Sunday, February 9, 2014

Get the Look: Hair and Nails at NYFW 2014

butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, Katie Jane Hughes, was backstage to create the nail look at Lela Rose’s A/W 2014 show.
Designer: Lela Rose
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador
The Scoop: The collection was inspired by Ferran Adrià, a Spanish Catalan chef who creates food masterpieces. His dishes are each sketched before created and use a variety of different textures. This inspiration has translated into a collection of whites, gold, silver and black with textures such as pearls, beading and feathers.  
The Look: Katie began by applying butter LONDON’s Patent Gel Top & Tails for a chip-free and long lasting wear. She then applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by a diagonal stripe of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Alabaster Gaze (available April 2014). Katie filled in the top-half of the nail with two coats of Alabaster Gaze. She finished the look with butter LONDON Patent Gel Top & Tails to give the nail a cohesive shine and a dab of butter LONDON Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil.
Designer: Alexander Wang
Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant 
Redken Creative Consultant Guido used Control Addict 28  extra high-hold hairspray to create a firm, almost helmet like shape around the head. To further amplify the artificial quality of the look, Guido coated the hair with Shine Flash 02 glistening mist and had the makeup team color in the model's part. The head shape, rather than the ponytail, was the prominent style at Alexander Wang's show. While there were unconventional elements at play, the overall style remained super cool and chic.
"The inspiration for the hair this season actually came from a drawing Alexander Wang shared with me when he was designing the collection. I wanted the hair to look drawn on the models like Alex's illustration, so I used very straight lines to create the illusion that the hair was stuck on. I didn't want the hair to be too normal. I wanted to make something classic, a little different so certain elements were slightly off. "
-Guido, Redken Creative Consultant
Get the Look:
  1. Apply pillow proof blowdry express primer to damp hair
  2. Blow dry hair until completely dry and straight with a natural bristle brush
  3. Divide hair into two sections (top and bottom), fastening the bottom and larger section into a low ponytail with an elastic
  4. Create a deep and clean side part with the top section
  5. Using a finishing brush, start to comb the front section forward to create side swept bangs
  6. Secure swept bangs with a bobby pin and add the remaining lengths to low ponytail
  7. Apply control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray to top of head to smooth any remaining flyaways
  8. Spray control addict 28 directly on side swept bangs until wet
  9. Use a blow dryer and a comb to mold the side swept bangs
  10. Remove bobby pins
  11. Coat the hair with shine flash 02 glistening mist to increase shine
Photos by Matt Lever for Redken

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