For a number of reasons, I don’t 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 couldn’t 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 they’d 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
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. It’s 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 I’ve ever used.
It’s 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 I’ll credit you properly!