Jenny Balding Styles Celebs for NYFW Red Dress Show

By Lauren Quick | 02/20/2014 1:27:00 PM


February is American Heart Month, and to support women's cardiac health, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week held a Red Dress Show featuring celebrities wearing their favorite designer's red styles. 

Stylist Jenny Balding created a variety of hair looks for the show and gave some insight on the difference between styling for this show and for more typical, model-filled NYFW shows.

"At the Red Dress Show, you're working with celebrities with a well-established image within the industry, so for the hair, we made them feel as beautiful as possible and runway-ready," Balding says. "My team and I consulted with each celebrity on her red dress so we could create a hairstyle that complimented both her red dress and individual style."

Some of the celebrities in the show included Ireland Baldwin, Joan Jett, Nene Leaks and Kat Graham. 

click image to zoom"For Ireland Baldwin, I created a look that was sleek, elegant, sexy and off the face," Balding says. "This worked perfectly with her Donna Karan gown." click image to zoom"Joan Jett is Joan Jett, so I just enhanced her rock-'n'-roll-ness!" Balding says.







Lauren Quick, Assistant Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair

Lauren has been Assistant Editor since January 2014. Lauren attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism and is an avid Tigers fan. Her emphasis area was magazine journalism, specifically editing, and she obtained minors in sociology and Spanish. Lauren was a department and web editor for Vox magazine and a reporter for the Columbia Missourian newspaper before she worked at Modern Salon.

She grew up in Springfield, Mo., and now lives in the Chicago area with her wheaten terrier, Lucy. You can e-mail Lauren at or connect on Google+.


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