Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Hair at Fashion Week ...

As you know, I love a little bit of TIGI so for London Fashion Week this September I went along to view the Kristian Aadnevik SS12 show at the beautiful Athenaeum, Pall Mall.

Inspiration for the hair was: Angelic, straight, long lengths and NO volume. New, straight glamour.
Nick Irwin and the TIGI Creative Team gave us just that!

‘To start, I prepped the hair with a minimal amount of Catwalk by TIGI Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray. I sectioned the hair and used hot irons to ensure the lengths were completely sleek and straight. Next, all of the models had wefts put into their hair to create a uniform length. 
I then sectioned the hair at the back, near to the nape of the neck, measured the weft to the section and cut it. The synthetic glue is added to the top of the weft and left for a few seconds to become tacky, then dried into place with a cold hairdryer. To create the desired effect I then left one inch gaps between each section making way up to the top and then around the sides of the head. 
Once all the wefts were in, I brushed them lightly and ran the hot irons through again, creating a real thinness and sleekness to the hair. The look is finished with a spray of Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Hairspray. Although this hair looks quite simple, it’s quite a harsh style that is perfect for the slightly more rounder/oval face.’
Nick Irwin 

‘I wanted this look to be the opposite of last season’s hair we did with Nick and the team. As it’s for Spring/Summer I wanted the hair to be a lot lighter and about innocence. It had a slight Scandinavian influence, with the hair being all about long, sleek length and not volume.’

Kristian Aadnevik 

Next up was the Gianfranco Ferre MFW SS12 show at Via Pontaccio.

Damien Boissinot and the TIGI Creative Team took their inspiration from Sleek, clean, minimal and chic.

‘I sprayed Catwalk by TIGI Sleek Mystique Look Lock Hairspray very close to the roots to thicken the hair. Next, I blow dried so the hair was very smooth and finished off with a flat iron. The hair needs to be very flat.

Right above ears, I pulled the hair very tightly and secured it in the back with a clear band. Finally, I pulled back the remaining hair from top of head into a v section and slicked back with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series True Wax and extra Look Lock Hairspray, for a sleek and shiny finish.’ 
Damien Boissinot


We also saw hair down at the J Mendel NYFW SS12 show at the Lincoln Centre. 

Paul Hanlon and the TIGI Creative Team produced this great texture on the model with inspiration from Debbie Harry at Studio 54.

‘This hair represents the cool, grungy girl. The texture is hard and stiff and there is nonchalance about the style, while still keeping a glamorous element. 
First, we formed a deep side part and sprayed hair with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray for a stiff, hard texture. Next, we wrapped hair around a tong, moving it back and forth to add kinks, creating a matted, week old effect. 
Catwalk by TIGI Session Series True Wax was placed on the ends to separate them and give a slept on, morning after look. After applying the wax, we back-brushed the fringe/ front area to make it thicker and fuller, then sprayed the hair with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray to harden it, so it barely moved when the models walked.’

Paul Hanlon


The Kenzo PFW SS12 show held at the Rue Vivienne was headed by Anthony Turner and his TIGI Creative Team to produce an undone, natural, loose, simple look. 

‘The presentation was held in an open courtyard that was transformed in to a garden, so I wanted to keep the hair loose and free to reflect this. I also wanted to create a look that was really approachable for women; a look that everyone can relate to.  We’ve seen so many seasons now where product is overly used to create a dirty, bad texture, we decided to move in the opposite direction and simply amplify the girls’ natural beauty using minimal product to give the effect of very clean hair. I guess you could say we’re rebelling on the overly styled hair seen at so many shows over the past few seasons.’

‘The only product used was Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Root Boost, which we sprayed into the roots to create a really strong centre parting – the rest of the hair was product-free. After distributing product into the roots we blow-dried the hair smooth and tucked it behind the girls’ ears. We then pulled the hair back into a very loose braid at the nape of the neck, creating width at the base of the braid, and pulling loose hair around the sides. Then just before the show started we loosened the braid further to make it look even more ‘undone’.’
Anthony Turner


Mark Fast SS12 gave us a 1920's woman travelling through the desert, and she was beautiful. With Hair by James Pecis and the TIGI Creative Team at the BFC Show Space, Somerset House. 

‘In all of Mark’s illustrations the hair goes over one side of the face, and we thought it would be fun to bring this to the hair at the show this season. We wanted to create a 1920’s style bob with a flat marcel wave, but to keep it modern with a loose texture.

Products and backcombing are the keys to this look.  First, I saturated the hair with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray, then backcombed around the hairline really tightly to the head, to make a cushion for hairpins to grip. 
Next, I wound the hair in figure eights around wire rods, gave it an extra spritz of hairspray and set it with a flat iron. This puts a flat wave in the hair. I then used fingers to soften and break up the shape when the wire was removed. Rubber banding ends of hair, I rolled the ends underneath and secured with pins.
I finished with Catwalk by TIGI Session Series Finishing Hairspray, and pulled a few pieces loose, playing with the hair slightly to make it more distressed.’
James Pecis

'The palette originates from sand tones in a desert landscape, then moves into gold fringing. We wanted to create movement over the body to emulate the force of a sand storm, the hair needed to flow with this.'
                                                                                                                                   Mark Fast

Did any of you see any of these shows, what did you think of the hair? 

Love Le Riche x

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