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Oribe at New York Men's Day

Our Oribe Educators and talented network of stylists created the hair looks for all 12 of the designers presenting their Spring/Summer 2016 collections at New York Men's Day, the kick-off to the first-ever New York Fashion Week: Men's. Scroll down to discover every look.

David Hart
Hair by Kien Hoang

Excitement was high to see what designer David Hart would unveil this season after being named GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America for New York’s first ever Men’s Day sponsored by Cadillac. For Spring/Summer 2016, David drew inspiration from the German Bauhaus movement, so the pieces are infused with strong geometric shapes and color blocking. Lead hairstylist Kien Hoang, who has been working with the designer for six seasons, created an extremely sleek and graphic hairstyle to complement the tailored garments.

Get the Look:

  1. To create this look, start by cleaning up the hair with square sideburns and a square neckline.
  2. Prep with Foundation Mist and blow-dry.
  3. Create a very low side part. Spray a generous amount of Dry Texturizing Spray section by section for grip until it hardens.
  4. Use Sculpting Cream to create a sculpted look that’s clean, and precise and flattened against the head.  

 

CADET 
Hair by Nathan Nguyen

Brooklyn-based menswear brand CADET stayed true to their post-war military academy heritage and debuted a Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by the ’50s Normandy military boys on vacation. Lead hairstylist Nathan Nguyen created an artfully lived-in ‘do that still held traces of an extreme military cut.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Crème for Style. Using a vent brush, blow-dry the hair back so it looks intentional, but slightly disheveled.
  2. Spray Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray for shine.
  3. Finish with Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste for pieceyness and separation at the ends.

 

Boyswear
Hair by Joey George

Boyswear designer Jackson McKeehan debuted a Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled “The Manson Family Singers” and inspired by serial killer Charles Manson and The Sound of Music. To complement the brightly colored clothes in bold prints, lead hairstylist Joey George created sleek Dutch braids for the models—a look that was as whimsical as their outfits.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Sculpting Cream. Blow-dry the hair straight.
  2. Part the hair down the middle into two sections and flatiron the hair section by section.
  3. Using Original Pomade for longer tresses and Rock Hard Gel for shorter, finer hair, braid the two sections of hair and secure each with an elastic.
  4. Pin the tail of the braid behind where the braid starts, creating a loop to finish.

 

CWST
Hair by Dan Nguyen

West Coast label CWST presented a Spring/Summer 2016 collection inspired by a Californian sensibility with an East Coast edge. Designer Joe Sadler worked with lead hairstylist Dan Nguyen to create a natural and laidback look to round out the carefree vibe from the long-haired models. 

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Sculpting Cream from roots to ends. Blow-dry with your hands.
  2. Apply Rough Luxury Molding Wax. Use a flatiron to create waves on random sections of the hair for multidimensional texture and movement.
  3. Finish with a mist of Thick Dry Finishing Spray at the roots and Soft Dry Conditioner Spray from midshaft to ends for touchable softness.

 

GARCIAVELEZ
Hair by Christian Ceja-Compin

Behind fluorescent lights modeled after the works of artists Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, designer Carlos Garciavelez unveiled a Spring/Summer 2016 of highly wearable separates in navy blue contrasted with shocks of neon yellows and greens. Garciavelez was inspired by the idea of light and the ephemerality of light captured on clothing. For the hair, lead hairstylist Christian Ceja-Compin created a lived-in, organic style that worked with and accentuated hair texture and personality of each model.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Apply Crème for Style from midshaft to ends. Blow-dry while working with your natural part and hair texture.
  3. Finish with Dry Texturizing Spray for lived-in texture and pieceyness.

 

PLAC
Hair by Marcos Diaz

Korean designer Sang-Hyun Lee debuted a Spring/Summer 2016 collection of effortlessly cool separates in muted colors for PLAC. Lead hairstylist Marcos Diaz was inspired by a nighttime beach look for the presentation. “This guy’s been at the beach all day, and he’s ready to go out in the evening,” said Diaz, who used Dry Texturizing Spray to create an effortless and approachable look that works with all hair types. “This look is easy-breezy and quick to create, and is the perfect canvas for whatever else you might be wearing.”

Get the Look:

  1. Spray Dry Texturizing Spray liberally all over the hair for grip. Use your hands to mold the hair to your desired silhouette and shape.
  2. Finish with a generous misting of Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray to set the hair and to keep tresses protected from summer humidity.

 

Kenneth Ning
Hair by Nathan Nguyen 

Minimalist menswear brand Kenneth Ning drew inspiration from Morocco and floral tapestries for Spring/Summer 2016, which translated into a collection of graphic black-and-white pieces interspersed with pops of yellows and blues in tapestry-like prints. Lead hairstylist Nathan Nguyen created an almost-wet hairstyle to complete the look. “It’s as if the models just took a dip in the pool and are getting ready to go out,” said Nguyen. “The hair is wet and the skin is dewy and organic.”

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Sculpting Cream.
  2. Use your hands to sculpt the hair close to the head, misting each section with Superfine Strong Hair Spray as you go.
  3. Put a wig cap over the sculpted hair and mist with Superfine Strong Hair Spray.
  4. Blow-dry until the hair is completely dry, then carefully take the cap off. 

 

Matiere 
Hair by Marcos Diaz

Lead hairstylist Marcos Diaz created a groomed yet approachable look to complement Matiere’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection of sportswear-inspired pieces. “The inspiration behind the look was New York summer hair,” explained Diaz. “I wanted the hair to be polished and regal.”

Get the Look:

  1. Prep with Foundation Mist to awaken the hair.
  2. Apply Crème for Style for slight hold and comb the hair back.
  3. Finish with a generous misting of Superfine Hair Spray.

 

Fingers Crossed
Hair by Dan Nguyen 

Designer Ryu Hayama of Fingers Crossed was inspired by sunsets and Thai boxers for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which was filled with color blocked outfits in reds, yellows and black. Lead hairstylist Dan Nguyen created an airy, lived-in look with a matte finish and fluffy texture. 

Get the Short Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist, Crème for Style and Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste.
  2. Blow-dry the hair with a flat brush to smooth out any dramatic waves in the hair, while still keeping a natural bend.
  3. Spray Dry Texturizing Spray at the roots and from mid-shaft to ends.
  4. Spritz Foundation Mist into the hair to reawaken the hair.
  5. Finish by piecing out the ends.

 

Get the Long Look:

  1. Create an irregular part and spray Foundation Mist from roots to ends.
  2. Apply a generous amount of Supershine Moisturizing Cream from mid-shaft to ends, making sure that the hair is saturated. Follow with Crème for Style, making sure to really work the product through the hair.
  3. Apply Rough Luxury Molding Wax from the roots to mid-shaft. Use a flatiron to create a flat S-wave.
  4. Starting three inches below the roots, set the front with clips to open up the face.
  5. Finish with Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray

 

HVRMINN 
Hair by Joey George

The elegant and highly tailored looks from HVRMINN’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection were heavily inspired by the British mob, so lead hairstylist Joey George created a sleek, graphic hairstyle to complete the look.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep the hair with Foundation Mist and Sculpting Cream.
  2. Blow-dry the hair straight and back.
  3. Once the hair is completely dry, apply Original Pomade and slick back the hair for high shine and a clean, sculpted look.

 

Carlos Campos 
Hair by Kien Hoang  

Designer Carlos Campos drew inspiration from his Honduran roots for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The rich green hues of the country’s forests comprised the color palette for his beautifully tailored pieces, and its humidity served as the inspiration for the hair. Lead hairstylist Kien Hoang used various amounts of Foundation Mist, Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray and Crème for Style depending on each model’s hair texture to create a finger-dried look that’s natural and effortless.

 

Photos by Anthony Deeying for Oribe Hair Care

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