2012 posts tagged "Hair"
Stylist Takamichi Saeki has been dispensing precisely disheveled, geometrically structured cuts since opening his first salon on a sleepy block in the East Village in 1999. Since then his address has changed twice—first to the cobblestoned Great Jones Street, and now to a well-trodden stretch of the Bowery. As of this week, Saeki has more newness to boast about: The salon is adding, after hearing the pleas of many a male client, a guy-focused bespoke styling bar. Akin to a dry bar concept for dudes, men can come in pre-important meeting or -hot date for a mini style or wash—all of it using Davines’ More Inside collection exclusively. And since men haven’t historically been known to labor over their coifs for long lengths of time, all of the services are lightning-fast: 25 minutes or less. A concept that any dude can get behind.
Bespoke Style Bar at Takamichi Hair, 263 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York, NY, (212) 420-7979; takamichihair.com.
The gang of bottle blonds is growing: model and illustrator Langley Fox Hemingway joined the ranks of Saskia de Brauw and Julia Nobis this weekend, transitioning from brunette to platinum. The catwalker liked the way she looked in the rooty wigs at Marc Jacobs this season (she told the media that she was considering the bowl cut), but it appears that she’s opted for a dye job instead. Unless, of course, she’s pulling a Ruby Jean Wilson and sporting something faux for Instagram. Either way, we’re glad Hemingway chose bleach over scissors.
Beauty Nostalgia is a column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Celebrity hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins
The Product: “As a teenager growing up in the mid-eighties, I loved getting my hair cut. I was definitely a New Waver, and my hair resembled whatever cut Simon Le Bon had at the time. My mother went to a really expensive salon—Justin Parish in Birmingham, Michigan—and she would take me to her appointments on Saturdays. This place was the coolest; it was the first Aveda salon in the area and had a very modern design. It was there that I discovered Aveda Elixir. The leave-in conditioner was one of the brand’s original products, and it made your hair so soft and shiny. If you had a curl, it would set and control your waves. I would apply it by rubbing it between my hands and scrunching my ends, then combing it through. It was a rare find in that era of mousses and gels. Later, when I became a hairdresser, the Elixir was my go-to product. I put it in everybody’s hair. It was great for doing really smooth blow-outs, and it added a lovely slip, which gave you just enough control to create beautiful, technical haircuts. The Elixir has since been discontinued, and there’s seriously nothing that compares to it today. I still remember the scent—it was a little sweet and floral, but somehow never left a trace in the hair.”
The braided mohawk Kate Bosworth wore to the premiere of Big Sur in New York City last night was a flashback to Fendi Fall 2013, where hair pro Sam McKnight adorned a similar punk-inspired plait with tufts of fox fur. If you have yet to figure out your Halloween costume, take a cue from the red carpet and the runway, add some colorful fluff from crown to forehead, and go as one very glamorous cockatoo.
I admit that I was in bed long before the match between Michael Llodra and Andy Murray came to a close last night (due to a rain-interrupted day, they didn’t set foot on the court until just before 10 p.m.). However, a little drizzle didn’t keep hairstylist Julien Farel and his team from upping many a player’s glam factor at his pop-up salon. Here, he shares some of the highlights from the past few days at the grand slam:
Danish doubles and singles player Frederik Nielsen loses a few inches thanks to hairstylist Jackson Simmonds before Tuesday’s evening match. (We think it was the cut that gave him an edge—he and his partner, Eric Butorac, beat out the opposing team in the first round.)
Varvara Lepchenko gets the five-star treatment (spa mani and pedi) before a practice session. Now, that’s our kind of warm-up.
Farel chats up Jelena Jankovic while she has her nails done. They also talked future hair looks—perhaps we’ll see her wearing the appropriately named “net” style (below) later in the tournament.