Summer Hair Solutions: Guido’s Striking Top-Knot

    By Kellie Saunders

    Tired of humidity crushing your well maintained locks? Well maybe it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try out this “perfect for any humid day” top-knot. Inspired by the Miu Miu resort show and created by the ultimate hair whisperer, Redken’s Guido Palau, this look will have you ready for those sweltering summer days.

    “The inspiration for the Miu Miu Resort show was the 80’s club kids. First, I applied Redken’s Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine to the hair, concentrating on the ends and the fluffy hairs around the hairline to give the hair an almost sweaty look. Then, I gathered the hair into a ponytail, twisting it into a loose unstructured, arrogant topknot. Pieces were pulled out to fall over the eyes like the girls had been dancing all night in a hot night club.”– Guido


    1. Apply 2 – 3 drops of Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine all over dry hair, focusing on the ends and pieces around the hairline
    1. Gather hair into a high ponytail and twist into a loose topknot
    1. Secure with an elastic, leaving the ends sticking out
    1. Use your fingers to pull out a few wispy strands around the hairline, sticking them to the forehead with a bit of water or additional Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine if desired
    1. Finish with a mist of Redken control addict 28 high control hairspray, focusing on the ends of the topknot that are sticking out to hold the shape

    Diamond OilDiamond Oil Shatterproof Shine is a concentrated leave-in hair oil by Redken. This hair oil for normal and fine hair, strengthens & reinforces for smoother, shinier hair while protecting from breakage. Its hybrid oil technology combines polymers and natural hair oils, including coriander oil, apricot oils, and sunflower oil. This oil for normal and fine hair hair will protect it from damages due to friction from brushing and styling.

    control addict 28 high control hairspray offers 24 hour control against humidity without residue or flaking. This anti humidity hair spray has ultimate brushability and flexibility, allowing to easily change styles.

    Fashion Week Favorites Each season, visionary Redken Creative Consultant, Guido, creates the top hair trends seen at the runway shows of iconic fashion designers including Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace, and Louis Vuitton during Fashion Week. These hair trends become the must-have looks for the upcoming season and are recreated in fashion magazines, worn by celebrities and are the most in-demand styles in salons. To fashion these particular trends, Guido and his team need a handful of essential Redken products, such as Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine and control addict 28 high control hairspray.

    Redken 5th Avenue NYC is a professional haircare and haircolor company dedicated to providing inspiring education, groundbreaking products and unparalleled creativity for clients and stylists alike. With a backstage presence at Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Redken has become a leader in backstage beauty, creating the runway looks for the industry’s most prestigious designers. A unique mix of fashion, innovation and inspiration, Redken creates the buzz, sets the pace and establishes what’s new, what’s hot and what’s next in hair. To locate a Redken salon please log on to Please note, Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. We request that you do not credit drugstores, ‘beauty websites’ or other unauthorized retailers. Visit to book an appointment or buy authentic Redken products from your local salon. For more information visit, like Redken on Facebook or follow on twitter @Redken5thAve and Instagram


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