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Tresses and dresses are inseparable.

A couture suit is nothing without a stylish do. Wella stresses this fashion fact in what turned out to be one of Philippine Fashion Weeks most unforgettable shows.

Wellas Young Avant Garde collection featured some of the countrys talented young hair and fashion designers, showcasing jawdropping pieces.

The night began with a 12-model ramp show featuring hairstyles done by the founding members of the Salon Owners & Hairdressers Association, Inc. (SOHAI).

Jesi Mendez (Jesi Mendez Salons), David Charlton (Davids Salons), Pin Antonio (Salon de Manila), Linda Francisco (Piandre Salons), and Agnes Mantolino (Regines) paraded their (hair) creations in an impressive cavalcade of curls, flips, fringes, updated bobs, daring colors and cuts.

Hair designs that practically shatter ones common conception of the norm went on display in movements that represented Wellas latest campaign: Being Constructive, Being Naive, Being Rebellious, and Being in Love.

Being Constructive tests the stylists skill in creating a hairdo out of tight curls and assymmetrical cuts.

Being Naive focused on hairdos that can be best described as "accidentally beautiful."

Being Rebellious took the concept of rock glam fashion to new heights: bangs in various lengths, flipped over highlights, and layered locks in bold, straight chunks all the way around the head. …