Celebrity hairstylist and L'Oreal Paris hair expert, Johnny Lavoy joined me recently to share the hottest looks from New York Fashion Week and discuss ways we can recreate these looks at home!
Candace Rose: What were some of the hottest looks during fashion week?
Johnny Lavoy: "Well, fashion week had tons of different looks on the runway, but one thing I did notice was that everybody had shiny, healthy hair. And just coming off of winter, hair has a tendency to be dry- depending on your location, hair can be dry- so it's really important to get your hair in the best possible condition before trying any of these looks. So L'Oreal Paris created the EverCreme cleansing conditioner which is great because it cleanses and conditions at the same time. But more importantly it really delivers that hydration to the hair to get in its best possible condition, and it's really going to be a great foundation for the looks I'm going to show you."
Candace Rose: How is possible to recreate these looks at home?
Johnny Lavoy: "I'm going to show you that, Candace! They're simple. I chose these two looks that were on the runways, and if you're a fan of the red carpet award season you might have saw some of the looks on the red carpet as well. So the first look was off New York Fashion Week, and this is the voluminous low ponytail, and it's really simple to do. What I did was blew dry her hair using the EverStyle volumizing root lifting spray, which is great because it's alcohol free- and I don't want to dry the hair out. You don't have any worries of drying the hair out or it being stiff or sticky. So after I blew dry the hair with the product, I put a little bit of tease in the crown to really amp up the volume; then I put it in a low ponytail. Simple so far, right, Candace?!"
Candace Rose: Yes!
Johnny Lavoy: "Then you just put on a headband and you're ready to go from the runway to hit the streets and look fabulous.
So another look- and it's like one of those looks that every celebrity at some point turns to during award season- is this classic Hollywood look that's really sexy, and everyone loves it. It's the look that everyone wants. To get this look, what I did was I prepped the hair by blow drying it with the EverStyle smooth and shine cream which gives it a really beautiful polished look. And after I did that I created this deep side part. I went in with a medium size curling iron, I curled the hair. After the curls cooled down I just broke them up with my fingertips- it's that simple, finger comb the curl out with your fingers. I finished the look off with Elnett Satin hairspray which is going to hold the look in place all day, and give it a great touchable hold.
And the best part is, Candace that all of these products are available at a drugstore near you. So you don't need to be a celebrity to get the products, you can go to any drugstore near you and get the products. I also did other looks on our Facebook page, so if you go to Facebook L'Oreal Paris– I broke down four of the looks from the runway, it will give you step by step instructions on how to get the look, as well as product selections that are going to work best for your hair type, and it's tons of information. And I think you'll have a fun time looking at the website and trying a new look yourself."
Candace Rose: What are some of the biggest hair trends do you think we'll be seeing in 2012?
Johnny Lavoy: "Well, you're going to be seeing lots, especially that came off New York Fashion Week. There were lots of ponytails- some where high, some were low- like this one I created. There were others that were really high. And ponytails are great because it's a quick fix for a bad hair day. So if you're having a bad hair day, throw on a ponytail. Not only will you be in fashion, you're going to have a really easy time doing it."
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you'd like to share?
Johnny Lavoy: "Visit the website, that way there are so many tips on there- I don't have enough time to share them here. So go to Facebook L'Oreal Paris and you'll get tons of tips, and like I said you'll really enjoy it. You'll spend a whole day on there, Candace!"
Candace Rose: I'm sure I will!