New York Fashion Week: Redken Hair Styles Walk the Runway! Amanda Green Guest Blogger!
New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in the fashion world…period. Every fashion designer is at the top of their game, pursuing absolute perfection in a combination of general style, clothing, hair, and makeup. This year, Redken went with a very unique style which practically screamed youth and supported an obviously carefree lifestyle. Perhaps the most surprising thing was that they opted to use wigs this year. When asked “Why wigs?” the Redken Creative Consultant stated that they
“..really liked the uniformity that only wigs can create on the runway.” Whatever the reason behind the style, it was a big hit. Let’s take a more detailed look, shall we?
The wigs used on the runway models were first lightened for a color reminiscent of a woman who spends a lot of time in the sunlight. The styling team then went back to darken up the roots a bit for a more natural look which perfectly symbolized regrowth. The cuts used were sort of choppy, and could be described as punky or boyish. Yet it wasn’t the androgynous look you may be imagining. The looks seen were surprisingly feminine. A mixture of loose locks and styled up-dos were used so those viewing were consistently surprised by what they saw. All in all, the look was perfectly symbolic of the modern day woman, with the hair styles used being something the every day woman could replicate with just a little practice and the right tools. You can visit the Redken website to see which salons near you carry the brand.
Redken used wigs but you can easily recreate this look with your locks, here’s how:
- Apply guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to dry hair from roots to ends and comb through until hair is completely saturated.\
- Divide hair into two sections (top and bottom) in the back. Make three or four parts if hair is very thick.
- Clip the bottom section down and out of the way, and then using a finishing brush; start to brush the top section flat against the head, following the round of the head in one direction. Repeat this with each section making sure it’s very clean and neat-looking when finished.
- Blow dry hair until completely dry. Apply control addict 28 high hold hairspray.
- Next apply forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to add texture.
Most the makeup seen paired with these hairstyles was refreshingly natural.
The eyes were accented just enough so that attention was drawn to them, but without the overly-dramatic results seen in previous years on the runway. The makeup application was light, holding true to the carefree aspect that embodied this look.
The punky side was also embraced in a few of the model’s faces, however, with a bold splash of color situated on otherwise natural looking faces. This was yet another way that the Redken team was able to keep their viewers guessing while staying true to the image they were striving to create.
The clothing seen was also a nice mixture. Solid colored clothing in both dark and bright colors were paired with brightly patterned pieces to create a look which everyone couldn’t help but adore. It was a look appealing to almost everyone, no matter their individually prefer styles, while still maintaining that look Redken was hoping to successfully pull off. Needless to say, the team succeeded exactly in what they were trying to do.
Author bio: Amanda is a makeup and skincare geek and author of up-and-coming SkincareHQ.org where she shares her thoughts and ideas on health and beauty. When Amanda isn’t writing about makeup and skincare, she loves the great outdoors, hiking through the forests or going for a cycle. Questions or comments for Amanda? Feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!
Thanks to Amanda Green for this piece on a juicy way of handling hair for fall and going into holiday. You will be ahead of the spring 2014 fashion. Skip the wig and try this!
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