MISS TWIST Messy rope twist meets the braid-of-the-moment (fishtail) for a textured look that’s accentuated by threading in white elastic rope. Body and fullness is key. Hair: Heather Rae CheszekPhoto 2 of 8
MULTITASKING The secret to bold shape? Foam roller inserts covered in hair. Browne added cinching and a larger pleating pattern for a multi-faceted style. Fashion: Onna Suhovy Hair: Katey-Bug BrownePhoto 3 of 8
THE NEW BRAID Braids in the future will look something like this. Tighter stitching is used on the top while looser stitching on the side gives room to pull and expand the hair at finish. Hair: Katey-Bug BrownePhoto 4 of 8
TANDEM TEXTURE Meticulous pleating was key in creating this marriage of textured and smooth in an eye-catching shape—plus stitching along the center part. A boar-bristle brush gives this look a soft finish. Hair: Katey-Bug BrownePhoto 5 of 8
STITCH UP For texture, grip and body, Sebastian pros swear by Dry Clean Only dry shampoo. Hair was stitched down the middle, then horseshoe sections from temple to temple were pleated with small, pie-shaped sub-sections. Hair: Katey-Bug BrownePhoto 6 of 8
ELECTRIC ELASTICS The classic deep-side part gets some edge with black elastic ropes threaded down the lighter side—plus electric tape around the elastics. Fashion: Onna Suhovy Hair: Heather Rae CheszekPhoto 7 of 8
2014 Sebastian What’s Next Award winners Katey-Bug Browne (New Talent category) and Heather Rae Cheszek (Professional category) created futuristic, dimensional styles inspired by Sebastian’s EvoTech collection to compete and win in their respective categories—then recreate and rework new styles after the last of the competition confetti had fallen.
EvoTech is all about new and different shapes and textures. Pleating and stitching techniques were used to heighten the collection and make changes available on-demand.
“Each look is multidimensional—every style is transformable,” says Shay Dempsey, Sebastian Professional global art director. “These strong, textured shapes can be accentuated and expanded to create something different.”