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After the hustle and bustle of our own Fashion Week I’m loving watching New York Fashion Week unfold from the comfort of Style Insider HQ.

So far my favourite shows have been Carolina Herrera and Badgley Mischka.

Apart from the gorgeous clothes I also really loved the hair in these shows.

Carolina Herrera for its sleek sophistication and Badgley Mischka for its elegantly undone look.

I got the low down from the talented team who styled these looks to find out exactly how to recreate them at home.

Take a look.


Carolina Herrera

The Hair
Orlando Pita of Orlo Salon for Moroccanoil designed strong, architectural looks especially for the show. It was a very sleek, shiny graphic style. “It’s definitely a look for the confident woman of today and looks as strong on shorter lengths as long,” says Orlando Pita. “It’s also fast and easy.”

You will need
Volumising mousse to give hair texture and body
Stronghold hairspray
Finishing Spray

Orlando Pita used:
Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse which launches in New Zealand next year.
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong and Moroccanoil Frizz Control to keep the look sleek.
Moroccanoil Frizz Control to calm occasional flyaways once the look was finished.
Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Brush.

How to create the look
Apply volumising mousse and blow dry the hair straight on the sides and back to create subtle volume. Spray hairspray at the root of each section for structure.


To create the effect at the top take graduated horizontal sections starting at the crown. Spray each section with hairspray.



Smooth and shape the hair into the desired shape. Finally spray the entire look with hairspray to not only provide great hold but so the hair looks super shiny.



Finish with a light misting of Moroccanoil Frizz Control on top of the crown to make sure there are no flyaways and to accent the design.


Orlando’s toolkit


The show






Carolina Herrera, Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
Hair by Orlando Pita of Orlo Salon for Moroccanoil
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil


Badgley Mischka


The Hair
Peter Gray for Moroccanoil designed dreamy, diaphanous, wispy looks for the collection. The strikingly beautiful styles mimic and create the illusion of fine chiffon, romanticised with streams of ribbon-like hair floating down and around the neck and shoulders for a mystical effect. The hair was anchored and looped into an intricate, braided shelf hidden underneath the hair at the back. The hair on top and sides was kept flat, smooth and shiny with a defined side-part so that a large sweep of hair fell languidly to one side and back over the ear. Small, pale floral blooms were used as a graceful summer accent.

Peter Gray used
Moroccanoil Treatment
Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse (available in New Zealand in 2013)
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong
Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray.

How to create the look
Peter says: “I first applied new Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse to dampened hair. It’s lightweight, dries quickly, and leaves the hair soft, malleable and easy to style. For models with damaged hair or split ends, I first applied Moroccanoil Treatment to quickly restore its condition. I blow-dried the hair and created a side part, so the hair would be flat on top – and I could sweep long bangs to the opposite side.

I then used a small crimper to create a lightness that would marry the hair texture to the chiffon in the designs.  I lightly (just barely) clamped on each section – continuously moving the crimper down the hair shaft, “nibbling” on the hair without stopping. This gave the hair an airy aesthetic.


Next, I created a braided shelf using a horizontal section from ear to ear just above the occipital bone.  This served as a base to pin and tuck the loose ribbons of hair into.

I brushed the remaining top hair down over the braid, then took slim vertical sections to form ribbons. Halfway down, I inserted a u-pin – and looped the hair back on itself and tucked it into the braided shelf.

I then pulled out random ribboned strands of hair to create a floating, dreamy angelic texture.

Once the look had taken shape, I used a bit of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong, ruffling the texture to give it a random, soft, feminine feel. I did this by lightly rubbing the tips of my fingers over the hair and tousling the back and sides – keeping the top area neat and flat.

I finished the look with a misting of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray – to give it an ethereal looking shine.”


The show







Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
Hair by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil
Photos by David Webber for Moroccanoil
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