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Bobs, Beehives & Bouffants: My Life At The Cutting Edge
By Anthony Barnes-SmithHow did a working-class lad from Teesside, once destined to work in the shipyards, become one of the world’s top hairdressers and then go on to establish the award-winning Q Hair and Beauty in Chichester, one of the leading salons on the South Coast?

Edgy romance inspired the look on the runway at the S/S 2015 Badgley Mischka NYFW show. To create this look, nails, makeup and hair featured the rough elegance of dusty pastels. Taking the hair color to the next level was the brain child of Senior Colorist of Cutler Salon, Rachel Bodt.

NYFW Get the Look: Beachy Styles at Jeremy Scott by Eugene Souleiman
The surf inspired look at the Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 2015 show in New York saw individual takes on sexy beach hair. “Jeremy and I wanted the hair to appear windswept and raw like it had been styled by the sun and sea while still remaining chic and stylish,” said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman.

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with Garren at Anna Sui
Inspired by the psychedelic posters of Nigel Wentworth and the work of graphics collective Hapshash and the Coloured Cat, Anna Sui evoked the spirit of swinging London during the ‘60s and ‘70s for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which she’s calling “Kozmik Rock Star.” Hairstylist Garren complemented Sui's vision with messy, undone, textured hair with personality. "I wanted to recreate the shag with its great movement and Rolling Stones/Keith Richards/Jimmy Page/young vibe," Garren said of his homage to shag master John Sahag.

The use and perception of color were the focal points of the recent DELPOZO Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Inspiration was drawn from Josef Albers’ “The Interaction of Color,” the land art of Nils-Udo, and marine life, as captured in Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s 19th Century glass creations. 

CND, a global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 20 unique nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at MILK Studios in New York City. The Blond girl this season was a “Gangsta Genie” who always gets what she wishes for. With a modern twist on a variety of cultural references, the clothing and nails pushed the boundaries of artistry and resulted in a theatrical experience of exaggerated glamour. 

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with essie at Delpozo
To complement Delpozo’s colorful Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Julie Kandalec for essie created a coral negative space half-moon nail that was reminiscent of the sun rising in the spring by using tart deco and matte about you on the hands. To complete the overall look, she used one coat of limo-scene on the toes.

The inspiration behind Korto Momolu's recent SS15 presentation at New York Fashion Week was all about high energy and bright colors. Says Renny Vasquez, lead makeup artist for SheaMoisture Cosmetics, “Korto Momolu’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection exuded confidence with intensely pigmented pops of color and shimmering gold metallic fabric. To bring this same energy to the face, I chose to create a high-shine, bright pink lip that popped against the models’ fresh skin and sweet champagne smoky eye.”

Redken Creative Consultant Guido brought a modern state of hair to the New York state of mind at the Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2015 NYFW show. This natural, minimal hairstyle created a rich, sophisticated feeling on the runway. Guido blow-dried the hair smooth using Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion, and then created form and structure at the top of the hair using Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray for a contrast of textures.

NYFW Get the Look: Boyish Looks at Proenza Schouler by Guido
For his first collaboration with Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a clean, cool look with a boyish vibe for the show. Using Control Addict 28 Extra High Hold Hairspray and Satinwear 02 Prepping Blow-Dry Lotion, Guido turned an everyday, simple hairstyle into a special, statement-making look that stunned on the runway and is easy to achieve at home.

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