New York Fashion Week for Spring Summer 2017 started off with a bit of a sizzle (literally) this year. The Yeezy show held press and guests captive on a 4 hour tour, first bussing them to Roosevelt Island and then making them wait for a couple hours at a time in two holding pens in the wrenching heat. On the upside Kanye cast a beautiful rainbow of models, on the downside they were nearly fainting in their anoraks and parkas in the hot summer sun.
Way across town (and a couple bridges too) Tom Ford showed at the now closed Four Seasons Restaurant. He managed to keep his throng waiting happily with champagne and caviar before he revealed a runway steeped deep in his comfort zone — a little disco, a little deco and a lot of glamour.
What isn’t in question this year is that as far as trends go, you oughtn’t feel tied to any one look. There’s a ton of choices out there to choose from.
At Altuzarra hairdresser Odile Gilbert featured sexy beach hair (yes I know you’re rolling your eyes— again?) but the difference this time it was wet look beach hair. Think iconic Sophia Loren in Boy on a Dolphin (Netflix it!) or Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C., or almost any Bond girl.
The great thing is this look is easy to get:
- On wet hair use the Daily Detangling Conditioner as a leave-in, using a bit more than you normally would.
- Brush through hair.
- Use a generous amount of Conditioning Pomade at the crown, temples and sides of your head.
- Slick back with comb, fingers or brush depending on how structured you want the look.
- Let dry naturally or diffuse
Pair it with a sexy, lived in smeared eyeliner and a pale lip for that slightly retro vibe.
If you want to do this look at home make sure you use a sulfate free shampoo to protect your color and a conditioner for dry hair to keep it healthy. Then just spray it out of the shower with a little Reviving Spray for a lived-in, salt water feel and air dry. This look is better with less volume around the crown.
Do this yourself:
- Part your hair down the center
- Take a section on either side leaving the back of the hair loose
- Roll it (or braid it) securing with a ponytail holder
- Crisscross in the back, pinning the loose ends into an unstructured chignon.
What’s great about all of these fashion week runway looks is they emphasize lived-in locks with lots of texture above unattainable air-brushed perfection. Perfection is the enemy of happiness so don’t be a slave to fashion, instead let it inspire you. Experiment and find the looks that make you excited!