How To's

Backstage Beauty: Meskita Fall 2014
The dust of the Chinese Year of the Snake has settled, and the Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us, symbolizing self-confidence, energy, activity and strength. At Meskita, this new year in the zodiac calendar and what it represents serves as inspiration for models’ sleeked-back, high-topped, dip-died and super-long ponytails.

London Fashion Week: Catwalk by TIGI Creates Six Unique Looks
For the Fall/Winter 2014 season at London Fashion Week, Catwalk by TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin worked backstage at six top shows creating unique looks to complement the designers' latest collections. Here, Irwin gives the how-to for recreating each style.

Daniel Radcliffe's Hair Extension Woes
Daniel Radcliffe, the actor of Harry Potter fame, is sporting extensions for an upcoming role and is none too pleased about it, calling them "a f-ing nightmare." Radcliffe was quoted saying, “I don't mind how it looks, but I mind dealing with it. The amount of work it takes, having to dry it, doing anything to it is a f-ing nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women."

Paris Fashion Week: Charlie Le Mindu Illuminates Hairdreams-Hair
Stylist Charlie Le Mindu wowed audiences at Paris Fashion Week with his astonishing new Wig Collection, "Stronger," made from Hairdreams-Hair. The one-of-a-kind show, staged at the exclusive Citroen DS World, showcased innovative, avant-garde hair artistry with stunning, phosphorescent colors.

American Legacy Collection (with How-Tos!) by Andis
Andis is releasing its first styling series, the American Legacy collection, featuring looks that can be achieved with the company’s clippers and trimmers and highlighting six hair makeovers of people who work at the company. Andis educators Kenny Duncan and Jason Potchen, created the Classic Taper on Anel from machine shop, a Crop and Pixie on Shirley and Jenny both from assembly, a Classic Side Part on John from shipping, the Fauxhawk on social media expert Travis (below) and the South of France on Riko from machine shop.

From the Runway to the Streets: The Do's and Don't's of Fashion Week Brows
New York Fashion Week runways see an endless array of unique, creative and artistic fashion and beauty looks, some of which are easily wearable while others are quite extreme. One of the most talked-about beauty aspects of Fashion Week are the varying styles of brows seen on the catwalks. Celebrity eyebrow expert and founder of The BrowGal product line Tonya Crooks, whose client list includes Megan Fox, Fergie and Leann Rimes, gives her take on what does and doesn't work for everyday looks.

American Crew 2014 Collection & How-Tos
Vintage low side-parts, hints of the blow comb era and anti-gravity notions pique the interest of American Crew's forward-thinking, experimental groomer. He is The Independent. Classically treated perimeters are fitted with disconnected interiors, allowing you to mold and sculpt new movement within the shape. Through the bold use of gels as working product, The Independent honors both the traditional and the editorial stylist, imparting the confidence to create contemporary structures of sophisticated design.

London Fashion Week: Dual Texture by Moroccanoil at Just Cavalli
Designer Inspiration: According to the label, "the Just Cavalli Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection focuses on the inestimable value of the Florentine Renaissance's artistic patrimony through the lens of Roberto Cavalli’s contemporary creative vision. Each gown evokes the passion the designer feels for his hometown, which becomes the star of the artistic prints, created to evoke and inspire.

Portfolio: Fisticuffs by David Boyd for Sam Villa
Fisticuffs: A Collection by David Boyd for Sam Villa

MFW Hair: Ethereal Softness by Redken at Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2014
At Milan Fashion Week, Redken Creative Consultant Guido swept the hair up in a classic Dolce & Gabbana manner, which is synonymous with soft, romantic and truly elegant style. In order to achieve this airy quality to the hair, Guido used body full volume amplifier and a spritz of pillow proof blowdry two day extender before twisting the braid into a soft updo. Regardless of the season, the Dolce & Gabbana look is always feminine and beautiful.

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