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NYFW Hair: Sleek Lines, Fused Textures and Chic Elegance


NYFW Hair: Sleek Lines, Fused Textures and Chic Elegance

New York Fashion Week Hair Tips


During NYFW, the fashion on the runway commands your attention and rightfully so. But once you stop gasping of the latest collection from participating designers, your eyes are immediately fixated on the hairstyles being worn by the models as well.

For David Tlale’s Spring 2014 collection the hair was pivotal to completing the aesthetic of the collection. “We wanted to bring a New York feel into the look and decided to keep hair clean and chic,” states Tlale.

“With René Furterer styling products I was able to create and execute the look that would last throughout the entire presentation,”  states stylist Junya Nakashima.

Here, Junya Nakashima explains how he created the sleekly smooth yet simply elegant coif for the presentation of David Tlale’s bold designs:

  • First, I applied a liberal amount of straightening gel to dry hair and combed it through from roots to ends to help achieve the sleek look we were going for. Using a blow-dryer with a nozzle attachment, I then straightened hair in sections with a Mason Pearson brush.
  • After blow-drying, I wanted to make hair as straight and sleek as possible, so we took hair in small sections using a tail comb and ran a straightening iron through hair.


  • Next, I used ample palmfuls of mousse to saturate the hair from the top of the head to a little past the crown. The product was concentrated in this section and hair was brushed from front to back around the ears with all hair placed behind shoulders.
  • I applied additional mousse to the top of head as needed to ensure there were no parts or separation in the hair. This helped to create a dual-texture, with a more slick-looking top half leading into soft, pin straight and sleek ends full of shine.


  • To help keep the shape of the hair, I sprayed generous amounts of finishing spray throughout hair while blow-drying hair down. On models that had flyaways, I used a small amount of glossing spray to smooth any stray hairs.
  • To further set and maintain the shape of hair we wanted, I clipped tissues strategically onto the sides of the models’ hair and across the point where the two textures of hair met.


  • Finally, once the models’ makeup was in place and they were dressed for the presentation, we took out the tissues and clips and once again sprayed finishing spray throughout hair to hold everything in place and to keep hair as sleek as possible.

Photo Credits: John M. Craig for René Furterer

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