Bibhu Mohapatra New York Fashion Week Recap: Hair by Amit Abraham for L'Oréal Professionnel

The inspiration behind the hair at the Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2016 show was Bauhaus, the German school of art founded on the idea of creating a "total" work of art. Amit Abraham for L'Oréal Professionnel, created a sculptural chignon with a deep and dramatic “C” shaped side part on the models. To prep the hair and add texture, Abraham applied NEW L’Oréal Professionnel Crêpage de Chignon followed by L'Oréal Professionnel Shower Shine on the sides of the head for a sleek, shiny effect. The intricate styles were then held in place with L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 hairspray.

“The look was inspired by the Bauhaus style of art and showcases a juxtaposition of structured masculinity and the contemporary, modern woman. The look also complements the bold and glamorous Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2016 collection.” said Abraham.


Step 1 Prep hair with NEW L’Oréal Professionnel Crêpage de Chignon for texture and hold. Then apply L’Oréal Professionnel Shower Shine on the sides of the head for a sleek, wet look.

Step 2 Create a "C" shape parting on the left side from recession to about 2" in from perimeter at the nape forming two sections of hair.

Step 3 Smooth and comb hair from within that parting with L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 and secure with bungee at the nape of the neck.

Step 4 In the remaining section on the opposing side, begin back combing at the front 2" of hairline and smooth into a structured quiff. (Angle of quiff slightly increasing away from parting.)

Step 5 Keeping all hair behind the quiff flat, clean and smooth, begin creating a tight twisted roll that sits right above the parietal ridge and angles down to meet the the existing left ponytail. Twist and roll the remaining hair into a clean and tight side chignon. 

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