Photos by Anthony Goblé
VIOLET GREY IS CURRENTLY WINDLE & MOODIE’S ONLY RETAIL STOCKIST IN THE USA.
BASED IN LOS ANGELES AT 8452 MELROSE PLACE, THE COMPANY HAS A HUGE FOLLOWING THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE.
As stockists of some of the Windle & Moodie line, they invited me to do some tutorial videos for them and, they’ve just released them on their website.
The 3 videos are about making everyday hair just that little bit cooler.
Check them out below, and Also Violet Grey’s website by clicking the link below.
THE HEPBURN PONYTAIL
“It took a few weeks, but my bangs and I are finally getting used to each other’s company,” says Business Development Associate Alison Hutchinson of her recent foray into fringe. A new hairstyle necessitates a new approach to styling, so Hutchinson turned to Moodie for guidance. Using a “modern version” of Audrey Hepburn as an inspiration, Moodie delivered a polished, bouncy version of a high ponytail. After spritzing the bangs with Windle & Moodie Foundation Spray to lend strands hold and precision, he sectioned the rest of the hair and gently ran a straightener through each piece for uniform smoothness. Next, Moodie used a bristle brush—coated with hairspray—to gather the hair into a high ponytail before using his fingers to tease a bit of height at the crown and loosen a few pieces for face-framing softness “so it doesn’t feel too severe.”
THE LO-FI BOMBSHELL
“It’s a kind of editorial, effortless wave—the kind of hair women want to wake up with,” says Moodie of the tousled ‘do he did on Office Manager Maribel Garcia. He started by adding a quarter-sized dollop of Invisible Cream—“it’s quite weightless, your hair drinks it”—to Garcia’s hair with his fingers, and coating the ends with Foundation Spray. Moodie then used a sock diffuser to mimic an air-dry effect while concentrating heat at the roots. After the hair had dried, he took large pieces (“the sections I take are quite random, they’re not uniform—that’s the trick to make it look more natural,” he explains) and wrapped them down the barrel of a curling iron. Moodie worked quickly, cautioning that holding tresses for too long on the curling iron could lead to “forced waves.” Once he finished with the iron, Moodie offered a simple mantra: “No brushes. No combs. Only fingers.” Accordingly, he completed the look by gently mussing the hair with his fingertips.
THE SNAKE BRAID
For the slightly wavy hair of Beauty Editor Jayme Cyk, Moodie proposed a Snake Braid, an S-shaped update on the classic three-part plait. “It looks quite intricate and people are always wowed by it, but it’s actually quite quick and easy to do,” says Moodie. After prepping the hair with Windle & Moodie Invisible Day & Night Cream—to add piece-y-ness and eliminate flyaways—Moodie loosely braided a section near the face. Then, while gripping the center of the braid, he used his fingers to nudge the two outer pieces back towards the root. He repeated the process on the other side, and secured both braids at the back of the head with a clear elastic band.