5 Fashion Week Must-Sees!
This year, the BTC New York Fashion Week force was blown away by all the creative styles from the incredibly talented Fashion Week artists. As the week comes to a close, we just had to share some of our late favorites! Check out these amazing styles seen on the runways this season, and find out how you can achieve the looks on your own clients!
The Show: Mara Hoffman
Lead Stylist: Nick Irwin for TIGI
Inspiration: Inspired by what she refers to as “lightness,” Mara Hoffman’s spring/summer 2015 collection marks the designer’s evolution into a more refined look. Once again, Mara teamed up with Nick to develop an effortless look that speaks perfectly to the effortless, bohemian girl. They call this the “lived-in, desert braid”—which perfectly captures the spirit of the easy, breezy vibe of the Californian desert.
Get the Look:
1. Mist clean, dry hair with CATWALK® by TIGI® Transforming Dry Shampoo to create matte texture.
2. Separate hair into three sections and gather the back section into a low, loose ponytail. Secure with an elastic.
3. Braid each section using a 3-strand technique and secure ends with an elastic. Gently pull each braid to loosen, allowing front pieces to fall to frame the face.
4. Starting on the right side, wrap the side braid around the center braid and secure with an elastic. Repeat on left side.
5. Gently loosen the finished braid and finish with CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Work It Hairspray.
The Show: Zero + Maria Cornejo
Lead Stylist: James Pecis for PHYTO
Inspiration: Using inspiration from designer Maria Cornejo’s youth, and trips she took to London and Venice, James created a sleek, but feminine look to showcase the strong textures and shapes.
Get the Look:
1. Prep: Section by section, spray PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray from roots to ends and blow-dry with T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer. The goal is to “over-dry” the hair for a fluffy, almost static-electricity texture.
2. Make a deep part in the hair on the right side, swooping the hair across the forehead. Add PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray at the parting. Using it on just the part will give this element a super clean, graphic finish.
3. For the knot in the back, divide the hair into four quadrants. With the top section held apart, take the left and right sections and tie a knot.
4. After the knot is secure, drop the top section over the knot and tie another knot on top using the same right and left section ends to hold everything in place.
5. A stitch through the hair below the knot with elastic “thread” keeps movement minimal in the rest of the hair.
6. Apply PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray to finish the look.
Note: Some of the models were seen wearing a piece of white lace-inspired material, handcrafted by show stylist Victoria Simes. Those who wore one had it aligned at the part as an accent.
The Show: Eckhaus Latta
Lead Stylist: Ramona Eschbach for Oribe Hair Care
Inspiration: Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta, the designers behind Eckhaus Latta, focused on textiles treated with rust for their spring/summer Americana-infused 2015 collection. Inspired by this theme, and a photo of a woman from the 1930s Great Depression era, Ramona created two styles using rope braids, which she says look looser and more organic than other kinds of braids. “We wanted something rough and unfinished,” says Ramona. “This highly-textured hair looks greasy and dusty, and not too ‘done.’”
Get the Look:
1. Section the hair in the back and wet each section with Oribe Foundation Mist from roots to ends.
2. Using your hands, work Oribe Sculpting Cream through the hair to create natural waves. The look is flat and matted to the head, so pat the product in section-by-section and avoid scrunching, which will create volume.
3. Once you get to the crown, emulsify Oribe Rough Luxury Soft in your hands and slick back the sides. Use your hands to create a little height at the top.
4. Blow-dry the hair on low heat while holding your hand against the head to keep the hair in shape. Once the hair is dry, spray Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the lengths to create a matte finish.
5. Finish the look by creating two rope braids down the back.
The Show: Cushnie et Ochs
Lead Stylist: Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil
Inspiration: The inspiration for the Cushnie et Ochs spring/summer 2015 collection was Cleopatra in the desert sunset, so Antonio wanted to evoke ancient Egyptian mythology and the powerful sexiness that’s synonymous with Cleopatra in the hair. This sleek ponytail with double elastic did just that. It’s simple, with a twist of sophistication.
Get the Look:
1. Apply Moroccanoil Treatment to damp hair to condition and hydrate strands for easier styling.
2. Next, spritz Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection and Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine throughout entire head to help achieve maximum hold and control.
3. Blow-dry hair smooth using Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Brush and finish with spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray.
4. Pull hair into a tight, high ponytail at the crown using Moroccanoil Boar Bristle Paddle Brush and secure with a bungee elastic.
5. Next, take a 1-inch section of ponytail, spray with Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection for long-lasting hold, and wrap the hair around the elastic and secure.
6. Using Moroccanoil’s Titanium Ceramic Hair Styling Iron, straighten the ponytail in 1-inch sections for a super-straight, sleek style.
7. With a second elastic, secure hair 1 ½-inch from base. Gently loosen section between elastics to create voluminous, “puffed” element of sophistication at the top of the ponytail. Pin elastic to hair underneath.
8. Finish with a spritz of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine for a luminous, gilded finish and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for long-lasting hold.
The Show: Sherri Hill
Lead Stylist: Tammy Mixon
Inspiration: Sherri Hill’s collections are designed for the lifestyle of today’s fashionable, contemporary women. So Tammy wanted to create a style that would be “universal, but fresh looking.” Enter the “Spring Fling” ponytail—a low, textured and airy pony with a twist (literally!)
Get The Look:
1. Begin by creating a side diagonal part at the top of the head.
2. Starting at the crown, take 1-inch sections and spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray. With a ¼-inch curling iron, curl the section on base, leaving the ends free about 2 inches. Hold for a few seconds, then clip.
3. Continue curling the back and sides in the same manner, making sure to spray each section with the hairspray.
4. At the top, section the hair following the same diagonal part, and continue to curl the hair as above.
5. After the hair has cooled, remove pins and brush.
6. Next, with your fingers, lift multiple sections throughout the head and spray each one with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Restage Dry Shampoo for texture.
Tammy Mixon Tip: “As you spray each section, shake it lightly to create a light, airy look.”
7. At the back of the head, part off a triangle section from the crown to the nape. Back-brush this section loosely, and allow the hair to fall naturally.
8. Leaving this triangle section free, begin to gently back-brush the top and sides for volume, smoothing the surface with your fingers and allowing any shorter sections to cascade around the face naturally.
9. With your fingers, begin to comb the hair—including the sides—back and create a low ponytail. The key to this style is keeping the triangle section out of the ponytail. Leaving this free adds length and fullness to the pony. While styling, also make sure to keep the volume, texture and fullness. Secure with an elastic.
10. To hide the elastic, take a small section from underneath and wrap around pony to cover. Spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray.
11. To finish, back-brush the triangle section from underneath, and also back-brush the ponytail, blending the two together for fullness. Arrange pieces and spray with hairspray.
Tammy Mixon Tip: In addition to using a brushing motion to add more texture to the ponytail, use your fingers to piece and pull small sections.