Super-puffed, airy texture was a nice contrast to some of the heavier styles backstage. At Nanette Lepore, hair was pulled into a ponytail and then backcombed to create tons of volume and texture, while the front was left sleek and shiny in contrast. The updos at Preen, Badgley Mischka, and Derek Lam all sported some variation on the wind-swept look, while Paul Hanlon, working with Frédéric Fekkai, described the look at Vera Wang as "billowy" and like "candy floss." At L.A.M.B., Danilo used a technique called "French-lacing" to add volume to hair — using a comb he "aerated" the hair by peeling each section apart, layer by layer. This built volume in a less-damaging way than traditional backcombing.
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