For many, spring signifies a time to clear out the winter cobwebs and make a fresh start. At Sally LaPointe the beauty encompasses that same spring freshness and takes inspiration directly from the collection, which “is all about new beginnings and a blending of traditional and new,” shares Morgan Taylor key nail artist Danielle Candido. “[Sally] has moved away from what she had been doing, which was very structured and utilitarian.
Noon by Noor’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by the idea of renewal and the lush blooms and greenery that the season brings. This concept translated into beautiful separates in vivid prints in modern cuts. Lead hairstylist Linh Nguyen was inspired by a sporty chic girl and created a sleek, loose ponytail with face-framing wisps that felt as young and fresh as the clothes.
Menswear designer David Hart took us to Palm Springs with his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. “The inspiration behind the prints is the natural landscape of Palm Springs,” said David. To complement the colorful, tailored clothes, lead hairstylist Kien Hoang created a relaxed yet polished look with lots of shine for the models. “When creating the hair, I imagined European guys on vacation,” said Kien. “They’re super stylish, and I wanted the hair to reflect that, but it’s not overly done. It’s relaxed and easy and quintessentially California.”
For Kaelen’s tropical-inspired Spring/Summer 2015 collection, hairstylist Amy Farid created a clean and innocent look from the 1970's, with a nod to hair icon Marcia Brady. “We wanted that freshly washed, really brushed hair,” explained Farid. “Like how Marcia Brady would brush her hair 100 times before bed.” Farid also made sure to keep the models’ hair tucked behind their ears. Before the presentation, the hair framing the model’s face would show off a natural bend around the cheekbone. Some models also wore a hair clip with fresh orchids on it.
Rebecca Taylor has a knack for designing clothes that appeal to every type of girl, and her Fall/Winter 2014 collection was no exception. The talented designer filled her collection with wearable pieces like boxy wool coats, flirty dresses and slouchy pants that would be go‐to pieces for seasons to come.
SIR New York designer Auston Bjorkman sent us on a trip to deep space with his extraterrestrial‐inspired Fall/Winter 2014 collection. With its black lights and neon decorations, the room at Number 8 club in NYC set the stage for Auston's streetwear designs, which incorporated fluorescent details.
After his first collection debuted last season, Mathieu Mirano had established himself as a luxurious womenswear designer with an eye for sophistication and glamour. For his second collection, however, the young designer worked some tougher elements like fur and leather into his elegant designs to give his girl more of an edge. This contrast extended to the hair as well. "You get the best of both worlds with this look," said Rita Marmor, lead hairstylist for Oribe Hair Care, backstage at the runway show at Lincoln Center.
or Otswald Helgason designers Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgasovery's first runway show, they wanted the models to essentially be blank canvases for the art‐inspired collection. The models walked down the runway with super simple hair parted down the middle that, depending on their outfit, was either floating behind their shoulders or put in a low ponytail. “It’s a very, very natural look,” said lead hairstylist and Oribe Educator Ramona Eschbach.
For Houghton’s FW 2014 collection, the beauty look was all about repurposing last night’s style for the next day. “The idea was a girl who went out the night before and has gone to bed with full hair and makeup,” said lead hairstylist Adam Markarian. “It’s bedhead, lived-in, day-after hair.”
Lead hairstylist Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care designed two looks to complement the clothes at Kaelen's Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week. "Kaelen's designs are a mix of romance and minimalism," Amy said. "The two looks are inspired by the collection, mixing softness with androgynous tailoring.