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NYFW Nails: Deep Red at Derek Lam AW15
The Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2015 collection juxtaposed rustic, English country fabrics with clean, sharp tailoring. Working with the rich accent hues in the color palette, Jin Soon Choi chose a luxurious, deep burgundy to complement the designer’s vision.

Dion Lee’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection included sophisticated designs with an element of rawness, so Rita Remark for essie created a meticulously buff, clean nail look for the hands by using two coats of mademoiselle. For the feet, she layered sand tropez and allure to perfectly match the taupe color of the shoes.

TIBI's Fall/Winter 2015 collection was inspired by some of the most defining elements of the Inuit culture — its mastery of the Arctic clime, kinship, and heart for wandering and adventure. Inuit dressing embodies all of this in its warmth, coolness of colors, range of textures and oversized cuts. With a modern eye, TIBI re-interpreted this world for the modern time.Jin Soon Choi created a sophisticated, neutral nail look inspired by the sculptural lines, varied textures and icy palette featured throughout the collection.

Rebecca Minkoff drew inspiration for her Fall/Winter 2015 collection from Patti Smith and her memoir, Just Kids, which depicts life in bohemian New York City in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. To complement the designs, which were heavily influenced by Smith’s effortless rock ‘n’ roll style, Michelle Saunders for essie created an edgy chevron nail.

Filled with Caribbean colors against a muted backdrop, the SUNO Fall/Winter 2015 collection featured graphic primaries including red, yellow, blue and green, grounded in solid black and white. SUNO designers Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty incorporated elements of madness – inspired by Bertha Mason, the insane first wife of Edward Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre – throughout the collection with seams pulling apart, unlikely combinations of print and trims, and structured silhouettes that then give way.

Sweet and Sexy Date Night Braid
Re-create PRAVANA's sweet and sexy side braid for a perfect Valentine’s Day look. 1.  Begin with dry, prepped hair with NEVO Invisible Control throughout and NEVO Hydra Pearls through the ends. 2.  Part the hair straight back in an extreme side part.

Playing off the grey and violet hues found throughout Wes Gordon’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Rita Remark for essie created a textured, geometric nail look to complement the designs. The combination of matte and shimmer polish ensured the final look was edgy, yet feminine.

For the Dress Collection, presented at New York Fashion Week 2015, Schwarzkopf Professional Michael Duenas styled Bethany Mota's hair for her runway walk. He created an elegant hair look that was the epitome of red carpet, Hollywood glamour.

Redken Global Styling Director Guido created a cool, clean look at the Coach presentation this season, playing up the individual personalities of the models and the coolness of the new collection. He washed the hair with Redken’s new Frizz Dismiss Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Conditioner and let it dry naturally to create clean, frizz-free texture, and then applied move ability 05 lightweight defining cream-paste near the part for a smooth finish with natural shine. 

Lead stylist Gina Edwards for KISS Products led the nail team at the recent KAELEN Fall/Winter 2015 show at New York Fashion Week.To play off the colors and patterns in the collection, Edwards used KISS 100-Count Nails in Active Oval with KISS Design Perfection to create a negative space chevron design in a warm mauve hue. "The look perfectly complements the collection and negative space nails are in full force for Fall," says Edwards. [Images courtesy of Bratskeir & Co.]

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