Thread was invited backstage with Moroccanoil at New York Fashion Week 2012 at Badgley Mischka Spring 2013, with hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil, and make-up by Tom Pecheux for M.A.C…
Backstage with Moroccanoil at New York Fashion Week 2012
Badgley Mischka Spring 2013 Collection
Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil
Standing backstage at a New York Fashion Week show was a bit beyond belief for me. While listening to the very talented Peter Gray (Head Hair Stylist for Moroccanoil) describe his creations to a swarm of very interested press, I couldn’t quite believe I was standing next to a journalist from Vogue Germany. It was a surreal experience to say the very least.
Things around me were hectic – hair, make up and nail artists (I’m seeing a major trend with runway shows including nail technicians in their backstage crew) were in every corner of the room transforming plain-faced young beauties into glamorous international models; PR agents were rushing around, introducing the press (myself included) to whom they should be talking to and the press were hurriedly taking notes while our photographers were hunting for that perfect shot. These photos catch a glipse of how busy – and amazing – it was backstage.
Below: Peter Gray.
As I mentioned in my Badgley Mischka runway report; the theme for the Spring 2013 collection was romance, directly inspired by the 1935 American film of Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. "It’s a season of capricious fairies, woodland nymphs and haunting beauty" – Mark Badgley and James Mischka.
For hair, this translated as a flowing up do, with hair streaming down around the face and neck. Simple elegance. I think the best way to describe this hair style is imagine your dream princess hair when you were little – possibly the hair you envisioned you would get married with – and now you’re on the right track.
Hair notes from Moroccanoil stated "The hair was anchored and looped into an intricate, braided shelf hidden underneath the hair at the back. Hair on top and sides was kept flat, smooth and shiny with a defined side-part so that a large sweep of hair fell languidly to one side and back over the ear. Small, pale floral blooms were used as a graceful summer accent."
Below: Moroccanoil products backstage created the hair looks for the catwalk. Peter Gray used Moroccanoil Treatment, new Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse, Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, and Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray.
Here’s what Peter Gray had to say abut how he created the look:
• “I first applied new Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse (available in the U.S. in October, 2012) to dampened hair. It was the perfect product to add the right kind of volume. It’s lightweight, dries quickly, and leaves the hair soft, malleable and easy to style. For models with damaged hair or split ends, I first applied Moroccanoil Treatment to quickly restore its condition.
• “I blow-dried the hair and created a side part, so the hair would be flat on top – and I could sweep long bangs to the opposite side.
• “I then used a small crimper to create a lightness that would marry the hair texture to the chiffon in the designs. I lightly (just barely) clamped on each section – continuously moving the crimper down the hair shaft, “nibbling” on the hair without stopping. This gave the hair an airy aesthetic.
• “Next, I created a braided shelf using a horizontal section from ear to ear just above the occipital bone. This served as a base to pin and tuck the loose ribbons of hair into.
• “I brushed the remaining top hair down over the braid, then took slim vertical sections to form ribbons. Halfway down, I inserted a u-pin – and looped the hair back on itself and tucked it into the braided shelf.
• “I then pulled out random ribboned strands of hair to create a floating, dreamy angelic texture.
• “Once the look had taken shape, I used a bit of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, ruffling the texture to give it a random, soft, feminine feel. I did this by lightly rubbing the tips of my fingers over the hair and tousling the back and sides – keeping the top area neat and flat.
• “I finished the look with a misting of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray – to give it an ethereal looking shine.
Make-up by Tom Pecheux for M.A.C and was very natural and earthy. Soft, dewy skin with peachy lips were the perfect complement to Peter Gray’s hair.
Below: The MAC face chart had the inspiration, "Virgin Goddess lost in the woods."
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By Robecca Leyden, 7 October 2012
Photos Robecca Leyden and Ruby Surtees
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