Corie Hengst is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 NYC: Christian Siriano
It’s no surprise that the hair look for Christian Siriano’s spring 2014 collection was “beachy,” as Siriano’s clothing was inspired by a recent trip to Isla Mujeres in Mexico. His collection, like the women of the island, is bright, young and fresh.
To achieve a hair look that complemented this theme, Anthony Cole of Sebastian Professional started by taking two-inch sections of dry, unwashed hair and spritzing the roots with Volupt Spray. He next applied Mousse Forte and roughed up the hair in a circular motion to create interior textures. After this, he brought the hair into a ponytail and created flat waves throughout by making S-shaped sections with his fingers and tapping them with a flat iron. Cole then used Microweb Fiber and teased the ponytail for added movement, then spritzed Shaper to the top of the head to add dry texture. Lastly, he took small sections of hair from the bottom of the ponytail and created a chain braid by tying it in loose knots, then wrapped the braid around the ponytail.
Celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan prepped nails with Red Carpet Manicure’s Fake Bake for a base color, using two coats. She then color blocked the nail with small boxes, using two coats of The Perfect Pair, a bright yellow hue, underneath which she layered White Hot, adding an extra pop to the neon yellow.
Makeup was done by Polly Osmond of Hourglass Cosmetics, who said she ran serum through the brows to give them texture, and used white eye shadow inside the eye lid and just a touch of mascara. Osmond described it as “very wearable” makeup.