Latino Fashion Week took place in Chicago recently on October 1-5, 2014, and a team of cosmetology students and instructors from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture got the chance to style the hair and makeup of the runway models.
Student teams from Tricoci University’s Chicago Northeast and Northwest campuses worked alongside some of the beauty industry’s top salon professionals, as well as the fashion industry’s most talented Latino designers, to makeover the runway models with cutting-edge beauty looks.
Nicole Guerriero, a Master Educator at Tricoci University’s Northwest campus, describes five of the hottest hairstyles they created at the event:
1. "High sleek ponytails were all over Latino fashion show – possibly partly inspired by high-profile celebs like Ariana Grande who often rocks this look. We used Redken products to hold this style in place: Quick Tease 15, which is a backcombing finishing spray, Control Addict 28, an extra high-hold hairspray and Powder Grip 03, a mattifying hair powder.
2. "High, curly, teased ponytails were also popular. We created this style for the younger models walking the runaway at a Quinceanera fashion show. We first put the hair in a high ponytail and then curled the ends. To give it that messy finish we teased all of the curls, finishing off the look by wrapping a piece of hair around the ponytail to hide any rubber bands. The little girls rocked out this look on the runway!
3. "Loose waves have been in for many years with so many different variations, so for Latino Fashion Week, we wanted to change it up a bit by doing a combination of tight and loose waves using a styling wand.
4. "We had fun creating victory rolls! We had free range of a few models so we got very creative. The first look was styled using two asymmetrical victory rolls in the front and features a beautiful flower basket weave. The second style would look amazing with a head band across the forehead – something which is really trendy right now.
5. "High ballerina buns rocked the runway at Latino Fashion Week. High ballerina buns look difficult to style, but it's done with three easy steps. Step 1: Put your hair in a high ponytail. Step 2: Tease your ponytail. Step 3: Take the ponytail and wrap it around in circle, securing it with pins. It's that easy!"
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