NYFW: Perfect Plaits
No stranger to the catwalk, the braid is once again making a bid for dominance. Breaking away from tribal, classic plaits of runways past, this new twisted fave is structured, ethereal and en vogue. These are our top interwoven coifs from the spring/summer '16s runway.
No stranger to the catwalk, the braid is once again making a bid for dominance. Breaking away from tribal, classic plaits of runways past, this new twisted style is structured, ethereal and en vogue. These are our top interwoven coifs from the spring/summer ’16s runway.
Hair by Anthony Turner for Bumble and bumble
The women of the spring/summer 2016 Proenza Schouler collection embody a Cuban woman who is strong, confident, passionate and sexy. “We wanted to do something that didn’t feel too romantic or soft, but still looked really cool,” shares Anthony. So he pulled a braid into a ponytail at the nape of the neck to give it a sense of masculinity.
Get the Look
1. Dampen the hair with Bumble and bumble Prep and Thickening Hairspray and naturally blow-dry the hair with your hands to give it grip, direction and texture.
2. Part the hair in the center (part should be a little messy, not razor sharp).
3. Pull the hair into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic at the nape of the neck.
4. Make a three-strand, flat braid and secure with another elastic. Finish with Classic Hairspray.
Hair by Odile Gilbert for Kenra Professional
The SUNO spring/summer 2016 collection features an evocative mixture of rich colors, shapes and cut outs that are distinctly feminine and at the same time eccentric. To complement the feel of the collection, Odile Gilbert created an unexpected twist on a classic chignon.
Get the Look
1. Prep the with Kenra Platinum Style Prep and Kenra Platinum Texturizing Mist before diffusing to create messy waves and texture. For finer hair, the NEW Kenra Platinum Thickening Glaze was also applied.
2. Before pulling hair back with a black headband, comb Kenra Platinum Texturizing Taffy through the front of the hair to create a sleek look and prep for the headband. Kenra Platinum Working Spray was also used all over the hair to create control.
3. Next, the models’ hair was braided into a classic French braid down the back of the head and secured with an elastic, which was discreetly tucked under the headband. The braid was then loosened/pieced out laterally across the head and pinned with bobby pins, creating a unique updo that fused together a chignon and French braid into one.
4. Throughout the styling process, Kenra Professional Fast Dry Hair Spray was applied to maintain flexible hold and keep the look in place.
Hair by James Pecis for PHYTO
Japanese paintings and print making, both of which are done by hand, served as the inspiration for J. Mendel’s 2016 collection. So James created a braided upstyle that was light, airy and super-feminine.
Get the Look
1. Prep hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. Work in from roots to ends.
2. Curl with a 1½ -inch curling iron and part the hair slightly off to the left.
3. Apply PHYTO Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste from roots to ends to create separation.
4. Start a very loose braid from the crown down, adding hair as you go. Braid to the ends, then secure with an elastic.
5. Roll the braid up inside and pin. Secure with bobby pins.
6. Finish with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray.