Swimsuit Designers headed to Miami for Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week to debut their Swim 2015 collections. The UNITE Haircare team, who created the summer hairstyles for the runway, share how to achieve three beachy looks from the shows.
The show: Frankie’s Bikini
The team: UNITE Haircare led by Chanel Munoz-Paraza, of BLO Blow Dry Bar – Brickell
The inspiration: The colours of the ocean
How to create the fishtail braid: Spray UNITE TEXTURIZA throughout hair to create texture with a bit of hold. Create loose waves with a flat iron by winding through hair in an “S” pattern. Create a horizontal part from ear to ear, clipping the front section up. Take 3 different strings of coloured yarn and tie a knot around three 3 small sections of hair. Pull all the loose hair to the side and create a fishtail braid, incorporating the yarn and letting the colour peek through. Secure the end with an elastic, cutting any excess yarn.
The show: 6 Shore Road
The team: UNITE Haircare with BLO Blow Dry Bar – Midtown, Miami
The inspiration: A warrior woman
How to create the braid: Take a wide section in the centre at the top of the head, and clip up. Prep the loose sides of the hair with UNITE Tricky Spray, smooth into two low ponytails at the base of the neck, and secure with clear elastics. Spray UNITE TEXTURIZA through the top section. Create an in-side-out braid mohawk throughout the central section. When the central braid is even with the low ponytails near the nape of the neck, incorporate them into the braid.
Once finished the braid, roll the end up into itself and pin into place. Emulsify UNITE CONUNDRUM Paste and use on both side sections for a sleek, high-shine look. Mist the braid with UNITE TRICKY Spray for hold and shine.
The show: WILDFOX
The team: UNITE Haircare led by Riley McLachlan – Snip Salon Miami
The inspiration: Relaxed 90’s
How to create cloud-like texture: Add curls to the hair using either a flat iron or barrel. Create vertical sections and spray each with UNITE TEXTURIZA from roots to ends. Flip head upside down and spray UNITE TEXTURIZA again in horizontal sections. Shake hair before flipping hair right side up. Scrunch sections of hair where more texture is desired, or add definition and separation to the ends with UNITE TEXTURIZA and your hands. Finish with UNITE MAX CONTROL Hairspray for added hold.