It’s no surprise that the Marchesa NYFW show would be anything less than spectacular. With a collection that was inspired by birds and flowers, the girls’ looked like they were floating down the runway.
Backstage, key hairstylist, Antonio Calero of Moroccanoil tells us “Marchesa is over the top, and so beautiful, so we wanted to create a look that was simple, but it was hard because how do you interpret floral, whimsical birds into the hair?”
They opted for a super sleek chignon with ends that splayed out as if the wings of a bird. The hair was “lacquer like, very shiny and very straight,” he explains. “Then [pulled into a] ponytail at the nape where we twisted the hair.”
“Do you see the little wing of the bird?” he asks. “The size of the bun variates depending on the models’ length and thickness, they are all different. It is very soft. Like what you do at home, but much more sophisticated.”
“The combination of the products gives it the lacquer like finish. Moroccanoil treatment creates the foundation. It protects the hair before we do any styling on the hair, and it can be used on wet or dry hair. Then we use heat styling protection, and it has a little hold. When you saturate the hair and then use the flat iron, it holds the hair together and the hair falls so straight. It also prevents the hair from being dehydrated. A lot of the girls go from show to show, with their hair being restyled and restyled. But when they show up backstage and they see Moroccanoil they know their hair will be safe. For Moroccanoil it’s about preventing any damage and giving a boost of treatment into the hair.”
“The hair [for this show] is luxurious. We wanted a very rich look, and Moroccanoil is all about healthy looking, beautiful hair. At the end, the wing of the hair is like a jewel. In the light, you will see the hair shine, with a great reflection. At the end, hair is an accessory, when we pair it with Marchesa and you see what they do, we are just the little cherry on the top.”