Bed Head, Dark Nail Polish + More Trends Backstage at Timo Weiland: MBFW 2102
We got exclusive tips from celebrity hairstylist Joseph Dimaggio and manicurist Gina Edward before Timo Weiland’s fashion show!
During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, I got the chance to snoop backstage at the Timo Weiland Fall 2012 runway show. Amidst the chaos, models were getting glammed up with hair, makeup and nails, Luckily I was able to steal a minute with L’Oreal Professionnel session hairstylist Joseph Dimaggio and manicurist Gina Edward. They both dished on beauty tips and upcoming trends from the current season to fall!
As a rock star drummer turned hairstylist Joseph Dimaggio had no problem keeping up with the backstage mayhem. For fall he mentioned the “lived in” look will be a big trend. “You’ll definitely see a lot of bed head.” He suggested literally rolling out of bed, adding a touch of product to your hair, try L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Mat ($18.00, us.lorealprofessionnel.com), and you’re done!
Joseph had three words for the perfect summer hair: “It’s about texture!” That’s right, go for big ‘dos ladies! The new L’Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust ($19.00, us.lorealprofessionnel.com) will be in stores soon and add volume and luscious texture to hair in no time. Joseph was using it backstage, giving models that extra oomph! And for dry winter hair he recommended using L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($14.59, amazon.com) for added moisture and shine to quench dry locks.
Manicurist to the stars Gina Edwards had plenty of good dish for all things nail related.
For the Tom Weiland show, she used imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails ($5.99, walgreens.com) on all the models. The press-ons can be applied in less than 15 minutes and lasts up to 8 days (ed note: we did a road test on them).
Each model wore the Rated R shade, intended to express the downtown, edgier look. For the fall Gina predicts that darker colors like gray, burgundy, and green will be popular polish choices. Regarding nail health, she recommends a good diet and the vitamin Biotin. And for keeping rough winter hands smooth, she suggests moisturizing hands at night and using olive oil on cuticles. I actually tried that trick after leaving the tents and it works wonders! I’m a part of the dry skin club and I woke up with soft hands.
While I had Gina’s attention I just had to ask her about the recent nail trend, where you paint one or two nails a different color than the rest. I’ve seen the look all over the place and ironically, she had her nails painted (flawlessly, of course) that way! “It has that cool factor. No one knows why it’s cool, it’s just cool!” That’s all the confirmation I needed.
Nalissa Cuthbert is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.