Rodney Cutler for ULTA Beauty went with Tadashi Shoji‘s Moroccan influence, creating an ethereal look by starting with a blow dry and the Redken Spray Starch 15 Heat Styling Spray, then setting with a 1.5 barrel curling iron along using Redken Powder Grip 03 Texturizing Hair Powder for more volume and texture. After creating a side part, take the hair into three sections and braid as an anchor, then rolling the left side over top and set with the Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray.
At Kate Spade for Fall 2014, Tommy Buckett for Garnier was a favorite this season, deriving inspiration from the designer’s trip to Shanghai, and featuring a sleek look using the new products of Fructis Style Power Wax Disorder and Fructis Style Power Hairspray Order. For the polished, sleek look, Tommy initially started with spraying the Fructis Marvelous Oil-5 Action Hair Elixir all over, the Disorder for grip, and the order to set and tame flyaways and baby hairs. Tommy also used a leather wrap at the base of the ponytail for a bit of an edge to the overall look.
With a bit of a menswear influence found at Rebecca Minkoff, Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé created a ‘sexy tomboy’ aesthetic, a combo of polished and slightly disheveled. It’s a pretty easy look to create yourself; here’s the steps and products that Jeanie recommends:
- Blow-dry hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Mousse using a flat brush
- Apply a small amount of TRESemmé Split Remedy Leave-In Treatment to the ends
- Mattify hair with TRESemmé Fresh Start Renewing Dry Shampoo (one of my favorites!) , then create a center part
- Lightly back-brush to create an airy texture and brush hair into a low ponytail, fastening with an elastic just below the nape of the neck
- Gently pull a few wisps of hair from the ponytail to frame the face
- Finish with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray as needed
Pretty great looking, righ? At Hervé Leger, Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble created a sophisticated, slick ponytail with Bumble and Bumble’s Does It All Spray, using extensions were used for length and color; aqua blue or coral were added based on what each model was wearing in the show.
Nick Irwin for Hair by CATWALK by TIGI at Mara Hoffman went with the North African inspiration and channeled it into a loosened up braid, that was then finished off with the base of it being sprayed with gold! Très chic! Here’s the tips from Nick on recreating the look:
- Starting with clean, dry, straight hair, create a deep and clean side part on the left side
- Next, secure wefts of hair at back of head and sides to achieve desired thickness and length.
- Work CATWALK® by TIGI® Strong Hold Mousse from roots to ends, using a round brush to blowdry smooth
- Begin to French braid the hair beginning at the nape, working your way into a three-plait braidthrough the ends. Secure with a small elastic and use a diffuser on low heat to set the wave
- Once set, gently remove the braid and work CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series True Waxthrough the ends of the three individual sections of hair
- Using a three-plait technique, braid only the last couple of inches of hair and spray generouslywith CATWALK® by TIGI® Session Series Finishing Spray
- To finish, spray the small braid with a gold-colored hair spray
The “wet look” was in last season, so it comes as not much of a surprise that the “gym look” could be the next iteration of that! Odile Gilbert for Kérastase at Thakoon created the slightly sweaty, post-gym look (no actual work out required) with Powder Bluff dry shampoo for texture, while gel (Lift Vertige) was worked in the front, along the hairline to give the gym vibe.
DVF – this year was a big one for the designer (celebrating 40 years), so take a tip from Orlando Pita for BioSilk, and create a gorgeous bun! Inspired by a Russian ballerina in rehearsal, done by not “too done.” Orlando used BioSilk Silk Therapy Serum to soften the hair, using BioSilk Dry Clean Shampoo on fine hair. Lightly backcombing, he spritzed in Firm Hold Finishing Spray, creating lines in the front with the comb to rake the hair back. The bun shape was created with folding over the elastic and pins, making sure to cover them over as the hair is being wrapped.
At Libertine, hair was eloquently tucked under via the direction of Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kérastase, inspired by the girl who had a GREAT weekend and is now going out to get some much-needed coffee! Using a generous amount of Spray a Porter for beach texture, followed by Powder Bluff on the scalp to ends, Akemi achieved a lived-in hair look, braided across the bottom as an anchor/pin cushion, then tucked the hair under and bobby pinned the rest to it, finishing it off with Laque Dentelle!
Continuing with the fabulous bun trend at Naeem Khan, Sally Hershberger created a deep side part with a low-set, pushed back and twisted bun that played to “androgyny, strength, and elegance.” Sally used a lot of her Supreme Lift Root Spray, as well as placed gel on the bun using an actual paint brush for a polished effect.
The master of glam, Mr. Ted Gibson, went for an old Hollywood appeal – “an updated 30s vibe,” at Pamella Roland starting with a great blow out and the Ted Gibson Build it Blow Drying Agent, creating an “S” pattern with the pins for a modern take on the incredibly gorgeous style. You can easily go as glam as those A-list celebrities on the red carpet by following these steps from Ted:
- Brush out w/ Mason Pearson brush
- Make deep left side part w/ top brushed over to right side
- Spray with ted gibson build it blow drying agent and blow out hair with round brush
- Section hair and wrap around a medium barrel Marcel iron, then pin curl with silver clips).
- < “S” pin it > one row going forward 2nd row going back (repeat until curls are done)Wrap hair in silk scarf to cool hair and set curls
- Take out pins and brush curls out (for softness) with boar bristle brush pulling ends down with fingers
- Flat iron the ends of hair (for less bend)
- Smooth L’Oreal Professionnel’s Architexture on the front area of the hair only for definition and to tame fly-aways
- Tuck hair behind left ear and pull to right side of shoulderFinish with ted gibson beautiful hold hairspray to hold waves in place
At Reed Krakoff, Guido for Redken went natural all the way with a bit of bend and texture, just slightly messy, using an iron to create that natural feeling. Casually raking the hair back into a low ponytail, Guido’s look is something that should feel effortless, and here’s the easy peasy steps and products to its creation
- When hair is damp, add a generous amount of Redken All Soft Argan-6 oil from roots to tips.
- Create a rough right part.
- Let hair partially dry naturally, and re-apply Argan-6 for added gloss if needed as it dries. The look is a wet look – but not “sopping wet”.
- When about 70% dry, pull the hair down and back into a low pony, raking back with fingers not a brush.
- Spray the hairline with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to hold the style, pulling out a few strands at the hairline for a textured, natural finish.
TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe’s Global Brand Ambassador Mark Hampton for Marchesa‘s fall/winter 2014 collection created one of the two looks as a new, fab take on cornrows, suited for ornate eveningwear while Guido for Redken at Marc by Marc Jacobs went for a youthful, cool, and a bit punk of a look, channeling anime characters mixed with Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family for a tough and sporty, modern aesthetic. Linh Nguyen for Cutler Salons for Redken made THE most beautiful iteration of a braid, inspired by Irish lassies laying in a meadow, that is actually doable (see below). Starting with some Redken Powder Grip 03 for texture, curling, brushing out the curls, teasing at the crown, French braiding from the back of the crown and down, and finally tucking underneath and securing with some bobby pins.