Fashion Week is in full swing here in New York, and what better way to kick off the season than with the NYFW debut of Ecuador-born designer Gabriela Cadena. A favorite of red carpet superstars like Gigi Hadid and Shakira, Cadena’s line is the perfect balance of sexy and glamorous. For her fall collection, Cadena chose lead stylist Tomo Jidai using Oribe to create the laid back look that accompanied her tough-meets-sensual designs. The finished product is both sleek and effortless, so we chatted with stylist Nathan Wen backstage to learn how to create the look at home.
“The look is very relaxed and easy,” explains Wen. “The stylists waned something smooth, but organic, so very simple.”
1. Start with Oribe Foundation Mist, a weightless primer that builds shine and conditions hair.
2. Lightly spray your whole head, adding a dollop of Supershine Moisturizing Hair Cream to the ends before blow drying smooth with an Ibiza boar bristle brush with generous tension.
3. Gently stuck hair behind the ears, then use a tissue at the back of your head to hold head in place, pinning with no crease clips to set. Cadena’s models wore middle parts sectioned and tucked behind their ears, but you could wear this versatile look with any part.
4. To keep the hair frizz-free, finish off the look with a mist of Oribe’s Superfine Hairspray over any flyaways.
Photos: Ricardo Napoli
Behind the Scenes Photos: Justine Marjan
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