The Blonds are known for bringing over-the-top spectacle to New York Fashion Week. Last fall’s theme was a whole tribute to Moulin Rouge. Last Sunday, their Fall/Winter 2020 served up fashion as religion with models draped in feathered angelic wings and the brand’s co-designer Phillipe Blond opening the presentation dressed in gold and wearing a crown of “thorns.”
“We wanted to have this sort of idea of symbols and icons that we feel inspire us, make sense and what the future holds too,” co-designer David Blond told Reuters in a recent interview. “So it’s all kind of clashing together.”
What we were here for, though, were the glam waves and slicked down edge art rocked by the models.
The looks came courtesy of Moracconoil Artistic Director Kevin Hughes and his team who have been slaying the brand’s runway hairstyles for years. “The show is centered around an over-the-top spectacle, where goddesses, muses, and icons meet,” shares Kevin.
“We wanted to create looks that radiate opulence and abundance while complementing the textures of feathers, chains, snakeskin, and crystals.”
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Kevin swears by the brand’s Perfect Defense, which he starts with on any look that uses heat — including blowdrying. “Protection is number one,” he told me at another backstage show. “We use our Perfect Defense and it protects the hair up to 400 degrees. Every girl gets it in her hair.”
For this look, Kevin relied on Moroccanoil Strong Styling Hold Gel which was applied to the model’s part line as a holding agent. To shape the finger waves, use the Moroccanoil Tail Comb and create a C-shaping along the hairline. Apply additional gel as needed while setting the shape.
To set the look, give a generous blast of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong before drying the hair with a Moroccanoil Professional Ceramic Blow Dryer with the diffuser attachment. Finish off the look with a spray of Morrocanoil Glimmer Shine for added shine.