Runway Report: Andis at New York Fashion Week 2013

At New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, Andis sponsored T.Cooper and her styling team from Metro Look who created the futuristic hairstyles for LaQuan Smith, whose designs have been worn by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Rihanna. For the hair, Smith from Queens, NY, was inspired by Robin Given’s character in the movie Boomerang.

To create the “victory roll” for all of the models, Cooper first smoothed hair with the Andis Curved Edge Titanium Flat Iron and created bend and texture with Andis Titanium Curling Irons. Sectioning out the top, the hair on the sides and nape were smoothed and pulled back in a ponytail. The ponytail ends were twisted up to the top of the head, rolled, pinned and sprayed.

To ensure a uniform look, some extensions were curled and added to the victory roll for fullness and volume.

“The Andis Titanium tools heated fast and worked great on all the hair,” says Cooper. “The different heat settings worked perfectly for the multi ethnicities of the all of models.”

Andis sponsored T. Cooper of Metro Look and her styling team, also created a “romantic basket weave” updo to accompany designer Kelly Dempsey’s gown collection at the Walk-In Closet Fashion Week NYC show, February 13, 2013.

“Kelly wanted the hair up to show off her designs,” says Cooper. “I decided to do realistic wearable hair that provided volume on top and texture in the back. It’s universally flattering.”

First, hair was sectioned at the top, sprayed and teased two inches from the roots. After teasing, surface hair was smoothed, combed back and secured with the hair at the nape into a ponytail, leaving the side sections out.

For the basket weave, sidepieces were crisscrossed two to three times on each side and pinned. 

A section of hair wrapped the ponytail elastic. One-inch ponytail sections were curled with the 1” Andis Titanium Curling Iron or ribbon curled with the Andis Curved Edge Titanium Flat Iron. To create the push curls, pull each section out and while holding, push hair back toward the scalp and pin at the nape for an unstructured romantic finish.  

[Images courtesy of Andis Company]

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