The best hairstyling tips and looks from backstage at New York Fashion WEek’s Fall/Winter 2014 shows.
Hair trend 1: The new updos have intricate details.
Pony tails and updos are getting a fresh take with interesting parts and extra special details that are different from season’s past.
Aveda’s Jon Reyman used sharp parts and four loops to sculpt an urban, edgy look for Ann Yee. The key is to create sleek volume, by using a styler like Pure Abundance Style Prep on each section to keep hair clean and modern.
Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Artistic Director, played with intricate parts and rolls in a feminine but futuristic updo for Delpozo. Playing with geometry, he used Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong to make the hair sleek and workable.
Eugene Souleiman, Global Creative Director of Wella Professionals, used a spring comb to create a graphic detail to pony tails at Helmut Lang. He spritzed hair Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create “a raw, matte texture” for this style.
At Monique Lhuillier, Bob Recine, Master Stylist for Moroccanoil, crafted two vertical, rolls into a textured chignon that Recine describes as “elegant without appearing over-styled.” Giving an old look a new twist is the key to originality this fall.
Hair trend 2: Mix sharp parts with soft styling for a modern, feminine look.
Strong lines and angles mixed with delicate lady-like details for hairstyles that walked the boundary between hard and soft.
Peter Gray created a deep side part and a small braid for a feminine half up, half down style with natural waves at the ends at Badgley Mischka to create a mix of polish and modern edge. To get a sleek, shiny finish on top he combed a small amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to damp hair
“to give the style control and flatten rather than add volume.”
Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil Aritstic Director, created a similar sleek-but-soft look for Cushnie et Ochs a deep side part and high shine hair gently waved and tucked under. His secret was using Moroccanoil Treatment, and Treatment Light for blonde or fine-haired models, to create the natural reflective shine.
Hair trend 3: The new messy texture is masculine-inspired.
Tousled tresses have a harder edge than season’s past inspired by the boys.
Micheal Deunas, brand ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional, styled a dishevelled retro chic look for Betsey Johnson. This meant messing up the classic Bridgette Bardot look for the modern woman with some rock n’ roll edge. To get this look, he prepped hair with OSiS+ Grip and Session Label Salt Spray, and OSiS+ Glamour Queen at the roots before blow drying.
Hanlon also created what he dubs an “urban spots knot” for Rag & Bone, which he says has a masculine edge but isn’t meant to “unglamourous.” The key to creating this street-style look is to use Osis+ Rough Rubber at the roots to create separation and definition.
The wet look was updated with a bit of volume and tousled curl at 3.1 Phillip Lim by Paul Hanlon, who created this windswept look using Moroccanoil products. “More than generous amounts Moroccanoil Treatment Light were applied mid-head and on the ends to create a sexier, deconstructed of edge to the texture,” said Hanlon.
Hair Trend 4: Street-style, DIY hair colour.
Ombre locks, playful highlights, and bleach blondes showed that falls colours are going to be punk-inspired.
Souleiman used coloured extensions at Peter Som to give each model’s 60’s bohemian -inspired hair “multidimensional sophistication.” The lightly ruffled, traditionally-shaped hair and accent colours around the face was meant to create an edgy, alluring but “unintentionally masculine” vibe.
Colour at Donna Karan New York was all about individual style inspired by the show’s use of non-models to capture the diversity of New York City. Each model was given a unique hairdo by Souleiman and his team.
Photos: Courtesy of AvedaCorp; Wella; Schwarzkopf Professional; Style.com;Stephen Churchill Downes, David Webber and Reven T.C. Wurman for Moroccanoil;