The hair for the Mara Hoffman Fall/Winter 2015 collection, by by CATWALK by TIGI US Creative Director Thomas Osborn, is one of our favorites (so far).

Using as inspiration "the spirit of Europe's wild men and none other than Luke Skywalker," Osborn complemented the designers jedi­‐inspired  collection with intergalactic warrior tresses for the runway calling the overall look "Lady Luke Skywalker."


  1. Prep the hair with CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Salt Spray and create a clean, center part from hairline to nape, securing hair in two low ponytails (for the time being)  
  2. Use a paddle brush and  a bit of CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray to smooth hair and set the severity of the part.
  3. Using pins, secure one extra-­‐long, pre-­‐made braid (using  extensions) jus  behind the ear and cross over the crown. Repeat with a second pre-­made braid in the opposite direction, crossing over the other braid to make an “X” on top of the  head.  
  4. Next, remove elastics from pigtails and begin braiding the ends of the braids into each pony, using  a 3-­strand technique and incorporating wefts of hair into the braid as you go to add length. Secure each side with an elastic, leaving a significant amount of unbraided  hair below the elastic. 
  5. Secure  the  two braids together,  taking care to hide the pins and create the illusion of intertwined braids. 
  6. Use fingers to pull on pieces of the braid to create an undone texture  and set the look  with CATWALK by TIGI Session Series Work It Hairspray.


For nails, Zoya artist Alicia Torello translated the "Star Wars" theme (and the beautiful sunsets seen in the film), reflecting earth tones and '70's colors "vibe" of the Mara Hoffman collection.



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