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BEHIND-THE-SCENES AT NYFW

Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17 Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17

Simplicity was key backstage at Under Armour x Tim Coppens. Lead stylist Yannick d'ls wanted the hair to be healthy, shiny, fuss-free. As they say, if it ain't broke.

Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17 Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17

Simplicity was key backstage at Under Armour x Tim Coppens. Lead stylist Yannick d'ls wanted the hair to be healthy, shiny, fuss-free. As they say, if it ain't broke.

Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon created loose, lustrous locks with classic center parts. Extensions helped achieve the dramatic final look ­– giving off the appearance of a "curtain" of hair.

Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon created loose, lustrous locks with classic center parts. Extensions helped achieve the dramatic final look ­– giving off the appearance of a "curtain" of hair.

Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon created loose, lustrous locks with classic center parts. Extensions helped achieve the dramatic final look ­– giving off the appearance of a "curtain" of hair.

Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Models kicked off the show in swim caps, which kept their hair under wraps. They later revealed big, blown-up manes – a signature Jimmy Paul style.

Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Models kicked off the show in swim caps, which kept their hair under wraps. They later revealed big, blown-up manes – a signature Jimmy Paul style.

Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Models kicked off the show in swim caps, which kept their hair under wraps. They later revealed big, blown-up manes – a signature Jimmy Paul style.

Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17 Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17

Fringe was at front and center of the designer's collection. To complement the clothes, Tina Outen created this part fluffy, part sleek style.

Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17 Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17

Fringe was at front and center of the designer's collection. To complement the clothes, Tina Outen created this part fluffy, part sleek style.

Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

Backstage, Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon described the look as "dream waves". Hair had a soft, natural, airy feel ‐ nothing was too overdone or extreme.

Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

Backstage, Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon described the look as "dream waves". Hair had a soft, natural, airy feel ‐ nothing was too overdone or extreme.

Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Bb.Editorial Stylist Jimmy Paul found his inspiration in real, authentic women – and used staples like Prep Primer and Bb.Curl Conditioning Mousse to create styles with natural movement.

Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Bb.Editorial Stylist Jimmy Paul found his inspiration in real, authentic women – and used staples like Prep Primer and Bb.Curl Conditioning Mousse to create styles with natural movement.

Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17

Bb.Editorial Stylist Jimmy Paul found his inspiration in real, authentic women – and used staples like Prep Primer and Bb.Curl Conditioning Mousse to create styles with natural movement.

Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

There was a decidedly individualized approach to each model at Lacoste. The focus was on embracing every type of texture – and knowing how to enhance what was already there.

Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

There was a decidedly individualized approach to each model at Lacoste. The focus was on embracing every type of texture – and knowing how to enhance what was already there.

Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

The hair at Gypsy Sport spotlighted spontaneity and individuality. We saw everything from spiky mohawks to retro finger waves – in every color of the rainbow.

Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

The hair at Gypsy Sport spotlighted spontaneity and individuality. We saw everything from spiky mohawks to retro finger waves – in every color of the rainbow.

Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

The hair at Gypsy Sport spotlighted spontaneity and individuality. We saw everything from spiky mohawks to retro finger waves – in every color of the rainbow.

Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport by Laurent Philippon S/S 17

The hair at Gypsy Sport spotlighted spontaneity and individuality. We saw everything from spiky mohawks to retro finger waves – in every color of the rainbow.

Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17

Inspired by mischievous kiddos who found their way into their mothers makeup bags, styles at Hood by Air went heavy on the drama and (Bb.Curl Gel-Oil).

Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17

Inspired by mischievous kiddos who found their way into their mothers makeup bags, styles at Hood by Air went heavy on the drama and (Bb.Curl Gel-Oil).

Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17 Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17

To mimic natural texture, stylists created dozens of twists in the hair. A quick blow-dry set the shape, then strands were raked out for a slightly slept-in finish.

Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17 Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17

To mimic natural texture, stylists created dozens of twists in the hair. A quick blow-dry set the shape, then strands were raked out for a slightly slept-in finish.

Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17

Backstage, Holli Smith added a sporty vibe by styling long manes with tight chignons – while models with bangs, shags, and short 'dos were prepped with a bit of product and air-dried.

Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17

Backstage, Holli Smith added a sporty vibe by styling long manes with tight chignons – while models with bangs, shags, and short 'dos were prepped with a bit of product and air-dried.

Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17

Backstage, Holli Smith added a sporty vibe by styling long manes with tight chignons – while models with bangs, shags, and short 'dos were prepped with a bit of product and air-dried.

Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17 Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17

In line with the show's eclectic street-casted crew, there was an emphasis on curly texture and the inevitable frizz that comes with a day spent out and about.

Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17 Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17

In line with the show's eclectic street-casted crew, there was an emphasis on curly texture and the inevitable frizz that comes with a day spent out and about.

Brother Vellies hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Brother Vellies hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16

With an almost-exclusive curly cast, tendrils of all textures, shapes, and sizes embraced individuality – and the idea that no two curls are alike.

Creatures of the Wind hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16 Creatures of the Wind hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16

Graphic parts and tough, tightly wound braids created contrast to the usually soft, romantic styles of seasons past.

Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16

Known for its diverse cast of models with strong personalities, the common thread at Gypsy Sport was simply that there wasn't one.

Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid F/W 16 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid F/W 16

The show cited deep themes of travel and transience – models were adorned with airport tags and plastic wrap, and made to look like luggage in transit.

Karen Walker hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Karen Walker hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16

Inspired by 20th-century photographer Berenice Abbott, styles had a distinct air of androgyny, mixed in with a bit of glamour.

Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16

As is always the case with Lacoste, models showcased low-key, cool-girl hair. Nothing looked too perfect or over-worked.

Mansur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Mansur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16

Models acted right at home, lounging on chaises and chairs – so the styles were tailored to the characters that came to life during the show.

Ohne Titel hair by Jordan M F/W 16 Ohne Titel hair by Jordan M F/W 16

Inspired by a woman traveling through a humid climate, models sported intentionally imperfect hair with delicate halos of frizz.

Opening Ceremony hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16 Opening Ceremony hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16

Stylists worked with each model's cut and texture, often abandoning heat tools in favor of styling with their hands.

Proenza Schouler hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16 Proenza Schouler hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16

Backstage, the word "NATURAL" was scrawled under the models' photos. Each look was wearable, achievable, and still très chic.

Protagonist hair by Jordan M F/W 16 Protagonist hair by Jordan M F/W 16

Styles at Protagonist were sophisticated and effortless. There was no pressure to be perfect, in fact – if some pieces fell out of the low buns, even better.

Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16

To create a subtle uniformity, lead stylist Jimmy Paul gave each model bangs – and the distinctly romantic-yet-edgy vibe that came along with them.

Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16

Thom Browne wanted his models' heads to look as small as possible – so hair was styled to resemble a wig wrap, and slicked down into place.

Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17 Under Armour x Tim Coppens hair by Yannick d'ls S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Masur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17 Ji Oh hair by Tina Outen S/S 17 Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Club Monaco hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul S/S 17 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon S/S 17 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid S/S 17 Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17 Tanya Taylor hair by Allen Wood S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Creatures of the Wind hair by Holli Smith S/S 17 Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17 Rachel Comey hair by Jordan M S/S 17 Brother Vellies hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Creatures of the Wind hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16 Gypsy Sport hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Hood by Air hair by Amy Farid F/W 16 Karen Walker hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Lacoste hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Mansur Gavriel hair by Laurent Philippon F/W 16 Ohne Titel hair by Jordan M F/W 16 Opening Ceremony hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16 Proenza Schouler hair by Anthony Turner F/W 16 Protagonist hair by Jordan M F/W 16 Self Portrait hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16 Thom Browne hair by Jimmy Paul F/W 16

BACKSTAGE ACCESS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN LONDON, PARIS + MILAN

Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's

To mimic NYC's famous club scene of the '90s, models were made to look as though they'd just come off of the night of their lives.

Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's

To mimic NYC's famous club scene of the '90s, models were made to look as though they'd just come off of the night of their lives.

Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's

Life's a beach in the world of Thom Browne – who transformed his runway into a scene of surfers, sharks, and seagulls.

Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16 Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16

Brigitte Bardot meets rock ‘n roll, in the form of gritty bouffants and twists that have a imperfect, too-cool-to-care feel.

Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16 Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16

Brigitte Bardot meets rock ‘n roll, in the form of gritty bouffants and twists that have a imperfect, too-cool-to-care feel.

Holly Fulton hair by Holli Smith London F/W16 Holly Fulton hair by Holli Smith London F/W16

High-necked, structured shapes were complimented with simple, clean buns to create a fierce look that let the clothes do the talking.

Le Kilt hair by Chris Sweeney London F/W16 Le Kilt hair by Chris Sweeney London F/W16

Models rocked middle parts and ponies that remind us of truant prep school girls – with a hint of grunge.

Natasha Zinko hair by Leigh Keates London F/W16 Natasha Zinko hair by Leigh Keates London F/W16

Sleek, swingy ponies complimented the playful pops of proportion, color, and volume seen throughout the show.

Nasir Mazhar hair by Roxy Attard London F/W16: Men's Nasir Mazhar hair by Roxy Attard London F/W16: Men's

At Nasir Mazhar, both men and women walked the runway, showing off dramatic shapes and natural texture – with a nod to '60s style.

Alex Mullins hair by Soichi London F/W16: Men's Alex Mullins hair by Soichi London F/W16: Men's

Lead stylist Soichi worked Bb.Gel through the guys' hair for texture that felt like it was disheveled and rumpled out of boredom.

Grace Wales Bonner hair by Mari Ohashi London F/W16: Men's Grace Wales Bonner hair by Mari Ohashi London F/W16: Men's

Futuristic silver leaf accessories and extreme volume created a spaced out '70s vibe.

Liam Hodges hair by Tina Outen London F/W16: Men's Liam Hodges hair by Tina Outen London F/W16: Men's

With vibrant, racecar colors and helmet hair texture, the looks inspired a driver-meets-crash-test-dummy feel.

Iris Van Herpen hair by Martin Cullen Paris F/W16 Iris Van Herpen hair by Martin Cullen Paris F/W16

Lead stylist Martin Cullen created tousled texture with faux baby bangs for an ultra-modern approach.

Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16 Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16

Simple, straight locks were adorned with iridescent, rainbow extensions – for a definitively club kid vibe that reflected the brand's youthfulness.

Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16 Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16

Simple, straight locks were adorned with iridescent, rainbow extensions – for a definitively club kid vibe that reflected the brand's youthfulness.

Dice Kayek hair by Laurent Philippon Paris F/W16 Dice Kayek hair by Laurent Philippon Paris F/W16

Models sported loose, low maintenance tresses with middle parts – evocative of a '70s, glam-rock vibe. We can dig it.

AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's

The show drew inspiration from the Paris crowd that stays out until dawn, so styles were meant to feel real and lived-in – with a little extra punch.

AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's

The show drew inspiration from the Paris crowd that stays out until dawn, so styles were meant to feel real and lived-in – with a little extra punch.

Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris F/W16: Men's Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris F/W16: Men's

Models were styled to look sharp and sleek – with a twist. Styles ended in a curl that blurred the lines between feminine and masculine.

Wooyoungmi hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's Wooyoungmi hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's

No two models had the same cut – and that was no accident. The show was all about individuality, and enhancing what was already there.

Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris S/S17: Men's Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16 Fashion East: Mimi Wade hair by Ali P London F/W16 Holly Fulton hair by Holli Smith London F/W16 Le Kilt hair by Chris Sweeney London F/W16 Natasha Zinko hair by Leigh Keates London F/W16 Nasir Mazhar hair by Roxy Attard London F/W16: Men's Alex Mullins hair by Soichi London F/W16: Men's Grace Wales Bonner hair by Mari Ohashi London F/W16: Men's Liam Hodges hair by Tina Outen London F/W16: Men's Iris Van Herpen hair by Martin Cullen Paris F/W16 Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16 Masha Ma hair by Rudi Lewis Paris F/W16 Dice Kayek hair by Laurent Philippon Paris F/W16 AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's AMI hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's Thom Browne hair by Anthony Turner Paris F/W16: Men's Wooyoungmi hair by Holli Smith Paris F/W16: Men's

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