FASHION WEEK HOW-TO: NIOXIN Ponytails for Meskita

By Lauren Quick | 02/12/2014 10:38:00 AM

 

NIOXIN Design Team Agents Danielle Caputo and Anthony Crosfield used the Chinese Year of the Horse as inspiration for some luxurious ponytails at Meskita's Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week 2014 Fall/Winter show. 

The design team wanted full ponytails with lots of movement for the "sophisticated yet edgy" Meskita collection with a "touch of sport."

click image to zoom GET THE LOOK:

HAIR

STEP 1: Dampen the hair with water and work 6–8 pumps of NIOXIN DiaMax from root to tip of hair.

STEP 2: Apply a quarter-sized dollop of NIOXIN Thickening Gel to even, 2-inch sections of hair starting with the underneath layer.

STEP 3: Gather hair from the middle of the head, work tresses up toward the crown and use a flat brush to eliminate bumps. It should be very sleek.

STEP 4: Gradually add side pieces of hair into the ponytail; secure with an elastic.

STEP 5: Spray NIOXIN Thickening Spray over the top of the head.

STEP 6: Gather 1-inch-thick pieces of hair from underneath ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Secure with bobby pins.

STEP 7: Spray pre-colored hair extensions* with NIOXIN Therm Activ; flat-iron and brush smooth.

STEP 8: Secure extensions* near the base of the elastic and secure with bobby pins and black fabric.

STEP 9: Add black headband so that the back is skimming the hairline and the ears are pushed back.

STEP 10: Finish with NIOXIN NioSpray Regular for hold.

*When needed, extensions were used to create length.

COLOR

Brown shades were created with a variety of Wella Koleston Perfect formulas in various ratios to keep the colors warm and rich.

The blondes were a mix of Wella Koleston Perfect formulas for a cooler effect and to keep the caramel tones warm but not brassy.

All colors were mixed with a 20 vol developer.

This look is suited best for straight, smooth hair and creates a purposeful, less subtle ombre. Hair should be colored in a ponytail in the position it will be worn the most.

Apply the color, light or dark for contrast, in thin sections in a full vertical down position. Stack thin sections of foil for control. Stack color foil on foil to keep a solid line in place. Use a warm, dark tone on gold blondes and more dark ash tone on ash blonde; caramel tips on dark browns.


 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Quick

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 lquick@vancepublishing.com or connect on Google+.

 


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