COLLECTION: Irina Bilka's Fierce Men Collection

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/21/2013 11:46:00 AM

 

Irina Bilka 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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click image to zoomREBEL REBEL

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.”

click image to zoomTHE BOSS THE BOSS

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.”

click image to zoomSTRONG STRONG

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.”

click image to zoomFIERCE FIERCE

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.”

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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