Oribe at NYFW: Men’s Spring/Summer 2018

Oribe’s brilliant team brought a dozen different looks to life at NYFW: Men's Day Spring/Sumer 2018. Each carefully thought-out presentation showcased its share of dynamic designs and imaginative hair. 

Krammer + Stoudt
Hair by Louis Orozco

Krammer & Stoudt kept their presentation California cool with Baja-inspired prints atop 1970s-style silhouettes. Designs ranged from sleek tailored jackets to elevated surf shorts. Oribe Educator Louis Orozco complemented the breezy designs with aristocratic East-Coast-meets-West-Coast hair that left models looking surfer-boy chic.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Coat hair with Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Crème and Maximista Thickening Spray to create grit and volume.
  3. Depending on hair's thickeness, mist hair with Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray or Featherbalm Weightless Styler.
  4. Spray Free Styler Working Hair Spray throughout to keep hair in place.
  5. Finish with Côte d’Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil to add extra shine to the hair.


Hair by Christian Ceja-Compin

Up and coming brand, Bristol, showcased minimalistic designs set to muted colors. The designer’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection was an ode to his childhood and the comfort that clothes bring, especially when they inspire nostalgia. Oribe Educator Christian Ceja-Compin completed the look by styling hair that blended street-boy culture with the sleek style of old Hollywood legends, such as Clark Gable. Hair was shaped with clean side and middle parts and topped off with smooth waves.

Get the Look: 

  1. Coat hair with Foundation Mist and Crème for Style and blow dry.
  2. Apply Gel Sérum and use fingers to form wakes in the hair.
  3. Paint Rough Luxury Molding Wax onto the waves to smooth them down.
  4. Set style with Free Styler Working Hair Spray.


Daniel Hechter
Hair by Davide Marinelli

Timeless French brand, Daniel Hechter, gave their classic designs a tech-inspired update. The brand’s inspiration behind this
collection was “nature meets technology,” and they stayed true to this theme by using a neutral color palette to contrast the sleek, modern fabrics and silhouettes. Oribe Educator Davide Marinelli complemented the youthful presentation with relaxed, natural hair that captures the undone vibes of television breakout shows Silicon Valley and Stranger Things.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Enhance natural texture with Airstyle Flexible Finish Cream or Curl Gloss Hydration and Hold.
  3. Create movement with fingers or a diffuser to give hair shape.
  4. Apply Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream to dry, finished hair to generate separation without hold.


David Hart
Hair by Kien Hoang

David Hart took his audience on a “Holiday in Cuba” during his Spring/Summer 2018 presentation. Cuban cigars and straw
Panama hats complemented the bold colors and tropical-patterned designs. Oribe Educator Kien Hoang paid homage to brand namesake, Oribe Canales, a Cuban native, while styling the colorfully clad models. Kien opted for effortless, relaxed texture with randomly placed spit curls throughout to bring the Cuban vacation atmosphere front and center. 

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Apply Airstyle Flexible Finish Cream, comb toward the back of the head and set. 
  3. Mist hair with Dry Texturizing Spray for hold and brush out for movement. 
  4. Spray hair with Free Styler Working Hair Spray to set the style.
  5. Use fingers for finishing touches. 


Head of State
Hair by Nathan Nguyen

Head of State designer, Taofeek Abijako, drew inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2018 collection from West African youth culture and the work of African contemporary photographers, such as Malick Sidebé and Seydou Keïta. The post-colonialism era also influenced the collection’s tailored and colorful designs. Oribe Educator Nathan Nguyen achieved a vintage-
meets-modern matte look complete with elements of abstract architecture.

Get the Look:

  1. Lightly mist hair with Foundation Mist and massage gently.
  2. Spray hair with Dry Texturizing Spray to deplete oils for a matte look.
  3. Apply Swept Up Volume Powder Spray to create a lived-in, undone finish. 


Hair by Dan Nguyen 

Inspired by adolescence and youth, W
OOD HOUSE designer, Julian Woodhouse, appropriately named his colorful, sports-themed collection “Field Day.” The aptly titled clothing compilation reflects the importance of taking things lightly, and Oribe Educator Dan Nguyen offset the bold designs with simple, shaved hairstyles, which he coated with Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray

Private Policy
Hair by Kien Hoang

Genderless brand, Private Policy, reinvented the typical idea of ordinary American life in their Spring/Summer 2018 presentation titled “Trinkets.” The brand contrasted Native American patterns with fabrics that evoked feelings of old Hollywood glamour. Although men’s shows typically opt for shorter hairstyles, Oribe Educator Kien Hoang wanted to embrace long hair on men. To do so he created 13 custom long-haired wigs—in chocolate brown, bright tangerine and ashy blonde—each cut, razored and styled differently.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Apply Star Glow Styling Wax and Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse to shape hair.
  3. Finish with Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil or Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray to bring out movement in hair.


Life in Perfect Disorder
Hair by Nathan Nguyen

Life in Perfect Disorder designer, Benjamin Fainlight, kept his Spring/Summer 2018 collection close to home by using rugs from his parent’s house as props for his presentation. These rugs also served as inspiration for his deisgn's vintage, subdued color palette. Oribe Educator Nathan Nguyen complemented the cool clothes with an organic, lived-in look. He kept the looks matte, and enhanced the models’ natural hair texture by using Dry Texturizing Spray and Swept Up Volume Powder Spray.

Maiden Noir
Hair by Mandee Hernandez 

Maiden Noir designer, Nin Truong, pulled inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2018 collection from British artist, David Hockney’s work after he moved to the U.S. at the time of The Vietnam War protests. Nin’s designs showcase a contrast between bright, 1960s-style clothes and darker, military-inspired pieces. Oribe Educator Mandee Hernandez styled hair in relaxed, long waves to complement the more colorful clothing. For those models who donned utilitarian pieces, Mandee went with a more structured look.      

Get the Look:

  1. Apply Foundation Mist throughout hair.
  2. Use Dry Texturizing Spray to keep hair voluminous and free flowing.
  3. Finish with Airstyle Flexible Finish Cream to mold hair into place. 


Descendant of Thieves
Hair by Louis Orozco 

Distinct brand, Descendent of Thieves, delivered a creative collection of geometric prints and bold colors during their Spring/Summer 2018 presentation. The designs were inspired by “the masks we wear” every day when we put on clothes, and the set itself was adorned with masks that mimicked the patterns and colors present on the clothing. Oribe Educator Louis Orozco set off the daring designs with slicked-back hair that included geometric accents to emulate the cut of the clothing.

Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Layer Maximista Thickening Spray and Superfine Strong Hair Spray to create a slick look.
  3. Use Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream with a flat iron to smooth out any waves in the hair.
  4. Spritz Shine Light Reflecting Spray for extra sheen.
  5. Finish with a touch of Rough Luxury Molding Wax.


Heliot Emil
Hair by Christian Ceja-Compin

Danish designer, Julius Juul, of the brand Heliot Emil showcased military-inspired street wear designs in his Spring/Summer 2018 presentation. In his collection titled, “PTCS” (Post Traumatic Combat Stress), Julian fuses army-influenced outerwear with modern cuts and colors. Oribe Educator Christian Ceja-Compin completed the looks with seemingly wet hair separated by off-center middle parts.

 Get the Look:

  1. Saturate hair with Foundation Mist.
  2. Spray Maximista Thickening Spray throughout.
  3. Add a small amount of Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream to the ends.
  4. Wrap a hair net around the face and blow dry hair with a diffuser so hair stays flat.
  5. Apply Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray to secure the “wet” look.

Hair by Dan Nguyen

Menswear brand, R.Swiader, released their first unisex collection for Spring/Summer 2018. The designer collaborated with photographer and textile designer, Martyn Thompson, to create a futuristic, dream-like collection that resembled a pastel painting. The designs varied from overalls to Grecian-style dresses, and all shared a soft color scheme and similar pattern. Oribe Educator Dan Nguyen brought the look full circle by giving both the male and female models the same stylish, slicked-back hairdo to highlight the unisex element of the clothing.

Get the Look:

  1. Apply Run-Through Detangling Primer from roots to ends.
  2. Layer Curl Control Silkening Crème, Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold, and Curl Shaping Mousse from roots to ends to make hair look shiny and wet.
  3. Tie hair back into a knot and secure with hair pins.
  4. Finish this sleek look with Superfine Strong Hair Spray.
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