Friday, July 19, 2013

Love Your Hair

Hey all! Last Sunday I was so proud to see my dad and Jean Yip's Artistic team latest hair arts trending the catwalk at our very own Love Your Hair fashion show. Recently, my dad has been especially busy getting props and buying lots of fresh flowers home and ferrying it to and fro work. I was wondering if he was opening a floral boutique (daddy was a florist designer before he embarked on his hairdressing career, and he is super talented and has an eye for floral art and designs) or what's happening?! but he refused to let us in on his project till the official launch last Sunday.

I love how they've incorporated this season's floral trends into hair fashion, and how they've managed to make fresh hydrangeas (I adore those baby blue and violet ones) fit so seamlessly on a head instead of just your average vases and displays. I feel it's really creative how my dad aka our Creative Director has deconstructed the usual floral garland and revived it in a contemporary dramatic hair art piece.  Of course these hair art pieces aren't quite your ready-to-wear styles, but I feel that different elements of each hair art has some style tips that we can look out for. 

Firstly, rich brown and "bronde" (the perfect match between blonde and brunette) shades as seen on the models, however, for Asians skin tones we have to be very careful with "bronde" hues and not end up like a muddy mush. Secondly, braids are definitely still big this season, but instead of a plain fishbone or french braids, be playful and jazz it up with bows and other accessories. Add 'excessories' to your hair to give your hairdo an instant attractive lift. For this hair show, they made use of LED light resembling streaks of hair, while other hair pieces were made of real hair extensions that incorporated oriental red chopsticks into the braids adding versatility to the braids and a voluminous 3D updo. This Spring/Summer 2013 runways spotted high fashion labels such as Chanel, Balenciaga, Fendi and Dolce and Gabbana adorning their models in various accessories in their hairstyles such as bows, scarfs and edgy head bands.

Happily taking the opportunity to promote Mata Mata on stage as well ;) As  I will be back with the Mata Mata cast at Causeway Point on the 27th July 3-7pm. Hope to see you there!

Some of our lovely guests
Huge round of applause to the stars of the day and our Creative Director Sir Mervin Wee (my dad was knighted in Paris by the Intercoiffure Mondial, hence his gold chain) spearheading this amazing team!! And I have to also mention our fashionista huang mei mei and Marie Alexander was in charge of the fashion styling. Great jobs guys!! Can't wait to see your next hair art exhibition :)

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