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NYFW Get The Look: Bohemian Spirited Look at BCBG-MAX AZRIA 2015 S/S
BCBG – MAX AZRIA presents the Spring/Summer 2015 Collection presented by CHI Hair Care, combining timeless elegance with nonchalantly bohemian silhouettes. Distinctive, with a touch of ethereal, the collection embodies her carefree spirt, creating a lasting impression. Orlando Pita creates a signature look combining various interpretations of “straight”. To achieve, one styling product by CHI called CHI 44 Iron Guard served as his go-to styling aid.Orlando Pita says, “The collection is Bohemian Spirited with a little node back to the 60’s.”

As our Instagram feeds fill with #throwbackthursday and #flashbackfriday images each week, it’s little wonder that the Spring-Summer 2015 collection from Orley, a 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist, was inspired by artists of the sixties—specifically Robert Bechtle and Robert Cottingham. As a result the hair references the transformation of the sixties─a grown-out, unkempt and psychedelic look.

NYFW Get the Look: Quintessentially Californian Looks at David Hart
Menswear designer David Hart took us to Palm Springs with his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. “The inspiration behind the prints is the natural landscape of Palm Springs,” said David. To complement the colorful, tailored clothes, lead hairstylist Kien Hoang created a relaxed yet polished look with lots of shine for the models. “When creating the hair, I imagined European guys on vacation,” said Kien. “They’re super stylish, and I wanted the hair to reflect that, but it’s not overly done. It’s relaxed and easy and quintessentially California.”

NYFW Get the Look: Marcia Brady-Inspired Looks at Kaelen
For Kaelen’s tropical-inspired Spring/Summer 2015 collection, hairstylist Amy Farid created a clean and innocent look from the 1970's, with a nod to hair icon Marcia Brady. “We wanted that freshly washed, really brushed hair,” explained Farid. “Like how Marcia Brady would brush her hair 100 times before bed.” Farid also made sure to keep the models’ hair tucked behind their ears. Before the presentation, the hair framing the model’s face would show off a natural bend around the cheekbone. Some models also wore a hair clip with fresh orchids on it.

NYFW Get the Look: Rustic Fishtail Braids at DANNIJO
At the recent DANNIJO Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, lead hairstylist Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken Salon was inspired by "the [designer's] passion and vision for this Spring/Summer collection and went about creating a hair look that would complement the amazing styling and theme of travel. Similar to the rustic yet picturesque staging of the presentation, the hair brought to life a natural, Mongolian tribal feel with a fishtail that journeyed on to a polished pony.”

NYFW Get the Look: Strong Braids at ATHLETA
To complement ATHLETA's Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week, lead hairstylist Nathan Rosenkranz used Alterna Haircare products to create a look that embodied "the chic fitness guru who is proud to strut her gym look on the street. Full of body and texture, these styles are designed to withstand movement, both in and out of the gym."Get the Look:1. Prep damp hair by liberally spreading the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse from root to tip.

NYFW Get the Look: Chic, Glossy Looks at Alina German 2015 Spring/Summer Collect
Designer Alina German recently presented her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection at New York Fashion Week, presented by CHI Hair Care and Inglot Cosmetics. Alina’s conceptual approach of using time-honored techniques combined with modern materials enables her designs to possess a level of inherent drama and theatricality. The collection inspired lead hairstylist Matt Fugate to create “cool, chic, just-out-of-the-water” hair to complement the fashionable pieces.

Get the Look: Nordic Ice Hair Color
Hairstylist Caitlin of Nesbit Salon created this gorgeous, silvery-lavender hair color, featured as one of Beauty Launchpad's recent #LPWeeklydos. Says Caitlin, "My inspiration for the cut was my client's gorgeous facial structure. I follow a lot of high-end fashion and I feel as though I can predict what is edgy and wearable that given trend cycle." Below, Caitlin shares the formulas she used to get the look, as well as tips for recreating this gorgeous color for your own clients!

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage at Yoana Baraschi
This morning, RUSK Artistic Director Gerard Caruso made the “messy, but not so messy bun” for models walking in the Fashion Week Yoana Baraschi New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 presentation. The look, a NYFW staple, is both casual and chic, easy for everyday wear, or a special occasion! Below, Caruso shares the steps you need to recreate the style for your clients.Get the Look:1. Prep hair with the new RUSK Texture Spray.2. Place hair in a high ponytail.

Murad, Inc., the skincare brand founded by Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, that is synonymous with high-performance, science-based products, has announced its plans to open the company’s first official stand-alone retail boutique. The freestanding store, which will serve as Murad’s Global Flagship retail location, is scheduled to open October 2014 and will be located on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles.

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