From beach waves to intricate plaits, for Salon Magazine’s exclusive cover shoot with Moroccanoil, Kevin Hughes shares his top picks for summer inspired styles, along with how he learned to braid.
You could say hair braiding was one of Kevin Hughes’s first gigs as a hairstylist. “I remember asking my older sister if I could braid her hair,” explains Hughes. “I had figured out how to braid just by watching girls braiding each other’s hair at school.” Needless to say, his sister was impressed and offered to pay Hughes (one of the youngest in a family of 12) in return for his hair braiding.
Tied to Fashion
Working backstage at New York Fashion Week has given Hughes an additional outlet for inspiration and ingenuity, especially when styling editorial shoots. For the Donna Karan show, Hughes explained how the team created bone-style braids on models simply by tying sections of the hair with lengths of white elastic.
For our cover look, Hughes defined the model’s natural curls with Moroccanoil Beach Wave Mousse because the formulation creates waves and holds a natural, textured finish. While the hold is long-lasting, it’s easy to comb through and layer with other products, a must for editorial hairstyling, which often requires multiple looks.
Photos: Renata Kaveh