Saturday, September 14, 2013

BACKSTAGE BEAUTY/HAIR@NYFW S/S 2014 Harlem's Fashion Row by Dark+Lovely®/Keith Campbell

Fredrick P. Rose Hall/Lincoln Center

Given all the 'twisted, beaded, braided..." coifs we saw during the most recent NYFW 2014, we were beyond impressed with how the hair styles complimented the summery ensembles.

Dark and Lovely® -a hair care brand (L'Oreal owned)--- with a slew of affordable products for those with 'ethnic' hair -did the do's, via the congenial stylist Keith Campbell-for Harlem's Fashion Row S/S 2014 collections showcasing emerging designers...that took place at Lincoln Center this season.

How To Get The Looks:
Tease and Pop: Prep hair with Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale Beyond Gentle Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Knot Out Conditioner (SRP $9.99/13.5 fl. Oz.). Follow up with a quarter size amount of the Au Naturale Coil Moisturizing Soufflé (SRP $9.99 /14.4 oz.) to add moisture, leaving curls and coils soft and manageable. If more definition is desired, two strand twist hair in small sections and mist hair with Au Naturale ShineSealing Nectar (SRP $9.99/5.75 fl. oz) and untwist to create volume.


Sleek Braided Ponytail: Prep textured hair with Dark and Lovely 6 Week Anti-Reversion Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99/8.5 fl. oz.) Next, apply a quarter size amount of Dark and Lovely 6 Week Anti-Reversion Cream ($8.99/5.1 fl. oz.) into palms and massage through hair for even distribution. Blow dry and flat iron for desired straightness. For asleek look, apply Let’s Jam Custard Gel ($4.99/4.4 oz.), pull hair back and brush it into a high ponytail. Finish off the look by braiding a single braid with length (add hair extensions for desired length). To accessorize the look, use ribbon and wrap around the base of the hair to about two inches from base of ponytail.


Braids with Afro Texture: Prep hair with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Hydrating Soak Shampoo and Knot-Out Conditioner (SRP $9.99/13.5 fl. oz.) Next, make a cocktail with the Au Naturale Curl Defining Cream Glaze (SRP $9.99/14.4 oz.) and the Au Naturale 10-IN-1 Styles Gelee (SRP $9.99/5.3oz.) and apply to the entire head of hair. Next, part hair in 2-inch sections for braiding. Braid hair back to the middle of the head and secure each with bobby pins. For added texture, use a small amount of the cocktail used previously to scrunch the hair for volume and texture. Use a diffuser to dry. Finish off the look with a spritz or two of the Au Naturale Sheen Sealing Nectar (SRP $9.99/5.75 fl. oz.).