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Replicant Rolls with Hiro + Mari

It’s your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet. You’ve got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar. You’re watching television. Suddenly you realise there’s a wasp crawling on your arm… Is there hair more iconic than Sean Young’s in Blade Runner? Hairdressing duo Hiro + Mari share how to get Rachael’s Replicant Rolls.

Photography
LAURA OKITA
Hair
HIRO + MARI

Step One: Spray Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray onto your hair and let it dry. 

Step Two: Brush your hair up and blow dry it towards the back of the head. 

Step Three: Part your hair into two sections.

Step Four: Tease each section. 

Step Five: Take some fake hair, a bumpit or our choice of padding: SUKIGE. Put as much as you can fit into each side parting, and roll up the hair, making sure your padding is hidden inside the roll. 

Step Six: Using a comb, brush your hair to make it smooth and shiny like a replicant. 

“We love Sukige. It is only sold in Japan. Sukige are hair fibers that help add volume to the hair. It’s used for traditional Japanese updos called Nihongami: usually worn when people wear kimono.”

Beauty Papers: What was the last beautiful thing you saw?
Hiro + Mari: Nothing compares to the moment when our daughter was born. That moment was by far the most special and beautiful moment of our lives. It is hard to describe or put in words the beauty of seeing the birth of a human. 

BP: Current kit hero product?
H+M: Definitely Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray. It’s the best product when you’re looking to add volume, thickness and shine. It really adds to the hair and can turn anything into something fabulous. 

BP: Do you have a favorite hair gadget?
H+M: We love Sukige. It is only sold in Japan. Sukige are hair fibers that help add volume to the hair. It’s used for traditional Japanese updos called Nihongami: usually worn when people wear kimono.

BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
H+M: We believe that glamour is the power to attract people’s hearts so strongly that it makes them mesmerised. 

BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
H+M: There was always something so beautiful about dried flowers. A bouquet of flowers live for about a couple of days but if you let them dry they live on forever. 

BP: What is the future of glamour?
H+M: Something we would like to bring to light now and would like to see a big change in the future is being more conscious of our environment. Creating things that are more sustainable for our environment in the fashion industry. That to us is glamorous! 

BP: Living dead, real or imaginary, who has the best hair do?
H+M: Hiro: My dad, I grew up looking up to him. He owns a barber shop in Japan. He has always been a big inspiration to me. No matter what he does, he always looks so great in my eyes. 


Photographer Laura Okita @ACN
Hair Hiro + Mari
Makeup Laura Stiassni @Frank Reps
Model Lucyna Amszej @Silent