Thursday, September 15, 2016
By Abbey Khan
GOD SAVE QUEENS
Runway stylist Jorge Luis created sexy, undone-looking wet looks that didn’t look stiff or frozen while being kept in place.
1. First, on mostly dry hair, he separated the hair into two sections at the back of the head horizontally from ear to ear.
2. Then he secured the top section of the hair with a clip.
3. Luis comb through the bottom half of the hair with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Combing Cream to help create a true wet-looking texture that lasts.
4. He then created small sections of hair on the top and sprayed L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray to support the style and shape the sides.
5. Lastly, he sprayed L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray on his fingers and used them to create texture on the top section of the hair.
ALICE + OLIVIA
CND created three nail designs for the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring/Summer 2017 show.
The first design was a variation of the French manicure, with a crescent swoop of dusty rose down one side of the nail and a single palm leaf down the other. Another design included a slightly tinted base layer, embellished with cascading clear crystals on three select models for an ethereal touch of shine. The last nail art included a neutral nail with intricate leafing around the perimeter.
JEANS FOR REFUGEES
NAHA Master Stylist of the Year Award-winner, Ammon Carver, created intricate braided looks for the Jeans for Refugees show. “I was inspired by the rich colors and beautifully intricate textures of Johnny’s amazing painted jeans and dresses,” Carver said. “I knew as soon as I looked at the clothes that it had to be a braided look. I also wanted the hair to combine his inspiration from diverse cultures and nature since the scope of his artistry and his work is so expansive.”
1. First, he prepped hair with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment to nourish and condition the hair.
2. Then he applied L’ANZA Healing Style Molding Paste to thicken and control hair.
3. Next he created French roll braids by taking a small section, separating it into 3 parts, twisting then rolling the first 2 parts of the section counterclockwise before integrating the bottom third into the braid in the same direction. He began at the top, then down the sides while following the curve of the head, widening the braids as they reached the nape.
4. In order to create more space between the braids as well as definition, he made a small one-sided micro-braid alongside each larger braid before moving on to the next one.
5. He repeated this process until 6-8 braids with micro-braided spacers were completed.
6. Then he continued this process by bringing all the braids to the center of the nape of the neck and securing them.
7. Carver loosely curled the remaining braid-free hair underneath with a 1½-inch curling iron, brushed through, then separated strands for smooth, loose, deconstructed texture to contrast braids.
8. He applied L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Treatment where needed for extra, weightless shine.
9. He finished with a light spray of firm-hold L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray to hold the look in place.
“The vibe was organic and absolutely 70’s music, inspired by a modern twist,” Jorge Luis said of the hair look at the Michelle Helene runway show. He created the fine-curled Afro texture in the front with the use of chopsticks and a flatiron.
1. First, he brushed the top hair forward and front with a Mason Pearson brush to smooth.
2. Then he sprayed that area with L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray.
3. He tightly wrapped small sections around a chopstick, placed in between flat iron plates for a minute.
4. Luis shifted the iron position as needed to apply heat to all wrapped hair. Then he released and sprayed curls with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray.
5. Then he slicked the hair back and applied L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment for smoothness and shine.
6. He criss-crossed hair to opposite sides, then created braids, one smaller and one larger.
7. Finally he sprayed braids with L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray and gently pulled apart to deconstruct for an undulating hand-crafted look.
Inspired by The Libertine Spring/Summer 2017 collection, which was a combination of rebellious British punk and Victorian symbology, CND created a punk collage of nail art.
Some designs included: Flock and Chain, where shocking hot pink fuzzy pom-poms were paired with regal blue sapphires and chains; the Flocked and Rocked, where one hand was matted in shocking brights while the other hand was piled high with hematite rocks; and Cannabis Queen, which paired a hand-painted portrait of the Queen wearing a nose ring with a hand-painted marijuana leaf.
SON JUNG WAN
“It was all about texture, volume, and a sense of fun,” said hairstylist Jorge Luis, “and my go-to inspirations were Donna Summer, Jerry Hall and Bo Derek.” The high-energy styles were accented with cornrow braids woven in at the top, blending into cascades of afro-inspired texture.
1. He started by prepping hair with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment for smooth, frizz-free conditioned hair.
2. Then he created a middle part with a rat-tail comb.
3. He took large sections of hair close to each side of the part and french-braided until halfway through hair, and then securing it. He repeated on other side.
4. Luis french-braided the remaining hair on both sides and secured it.
5. For the remaining hair that was underneath, he wrapped small to medium sections (in random directions) of hair tightly around a chopstick, and placed them in between flat iron plates for a minute. He shifted iron position as needed to apply heat to all chopstick- wrapped hair. Then he released and comb out.
6. He sprayed curls with L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray to heal and condition just-ironed hair, and to add volume and hold without weighing it down.
7. To make the texture and hair color look more intense, he misted clear L’ANZA Color Illuminator Hair Brightening Spray.
8. He finished by using L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray for a firm, natural-looking hold.
Urban Zen presented the Spring 2016 The Alchemist Collection which was designed to be a woman’s shelter in a storm and the calm in the chaos.
Inspired by the clothes, stylist Jorge Luis created two different styles. One look included luxurious, long cascading hair with a raw, desert-inspired organic texture while the other featured sensual, loosely pinned topknots with strands casually escaping down the back of the neck. He said, “My inspiration was the nomadic spirit of the desert, with hair that looks naturally healthy and beautiful but with a unique kind of raw, simple texture that has each strand flowing randomly. In fact, both styles evolved from the idea of this organic, wind-blown hair, and that raw texture was the focal point of the look.”
1. First, he mixed a good-sized amount of L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Dry Texture Spray with a small amount of L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment in palms, and applied to almost–dry hair to create texture, hold, and to keep it soft.
2. Then he worked deep under hair and at roots, starting at the back, massaging in with the tip of his fingers.
3. Luis rough-dried product into hair using a blow-dryer aimed in random directions to set the product in. He would repeat the process for fine-textured hair.
4. For the loose, windblown bun, he randomly drew up the hair and created a ponytail at the crown. He took medium sections, teased the hair, and sprayed teased sections with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Dry Texture Spray.
5. Then he created a loose bun, making sure to let the hair flow naturally and allowing loose strands to escape back down the neck.
6. For longer textured looks, he mixed these three products in his palm: L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Dry Texture Spray, L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Spray, and a touch of L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment.
7. He tweaked and pinched the surface of the hair with fingers around the front, then more lightly on the rest of the hair to give it an interesting raw texture with a healthy shine.
8. Luis finished all the looks with a diffuse misting of clear new L’ANZA Color Illuminator Hair Brightening Spray to intensify and refresh hair color and to brighten the hair under the lights.
Runway stylist Jorge Luis created bold updos inspired by the traditional dreadlocks worn by holy men in India (called Jata in ancient Sanskrit) for the Runa Ray Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Luis said, “Since Runa was born in India, we went back to her roots for hair inspiration and created updos made up of rolled Jatas in contrast with the designs. Each updo was made to be organically individual and unique.”
1. First, he prepped hair with L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment to easily section and style hair.
2. Then he rubbed L’ANZA Healing Style Molding Paste between his palms and applied it to 1-2 inch round sections from root to end. This helped thicken the hair and add separation between strands.
3. Luis then teased the entire length of the section.
4. He placed each teased section between the palms and rolled hair to give a tubular effect.
5. Then he gently flatironed the entire rolled strand to lock in the teasing effect.
6. He continued creating Jatas by taking random sized sections all over the head for a more individual look. Then he rolled small pieces of silk fabric into selected front or back sections.
7. He pulled the Jatas up to the top of the head and shaped them into an updo and used a pin to hold it together. He created different variations of up-dos depending upon the length of the model’s hair.
8. Luis completed the look with a light mist of L’ANZA Color Illuminator Hair Brightening Spray.