New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion week just wrapped and MODERN SALON Media editors covered the week-long fashion frenzy in full force to share the latest in beauty including hair, make-up and nails.
While the Spring/Summer 2012 fashions were, in general, flowy, feminine and upbeat, the hair offered everything from the sleek, sophisticated ponytails from Guido for Redken at Reed Krakoff to high-fashion, amped up, heavily texturized wigs by Danilo at Bebe.
From the psychedelic orange nails at Milli by CND to the tasteful understated elegant neutrals by OPI on nails and toes at BCBG and Herve Leger, the nail scene was POPPING. Every model was fully fashioned from head to toe—making the nails a big focus this season.
All the professional salon industry stars were there including Guido, Eugene Souleiman, Danilo, Orlando Pita, Ted Gibson, Peter Gray, Rodney Cutler, Kevin Ryan, Frank Rizzieri, Didier Maliage, Thomas Dunkin, Antoinette Beenders, Jan Arnold, Garren, Odile, Neil Moody, Jimmy Paul, Rafe Hardy, DJ Riggs, Amit Abraham, Philip Pelusi, Bob Recine and so, so, so many others. Hair looks ranged from simple and chic ponytails to dramatic, high style updos. There was no special trend this season as there was as much texture and frizz in one show as there was shine and gloss in the next. New were a handful of shows that sported heavy gel from root to ends to make the hair look wet. Some leads offered a mix of slick hair with textured pieces or ends. As always, there were plenty of braids, faux bobs, fat French twists and sophisticated swirls.
It appeared there were many more beauty sponsors this season, allowing more of our industry to get involved. Maybe it's a sign of our new found confidence, but there was less drama and attitude backstage. The divas of the '80s were few and far between and those that were invited to participated in this New York Fashion Week were there to do a job....and a great one at that!
MODERN’s Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern and Alison Shipley, MODERN’s Executive Editor of Social Media & Video, compiled some of their favorite Fashion Week moments. Though there were TONS of moments that made this particular Fashion Week memorable, here's some of the fun they experienced!
- The finale at Christian Siriano was fantastic, especially when the models came out en masse showing the gently coifed looks by Antoinette Beenders for Aveda.