Runway Report: Oribe Goes Backstage at Men's Fashion Week

Men's Fashion Week has taken over New York City, meaning there's no better time to find all the men's hair inspiration you need for this season and beyond. This year was all about adding modern twists to classic looks, with heavy doses of 1970s inspiration, seafaring vibes, and 90s-era cool.   

Helping to achieve the perfect balance of timeless and relaxed, the Oribe Hair Care team took over backstage. From gritty, textured styles to romantic surfer waves, and everything in between, stylists helped bring designers' visions to life.

Flip though the slideshow below to see all of the looks created by the Oribe team at New York Fashion Week: Men's 2016!

  • David Naman S/S 2017

    The Look: Italian brand David Naman made a grand U.S. debut at New York Fashion Week. Balancing a look inspired by wealthy Hampton’s living and glamorous Ibiza style, Christian paired embellished graphic bomber jackets and skinny utility trousers with matte, voluminous hair.
    Hair By: Christian Ceja-Compin
    Get the Look:

    1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist.
    2. Apply Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse at the base for lifted volume.
    3. Use Matte Waves Texture Lotion on the ends.
    4. Power dry with a blow dryer to create texture and fullness.
    5. Break the look back down to a grittier style.
  • Wood House S/S 2017

    The Look: Wood House designer Julian Woodhouse is a Manager in the U.S. Army who designs his men’s collection in his spare time. This collection was created for the effortlessly confident man, with an emphasis on the importance of classic styling and functionality. Louis emulated this parity with a masculine hairstyle featuring a strong, slightly feminine wave.
    Hair By: Louis Orozco

    Get the Look:

    1. Prep the hair with Maximista Thickening Spray.
    2. Apply Rock Hard Gel with a tint brush at the roots to create strength.
    3. Put the finger wave into place.
    4. Slick down back and sides with Star Glow Styling Wax.
  • Plac S/S 2017

    The Look: Plac, a brand based in South Korea, has built a huge American following since their debut on the New York Men’s circuit two years ago. For the spring collection, designer Jae Wan Park created “a gentleman’s summer wardrobe” that was influenced by ‘60s silhouettes. Nathan referenced American painter David Hockney and Jack Kerouac to create a more modern, beatnik, bohemian style.
    Hair By: Nathan Nguyen

    Get the Look:

    1. Apply Foundation Mist to the palm then comb through the hair.
    2. Emulsify a pearl-size amount of Crème for Style in the hands, then apply to the hair.
    3. Blow dry on medium heat with a vent brush to create a slight lift enhancing the natural texture of the hair.
    4. Apply Dry Texturizing Spray on the roots to achieve necessary volume.
    5. Finish the hair with Soft Dry Conditioner Spray to soften the ends.


  • Max N ’ Chester S/S 2017

    The Look: Designer Peter Trainor successfully created a look that gives “the vibe of feeling comfortable 24/7 with a worn in look.” Transporting everyone to the ideal beach vacation, the collection was inspired by Cuba’s casual elegance and tropical, modern culture. Dan matched this laid-back style with an easy textured curl.
    Hair By: Dan Nguyen

    Get the Look:

    1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Crème for Style to create structure and memory.
    2. Use Curl Mousse, Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold and Curl Control Silkening Crème to enhance natural curls.
    3. Pin random curls, diffuse, cool and remove pins to create texture variety.
    4. Finish with Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray at the roots and Dry Texturizing Spray at mid shaft to create contrast.


  • David Hart S/S 2017

    The Look: This year David Hart presented a more youthful take on his usual thematic presentation and tailored clothes. David drew inspiration from the bright palette of the ‘70s and the West Coast surf culture of the ‘60s. Lead hairstylist Kien, who has been working with the designer for seven seasons, kept the hair slightly greasy, for a beachy bedhead. Kien left the diverse cast, featuring afros and long hair, looking like they’ve lived on the beach for a week.
    Hair By: Kien Hoang

    Get the Look:

    1. Enhance natural textures with Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream mixed with Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil.
    2. Use fingers to style natural waves.
    3. Spray Dry Texturizing Spray to set the roots.
    4. Place final touches using Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray to create a lived-in look.
  • Madien Noir S/S 2017

    The Look: Maiden Noir redefined the modern men’s wear uniform in this season’s presentation. Inspired by ’40s and ‘50s military work wear, Georgia O’Keefe’s landscape paintings served as the main color references for the collection. Mandee channeled Marlon Brando and Bob Dylan for a relaxed greaser look with a matte finish.
    Hair By: Mandee Hernandez

    Get the Look:

    1. Tousle hair with hands while drying for an organic feel.
    2. Prep all over with Foundation Mist.
    3. Use Sculpting Cream to mold shape.
    4. Use Crème for Style to define.
    5. Finish with Matte Waves Texture Lotion.
  • Krammer + Stoudt S/S 2017

    The Look: This modern and diverse collection was inspired by the ‘60s California clash between the surfers and the cholos. Krammer + Stoudt kept their signature Americana style while bringing to life a strong Latin influence. To compliment the collection, Louis created a look that wasn’t too wet, but instead had a drier, dirtier look.
    Hair By: Louis Orozco

    Get the Look:

    1. Apply generous amounts of Dry Texturizing Spray at the root.
    2. Use Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray on the ends.
    3. Use Rock Hard Gel and Maximista Thickening Spray along the top of the hair.
    4. Use fingers to style.
  • Rideau S/S 2017

    The Look: Designer Dylan Granger left viewers wanting more with a collection that included only eight looks. Influenced by the summer vibe of a Malibu sunset, pieces include shorts, elongated hooded sweatshirts, and suede biker jackets. Nathan created a parallel beachy style, enhancing natural textures and creating grit.  
    Hair By: Nathan Nguyen

    Get the Look:

    1. Use Maximista Thickening Spray all over and then blow-dry.
    2. Emulsify a pearl-size amount of Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste in the hands then apply lightly to the hair.
    3. Diffuse for a lived-in look.
    4. Apply Dry Texturizing Spray to the roots.
    5. Finish with Soft Conditioner Spray at the ends.
  • Private Policy S/S 2017

    The Look: Radical designer PRIVATE POLICY pushed boundaries at Men’s Day this year. The collection, inspired by the horrors of slave labor in the Southeast Asia fishing industry, was a myriad of color, texture, pattern and silhouette. Kien fulfilled the brand’s call “for freedom for all” by sculpting a “Rebel Warriors from the Sea” style that mimicked the sharp, pointed scales of a fish.
    Hair By: Kien Hoang

    Get the Look:

    1. Begin by applying Volumista Mist for Volume and Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse and back comb.
    2. Tie off certain sections of hair with electric cord, while folding and combing the rest of the hair back to enhance different grains on top of the head.
    3. Use a netting material to smash the texture.
    4. Spray Superfine Strong Hair Spray to set the shape.
    5. Flatiron, pulling the hair outward, and finish with Star Glow Styling Wax.


  • Chapter S/S 2017

    The Look: Examining a place where form and disarray meet in balance and harmony, Chapter’s collection was inspired by '90s culture and the cinematography of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Christian masterfully paired the refined collection with romantic Romeo hair.
    Hair By: Christian Ceja-Compin

    Get the Look:

    1. Begin by spraying Foundation Mist all over.
    2. Apply Matte Waves Texture Lotion and then flatiron to create a small bend.
    3. Finish with Dry Texturizing Spray.


  • Uri Minkoff S/S 2017

    The Look: Uri Minkoff slowed down time with a collection that was influenced by the laid-back life of Como, Italy. Dancers moved in slow motion to model the lineup, allowing the sport-inspired details of the line to show through the presentation’s languid choreography. Dan paired the late-‘90s-retro feel with a style that was neat and considerate.
    Hair By: Dan Nguyen

    Get the Look:

    1. Start with Foundation Mist.
    2. Apply Matte Waves Texture Lotion section by section through the hair.
    3. Blow-dry and sweep to one side.
    4. Coat sectioned hair with Dry Texturizing Spray.
    5. Apply Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste and Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray then groom with a fine-tooth comb.
  • Robert James S/S 2017

    The Look: Robert James, a brand founded on timeless, handsome classics with a modern twist, continued to balance innovation and inspiration with a Spring/ Summer collection that pulled from the look of a Lower East Side modern hipster with a slight rock and roll edge. Davide complemented this duality by using natural textures to create gritty, masculine, hip hair.
    Hair By: Davide Marinelli

    Get the Look:

    1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist to prevent fizz.
    2. Apply a golf-ball size amount of Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse for hold and grittiness.
    3. Diffuse the hair into desired shape and detail with a small iron to enhance the curl.
    4. Use Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse to detail and coil the curl.
    5. Finish with Dry Texturizing Spray.


  • David Hart X Hart Schaffner Marx (HSM) S/S 2017

    The Look: In a special David Hart-Hart Schaffner & Marx collaboration, the designer along with the 130-year-old tailored menswear company achieved an aristocratic, polished gentleman's collection for their spring/summer 2017 presentation. Kien — who envisioned this style worn by the type of man who takes the time to get every hair perfectly in place — styled a pulled-back coif for a seamless pairing with the upscale garments.
    Hair By: Kien Hoang

    Get the Look:

    1. Prep with Foundation Mist.
    2. Apply Rough Luxury Molding wax and blow dry.
    3. Use a flat iron to lightly smooth the hair.
    4. Spray Superfine Strong Hair Spray at the root and blow dry, directing back with a comb.
    5. Use Rough Luxury Molding Wax and tuck remaining hair behind the ears.



Photo credit: Phoebe Chong

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