Oribe at NYFW Fall/Winter 2017

This season's Fall/Winter 2017 collections were unlike anything the fashion world has seen before. Each runway show raised the bar and the Oribe Hair Care backstage team was prepared to meet the challenge, producing enviable hair that pushed the envelope in structure, texture and beauty. 

Hair by James Pecis

The Fall/Winter 2017 R13 collection remained true to the label’s grunge-tinged aesthetic, but with a more modern approach. The designer reworked classics, thinking outside the box with shirts worn backwards, while incorporating classic flower prints, which were inspired by the British Museum. Oribe Global Ambassador James Pecis created an effortlessly grunge “winter weather hair” look that was a reflection of the '90s references in the collection. The style varied by model based on their natural texture and haircut.  

 Get the Look:

  1. Begin by assessing the model’s haircut. 
  2. Prep with Maximista Thickening Spray from roots to ends, and tousle with hands to dry. If needed, loosely curl hair to create a small bend. Don’t use a brush on the hair and embrace the “clumps.”
  3. Spray Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017) at the roots and crown, massaging it in to build volume. 
  4. Push in hair at the nape of the neck, focusing on volume at the crown. 
  5. Use Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse to scrunch the ends and add separation. Diffuse after if needed. 
  6. Finish the look by pulling pieces out at the front. 


Who What Wear
Hair by Adam Livermore

Who What Wear, a leading online fashion destination, put on their first NYFW runway show this Fall/Winter 2017 season. Social influencers with impressive followings flocked the stage in a variety of elevated brands, and every look was instantly shoppable. To complement the myriad of colors, textures and styles seen on the catwalk, individuality was also a key element in each hairstyle. Because the show featured influencers and not conventional models, Oribe Educator Adam Livermore moved away from the conceptual approach of the tribe-style mentality and let each woman be who she is. One look that was popular among a few of the media mavens, including Larsen Thompson and Meki Saldana, was the tousled, textured, S-shape wave.

 Get the Look:

  1. Prep dry hair from mid-shafts to ends with Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray.
  2. Form the hair into a vertical “S-shape” and press the bend in with a flat iron.
  3. Depending on hair type and texture, use a combination of Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray, Dry Texturizing Spray and AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream to attain a natural look. 


Brock Collection
Hair by James Pecis

 This season, Brock Collection was about making women feel good with flowy, feminine pieces that can be flaunted every day. James Pecis used Oribe Hair Care to create a look that reflected a woman who finds happiness in the mundane moments of life and is both beautiful and passionate. 

 Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Maximista Thickening Spray. Create a deep side part.
  2. Blow dry hair with a Mason Pearson brush, keeping it flat with the front swooped forward.
  3. Clip and set the hair back, creating an “s” wave with a large tong.
  4. Apply Superfine Hair Spray and press the front section of hair down with hands. Then use neck strips and clips to hold it in place.
  5. For those with thinner hair, use Volumista Mist for Volume to build strength throughout.


Michael Costello
Hair by Kien Hoang

This season the Michael Costello collection was inspired by glamorous, sexy vixens. Oribe Director of Training and Content Kien Hoang created a rock 'n' roll feel with the hair to complement the throwback disco-esque gowns that made their way down the catwalk. Kien used Oribe Hair Care to style and shape afros out of the models' natural hair texture.  

 Get the Look:

  1. Section off a mohawk so that the hair is divided.
  2. Starting in the front, spray hair with Impermèable Anti-Humidity Spray and do a tight figure-8 set by winding the hair in and out to create a zig-zag pattern. Secure with large U pins, directing the pin set going forward.
  3. Repeat throughout the entire head.
  4. After all the hair is pinned, press a flat iron on the hair to apply heat. 
  5. Once cool, remove the pins and apply Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017) at the roots. 
  6. Brush out the crimped texture and then shape the hair with Free Styler Working Hairspray (launching April 2017).


Ryan Roche
Hair by 
James Pecis

Ryan Roche is inspiring women to be hopefully optimistic with her collection that embraces a bolder, statement-making palette this Fall/Winter 2017 season. James Pecis styled the hair into a pretty, yet unromantic and tomboy-like ponytail loop to reflect the structured style.

 Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse roots to ends to give hair structure.
  2. Blow dry hair and create a deep side part.
  3. Rub AirStyle Flexible Finish Cream into the hair to create separation and eliminate flyaways.
  4. Pull hair back into a low ponytail.
  5. Use a topsy tail, to pull the ponytail inside, then loop it going back down and tie it again. Repeat to create a vertical bow.
  6. Finish the look by pulling out some baby hairs on the forehead for a windblown look and spray with Superfine Hair Spray to hold hair in place.


A Detacher
Hair by Kien Hoang

A Détacher's Fall/Winter 2017 collection featured clothing inspired by the Victorian Era with a surprise punk edge. Kien Hoang used Oribe Hair Care to masterfully craft a fuzzy, worn-in, unkepmt roll exxagerated—in all the right ways—by doll-like makeup.  

 Get the Look:

  1. To create the braid base, divide the hair into four sections. Spray each section with Maximista Thickening Spray and braid. 
  2. Spray the remaining sections with Impermèable Anti-Humidity Spray before crimping and weaving into a figure 8. Allow hair to dry and undo. 
  3. Roll each section back into a Victorian roll and secure. Rub Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017) into the base of each section to build volume. 
  4. Finish with Free Styler Working Hairspray (launching April 2017).


Veronica Beard
Hair by Kien Hoang

Continuing to strike the balance between classic and cool, Veronica Beard's Fall/Winter presentation featured an earthy, muted color palette and feminine structured pieces. Oribe's Kien Hoang took the low side-part to new levels, making each model's hair luxurious with a whimsically undone flair. 

 Get the Look:

  1. Prep hair with a combination of Foundation Mist and Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream and rough dry.  
  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, press out light bends in the hair and seal the ends.
  3.  Rub Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017) into the crown for lift. Tuck one side of the hair behind the ear. 
  4. Finish with Free Styler Working Hairspray (launching April 2017) to shape around the base.  


Brandon Maxwell
Hair by James Pecis

This season, the Brandon Maxwell collection is an homage to love, freedom, appreciation and deeply connected relationships—as the designer returned to creating from the heart for this collection. James Pecis used Oribe Hair Care to create big, sexy, over-the-top glamour with some variances in the look where natural texture was embraced.

 Get the Look:

  1. Saturate hair with Maximista Thickening Spray from roots to ends before blowing it out, directing hair away from the face as you blow dry. 
  2.  Do a second application of Maximista Thickening Spray  on the hair around the face. 

  3.  Add extensions to the hair, applying horizontally across the back. 

  4. Set the hair with a 1-inch curling iron, alternating the waves. 

  5.  Pull the hair back away from the face, and close to the head. 

  6.  Add Swept Up Volume Powder Spray (launching April 2017) throughout the back. 

  7.  Finish with Superfine Hair Spray at the top and sides. 


The Blonds
Hair by Kien Hoang

This season, The Blonds is about the intricate details of the clothing, including some reptile prints with embroidered pearls. The designers, Phillipe and David, referenced, Erté and heroic women in film as inspiration behind the collection. Kien Hoang sculpted the hair into a futuristic, elegant side twist that was directed forward. Then he molded the hair into flat, snake-like shapes, which framed the face in a multitude of creative ways. 

 Get the Look:

  1. Apply Maximista Thickening Spray at the roots before combing the hair over the crown to one side. 

  2.  Gather hair at the nape on the right side of the head, and twist it up into a ponytail, then pin. 

  3.  Pull the ends of the hair from the ponytail forward toward the face. 

  4.  Sculpt the ends with Rock Hard Gel and create “snake-shaped waves” that frame the front of the head and sides of the face for a 3-dimensional look. 

  5.  Finish with Superfine Strong Hair Spray and Shine Light Reflecting Spray for hold and sleekness. 

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