L’Oréal Professionnel Session Stylists and Artists worked their backstage magic at London, Paris, and New York Fashion Weeks to create hair fashion trends for the Spring-Summer 2013 collections of top designers.
ISSA, Temperley and Bibhu Mohapatrac runways in Paris featured intricate updos, whether coiled, sculpted, or braided. Once the ultimate do for class acts, today’s updos are now bold works of art. L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Amit Abraham starting with hair slicked back into two neat fishtail braids. He then wove both the braids together into a rectangle above the nape of the neck for Bibhu Mohapatra.
The look dubbed “Artfuly Disheveled”covers anything from beachy waves to rumpled knots. These textures give an air of effortless beauty, perfect for shows like Maison Martin Margiela. L’Oréal Professionnel Lead Stylist Paul Hanlon tied two uneven sections together into a deconstructed knot and secured it with an elastic. Wispy strands around the face completed this “too-engaged to worry about my hair”, look.
Making a big comeback this season is the all-purpose ponytail, found in various lengths, heights, and silhouettes to win the versatility prize on runways worldwide. No longer merely a bad-hair day quick-fix, this classic style is witnessing a true revival, as it can be tweaked to fit different personalities—and different eras – for different occasions. For example, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist Joseph DiMaggio criss-crossed hair at the crown before pulling it all back into a tight ponytail and crimping for texture. The result was a hybrid look that evoked pony tails from the 50’s to the 80’s, with a playful edge inspired by street style of 1980’s New York City.
From the runways to the streets, from the boardroom to the batting-cages, these looks can go anywhere, do anything, and be easily adapted for at-home primping, for either a hot night out on the town or a refreshing retreat to the country.