Event Coverage

FASHION WEEK: Rusk Rules at Nolcha

Maggie Mulhern | February 14, 2013 | 7:15 AM

Rusk Artistic Director Gerard Caruso was invited to lead the Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week, the independent shows designed to give the opportunity to lesser known designers to present their collection to buyers, press and fashionistas. Caruso looks over each collection and then, with additional direction from the designer, creates a silhouette to best complement the fashion and enhance the beauty of the model.

Modern stopped by for the last set of shows to chat with Caruso and get the break down of one of the most exciting looks of the day: a sparkly faux hawk.

"We decided to rock it up a bit," he says during a mini break backstage. "The hair is teased at the root to create something funky and avant garde, then dry set. 12 bobby pins, 6 on each side, are used to bring the hair up along a top and back center parting. Finally, the hair is finger teased. It's all texture and the perfect use and placement of product. Rusk of course."

Caruso breaks down the look in the first video. The second video offers the point of view of the look from a guest in a front row seat. The third video is a brief interview with Rusk Marketing and Education Vice President Heather Simmons, who offers an overview of Nolcha. She also gives a tip to hairdressers on how to be part of a fashion team!

Facebook Comments

More from Event Coverage

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

Teal To Big Chop To Tasteful Brunette Bob

Maggie Mulhern | February 8, 2017

When we saw this makeover on Instagram, we had to know more. Hairdresser Nicole Boccio of Cactus Salon and Spa  (@cactussalonsmithtown), Smithtown, New York, says "I had been doing a doubled processed blonde on Kelly Sampson for some time now. She came requesting 'mermaid hair'. She had 2 inches of level 5 roots." Here Boccio shares the details for this makeover.

Hair Color Trends Four session to silver
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Four Sessions To Silver

Maggie Mulhern | February 5, 2017

Kim Bruce (@themisfitblonde), co-owner of Monroe on Mane (@monroeonmane), Sturbridge, MA., specializes in blondes and hairdressing. "This guest has been a client of mine for almost a year now. It has taken four sessions to achieve our desired shade of silver blonde." Here Bruce shares the details for the transformation.

Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Trends

MAKEOVER: Basic Blonde To Purple/Lilac Melt

Maggie Mulhern | February 9, 2017

Marianne Lohr (@mannie_mak), a freelance artist based in Bethlehem,PA., says "My new client came in to see me because she was never happy with her blonde and how gold/yellow it was. She wanted to be an all over platinum blonde at first, but then had mentioned how she's always wanted to have purple hair. Her dream came true that day." Details here.

Load More