This uptown-chic faux hawk was by far our favorite hairstyle backstage at New York Fashion Week. When we asked celebrity hair stylist, Patrick Melville, the creator of the look, how to do it, we were shocked to learn that this intense hair-do isn’t difficult for us regular fashionistas to re-create at home.
The best part? Melville used only Aveeno products — we love seeing our favorite budget brands backstage!
One of the things I just love about dry shampoo is how versatile it is as a styling tool. For the Monika Chiang show, I applied the Aveeno Dry Shampoo to the root of the hair to create the texture and lift you see at the crown.
Below are five tips to create this faux hawk at home, a great look for a night out with the girls!
1. Wet the hair down with water, add a little volume spray at the root and apply a small amount of a styling glaze; blow dry hair with a paddle brush to help create shine.
2. Next, flat iron hair straight and apply Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo to the root to create texture and lift. Next, use a tall comb to tease the root.
3. Take a paddle brush and smooth over hair for additional shine, your hair will still have a lot of volume up top.
4. Take a banana clip from the back of the head and tie it to create a faux hawk. Your hair on the side will be sleek, while hair on the crown will have volume.
5. Finally, tease the hair coming out of the banana clip to create texture, and spray a bit more dry shampoo at the end of the hair to create some separation to finish the look.
Think you’d ever try this look at home? Let us know in the comments below!
The first few days of New York Fashion Week were brutal. It was either snowing, hailing, raining, sleeting and at one time, there was a full-on blizzard outside.
Weather drama aside, we at Broke & Chic still managed to find super stylish peeps who picked fashion over warmth right outside of the tents at Lincoln Center. Below are the top 7 trends we spotted at NYFW!
1. Cobalt Blue
Blue is such a striking color, especially against the snow. These five ladies really rocked it.
2. Bold Prints
Asymmetrical, floral, stripes, it doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s bold! These three fashionistas really nailed the bold pattern look.
Get a similar pair of floral pants from Forever 21 here.
3. Evening Jackets
Evening jackets are an up-and-coming trend here in NYC. They usually have a bold print and aren’t meant for warmth.
If you love the evening jacket look, definitely stay tuned for Christian Siriano’s collection for HSN. It’ll be out this Spring! If you can’t wait that long, check this one out.
4. Metallic Shoes
Get ready, metallic shoes are going to be a must with every outfit this Spring!
5. Hot Pink Accessories
If your outfit feels a tad boring, a bright colored accessory will make it pop! Whether you make that statement piece your hat or clutch, you’re bound to turn a few heads.
When I think of Winter, the color white always comes to mind. It’s a shame when people think we should shun it after Labor Day. These three ladies decided to ignore the silly rule, and we’re happy they did. They look awesome!
Get a similar pair of black and white pants at Charlotte Russe for only $25.00!
Get a similar pair of white platform shoes from Ami Clubwear for under $50 here.
7. Charcoal Dress Pants
We think Coco Chanel would approve. These ladies look fierce!
What’s your favorite NYFW street style trend so far? Let us know in the comments below!
Jennifer Chun is a Manhattan-based fashion designer with roots in small-town Ohio. She had the opportunity to work at Michael Kors, Derek Lam and Brian Reyes before starting her own line in 2009.
Jennifer Chun had her first Fashion Week debut at the GenArt show back in 2011. Big names such as Rodarte, Zac Posen and Phillip Lim got their start there, so keep an eye out for Jennifer. One of her collections will be in your wardrobe someday!
A couple of weeks ago, Broke & Chic had the opportunity to attend Jennifer Chun’s Spring/Summer 2013 presentation in Soho. We we able to admire her beautiful Barcelona inspired collection as well as ask her a few questions!
Q&A with Jennifer Chun
What inspired you to be a fashion designer?
JC: Growing up in a small town forced me to be creative with my clothes. I didn’t really have the options to go shopping so I used to take my parents vintage clothes and alter them. They really had some incredible things.
I loved how you paired British inspired shoes (creepers) with your classy collection. What gave you that idea?
JC: I’ve always loved making something more preppy or tomboyish and the shoes really represented me.
In your opinion, what do you think fashion week means to “regular” people? (Those not in the fashion industry and those who live in small towns)
JC: I think it’s even more exciting now and more accessible than when I grew up in a small town. Now you can go on websites or blogs to see what is going down the runway and in a matter of weeks you can purchase something similar from the trend based stores.
How did you challenge yourself as a designer during this collection?
JC: This season was a really fun season for me because of the print and color combinations. I challenged myself this season by really pushing myself to keep my point of view strong while also making sure that the collection is balanced with wearability. I also challenged myself with developing my own print.
In your own wardrobe, what items do you think are worth the splurge and what items would you rather save on?
JC: In my own personal wardrobe I think it’s important to splurge on great outerwear pieces because it is a staple for me and that’s also how I design. I tend to save on really really trendy items such as certain prints or silhouettes that you know you can only wear a few times.
What do you think the number one trend will be this coming spring?
JC: I think it will be about layering pieces!
What do you think of Jennifer’s classy meets trendy collection? Let us know if the comments below!
Plum might be the lip color of choice for Fall but it’ll be all about deep red this upcoming Spring!
Also inspired by the 1940′s look, Moodie went with the classic chignon. His vision was “elegance in royalty”, giving the models a powerful look without being too over-the-top. He went with a center part to add even more of a statement.
The nails were done by Dashing Diva. They wanted a classic womanly manicure with an edge. They ended up using their Color fx in red.
The hair, makeup and nails tied in beautifully with the gorgeous designs of Naeem Khan. The collection was inspired by The Duchess of Windsor, exotic gardens, fiery skies, and the Arabian Sea.
According to Khan:
The focus of this collection is drawn from elemental beauty, and cultural landscapes: the intricacy of Moroccan art, geometric patterns, and delicate metalwork, as well as floral imagery, burning desert sunsets, and crashing ocean surf. These concepts were literally, and figuratively, translated into prints, beading, thread work and laser cut leather designs.
The collection has evoked to encompass daywear and separates keeping true to the high embellishment and timeless glamour.
Would you ever try the bold lip and strong brow look that graced the Naeem Khan runway?
I happend to walk by Rag & Bone earlier today and what did I see in the display window? Metallic jeans! At first I wasn’t 100% positive I liked them. But sure enough, a girl in Soho was rockin’ a pair in gold. Will this be the hot new thing this summer? They’re perfect for a night out, and will definitely make you stand out in a crowd!
Let the jeans do all the talking. Pair them with a simple black or white top and simple yet sexy heels. Add a black blazer for a more professional feel. If you don’t care for the jeans, try a pretty metallic skirt instead!
To find a Broke & Chic friendly pair you’re going to have to keep an eye out. H&M and Topshop would both be great places to start. If you’re okay with spending more than $40 try ASOS, Zara and Joe’s Jeans. Happy shopping!
What’s your honest opinion on this up and coming trend? Could you ever see yourself wearing a pair of metallic pants? Let us know in the comments below.
If you love all these looks but are afraid of the commitment and possible damage, then chalking is for you!
Chalking is a technique that can give you this unique hair without bleaching. Best of all…it works on dark hair too! It’s something fun you can do when you’re in the mood for a temporary change that can make a big impact.
What You’ll Need
Soft Pastel Chalk (no oil)
Water Filled Spray Bottle
An old t-shirt you don’t mind ruining.
1. Take a 1-inch strand of hair and wet it with a spray bottle (skip this step if you have blonde hair)
2. Apply gloves and take a pastel of your choice. Rub it on your hair strand until it’s at your desired vibrancy.
3. Blow dry the hair strand until completly dry.
4. Go over the strand with your flat iron. This will help set it in. Make sure it’s on its lowest setting.
5. Brush and style as usual!
This will wash out during your next shampoo, so do as many strands as you’d like!
*Warning* It might stay in your hair for a few shampoos if you have natural blonde hair.
Check out this video tutorial from the wonderful Kandee Johnson as well!
Beautiful Hair Chalking Results
What do you think of this rainbow hair trend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!