Dream Team: Nick Stenson and Alex Faction Serve Up Some Glam

Jamie Newman | July 11, 2017 | 8:45 AM
Stenson adds the finishing touches to Sassoon's boho waves.

We at MODERN SALON like to shout our love stories with certain artists in the industry from the rooftops, so when two MODERN besties team up to glam up Eden Sassoon, the daughter of industry icon Vidal Sassoon, we are not only proud as heck and drooling in awe of their collaboration, we of course have to share.

Eden Sassoon hosted the North American Hairstyle Awards (NAHA) over the weekend and was styled by Matrix Artistic Director and Celebrity Stylist Nick Stenson with makeup done by Professional Makeup Artist, Alex Faction. Eden+Nick+Alex? Be still our hearts!

The Stenson-Faction dream-team in action.
The Stenson-Faction dream-team in action.

Stenson styled Sassoon's hair using new Biolage R.A.W. Styling products launching in August.  

"When discussing Eden's look, we settled on something that made her feel most herself and reflected her free-spirited personality and modern bohemian vibe," Stenson says. "We embodied this with textured, sculpted waves and loose braids to frame her face, all the while keeping the look soft and beautiful.”

The finished look on stage at NAHA.
The finished look on stage at NAHA.

STEP 1. To prep hair, use Biologe R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner.
STEP 2. On damp hair apply Biologe R.A.W. Smoothing Styling Milk to smooth.
STEP 3. Once dry, follow with Biolage R.A.W. Bodifying Styling Jelly for texture and grip. Create a center part and comb around the hair line creating waves and giving the hair direction.
STEP 4. Spray hair with Biologe R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray then use a ¾ inch barrel curling iron to curl hair and brush the waves through to keep them soft.
STEP 5. Take two 2-inch sections of hair around the face, braid and secure with clear ponytail holders. Gently pull the braids to loosen it and spray with Biologe R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray to secure it.
STEP 6. Tease hair where you want the volume to hold and use minimal pins to hold hair in place, spray the hair with Biolage R.A.W. Frizz Control Styling Spray to tame any frizz.

Originally posted on Modern Salon.

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