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.