We went backstage at LA Fashion week and spoke with Sebastian Professional's Anthony Cole about one of the fun, dynamic stage looks he created. See his description of the look below!
Christian Siriano Inspiration:
Christian Siriano’s spring 2014 collection is inspired by a recent trip to Isla Mujeres (the “Island of Women”) off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The architecture and bright tropical colors of the residential buildings, the crafts, handmade textiles and the Caribbean coast served as strong influences for the colors and silhouettes of the collection. The collection – like the women of the island – is bright, young, fresh, and romantic and is a celebration of women.
Sebastian Professional and fashion designer Christian Siriano have teamed up in a yearlong effort to inspire ultimate versatility in trendsetters everywhere. Beginning in September 2013, Sebastian Professional will tap the designer to curate bold inspiration for stylists and consumers, crown the newest styling trailblazers of the Sebastian tribe, and design iconic product packaging, all while supporting Siriano’s design collections through June 2014.
Sebastian Professional Global Art Director Shay Dempsey shares behind-the-scenes tips on how he styled hair for this "Beauty Lost in the Woods" shoot with photography by Rachel Jeraffi, makeup by Joanne Adolfo and wardrobe styling by Jesse J Collections.For this shoot Shay wanted to create a hairstyle that was edgy, yet not overdone. The fringe is very choppy and and really opens up the face. The rest of the hair has some short layers, moving from shorter to longer to create movement throughout the hair.
New talent winner Rachel Carr, established talent winner Daniel Lozada and their models (far left and far right)
With the conclusion of its run in downtown Los Angeles, the Sebastian Professional "What's Next" tour showcased the ultimate in hairstyling, trend forecasting and all-out creativity. After eight months of competition, two winners were crowned: Daniel Lozada, of the professional/established talent category; and Rachel Carr, of the student/new talent category.
Mother's Day is an opportunity to celebrate all the great ladies in our lives: moms, sisters, and grannies! They’ve kissed our scraped knees and rocked us to sleep. They’ve fed us chicken soup when we were sick, and stayed up all night taking care of us. What better way to show our appreciation than by showering them with gifts this Mother’s Day, because we all know they deserve it!
“There is always a place for messy, undone hair, but with the rise of the finger wave from movies like The Great Gatsby and on the red carpet, I love to see this polished trend grow,” says Hairroin Lead Stylist/Owner and Sebastian Professional Design Team Member Janine Jarman.
Such is the inspiration for the salon team’s spring 2013 collection, which combines sleek retro styling with modern pops of color.
Inspired by the Sebastian Professional team’s travels, the brand’s latest collection, Urban Explorers, draws inspiration from four global cities for unexpected style that’s one of a kind.