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Simply Romantic... by Moroccanoil's Antonio Corral Calero

Friday, 01 November 2013 16:38


Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 Bridal Collection inspires Hair Design by Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil® Artistic Director

Fall 2014: Welcome to my secret garden… My fall bridal collection celebrates romance with an heirloom quality. Femininity and sensuality runs throughout the collection. The fabrics are layers of tulle with an array of signature lace details. Embroideries are delicate in floral, lattice and vine motifs, colored in antique silver and rose-gold threadwork inspired by the timelessness of our secret garden. Silhouettes are molded with billowing skirts to bring out the goddess in our bride this season.”  – Monique Lhuillier


When it came to designing hair for the runway of the Monique Lhuillier 2013 fall bridal collection, perhaps the keyword that inspired Moroccanoil Artistic Director, Antonio Corral Calero, was heirloom – something familiar, something precious, something timeless. Then there was the secret garden, with lattice and fine motifs, something romantic and natural. And just as each flower in a garden is different from the next, each braided look Corrral Calero created took on its own personality. But all were feminine and romantically elegant with an updated matte texture.


“We wanted the girls to look like themselves, wearing updos with a romantic, soft and whimsical mood,” said Antonio. “The attention was on the matte texture of the hair and the intricate details of each braided bun, parted side or center, with minimal volume on top.”


Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 Bridal Presentation 

Hair by Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director 

Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil



  • Antonio explains how!

    First, I applied Moroccanoil Treatment from mid-length to ends. Then, I sprayed new Root Boost throughout the entire head and began blow-drying while using my fingers to lift, detangle and separate strands. To help detangle the hair while blow-drying I used a Moroccanoil Classic Boar Bristle Brush.

  • Step 2:

    Once I made sure that the hair was entirely dry, I applied new Moroccanoil Molding Cream to provide additional texture, especially at the crown. To begin, I combed all the hair towards the back of the head." I then created three large parts: right, left and back. Each of the three parts became a braid. The right and left sides were inward French braids and the back braid between them was a standard braid, which would serve as the base for the chignon.

  • Step 3:

    I pulled the left and right braids around the back of the head and then wrapped them several times around the back braid. They wrapped about halfway down the back braid. I pinned the bottom part of the braid inwards, towards the nape, and created the chignon.

  • Step 4:

    To give the chignon a more romantic and uneven look, I gently pulled and opened elements of each braid slightly within the chignon.

  • Textured perfection

  • The perfect complement to romantic gowns

  • Something old, something new

  • Twisted contours add more texture to the chignon

  • Sweet, simple, and so romantic

  • Regal glamour

  • Subtle variations in the chignon enhance the gown

  • Twisted hair joined at the nape to form a textured chignon


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