How to Interpret Runway Designs.
Fashion Runways will show a wide variety of looks from designers around the world. I love to see all of the new designs and check out the fabrics, colors and textures that are being shown for each season. Find your favorite designer and then you can work on your personal hair design.
When doing hair it is a good rule of thumb to mimic the designs in the hair. For instance, if silks and soft colors are in, then soft natural shades will be in for that season in hair color, and soft curls will be in also. If masculine lines are shown for that season then shorter hair styles with a lot of structure will be in for the ladies. If natural fabrics are being used then natural hair color, with casual styles will be a hit. These are just a few examples of what might be seen on the runway. Some designers will be street friendly and others will be way out there.
Here is an example of a show I recently saw and enjoyed the designer, Rocco Barocco, with his mix of soft flowing fabrics and bright colors for summer.
As you can see for Spring/Summer 2012, long, soft pretty curls are in. Soft flowing fabrics, with bright sparks of color. So we need to add accents of brightness to our cosmetic pallet such as hot pink lip color with a muted color scheme on the rest of the face. Accents seem to be on femininity.
To achieve this hair style at home here are a few tips & tricks.
- Get your hair in the best possible condition. A trim and the proper selection of shampoo, conditioner and styling product is a must. Ask your professional for their recommendations.
- Use a heat protectant such as Quick Curl & Roll the hair back and off the face with either a curling iron, or hot rollers and pin the hair in place to allow to cool.
- Now pause, and allow the hair to cool. This is an excellent time to do your makeup. HINT: Experiment with just a few new colors at a time.
- After the hair is fully cooled. Mist the hair slightly with a soft hold hair spray, Now unroll the hair starting in the lower nape area and working up.
- Divide each curl into 2 or 3 pieces for a more separated effect or brush out for a softer wavy effect.
- Backcomb the entire head making sure to add strong base support for added lift and support. Spray each section with a soft hold spray for additional staying power.
- Smooth down the hair and separate as needed. Try not to remove too much backcombing.
- Finish with a mist of medium or firm hold spray to lock everything in place. Enjoy your new runway look!
I hope you enjoy this look, and if you have any questions or would like us to help you with your new design, please contact me.