René Furterer and Sean James Backstage at Kelly Nishimoto Winter 2010

René Furterer and celebrity hairstylist Sean James teamed up for Kelly Nishimoto’s winter 2010 show on October 26 at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA, to create the classy looking hairstyles that accompanied the designer’s Easy Glamour loungewear collection on the runway.  James, workshop director at the Fred Segal Salon in California, used René Furterer products, including the new Vegetal Styling system, to achieve the long, sumptuous waves and short, sleek crops featured at the show.  “My interpretation was all about ‘70s flair meets glam rock,” James says.

To create thick and healthy locks, James first smoothed René Furterer Vegetal Styling Vegetal Mousse from roots to ends to help fill in hair cuticles and give the tresses elasticity and bounce. Using a Mason Pearson brush, he then blow-dried the hair straight to separate strands before combing with a fine-tooth comb to prepare for curling iron application.  Next, he parted the hair into small sections and wrapped each section around a 1-inch barrel curling iron. After setting the curls for two hours he brushed through the hair again, then enhanced the waves by sculpting with his hands and a hairbrush before spraying Vegetal Finishing Spray all over the look.

James created the short, edgy style featured at the show by first working Vegetal Mousse throughout the hair to fill in cuticles. Next, he blow-dried the hair using a small round styling brush to build volume and height. James then shaped and arranged the strands using Styling Wax, separating and placing pieces around the face or at the nape of the neck. Finally, he misted the style with Vegetal Finishing Spray to keep it in place. —Ivy Tan

*All photos courtesy of Tatiana Botton

Short and sleek style

Long, luxurious waves