Eyes on Hue

Each season, designers spotlight color trends, but a variety of hues popped up in another medium at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014. Stylists spotlighted haircolor in their creations, from pastels to electric blues. Here, we round up a few favorites.

Herve Leger The hair at Herve Leger’s show might evoke thoughts of My Little Pony, and that’s exactly the idea Bumble and bumble Editorial Stylist Laurent Philippon was after. Inspired by equestrians of the future, Philippon created “cyber” ponies with flashy pops of color in azul or coral. He loaded hair with Bumble and bumble Does It All, created a tight ponytail, and used double-sided hair tape to secure the extension along the hair line and through the ponytail.

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Marc Jacobs At the Marc Jacobs show, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a modern bob, using pre-dyed wigs by colorist Victoria Hunter of Whittemore House Salon in New York City, who used Shades EQ for the tones of pink (seen here) and gray. “The tonality of the haircolor, the makeup and the clothing were all paired together to give a monochromatic hue from head to toe,” Guido says.

Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan Backstage at Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, runway director for Privé Salon in New York City Jorge Luis accessorized a messy braid with a soft lavender shade to amp up a collection of rock-meets-romance styles. Luis used Bumble and bumble Spraychalk, a temporary color, after rope-braiding hair along one side of the hairline.

DKNY At the DKNY show, titled New York Mash Up, Donna Karan took a refreshing route, selecting a cast of 55 young nonmodels, from students and musicians to club kids. The cast of characters each had individual styles, which included their haircolor. Wella Professionals Creative Director Eugene Souleiman found ways to complement the personalities and colors in a variety of looks, relying on an arsenal of products including Velvet Amplifier, Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray and Rugged Fix. —K.H.

GREG KESSLER FOR REDKEN (MARC JACOBS); COURTESY OF WELLA PROFESSIONALS (DKNY); COURTESY OF BUMBLE AND BUMBLE (HERVE LEGER); IMAXTREE: (EMERSON BY JACKIE FRASER-SWAN)

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