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For the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, designers at Lisa Folawiyo were inspired by ideas of strength and resilience. Developed during a period of personal tumult, the collections emerges as a depiction of strength, forged by the delicate triumph of Creative Director, Lisa Folawiyo. A feeling of triumph and strength was anchored by the desire to re-create a new visual representation of the Ankara cloth through an original and perfect set of eyes.

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) took New York Fashion Week by storm this year, creating fun, edgy, and classic looks for numerous designers. See some of the gorgeous makeup and nail looks below!OCC at Erin Fetherston

 Transitioning Pixies to Longer Cuts
The last two seasons brought the famous pixie cut back; Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Hudson, Christen Chenoweth, and so many more rocked it. But, as the seasons change, many guests will want to transition into a longer cut, and that means growing out their pixie. The most important thing you can do is advise them on the transition process, and that means making sure they keep coming to the salon.

NYFW Get the Look: Unique Up-Dos at Antonio Berardi by Eugene Souleiman
The hair look at the Antonio Berardi Spring/Summer 2015 show was a beautiful exercise in blended textures, with a hint of Japanesque. To complement the overall look, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman created a dual-texture, slightly romantic up-do. Says Souleiman, “I took my inspiration from the beautiful fabrics and themes in the collection, where Antonio had mixed Kimono style florals with Military sharpness.

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.

True, it’s fall, but some guests want to be summer blonde all year long.  It’s great to have a lifer blonde, but maintaining the integrity of the hair can sometimes be a challenge. The stylists at Di Rosa Haircare New York are trained to analyze blondes prior to any color application. They consult with guests, even if they have been in the salon previously, and try to replicate the "first time service" every time.

Elongating eyeliner – known as “arrowed eyes” – has made a recent resurgence on runways, with makeup artists highlighting a vivid assortment of different plays on the trend. Creating arrows, wings and points with eye liner is a great way to mix up your client’s makeup look in a way that’s both wearable and expressive. Shawn Towne, makeup artist and global educator for jane iredale shares her tips for creating four on-trend eye looks. Thick Glam

To complement J. Mendel's Spring/Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week, lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris created a sleek, simple ponytail that allowed the collection to take center stage. The contemporary style relied on high-shine and stick-straight strands for the ultimate, polished look.

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with OPI at Azede Jean-Pierre
On Tuesday, September 9, OPI joined Azede Jean-Pierre for the designer's Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Lead nail artist Miss Pop created a nail look featuring a unique knit design with a chevron tip on a classic, oval-shaped nail.To get the look, Miss Pop used My Vampire is Buff, a creamy hue that complemented the designer's collection, which was inspired by nature. This latticed French manicure featured negative space (a hot new trend in nails) and was finished with Matte Top Coat.

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