Browns London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 Report

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Lockerbie and Dumfries based hairstylists; Nelson Brown and Trae Corbett were heavily involved at the heart of the recent London Fashion Week, and were privileged to work backstage at some of the hottest shows....…

Jasper Conran

Lead stylist: Samantha Hillerby @ Streeters

Assistant: Trae Corbett @ browns

Venue: BFC Show Space, Somerset House

Step-By-Step

1. Prep with Windle & Moodie foundation spray

2. Create an undone slight side parting

3. Section the hair from the crown to the ears on both sides

4. Flat iron the hair to create finger waves at the sides and the top layer at the crown - shake out to look deconstructed

5. Gather hair at the back and back-brush. Then, using a roly-poly, roll up and tuck tight to the hairline and secure with long pins

6. Fold the waved crown section into a roll

7. Back brush under the sides to retain the wave. Tuck back and slightly higher than the back section into a roll

8. Loosen light front tendrils

Simone Rocha

Lead stylist: James Pecis @ D&V Management

Assistant: Trae Corbett @ browns

Sponsor: Babyliss

Venue: Guildhall, London

Step-By-Step

1. Section out the top of the hair leaving an inch perimeter at the hairline

2. Braid out the back under the crown to remove any bulk

3. Tape long extensions to the sides and back to create a long, one-length effect

4. Texture spray all over to add texture

5. Take a low, left side undone parting

6. Section hair from the parting to the ear under the left parting

7. Gather the rest of the hair below the right ear and loosely tie

8. Wrap the left side under the chin and under and over the ponytail, loop through its self then reverse a pin above the pony to pull the elastic through. Tie off the chin piece directing the end to the back

Julien Macdonald

Lead stylist: Syd Hayes @Premier

Assistant: Trae Corbett @ browns

Sponsor: L’Oreal Paris

Venue: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Step-By-Step

1. Add around four rows of extensions to add length through the middle back sections

2. Gel sections, starting at the nape up towards the crown, combing flat back and into the middle at the nape of the neck

3. Push the crown slightly forward to create a slight lift

4. Lightly tong back to add texture and mist with sea salt spray

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Lead stylist: Syd Hayes @ Premier

Assistant: Trae Corbett @ browns

Sponsor: L’Oreal Professional

Venue: Pancras Square

Step-By-Step

1. Create an undone middle parting

2. Section the hair from the parting to the ears on both sides

3. Add extensions to add bulk through the back panel

4. Add mousse for texture

5. Rick-rack six sections through the back panel using a ‘U’ pin - figure 8 sections

6. Knot the front sections at uneven heights and rick-rack beneath the knots

7. Hairspray and flat iron all the sections

8. Allow to cool

9. Remove the pins and brush out and shape with back-brushing

10. Gel from the parting to above the ear and just below the crown

HUNTER

Lead stylist: James Pecis @ D&V Management

Assistant: Nelson Brown and Trae Corbett @ browns

Sponsor: L’Oreal Professional

Venue: Albert Embankment Warehouse

Step-By-Step

1. Braid sections under the crown leaving an inch perimeter at the hairline

2. Medium tong haphazardly starting at parting and working throughout the hair

3. Work in texture by pressing with hands to a create a lumpy, matted look

4. Work wax through the front sections - retaining lumps – and moving the hair direction gently towards the right hand side

5. Using black Kirby pins, pin hair flat from the ear into nape of the neck

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