January 23, 2019

Hot! Gallery #NYFW: Vivienne Tam SS 2016 Backstage Recap


An ode to minimalist style was the scene of backstage for Vivienne Tam Spring/Summer 2016 during Fashion Week. We followed the Red Door Spa teams while they prepped the models with a skater girl inspiration in mind.


Leon Gorman for Red Door Spa led the hair team to create a subtly edgy twist on straightened hair to accompany the “cool school-girl” feel of the new collection. Hair was pulled away from the face with a hardened, solid feel on the top, while hair was left loose and free flowing at the bottom – flyaways included and movement encouraged.

Here’s the step-by-step process of creating the look using Kerastase products.

#1: Apply Kerastase Smoothing Lotion to give hair shine.

#2: Use Kerastase Mousse throughout the front and back of hair in the mid-length of hair through to the end. Come the mouuse through the hair so it stays flat to the shape of the head.

#3: Using a head wrap, wrap the top section of the hair tightly and hold. Apply Kerastase Blow Dry Cream, followed by using a diffuser while drying hair to ensure hair sets properly.

#4: Once completely dry, remove the hair wrap and the hair will set in a solid shape, tight to the head.

#5: Apply Kerastase Hairspray for the finishing touch.



On nails, Red Door Spa Creative Lead Nail Artist Iwona Opiola kept things natural – so natural that no color polish was used. At. All. Yep – the sole polish involved was Essie’s Matte About You, which is a top coat.

Here’s how you can recreate the simple style at home – perfect if your nails need a breather from polish for a few days!

#1: File nails into a rounded shape and apply CND Cuticle Away as needed.

#2: Lightly buff the nails and gently remove any loose cuticles.

#3: Dehydrate the nail plates with acetone, which prevents polish from chipping.

#4: Apply 2 coats of Essie’s Matte About You polish.

#5: For dry cuticles, apply CND Solar Oil for added hydration.

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