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September 17, 2015

Slicked Styles at New York Fashion Week

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With 2016 spring/summer Fashion Week came the resurgence of sleek chic—that piecey, combed-back style that looks surprisingly sharp and powerful. Here are some of our favorites!


Wes Gordon
Hair by James Pecis



The 2016 Wes Gordon collection played up the contrast created between sharp and soft texturesso Lead Stylist James Pecis created styles with Oribe Hair Care that followed suit. A look he described as “’90s Goth—inspired by Winona Ryder in ‘Beetlejuice,’—each model was given a deep part with a slicked-down fringe swooped across the forehead.


1. Prep the hair with Maximista Thickening Spray, close and flat to the head and directly back on both sides.


2. Leave out a small piece of hair in front, about 1″ back from the hairline.


3. Spritz Volumista on the front pieces of the hair and lay them flat against the forehead.


4.  Add Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse  to the body of the hair, scrunching in a natural S-shaped wave.


5. Add Dry Texturizing Spray for lived-in texture and Superfine Hair Spray for hold.


Hood by Air
Hair by Amy Farid for Bumble and bumble



Styling for the Hood by Air show, Amy Farid, Stylist for Bumble and bumble, really embraced the crisp, almost clinical aesthetic of the collection for which she was styling. To create these clean, gender neutral styles, Amy set off each look with an intense zig-zag part, slicked-back locks and half-up ponytails. Here’s how she did it.


1. Saturate hair with Tonic Lotion and Thickening Hairspray and zig-zag part the hair with a tail comb.


2. Rake Bb.Gel from roots to end with a wide tooth comb.


3. Create a half-up, half-down high pony (also zig-zag parting behind the pony).


4. Secure with custom HBA hair accessory and finish with Cityswept Finish and Does It All.


Chiara Boni La Petite Robe
Hair by Jon Reyman, Aveda Guest Artist



Complementing the sweet pink and orange hues featured in the beautiful Chiara Boni La Petite Robe collection, Aveda Guest Artist Jon Reyman created pretty layers of textured hair, accented with sleek modern finger waves framing the faces. “The slick waves emulated the look of rose petals and organically transitioned into free-flowing hair that was little wild and natural, like a blooming flower,” says Jon. Here’s how he did it.


1. Prep hair with a liberal misting of Aveda Thickening Tonic and blow dry hair for texture.


2. With hair parted down the center, apply a generous amount of Aveda Brilliant™ Retexturizing Gel to the top half of head to create the wet appearance.


3. On the right side, begin forming a traditional finger wave from the top of the part going down to the back of the ear. Set each waved section with a clip. Repeat on the left side.
PRO TIP: Place a playing card under each clip to avoid ridging on the hair.


4. Once done, place a stocking cap on clipped waves to further set style.


5. With the top drying, begin wrap hair that is hanging loose around a ¾” barrel curling rod.


6. Use a wide-tooth comb to pull out the freshly set curls for a flowing loose wave.


7. Apply new Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo (Available November 1, 2015) on the back for added texture and remove the cap and clips. Let the finger waves hang naturally.


Hair by O&M Global Creative Director Janelle Chaplin



For this season’s JI OH collection, Janelle Chaplin, O&M Global Creative Director, created looks both bold and rebellious that celebrated the relaxed, laidback style of the true city girl. Check it out!


1. Create an exaggerated side part on one side of the head.


2. Use O&M Style Guru Styling Cream to help tightly slick side of hair back as if it gives a similar appearance of a shaved head.


3. Apply O&M Rootalicious Root Lift to top loose section of hair to add height, and O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum for a lustrous texture. Use a large barrel curling iron to create extra volume.


4. Finish with O&M Original Queenie Firm Hold Hairspray to keep hair intact.

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