Monday, September 16, 2013

NYFW Hair Made Simple With Scunci Pins



Every September and February I look forward to working shows for New York Fashion Week. Twice a year New York City turns into a crazy place for Fashion Designers, Models, Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, and Manicurists alike; as fashion houses show their latest collections in runway shows and presentations. Some of you may or may not know that I am co – Founder of a beauty and grooming company called Metro Look, my partner and I were blessed enough to be chosen to be key makeup and hair for Naomi Spindel’s NYFW presentation. As Lead Hairstylist for the Naomi Spindel show I was armed with a secret weapon that made NYFW a little easier for my team and me,  Scunci No-Slip Grip bobby pins! These pins simplify hairstyling because they really clamp down on hair to hold styles in place, and work well on all hair types.




Upon meeting Naomi for the first time she showed my business partner and I pictures of her beautiful collection.  After seeing photos of the clothes we designed a cool hairstyle together to compliment her line. We decided on an updo reminiscent of a beehive, with a cool Dutch braid in the back and a ribbon as an accessory. The hairstyle required the hair to be sleek and secure so I knew that we had no choice but to arm ourselves with Scunci bobby pins. During our run through the pins were utilized on the model  to mold the hairstyle and to keep the ribbon in place. They did a wonderful job for the test run, so I was extremely confident that styling on the show date would go smoothly. Due to the way the Scunci No-Slip Grip pins grasp the hair, I used way less pins than I would have with pins from other brands.




The day of the show proved to be extremely chaotic initially, but once our team got into a groove we were knocking out our modern beehive style on our models with no problem. The Scunci pins were an integral part of executing the style beautifully. From the heaviest head of thick hair to the slipperiest head of baby fine hair, the pins locked the hair down to insure the style would not budge. Our favorite hair trick for this hairstyle was to spray the pins with hairspray and criss cross the bobby pins for ultimate security. All of the models looked great and their hair endured for the duration of the presentation.












The next day after the show I woke up to the great news that Naomi’s show received press from WWD, Elle Russia, and Nylon magazine, a huge triumph for all parties involved! The hair photographed so well and I know that without our Scunci pins it wouldn’t have held up as well.











(Photo Courtesy of www.nylonmag.com)

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