For her fall/winter 2015 collection, designer Sally LaPointe found inspiration in German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. To complement the clothing, lead hairstylist Yannick d’Is fashioned a low ponytail secured close to the nape of the neck. After creating a strong middle part in dry hair, d’Is applied Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse before blow drying. Spraying Oribe Volumista Mist into the lengths of hair for texture and lightly teasing for volume, he pulled hair back into a low pony and secured with a band while leaving some pieces loose and soft in the front. The finishing touch came from a wrapped section of hair around the band and tied into a knot with another section of hair to create the illusion of a second ponytail coming out of the first.
Inspired by the pattern of tire tracks, the collection was filled with interesting prints on alluring silhouettes. Interpreting this motif, Laurent Philippon slicked hair back to mimic “helmet hair,” resulting in a rough, but sexy style. Blow Dry Thickening Hairspray into the hair and use a Bb.Flat Brush to direct hair toward the back, working section by section. Then heat Bb. Sumowax with a blow dryer and apply at the roots, directing hair toward the rear. To achieve a spontaneous feeling, run fingers through the hair.
Rag & Bone
At Rag & Bone, a slightly futuristic look inspired by the tomboy collection gave the impression of a skull cap being worn. Bumble and bumble’s Paul Hanlon styled hair into a “nest,” with tips peeking out for a fringe effect. To get the look, pile hair on top of the head in a swirl to create a nest, top off with mesh netting and spray Bb.classic Hairspray generously all over the hair. Blow dry, then secure with a do-rag overtop to hold and mold strands together. Repeat the process two times until hair stays in place once the mesh hairnet is removed.
The Fall/Winter 2015 collection for Proenza Schouler featured intricate textiles and embellishments, but the designers wanted the hair to feel extremely matte and really worn in with no shine whatsoever so the hair accessory became the focal point. Anthony Turner completely drenched the hair with a combination of Bb.Thickening Hairspray and Bb. Prep mixed together before drying with his fingers. Brushes were verboten. For the final matte effect, he sprayed the hair with Bb. Thickening Dryspun Finish.
Thom Browne’s Women’s Fall/Winter 2015 show evoked themes of mourning with models walking the runway in a somber funeral procession. Jimmy Paul’s elegant chignons served as the perfect platform for hats and veils created by milliner Stephen Jones. To duplicate the look shown here, dampen hair with Bb.prep. Then create a sharp middle part and pull hair back into a low ponytail. Use a generous amount of Bb.gel all over to tame flyaways and flatten the hairline. Braid the ponytail and wrap into a chignon, securing with hair pins, before finishing with Bb. Classic Hairspray.
Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a look with the perfect balance of sophistication and ease for Victoria Beckham’s fall/winter 2015 show. “The Victoria Beckham idea of beauty is very pulled together with a very easy kind of attitude,” says Guido, who thought this simple, kind of half-ponytail evokes a modern feeling that complements her new collection. After applying Redken Satinwear 02 to damp hair, Guido used a flat brush to blow-dry hair back and away from the face. Then, after spraying his fingertips with Forceful 23 hairspray, he used his fingers like a comb to rake the hair back into a ponytail to get “comb marks” that added a sense of roughness to the look. Securing the ponytail in the center of the head with an elastic, he created a loop by leaving the ends out to create softness with an edge.
To continue the story of the feminine, romantic Valentino woman, Guido created a soft style adorned with the daintiest of braids for the designer’s fall/winter 2015 runway show. “The Valentino woman always exudes this classic, feminine beauty, which is what hair is all about this season,” says Guido. “It’s down with natural, loose waves that have a kind of ease.” After enhancing the hair’s natural texture with loose waves, Guido braided two tiny pieces of hair back into a small single braid using Redken Braid Aid 03 braid defining lotion and Pillow Proof Blow Dry two day extender for added grip and texture.