Braiding at Ash for Fashions Night Out.

Posted in News on September 9th, 2012 by Reagan

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My friend (and WH co-worker) Kristen and I did a little Braid Bar at Ash Shoes in Soho for Fashions Night Out. I had fun because I realized I was giving people a free braid, and I could do anything I wanted on them. Its always fun to practice and fine tune my braid creativity. Especially when there is good music to swivel my hips along with while my fingers braid.

It was fun and I love these events, but I think I might be retiring from Fashions Night Out. If youve never been, allow me to explain. Soho on Fashions Night Out is like Mardi Gras and New Years Eve in Times Squares little baby. With a dash of Spring Break and Halloween. Packed streets, people in costumes and public drunkenness at its most eccentric. Next year Im going to call it an early night and cozy up with Netflix. Far, far away from the crowds.

But at least there was a photo booth for me and Kristen to act foolish in.

Chambray shirt from here!

NYFW: Backstage at Joseph Abboud SS 2013

Posted in Products on September 7th, 2012 by Reagan

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For a number of reasons, I dont do backstage hair at NYFW too often, but I was asked by Larry Raspanti (Whittemore House Salon co-owner) to join the hair team for Joseph Abboud SS 2013 and I just couldnt say no. The inspiration was a little bad boy, a little 1950s Americana, a little just jumped out of the shower wet look.

We slicked the sides of the hair back until it was tight against the skin, and had the front and top looking like theyd run their fingers through their hair while wet. We took tiny sections of the hair and covered the roots completely with wax before combing and shaping the look, finishing off with hair spray and loads of shine spray to keep it looking wet. I think we each went through about two jars of wax by the end of the show!

The chaos of backstage just after the models left to get lined up.

Here are two of the models I worked on.

Bryce Mathias with Ford Models

Demy Matzen

More backstage..

The show was at the New York Public Library which was a beautiful venue. The runway was a in the shape of a square with a symphony in the center that the models walked around. I love runway shows for how much of a presentation they have become. Its not only inspiring to see beautiful work by the designer, hair and make up team, but to also be entertained by all the other effects, music and lighting.

Here are some of the products we used.

Wetting down the hair with the foundation mist, prepping each section with the Pomade, and finishing off with the superfine strong (which is the strongest hair spray Ive ever used.

Its quite difficult to find the original source of photos for these events with all the cameramen around. If any of these photos are yours, please notify me and Ill credit you properly!