Score the Hairstyles of the alice + olivia Spring Fashion Models

09/22/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Missing New York Fashion Week? We are, too (even though London had us entranced and Milan is now underway). But thankfully, the team behind alice + olivia’s whimsical spring 2012 presentation is here to help our withdrawal with a sweet behind-the-scenes video of the models’ ultra-glam hair and makeup.

Thomas Dunkin, lead stylist for Sebastian Professional, which handled hair, had two-and-a-half hours to style 43 models (with some help from his team, of course). But long before the big day, he met with alice + olivia designer Stacey Bendet, who shared her inspiration.

“I never like anything to look totally literal to one decade or one period of time,” she says in the clip above. So while the show itself was 1960s-themed, and some models wore mod high buns, many were made to look like they were from the ’20s, drawing inspiration from romantic side-swept hairstyles sported by stars like Diane Kruger — complete with antique brooches pinned on. “The hair works with the clothes because the clothes are quiet eclectic,” Dunkin says.

Want to try that sweet look for yourself? Get it in a few easy steps:

1. Apply potion 9 on damp hair from root to tip. Spritz Volupt Spray on entire head, focusing on the roots, and blow-dry with a large round brush.

2. Set hair in large Velcro curlers and clip to cool.

3. Once cool, remove rollers and run fingers through the curls to loosen them.

4. Apply a liberal amount of Potion 9 to separate the hair. Create a loose side part; putting into place with fingers and pulling hair down and forward, tuck and secure with elastic into a section at the back.

5. Take 3-in. random sections and twist into the elastic to soften the face and add volume.

6. Finish the look with Shaper hairspray.

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All of our hair is temple hair, meaning it was cut from the temple and not mixed in the process, all hair is kept aligned in the same direction. This process is very important! If hair cuticle is not all aligned in the same direction, it will start to tangle as soon as you wash it. Some hair may look very nice when you first receive it, but after a few washes it becomes dull, dry and start to tangle, you can brush all you want and the minute you stop brushing it will just tangle again and will have that “Birds Nest” look to it the minute you stop brushing it. This means that the hair is not temple hair! it is hair that has been collected from different donors, some cuticles facing up and some down, basically “LEFT OVERS” all the tangling in your hair is the effect of using cheap leftovers hair!

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