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Inspired by the modern-day woman, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a polished, modern ponytail for Diesel’s Spring/Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week. Guido achieved this classic ready-to-wear style using Redken’s Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion to blow the hair out straight, and then combed it back into a smooth low ponytail with a deep side part. To add a futuristic feeling, he finished the look with a liberal misting of Forceful 23 Super Strength Hairspray to create a lacquer-like effect.

NYFW Get the Look: Rope Braids at Donna Karan
At Donna Karan's Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week, models walked the runway sporting thick rope braids. Lisa Lobosco of ECRU Lifestyle Beauty shares how you can recreate the look for your clients using ECRU products.Get the Look:1. Pull hair into low ponytail.2. Divide hair into four sections and cross them over so they form a thick rope (making sure to hold first two strands in left hand and the second two in your right).

NYFW Get the Look: Soft Ponytails at Pamella Roland by Ted Gibson
Pamella Roland drew inspiration for her 2015 Spring/Summer Collection from The Gardens of Kyoto, Japan. To complement the designs, lead hair stylist Ted Gibson, created a modern hair look that paid homage to the fierce spirit of Japanese warriors and delicate beauty of Geishas. "When you see this style from the front, it looks shiny, sleek and deliberate, but the softness of the ponytail with the pink cord makes it more modern,” Ted said. “Most importantly, it complements the beautiful designs and can be easily translated from the runway to your way.”

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with essie at Veronica Beard
Julie Kandalec for essie was inspired by the Hollywood glam feel and vibrant hues seen throughout Veronica Beard’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week. To play up these aspects, she created a bright coral, standout nail for the hands, and a new take on nude for the feet that was reminiscent of the shade of stockings worn by women in the 1930’s.

NYFW Get the Look: Military-Themed Hair at Public School by Anthony Turner
As the lights dimmed in Milk Studios Sunday morning, September 7th, the illustrious crowd that had gathered to view the highly anticipated Public School Spring/Summer 2015 Men’s and Women’s Collections, were treated to an electric live performance from Twin Shadow as models began to make their way down the runway. Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, will.i.am, Princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Joe Jonas and Miguel were among those sitting in the front row to view the latest creations by the young brand’s designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne.

Global icon Britney Spears launched her signature sleepwear line, The Intimate Britney Spears, debuting her 2014 Fall/Winter collection during New York Fashion Week. Using BioSilk Haircare for the presentation, lead artist Albert Luiz created “Sensual Parisian” with elements of vintage romance. Sensual, feminine and delicate, the hair was comprised of two different styles with wisps of hair naturally cascading. Both braided looks worn by the models embraced a nostalgic up-do feel accented with roses and camellia flowers.

NYFW Get the Look: Feminine Waves at Naeem Khan by Travis Speck
The inspiration behind Naeem Khan's Spring/Summer 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week was the idea of the re-birth of spring. With that in mind, lead stylist Travis Speck for Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon created contemporary, soft, feminine waves in order to create a sense of natural, fresh beauty.Get the Look:1. Prep damp hair with mousse from roots to ends for body and texture.2. Blow-dry using a round boar bristle brush.3. Section hair and secure with bobby pins.

Gold ’N Hot was the official tool sponsor of the LaQuan Smith's Spring/Summer 2015 show on Sunday. Lead hairdresser T. Cooper of Metro Look and her team created soft waves for the 26-year old designer’s “Grown and Sexy” collection. With a palette comprised of blacks, whites and a pop of orange, the dare-to-bare collection of see-through A-line skirts, midi tops with sheer inlets, short shorts and lacy trench dresses are perfect for celebrity followers, including Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Cassie.

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with essie at Alice + Olivia
Stacey Bendet’s Spring/Summer 2015 presentation was heavily influenced by the beauty of Versailles, and included a whimsical mixture of daytime and evening looks. Inspired by colors seen throughout the fabrics, Rita Remark for essie created three different nail options to directly coincide with the collection. Shades included a custom soft lilac, a soft peach and a vibrant coral.

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with Deborah Lippman at Eva Fehren
Lead manicurist Deborah Lippman created gorgeous nails for the recent Eva Fehren Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Says Lippman, “This presentation captivates the viewer with its re-creation of a 1940’s Vogue editorial in a modern way. With the pages coming to life, the models seem surreal, literally coming out of the wall; their hands adorned with geometric jewels.

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