Hair-spiration from New York Fashion Week

Post by Kenzi This month, the world's finest models and designers alike strutted the New York runways during the Big Apple's prestigious fashion week. Though the hype of the event surrounds the clothes, the hair is not to be ignored. Here's a quick peek at what's hot for the upcoming seasons, with a focus on a few trends. Updos of all shapes and sizes made an appearance, from structured and intricate at Caroline Herrera, to flirty and feminine from Zac Posen, to loose and undone with Nicole Miller. Caroline Herrera (Photo: Imaxtree) Zac Posen (Photo: Imaxtree) Nicole Miller (Photo: Imaxtree) Another feature style shown by Reed Krakoff, Vera Wang, Rodarte and DKNY, among others was the pony. Variations included low with a deep side part, sporty with headbands, textured and big, and sleek and simple. Reed Krakoff (Photo: Getty Images) Rodarte (Photo: Imaxtree) Vera Wang (Photo: Imaxtree) Braids, whether thick and chunky or used as headbands, graced the models from Rachel Zoe and Rebecca Minkoff. Rachel Zoe (Photo: Imaxtree) Rebecca Minkoff (Photo: Imaxtree) Several designers opted for an easy, undone look and left their models tresses free flowing. Alexander Wang went middle-parted and low-key, while Rag and Bone went for a sleeker look. Alexander Wang Rag and Bone (Photos: Imaxtree) And finally, era-inspired looks captured the best of vintage and retro. Proenza Schouler channeled the 70s teen with straight and plain hair. Badgley Mischka rolled up the ends of his models' hair for a retro updo. And models for Donna Karan sported long, straight locks slicked back on top for another take on a 70s style. Proenza Schouler (Photo: Getty Images) Badgley Mischka (Photo: Imaxtree Images) Donna Karan (Photo: Imaxtree Images) Though the fashion takes centre stage at New York Fashion Week, the hair is undoubtedly the best accessory.  Which [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:17:19-07:00February 20th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

Hair History – Evolution of the Bob

Post by Kenzi It's been popular for nearly a century. It's been looked down upon and admired. It's been sleek, it's been short, it's been voluminous, long, curly, layered and blunt. It's evolved and morphed with each decade, along with changing styles and tastes. It's arguably the most classic hairstyle, ever. It's the bob. And here's where it came from. Though the bob really became popular in the 20th century, the haircut that we now know and love was inspired by a famous heroine back in the 15th century. Joan of Arc is said to have worn her hair cropped up near her ears in one of the oldest known versions of the bob. For Joan, the style was used to disguise her gender, as well as being a practical cut throughout the 100 Years' War. In 1909, French hairdresser Antoine revived the look at his salon, referencing Joan of Arc as an influence. The bob is still referred to as "coupe de la Jeanne D'Arc" in France. Photo: 1917 cover of George Bernard Shaw's play Another ancient source of bob inspiration is Cleopatra. Though her bob-like hairstyle was actually a pinned up hair piece, the pharoah is seen with a longer bob in most depictions of her. Photo: Fox Film Corp. The bob came to America in 1914, atop the head of ballroom dancer Irene Castle. To make her hair easier to deal with during recovery from a surgery, Castle cut off her hair into a bob. Afterwards, she hid her hair under hats and scarves when she went out in public until a friend urged her to show off the cut. She did, and a trend was born. A short cut with curls at the ends came to be known as the "Castle bob." Photo: Randy Bryan Bigham [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:16:46-07:00February 12th, 2014|Hairstyles, Trends|0 Comments

Golden Globes Hits & Misses

Post by Kenzi Last Sunday, Hollywood's finest strutted the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and though we're all about hair here at Sin 7, let's take a look at some fashion hits and misses. First up, the winners of the night - for style, that is. Olivia Wilde donned a gorgeous green gown that emphasized her baby bump rather than hiding it. We commend her for that, and love the mermaid vibe of the Gucci dress with her loose ombre hair. (Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP) Next, we love Emma Watson's creative Dior number - a fully backless, bright red dress with a pair of navy slacks underneath. Cute, eyecatching, and something that set her apart from the rest. (Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP) Our third style hit not only won in the fashion department, she also took home the Globe for best actress for her role in "American Hustle", and on the red carpet she looked as though she'd stepped straight off the set. The plunging neckline and vibrant red of her Valentino gown could've been stolen from (her character) Sydney Prosser's closet. We love that she stayed in character for her big win. (Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP) As for the stars who didn't quite hit the mark, we must first mention Julia Roberts. She played it a bit too safe in an outfit that looked more corporate than red carpet. Here's hoping she'll step it up for the Oscars! (Photo: John Shearer/Invision/AP) Next is a "Girl" who chose a less-than-flattering cut and colour (of her dress, not her hair!). Lena Dunham, creator and star of "Girls", went too yellow with her Zac Posen gown, and the strapless neckline cut her all wrong. (Photo: Getty Images) A few gowns sparked more of a varied opinion from the critics. Among the comparisons made to [...]

By |2016-09-06T11:16:11-07:00February 6th, 2014|Design, Hairstyles|0 Comments