Features

NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with OPI at Azede Jean-Pierre
On Tuesday, September 9, OPI joined Azede Jean-Pierre for the designer's Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Lead nail artist Miss Pop created a nail look featuring a unique knit design with a chevron tip on a classic, oval-shaped nail.To get the look, Miss Pop used My Vampire is Buff, a creamy hue that complemented the designer's collection, which was inspired by nature. This latticed French manicure featured negative space (a hot new trend in nails) and was finished with Matte Top Coat.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:19pm
To complement Narciso Rodriguez's Spring/Summer 2015 collection, lead manicurist Deborah Lippman created a new take on the nude nail. “This season the Narciso woman was a bit younger, fresher, with an edge - in deference to Debbie Harry's style," says Lippman. "The skin was the starting point for the entire look from which the hair, makeup and nail look grew. Rather than the trademark sheer nail we've created in the past, Narciso wanted to elongate the hands and nails with a 'new kind of nude,' my Summer 2014 Terra Nova warm caramel crème lacquer.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:06pm
NYFW Get the Look: Artistic Looks at Osklen by Antoinette Beenders
Designer Oskar Mestavaht based the Spring/Summer 2015 Osklen collection on Inhotim, Brazil’s esteemed outdoor contemporary art museum that marries nature and beauty, resulting in a texturized collection complete with inspiring colors derived from vegetable-based dyes and intricately woven textiles. Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, mastered an organic hairstyle that spoke to Mestavaht’s vision while incorporating Osklen’s flower necklaces constructed from materials used throughout his collection.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:23am
Bobs, Beehives & Bouffants: My Life At The Cutting Edge
By Anthony Barnes-SmithHow did a working-class lad from Teesside, once destined to work in the shipyards, become one of the world’s top hairdressers and then go on to establish the award-winning Q Hair and Beauty in Chichester, one of the leading salons on the South Coast?
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:07am
Edgy romance inspired the look on the runway at the S/S 2015 Badgley Mischka NYFW show. To create this look, nails, makeup and hair featured the rough elegance of dusty pastels. Taking the hair color to the next level was the brain child of Senior Colorist of Cutler Salon, Rachel Bodt.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:55am
NYFW Get the Look: Beachy Styles at Jeremy Scott by Eugene Souleiman
The surf inspired look at the Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 2015 show in New York saw individual takes on sexy beach hair. “Jeremy and I wanted the hair to appear windswept and raw like it had been styled by the sun and sea while still remaining chic and stylish,” said Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman.
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:38am
NYFW Get the Look: Backstage with Garren at Anna Sui
Inspired by the psychedelic posters of Nigel Wentworth and the work of graphics collective Hapshash and the Coloured Cat, Anna Sui evoked the spirit of swinging London during the ‘60s and ‘70s for her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which she’s calling “Kozmik Rock Star.” Hairstylist Garren complemented Sui's vision with messy, undone, textured hair with personality. "I wanted to recreate the shag with its great movement and Rolling Stones/Keith Richards/Jimmy Page/young vibe," Garren said of his homage to shag master John Sahag.
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 3:41pm
The use and perception of color were the focal points of the recent DELPOZO Spring/Summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Inspiration was drawn from Josef Albers’ “The Interaction of Color,” the land art of Nils-Udo, and marine life, as captured in Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka’s 19th Century glass creations. 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:02pm
CND, a global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 20 unique nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show at MILK Studios in New York City. The Blond girl this season was a “Gangsta Genie” who always gets what she wishes for. With a modern twist on a variety of cultural references, the clothing and nails pushed the boundaries of artistry and resulted in a theatrical experience of exaggerated glamour. 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 1:55pm