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How to Style Your Hair Like a Fashion Week Model


We hang out backstage at NYFWM and ask the top hairstylist how to achieve the models' runway looks from John Elliott, Stampd, and Todd Snyder.

New York Fashion Week: Men's may be over, but that doesn't mean the perfect coifs have to end as well. Here, we talk to some of the best hair stylists in the business about how they got the models runway-ready. Take note.


Elliott's show was a triumph of beachy pastels mixed with cool leathers and layers, but it simply wouldn't have had the same feel without the models' effortless 'dos. "John Elliott wanted to create his own version of a diverse yacht club," lead stylist Amy Farid of Bumble & Bumble said. "We wanted to take that preppy feel and make it look like the guys were wet from being in the water or slightly disheveled from being out in the sun."
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To create deep, sharp parts, Farid saturated hair with Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion, and then blow-dried with a thickening spray to give it some lift. For a sculpted-yet-disheveled finish, Amy used a Bumble & Bumble gel that has yet to be released (next Spring.)

On guys with longer hair, Farid used Bb.Curl Anti-Humidity Gel Oil and brushed hair back to create a wet, just-out-of-the-ocean look.


Stampd featured military and street-style influences. The styling was about accentuating each model's unique look. "It's all about making men look their best," hair stylist Jordan M. said. "We found what's interesting about their hair and exaggerated it; we wanted them to be cooler, tougher versions of themselves."stampd

Jordan started with Bumble and bumble's Tonic Lotion as a foundation, and finished off by spraying the brand's Cityswept Finish.



Todd Snyder's minimal, effortless show required lead hair stylist Sabrina Michals to embrace the models' different hair types and, in some cases, bust out the blow drier for a full-volumed finish."We're embracing the guys' natural texture," she said. "In past seasons, we would make the guys look uniform but today, everybody gets their own style."

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Michaels used Bb.Straight Blow Dry, and Bumble & Bumble Grooming Creme to achieve natural perfection, as well as a bit of that yet-to-be-released gel to kept everything in place in the intense humidity.


All photography courtesy of Bumble & Bumble

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