Inspired by Tibet, the Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2014 collection channels the culture, landscapes and strength of the region’s spirituality. The richness of Tibetan culture was reflected in the graphically embellished collection, from silver and gold encrusted gowns to linear prints. Said designer Mohapatra, “Because I drew inspiration from generations of women of Tibet and their lives, I wanted the hair to be a combination of graphic lines and tribal braids."
From shimmering sequins and iridescent feathers to plush platinum panné velvet to crystal, gold and platinum embroidery, every last exquisite detail of Reem Acra’s stunning Fall 2014 collection was an invitation to be transported to all the mysteries and romance of Midnight in Paris. As for the journey that led to the concept, “It takes time to get inspired,” said Reem Acra. “I went to Paris, like I always do, thinking about the collection. My theme was French. My theme was dark. When I got there it was already midnight.
At Rebecca Taylor, Oribe lead hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp spiels off a multitude of phrases and words to describe the woman in the collection and her locks. “She’s a very sophisticated but downtown girl. She’s a cool girl you'd maybe see in Nolita or the East Village. She’s a girl that’s had her hair done but she's been running around and her hair's gotten rough. She's young, she's fresh, she’s modern, she’s edgy … she’s real—hey there’s another word. Real!” he laughs.
The inspiration behind catwalk nails often gets more play than the manicurist who created the look, but not so at Raul Penaranda’s Fall 2014. The reason: The lead nail artist is 13-year-old Alanna Wall, founder of Polished Girlz, a nonprofit organization that brings lively mani parties to kids in hospitals. At the tender age of 8, Wall determined to knit scarves for every girl diagnosed with cancer.
Four years ago stylists Amy O'Brien and Jill Sires attended a Matrix training in Palm Springs, CA. They were so inspired by Matrix's Chairs of Change program that they decided to create an event to showcase local talent and give back to their community. Rock the Look: Stylists Giving Back was born! The event which will take place on May 17, 2014 in Waterloo, Iowa, will host around 500 attendees and benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital.
Check out some of the great looks seen at past Rock the Look events!
The inspiration behind the fashion at Naeem Khan's Fall 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week included the sexy, dark world of cabaret and the daring, confident attitude that defined it. With this in mind, stylist Sally Hershberger for Sally Hershberger Professional Haircare created a bold, high-shine up-do with a sleek side part.
Redken Creative Consultant Guido kept the hair simple and youthful for the Marc by Marc Jacobs presentation at New York Fashion Week with two tight clean braids that were slightly disheveled by black headbands. In order to counter the more sophisticated collection this season, Guido opted for a hairstyle reminiscent of grammar school and cartoon characters. Jagged, messy partings and Redken's new flex texturizers gave the style a rebellious edge, making it clear to the bystander that the Marc girl is not your typical girl next door.
Muse to Surrealist photographer Man Ray, the celebrated Vogue cover model-turned-pioneering-photojournalist Lee Miller was the inspiration behind the easy-but-edgy hair looks designed by Didier Malige of Art Partner for the highly anticipated Band of Outsiders Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The collection was shown at the brand’s new store in the heart of Soho.
At the beauty parlour, we wanted to design looks from the Spring / Summer 2014 Runways and produce beautiful and importantly, wearable, styles for the everyday girl. For the styles below, we used clients at Jennie Kay Beauty to reinforce just how easily these looks and trends can be created.
If you’re wondering if the obviously-not-from-nature colorful hair trend is here to stay, the answer seems to be … yes. Backstage at the Hervé Léger show Bumble and bumble lead stylist Laurent Philippon created sleek high ponytails embellished with streaks of either blue or orange extensions. They were applied at the base of the hairline and then secured into the ponytail. For added shine, he spritzed on Bumble and bumble Does It All Sheen Spray. [pagebreak] The Makeup