For the MSGM Spring/Summer 2016 show at Milan Fashion Week, lead stylist and Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Eugene Souleiman, was inspired by the effortlessly cool locks and laid-back attitudes of skater girls. "The key to this look is not to try too hard. We wanted each girl to look like she’s done her hair but she’s done it on the beach, and she hasn’t been looking in a mirror – she was outside and the wind’s blown it about so it’s disheveled and imperfect but in a really beautiful way,” said Souleiman.
Off-setting the ultra-feminine floral aesthetic of the collection with something much tougher and edgier was the goal for the hair look at Blumarine’s SS16 Paris Fashion Week collection. “This look is all about contrasting textures. It’s wet at the front and swept to one side to give it a masculine edge then it graduates into a satin-like texture before becoming drier through the lengths, to an almost weathered texture at the ends,” said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Eugene Souleiman.
The nail look at Prabal Gurung comes straight from the clothes, mimicking the flow and color of dresses found in the collection. “There’s quite a bit of pastel yellow and flowing gowns, and the movement of the design was based on that,” explains Sally Hansen lead manicurist Madeline Poole, who advises the techs to just go with the flow as they paint the models’ nails. After applying two coats of Sally Hansen Mum’s the Word, the techs use a striping brush dipped in Sally Hansen Let’s Snow to draw swooping shapes on random nails.
The hard-edged, sophisticated architecture of New York’s One World Trade Centre was the inspiration for the slightly masculine tailoring of the collection as well as for the strong, graphic simplicity of the hair look at DKNY’s SS16 NYFW collection. “I love the simplicity of this look. The blend of the deep masculine side-parting at the front and softer, feminine texture through the lengths feels very modern, but it has a classically handsome beauty at the same time," said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director, Eugene Souleiman.
Bellus Academy was recently honored with a renowned international beauty education award, the Intercoiffure Mondial Best Continental Academy – North America Region. Bellus Academy owner and President Lynelle Lynch accepted the award on Saturday, September 5, during the Night of Stars gala held at the Salle Wagram in Paris. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Intercoiffure Mondial, the gala attracted nearly 600 elite hairdressers and beauty brands from 56 nations.
The look at Isa Arfen SS 2016 combined bold color with tropical prints and textures to create a style that celebrates the individual. Wella Professionals Top Artist Claudio Lazo described the inspiration for his collaboration with the designer as, “organically tropical, and almost bird-like… the hair has a leafy texture that is almost like a Mohawk and is slightly different for each model, complementing their unique style.”Get the Look:
Prabal Gurung describes this season’s collection as “elegant simplicity… The clothes are very feminine so we felt like the hair should be purposeful but not restricted with natural movement.” Wella Professionals Lead Stylist Paul Hanlon adds, “There’s a lot of movement in the clothes so we wanted the hair to feel free and achievable when at home. The look is fresh, pure and light celebrating women’s beauty and letting the clothes speak for themselves."Get the Look:
On Monday, September 21st, 2015, Wella Education will host two hands-on seminars at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA.Seminar 1: Discover the world of Couture Color
Charlotte Murray, a hairstylist at the UK-based Frockalicious, recently created this gorgeous, pastel mermaid hair color for her client. Says Charlotte, "We wanted to achieve a high-fashion pastelized mermaid feel with pops of pink and yellow complementing each other to create a soft, delicate color. In this case, my client Lydia already had her hair pre-lightened to around a 12 ash, perfect for this kind of soft color." Get Charlotte's color formulas and how-to for the look below!
Image: Student USA Gold winner Julie Richard