Forget the Fendi baguette, the “Fendi roll” is the chic new trend fresh from the fashion week oven. The simple up-do is here to hijack the 2021 wedding season, and it’s a darn sight cheaper than its bag counterpart.
But what exactly is it? Sitting at the nape of the neck and combined with otherwise strict, centre-parted and slicked-back hair or cornrows, the Fendi Roll, as worn by the models on Fendi’s spring/summer 2021 runway on Wednesday, is a tubular curl that looks remarkably like another Italian treat—cannoli.
Masterminded by hairstylist Sam McKnight, the curls were arranged in a number of different formations. “Continuing the unexpected elegance of last season, hair was again upswept, only this season it was into ’30s inspired rolls, in myriad shapes and sizes,” McKnight tells Vogue. “Rows of rolls, and squares of rolls—in fact, all kinds of combinations! The initial inspiration was a photograph of Merle Oberon from the ’30s, but seen through the eyes of a modern woman. It’s strict but whimsical, retro but modern.” It was made for the off-kilter bride.
McKnight used lots of his own Modern Hairspray as well as hair pomade Cock Grease, which offers a slick, stiff finish to hair, as well as that shine that defines the look. To achieve a high-shine finish at home, prep hair with a treatment such as Sisley’s Hair Rituel Restruct Nourishing Hair and Scalp Balm, to ensure it is healthy and frizz-free. Then, once it’s been pinned back (expert hands required), look to Color Wow’s Mist-Ical Shine Spray to impart a glassy, light-reflecting finish.