Backstage

  • <b><i>Gabriela Cadena</b><br />
Hair by Tomo Jidai<br />
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<i>Photo by Matt Licari</i>
  • <b><i><b><i>Photo by Matt Licari</i></i>
  • <b><i>Yigal Azrouël</b><br />
Hair by James Pecis<br />
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<i>Photo by Sonja Georgevich</i>
  • <b><i><b><i>Photo by Sonja Georgevich</i></i>
  • <i><b>Narciso Rodriguez</b><br />
Hair by Paul Hanlon<br /><br><i>Photo by Sonja Georgevich</i>
  • <i><i><i><i>Photo by Sonja Georgevich</i></i>
  • <i><b>The Blonds</b><br />
Hair by Kien Hoang<br />
<br /><i>Photo by Theodoros Chliapas</i>
  • <i><i><i><i>Photo by Theodoros Chliapas</i></i>
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Sleek and Down

Oribe Hair Care was backstage at more than two dozen shows during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015. Here, we take you behind the scenes, highlighting the top hair trends to try this fall.

Sleek styles often pair well with high fashion, and they were definitely on display at The Blonds, Gabriela Cadena, Yigal Azrouël and Narciso Rodriguez. The interpretations for this trend are endless, from strong center parts to styles that mix volume and slicked-back shine. Click through our slideshow to discover the simply sleek looks created by our lead hairstylists using Oribe products and learn how to achieve them.

Gabriela Cadena
Hair by Tomo Jidai

For designer Gabriela Cadena’s debut runway show, which featured incredible 360-degree New York City views from the 64 th floor of One World Trade Center and an all-star model lineup including Anna Ewers, Lindsey Wixson, Frankie Rayder, Jourdan Dunn, Ming Xi and Binx Walton, hairstylist Tomo Jidai created a simple and modern look to complement Cadena’s red carpet-worthy collection. “We were very excited about the models for the show,” said Jidai. “So we wanted to focus on their natural beauty, and the dresses, with simple hair inspired by the late ’90s.”

Get the Look:

  1. Prep damp hair withRun-Through Detangling Primer from mid-shaft to ends and comb through. Create a clean—but not strong—center part.
  2. For fine hair, apply Maximista Thickening Spray. If your hair is thicker, use Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse. Blow-dry and tuck the hair behind the ears.
  3. Apply Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream through the lengths of the hair for a sleek and effortless look.

Yigal Azrouël
Hair by James Pecis

Yigal Azrouël was inspired by art movements such as Russian Modernism and Supremetism when creating his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, and he included many geometric elements into his designs. To complement the clothing, key hairstylist James Pecis created a very clean and controlled hair look with a strong center part and blunt ends.

Get the Look:

  1. Saturate the hair with Foundation Mist and create a strong center part. Cut the hair (or
  2. hair extensions) in a very straight line across the bottom.
  3. Spray Maximista Thickening Spray throughout the lengths to add strength and control to the hair and blow-dry with a flat brush.
  4. Use Superfine Strong Hair Spray at the sides to add a little shine and keep them lightly slicked back.

Narciso Rodriguez
Hair by Paul Hanlon

For Fall 2015, Narciso Rodriguez was inspired by the traditional dress of Indian rulers, translating that into designs for the modern woman with the collection. Hairstylist Paul Hanlon noted that Rodriguez, whom he’s worked with for years, never gives specific direction on the hair; he simply tells him the feeling he wants to convey. This time, Hanlon said the designer wanted to go back to his DNA and evoke the quintessential Narciso woman: “It’s not about trying to follow trends,” he explained. “The hair has a softness and sensibility of a real woman. It looks executed but, at the same time, not too done, and it has a slight masculinity to it with the low side part and control around the face.” Hanlon used Oribe Hair Care to create the look, with a left part that was tucked behind the ears and had movement in the back.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist and create a low left side part.
  2. Apply Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse throughout the top of the hair and blow-dry with a Mason Pearson brush.
  3. Use a curling iron through the mid-length to create subtle waves, and apply Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil to the ends.
  4. Add Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste at the roots for texture and a more lived-in look.
  5. Next, comb a small amount of Original Pomade through the side part for a little sheen and hold, and then rake through with your finger to break up the uniformity.
  6. Finish with Foundation Mist to help break down the waves for a more natural look.
  7. Go back in with more Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil if needed.

The Blonds
Hair by Kien Hoang

The Blonds looked to the famous Stanley Kubrick film Clockwork Orange to inspire their Fall 2015 collection, which consisted of couture-style garments that were hand stitched and embroidered. For their military-themed runway show at Milk Studios, The Blonds—and hairstylist Kien Hoang—wanted each model to have a very similar look. “They were supposed to be carbon copies of each other,” explained Hoang. “So we used waist-length blonde hair pieces to tie the looks together.” Using Oribe products, Hoang created a big-and-sleek style at the top, then attached the blonde hair to fall down the length of their back. Kien gave each model a tight double French twist in the back to hide away some of the hair and form a base on which to secure the blonde pieces.

Get the Look:

  1. Divide the hair into two sections by clipping the hair at the top of the head. For the bottom section, flat-iron the hair with Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray.
  2. Create a double French twist with the bottom section of the hair, which will serve as a base for the blonde hair piece.
  3. Prep the blonde hair piece with Shine Light Reflecting Spray and place it between the two hair sections.
  4.  Unclip the top section of the hair and spray Dry Texturizing Spray at the roots. Backcomb the hair for height and volume.
  5. Use Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray and a Mason Pearson brush to brush back the hair, forming a square shape. Use Original Pomade to slick back the sides of the hair.
  6. Finish the look with Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

See more hair trends from NYFW:
- Revamped Ponytail (Veronica Beard, Sally LaPointe, Chromat)
- Playing with Texture (Kempner, Jill Stuart, Tim Coppens)
- Keep It Natural (Parkchoonmoo, Elie Tahari, Adeam)

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