On the Runway: Lace Hair by Peter Gray

By Helen Oppenheim | 08/21/2014 10:59:00 AM

 

click image to zoom#1 FINAL VIEW: Laced Hair by Peter Gray using Redken ,for Betsey Johnson Fall 2011. Makeup: Charlotte Willer, Maybelline. Photo: © Helen Oppeheim

As New York Fashion Week draws near for the Spring 2015 Collections - September 4 to September 11- I thought everyone would like to be inspired by the most innovative and original idea from the Fall 201l season. And, for those still learning, be informed how to add a wig to long even thick hair.

Black bobbed '60s wigs, inspired by Uma Thurman's hair in the 1994 cult movie Pulp Fiction, were laced for Betsey Johnson's spectacular show by Freelancer Peter Gray, who noted "lace was on everything" so he added it to the hair too. Brilliant. In a tour de force, here's how he laced the hair for the collection with the help of his dedicated team.

Peter Gray is a gun for hire, as he describes himself. (He works for all the majors (magazines, fashion designers, photographers, product companies for editorials, ads and fashion shows in the US. UK, Europe, Japan, wherever he is able to do interesting work.) This very prolific hairdresser who works 7 days a week non-stop, trained at Vidal Sassoon, lives in London and New York, is one of the few strong ones who has been known to fight for his ideas, with passion. Not that he always wins, but he certainly does many times, as here. You can see more of his work on my website, on the New York Fashion Week and the WorldGreat menus.

CREDITS FOR THE SLIDESHOW (see below)  OF IMAGES:

Hair: Peter Gray, Home Agency, for Redken Fifth Avenue … Wigs: Jon Renau … Makeup: Charlotte Willer, Maybelline …. Photos: Helen Oppenheim

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Helen Oppenheim

Helen Oppenheim, hair guru, has been Creative/PR Director for Vidal Sassoon US/Canadian Salons (1979-1981) and for La Coupe Salons (on and off for 14 trend-setting years like no other) and "Ambassadress" for John Sahag and his Workshop for a total of four years. She has been US Correspondent for Spain's Peluquerias Magazine for decades and freelanced for many of the world's hair magazines, including Modern Salon. She photographs backstage at New York Fashion Week. Check her website for more, much more. Helen can be contacted on her website www.helenoppenheim.com and her Facebook Biz Buzz. Comments and Likes are welcome on both.

 


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