Every day in the salon can bring something new. While our stylists and colorists stay inspired and up-to-date with world-class education from Bumble & bumble or Vidal Sassoon, we know we can always count on our clients to be excited about trying new trends, too. It’s what keeps the energy alive at Art+Science Salon, and that feeling isn’t limited to working on the floor.
Our team continues to prove themselves in photoshoots, national education opportunities and with each of you, and some of our team even make their way to Fashion Week events! Our stylist and in-salon educator Jason recently had the opportunity to bring his amazing skills to New York Fashion Week and came away from each show he worked on with even more styling ideas as well as the unique advantage to fully experience and interpret the latest styles that have designers and stylists going wild.
Jason’s Fashion Week Diary gives us all the details of the energy and excitement backstage, and the intensely creative, endlessly innovative ideas and people that are there during these shows. We’re proud of the work that got him there, and we’re excited he gets to share his knowledge with everyone now that he’s back in the salon. Thanks for documenting the trip, experience with Kerastase and Shu Uemura, and for your backstage shots, Jason! Here’s the trip in his own words:
The Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week with Kerastase and Shu Uemura has been a time to remember. I had the great opportunity to work with Odile Gilbert, who has the amazing ability to effortlessly create great styles for the shows. Many of the looks created tapped into the trend of the middle part, which is fun to do at Fashion Week because its amazing to work with people who can get so detailed oriented about the middle part. The Row (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line) used the middle part with effortless voluminous waves leading to straight ends… very cool. For Theory, which was extra special for me as I really picked up some new tricks at this show, we had done a middle part and pulled the front back into a low pony underneath the natural fall of the hair in the back. It was quite stunning, really. The Rachel Zoe show was entertaining. The look had a middle part and loosely gathered the hair in the back at the nape into a simple pony. The model I was working on had just cut her hair into a cute bob, and this look proved to be quite a challenge for her. With the use of many extensions and many pins and bungees, we ended up finally achieving our way to this great style. Marchesa, stunning! The look was a side part with a casual, messy bun. Here again I learned a new trick to put up my sleeve. The look had the form of an up-do, but moved elegantly as the dresses walked the runway. This awesome opportunity to work with Kerastase and Shu Uemura New York Fashion Week is something I will remember every minute of, from the styles executed, people I met, places I saw… it was amazing!