna like that very often. You always saw her really worked on—the makeup, the hair, the outfit, and everything."
 Christian Dior Couture, winter 2010/2011
Christian Dior Couture, winter 2010/2011
"The show was inspired by flowers, and the hair was inspired by flower buds. We wrapped mesh forms around Styrofoam balls. Each one took at least an hour to create—and that was for the people who knew how to do it."
 Christian Dior Couture
Christian Dior Couture, spring 2010
"The idea was eighteenth-century, Marie Antoinette hair. I love that it looks very contemporary, yet there's also something '60s about it; it looks like the beehive could have come from this."

 Christian Dior Couture

Christian Dior Couture, spring 2004
"John [Galliano] asked for a square hairdo—and then the horror and panic seeped in. It was a lot of hot glue, hair extensions, and burning of the fingertips."

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