Why These Models Were Asked To Do Their OWN Hair At New York Fashion Week…

The models at Misha Nonoo took hair styling into their own hands.

It was a case of models doing it for themselves at Misha Nonoo’s AW15 show in New York on Saturday. The backstage area was a quiet affair compared to the usual mayhem we’ve grown accustomed to. It had something to do with the absence of the usual fleet of hair stylists we expect to see backstage, the models were doing their own hair. 

They were obviously under the tutelage of an expert stylist – in this case TRESemmé’s Ryan Trysgstad. ‘The designer wanted the girls hair to look like they did it themselves. What better way to get that look than to actually get the girls to do it’, he told me when we caught-up backstage before the show. 

The style, thankfully, was a simple one: a side-parting and a slightly waved low ponytail accentuated with a few carefully placed matte bobby pins along the hair line. The process went a little like this; they prepped their hair with TRESemméPerfectly (un) Done Wave Creation Sea Foam from root to tip (sadly this isn’t out in the UK until next year so in the meantime try TRESemméMake Waves Creation Spray which can been used to both style and finish your hair). Once prepped, the models carved out a deep side-parting in their hair and lightly tonged the lengths with a large barrel styling wand. A neat low ponytail came next and a few bobby pins slipped into the hair to finish everything off. 

Most of the models were surprisingly adept with a curling tong. ‘They mostly found it simple enough but for the odd one that found it tricky I asked them to create the ponytail first and then just wave the ends,’ explained Trysgstad.

So is this the what the future has in store for catwalk beauty? 


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