The curtain has fallen X Factor 2021, the edition that sanctioned the return of music on the stage of Assago Forum after the stop caused by the pandemic. On the top step of the podium Baltimore, who with his voice conquered the public and fans.
But if music was the great protagonist of the show, no less were the looks of the protagonists. In the spotlight, irreverent designer hair Wella Professionals, scenographic make-up created by Astra Make-up and playful nail art made by the team of OPI. A triumph of effects bed head, imperfect colors, hairstyles, but with strong and clear messages. “It was an edition where the desire to enhance diversity prevailed, without following the dictates of too perfect and televised looks – he tells us Alessandro Galetti, Artistic Director of Wella Professionals. Perfection was given by imperfection which, on the hair side, has resulted in broken volumes, imperfect hairlines with shiny and opaque textures at the same time ».
Looks that with their irreverent style, far from stereotypes of television perfection, have become, together with the songs, a reflection and a means of communication. “Every year X Factor creates strong messages who then turn into artists who over time become more and more incisive. Like the Måneskin, which I reviewed after following them during their edition. I found them so strong and grown up. I am proud to be able to say that I have been part of their history ».
Not just rebellious tufts and expressive styling. There was no shortage of surprises on the nails too. A lot of color at your fingertips. Also for the male sector. «With an edition of X Factor declined to the male I was afraid of practicing rather basic and hasty manicure services and therefore not giving creative vent to the team of nail technicians very prepared for decoration and reconstruction services. Instead, already from the first episodes, the surprise came from the nail art requests from younger male contestants. The testimony that the future of men’s manicures, already announced by leading influencers, is taking “hand” “explains the OPI nail artist Massimo Albini.
«The first to request very alternative color services with covering shades and on all the nails of the hands was the LE ENDRIGO group. The choice fell on the certified vegan range Nature Strong and colors tending to red, pink to burgundy / purple. Erio, for his “part”, with his androgynous and alien features, dared with spatial and meteoritic colors from gold to silver up to shimmer. Nika Paris, on the other hand, requested extensions with Diamond permanent gel for long almond-shaped “vamp” nails with a magnetic effect finish such as GelColor Velvet Vision. The total black matte effect was the predominant color of the Rock bands while graphic details such as lines, tears, “X” or colored dots were mostly requested as “ice breakers” for those who had never undergone a manicure service. After all From the point of the lion, “You can recognize the lion from the nail” said the Latins »concludes Albini.
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