Backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, several trends emerged for hair. Braids, ponies (of course), updo’s with a twist and even some funky graduated bobs were among the looks for Spring 2014. Read on for more…
The most talked-about hair at Fashion Week was created by Ted Gibson for Carmen Marc Valvo. Always the innovator, Ted decided to channel the Aztecs and create a strong, graduated bob. He took that look a step further by dip-dyeing wigs to make them fun and youthful. “To create this look we cut the wigs into a graduated bob with either blunt bangs or a side part. Next, the wigs were dyed using a dip-dye ombre method. At the show, we gave the hair a smooth finish using ted gibson hairsheet styling and blow dried. The wigs were then flat ironed and set with ted gibson beautiful hold hairspray.” The look was absolutely stunning!
Charlotte Ronson worked with the team at Sexy Hair to develop a group of hair styles inspired by “the Parisian girl in New York.” Effortlessly chic and playful, these styles provide go-to looks that every girl should add to her beauty repertoire this spring. The look was tousled and touchable, starting with a deep side part and using a 1.25” barrel curling iron to create natural texture. To finish, Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hair Spray (one of my favorites) was used to keep it all in place.
At Rachel Zoe, Corral Calero for Moroccanoil created a deconstructed modern take on the braid, with a contrasting and overlapping tangled textural effect that looked as if hair was styled on-the-go and blown free, loose and waved by the elements. The look was achieved by taking random parts of pre-textured strands, crisscrossing them and tucking them into the back and inside of a low braid. Calero started with a foundation of Moroccanoil Treatment on dry hair to condition, strengthen and smooth, then sprayed new Moroccanoil Root Boost (at the roots starting at the nape, and working up) and then working in Moroccanoil Molding Cream.
The Zang Toi look was created by Eiji Yamane of Eiji Salon and was a sophisticated take on the classic ballerina chignon. “Usually ballet hair is very strict and pulled back. I wanted something more unexpected, asymmetrical romantic waves on the side and a low chignon that was a bit oversized for more drama so that it doesn’t get lost on the runway,” says Zang. Eiji used Rene Furterer hair products and extensions to achieve the look.
A double french pleat was the look at Zero+Maria Cornejo, created by Martin Cullen for Beauty.com using PHYTO products and T3 tools. When finished, it had the look of a Fauxhawk strip beginning at the hairline and ending at the crown. Hair was dried with a T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i, then flatironed with a T3 Sincgle Pass, Straightening & Styling Iron and then twisted into “pleats”, using PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray. The center piece was pulled back, over the pleats, finishing with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Hair Spray for hold and Phytolisse Finishing Spray to control flyaways. Although it’s hard to see, this was one of the more intricate hair looks of all the shows I covered.
What do you think of these hair looks for spring? Are there any you would wear?