Second Day Texture: The 5 Hottest Looks
Texture in its natural state. That was the theme behind several shows during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015. If second-day, roughed up texture is what she is after, take a cue from the stylists backstage at Zoe Jordan, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, Reem Acra and Katie Gallagher, as they delivered perfectly relaxed catwalk hits that are sure to score big with all your clients!
The Show: Katie Gallagher
Lead Stylist: Amy Farid, amika
For the Katie Gallagher Fall/Winter 2015 show, lead stylist Amy crafted out a strong center part and gave the hair a natural, loose texture.
Get the Look
1. Start the look by creating a natural center part and apply amika Bombshell Blowout Spray to dampen the hair. Massage the product into the hair to enhance the texture.
2. Lightly blow-dry the hair with the amika Power Cloud Repair + Smooth Dryer, with your fingers acting as a diffuser.
3. When hair is dry, use the amika Digital Titanium Glide Styler to create a bend in the hair. The hair should not look curled.
4. Spray amika Un.Done Texture Spray into the hair, and finish the look by leaving the hair tucked into the clothing.
The Show: Zoe Jordan
Lead Stylist: Giannandrea, Macadamia Professional’s International Creative Director
The look at Zoe Jordan was all about accessible contemporary with a tomboyish, sport element. So Giannandrea created a 90s, next-day texture in the hair.
Get the Look
1. Apply a dollop of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer mostly at the roots.
2. Using your hands and a diffuser, dry the hair side to side and upside down to increase volume.
3. Once dry, apply Macadamia Volumizing Dry Shampoo to create extra volume and separation. Then use your hands to pull the hair back gently–not too tight–to maintain a soft, natural look.
The Show: Anna Sui
Lead Stylist: Garren, Legendary stylist and R+Co Co-Founder
Norwegian wood, Vikings, the Northern Lights, Bjork, snow bunnies, après ski and more serves as the inspiration behind Anna Sui’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. Garren, who has worked with Anna since her launch in 1992, chose a style that was loose and natural. “It’s a crunchy, textured look,” he said. “It’s warrior-like hair that’s piecey and separated. We want the hair to have its own personality.” Instead of using a curling iron, Garren opted for his favorite R+Co products.
Get the Look
1. Cleanse the hair with ANALOG Cleansing Foam Conditioner to give it a clean and conditioned base. Then create a natural center part.
2. Apply ONE Prep Spray and ROCKAWAY Salt Spray and use your hands to work the products through the hair, scrunching as needed. Allow the hair to air-dry or diffuse dry.
3. Finish with FOIL Frizz + Static Control Spray to break up curls and tame flyaways.
The Show: Ralph Lauren
Lead Stylist: Guido, Redken Global Creative Director
Natural and luxurious was the goal for the Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2015 show. So Guido, created a sense of ease with his carefree style. “This season, the Ralph Lauren girl is easy, luxurious and beautiful with a little bit of western-prairie inspiration,” says Guido.
Get the Look
1. Start with clean hair by washing with Redken Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Allow hair to air dry and then use your fingers to create a natural part.
3. Bend small sections of hair around a 1-inch curling iron to add body and movement.
4. Spray Redken Wind Blown 05 Dry Finishing Spray all over hair to enhance the natural texture
The Show: Reem Acra
Lead Stylist: Didier Malige, Rene Furterer
Modern Gypsy was the theme for Reem Acra’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection. To create the hair that would reflect the gorgeous textures and sensuality of the looks, Reem turned to legendary hair artist Didier. “Didier is the best!” says Reem. “He gets me very quickly. I love Didier because he gets it, he knows fashion and he’s very exciting to work with.” The result of their collaboration was an artfully unfinished hair look that references the quintessential modern bohemian gypsy, music legend Stevie Nicks. “It’s about wearing your hair long without fuss,” says Didier.
1. On freshly washed hair, create a clean middle part and rough-dry the hair using your fingers and a blow dryer with a sock diffuser. You want a diffused airflow so as to not ensure the hair is not too fluffy.
2. Next, comb through the hair with a wide-tooth comb to smooth out any tangles. Starting from midshafts to ends, and then from roots to ends, spray Rene Furterer VOLUMEA Volumizing Conditioning Spray – No Rinse, and comb it through the hair. Keep the hair at the crown flat and continue to rough-dry. To bring out the texture, take random sections from the lengths and gently twist them, but not too much.
3. After blow-drying, work in a little Rene Furterer ACANTHE Curl Enhancing Leave-In Fluid to enhance the texture. It’s important that the hair does not have too much wave.
4. At the crown and around the hairline, smooth down the hair on either side of the part, pressing it down with the palms of your hands and pushing it behind the ears. The smoothest hair should be directed in a clean line framing either side of the forehead on an angle that’s in line with the edge of the part. Then slip in crease-less hair clips from Japan to prevent any dents while the hair is setting.
5. You don’t want the smoothed-down hair to separate, so if the hair need additional control, for instance if the client has heavier hair, put a dab of Rene Furterer VEGETAL SCULPTING GEL on your fingertips and use your fingers to smooth the hair down.
6. For clients with stick-straight hair, use a curling iron to get a little bit of wave and texture, but don’t create curls in the hair. Take a section of hair, and starting toward the top of the section, separate a piece and wind it around the barrel, twist it upward and hold for one second, then quickly release it. Move down another inch or so, take another piece from the same section and repeat. Do this three or four times down the length of the section, then loosen the hair up with your fingers.
7. Remove the clips and lightly ruffle the ends and finesse the crown so that it is really smooth. To ensure there are no flyaways, lightly spray the crown and perimeter around the forehead with Rene Furterer VEGETAL FINISHING SPRAY.
8. Lastly, either leave the loose lengths free or truck the hair behind the ears, bringing a section forward to frame the face, emphasizing the contrast between the sleek, shinning hair at the top and the gently undone ends.