I was asked to be lead hairstylist for designer Stevie Boi by High Definition Professional's Heather King. Prior to leaving for NYC Heather sent me the looks requested by Stevie Boi. The hairstyles were slicked back wet hair, cornrows and standing high ponytails. I created two quick tutorials of which I shared with the team prior to arriving in New York.
Once in NYC we had just completed one show and loaded into the Uber and headed towards Pennsylvania Hotel for Stevie Boi's "NOIR" SS18 show presented by Walk Fashion Show.
The hotel was filled with models, hair and make up artists. We had a total of 50 models to complete with a team of 13 hair & make up artists. I split our team into groups based on skill and comfort level. This way everyone was responsible for the same looks for continuity. As models came in I assessed what looks would work best on them based on their current hair and directed them to hair stylists that were strongest in certain areas.
hairstylists, Chrystal Lotz and Jake Walker ready a model for the runway
The hair looks were created using Redken hairstyling. The high ponytails required a directional blow-dry upwards using Guts 10 spray foam. Hair was then put into a pontail. Next the model leaned forward and Two hairstylists had to work together and wrap the base of the ponytail using elastic cording. The elastic had to be taught in order for the ponytails to stand on their own.
Make up was soft and natural with a smoky eye, bronzer and defined brow.
One thing I think is really cool is working with the same models. You run into them backstage working shows over the years. It's really cool to be on this journey in the beauty industry and to follow the models, make up artists, photographers and designers grow.
Below are two of the quick tutorials I created based on Stevie Boi's Imagery for the stylists to review prior to his show.
NYFW was another success and dream come true. I look forward to the next opportunity. I am grateful to my team and to Hi Definition Professional and to Stevie Boi.