MODERN SALON Fan Irina Bilka is a Tampa-based freelance stylist who specializes in editorial, bridal hair and make-up. In January of 2011, Bilka was named the Grand Prize Winner of Sebastian’s What’s Next Awards. She had the opportunity to travel to NYC and style hair backstage at NYC Fashion Week with the Sebastian Professional team for Alice Olivia. Recently, Bilka submitted this collection to MODERN through our Photo Submissions tab. Here are her inspirations for creating each of these men’s looks.
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Inspiration: James Dean
TRY IT: “I distributed a straightening cream in to the hair and parted the hair to one side. Then I blow dried the hair with small bristle brush directing the hair to where the hair was parted. Then I took a mini flatiron and smoothed the top layers. I applied American Crew Pomade for a movable finish and hair sprayed the hair.”
Inspiration: Modern Day Boss
TRY IT: “I applied a generous amount of American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel and worked the product from scalp to ends. Then, I directed the hair off the face and blow dried up with a bristle brush. I took a mini crimping iron and crimped just the font pieces of the hair. Lastly, I applied a small amount of American Crew Grooming Cream throughout the entire head and combed the hair off the face and flat in the crown for a modern shape.”
Inspiration: Someone that is strong and is not afraid of pulling off a strong, edgy cut with clean lines and disconnection on top.
TRY IT: “On slightly damp hair I applied a generous amount of American Crew Ultramatte and distributed it evenly, from scalp to ends. I blow dried with a small bristle brush directing the front in different directions and the back section, back to emphasize the shape and create a brushed texture. Then, I applied a tiny bit of grooming cream for separation.”
Inspiration: The Fearless Man
TRY IT: “On slightly damp hair I applied a generous amount of American Crew Ultramatte and distributed it evenly, from scalp to ends. I blow dried the hair with a boar bristle brush directing the hair towards the top middle. Once the hair was dry, I took a mini crimping iron and crimped small sections of hair to add more texture. Lastly, I applied American Crew Boost Powder and directed the hair into the Mohawk front to back.”