• Kempner Spring/Summer 2016. Photo by Julien Tell for MATTE Projects
  • ADEAM Spring/Summer 2016. Photo by Luis Ruiz for MATTE Projects
  • Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2016. Photo by Jackie Lee for MATTE Projects
  • Sally LaPointe Spring/Summer 2016. Photo by Jackie Lee for MATTE Projects
  • Gabriela Cadena Spring/Summer 2016. Photo by Luis Ruiz for MATTE Projects

Natural Waves

Oribe Hair Care was behind the scenes at more than a dozen shows during New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016. Here, we give you a sneak peek of the on-trend looks to try this spring.

Subtle waves and natural texture abounded at this season’s edgiest shows. As the trend moves away from classic ringlets and eases into a more organic and laid-back look, our lead stylists used Oribe products to send a carefree style down the runway at Kempner, ADEAM, Elie Tahari, Sally LaPointe and Gabriela Cadena. Scroll through the slideshow above and read below to get the looks.

Hair by Amy Farid

Lead hairstylist Amy Farid for Oribe Hair Care created sophisticated, lived-in waves for Kempner’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Designer and co-founder Meggie Kempner stayed true to her brand’s DNA this season and debuted sexy separates and dresses that her grandmother, socialite Nan Kempner, might wear if she were to go on a road trip today. “The look is expensive, but cool,” said Farid. “We wanted the hair to reflect the elegance of the brand and the clothes.”  

  1. Spray Run-Through Detangling Primer from roots to ends.
  2. Next, apply Curl Gloss and blowout the hair, which will give you high shine and hydration without making the hair feel heavy.
  3. Spray Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray in section-by-section and use a 1-inch curling iron to create bends in the hair, directing the barrel away from the hair. Use your hands to break up the waves for a more natural look.
  4. Finish with a generous misting of Superfine Hair Spray to hold the style.

Hair by Yannick d’Is

Designer Hanako Maeda’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection for ADEAM was strongly inspired by her Japanese roots. The designer mixed modern prints with traditional Japanese elements, which resulted in designs that were a beautiful marriage of East meets West. Lead hairstylist Yannick d’Is for Oribe Hair Care wanted to create a youthful, fresh look to complement the clothes. “I wanted the hair to look textured while keeping it clean and touchably soft,” said d’Is.

  1. Prep the hair by spraying Foundation Mist from roots to ends, then create a middle part.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, create bends in the hair by holding the iron vertically rather than horizontally. “Holding the iron horizontally to the head creates too much volume for this look,” said d’Is.
  3. Use Thick Dry Finishing Spray to create texture in the hair, keeping the application light so the hair looks fresh and clean.
  4. Finish with a misting of Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray for soft hold.

Elie Tahari
Hair by Joey George

Designer Elie Tahari’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection was inspired by the idea of a futuristic nomadic girl in the desert. Lead hairstylist Joey George for Oribe Hair Care created a natural, organic look to complement the clothes. “No brushes were used—we relied on our hands to enhance the natural texture of each girl’s hair,” said Joey. “Some of the girls needed more texture, so I created a very subtle, almost invisible, wave for them.”

  1. Prep the hair by spraying Foundation Mist from roots to ends until the hair is damp. If the hair is thicker and more coarse, layer with Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.
  2. Diffuse the hair dry, encouraging natural texture.
  3. Once the hair is completely dry, use a large barrel curling iron to create irregular waves.
  4. Finish by breaking up the waves with your hands to create a more organic, natural look and mist with Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray.

Sally LaPointe
Hair by James Pecis

Sally LaPointe’s sophisticated silhouettes hit the Spring/Summer 2016 runway, featuring hair created by James Pecis using Oribe Hair Care. James described the inspiration behind the look as bi-polar, dual textured hair for the girl who starts things, but doesn’t finish them. Accented by a cool sequined brow and glowing skin, the textured hair was parted in the middle.

  1. Section out the back of the hair from ear to ear and over the top of the head, creating a center part down the middle.
  2. From the bottom up, apply Volumista Mist for Volume section by section.
  3. Brush the hair flat, apply spray and press it down using your hands.
  4. On the top layer of hair, apply Maximista Thickening Spray and blow-dry for a more natural look.
  5. Use Dry Texturizing Spray to add life throughout the back of the hair, and finish with Superfine Hair Spray for hold.    

Gabriela Cadena
Hair by Tomo Jidai

Designer Gabriela Cadena's Spring/Summer 2016 collection hit the runway showcasing linear print motifs and feminine silhouettes. To complement the art deco‐inspired collection, lead hairstylist Tomo Jidai for Oribe Hair Care created an effortless yet polished style reminiscent of the middle parts and simple waves that reigned supreme in the '90s. “I was inspired by the idea of nothingness.” said Jomo. “Modern girls are no longer doing, big over­‐the­‐top curls, and I wanted the style to be believable.”

  1.  Prep hair by lightly misting Foundation Mist and Maximista Thickening Spray from roots to ends. If the hair is thicker and more coarse, prep with Run­‐Through Detangling Primer.
  2. Blast hair with a blow dryer, encouraging natural texture.
  3. Once the hair is dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create a barely-there waves. Hold heat to the hair for about one second.
  4. Break up the waves with your fingers to create a more subtle, natural look and spray with Dry Texturing Spray to add grip and texture.
  5. To finish mist with Imperméable Anti­‐Humidity Spray.
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