February 16, 2011
Wednesday February 13th, 2011 – Chelsea Art Museum
For the Fall Winter 2011 Marchesa Collection Frederic Fekkai lead stylist Renato Campora, has been inspired from the volumes, textures, and silhouettes of the collection. He decided to create a modern style of the Flamenco Dancer’s Chignon. Campora kept the classic controlled sleek flamenco chignon look on the front but wildly sculped the back creating volume. The result is a romantic and modern hairstyle with the appearance of being windblown.
How to get the look:
Start by saturating the crown of the head with Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel for added texture and grip. Blow dry hair with hands to enhance the natural texture. Part the hair in the center with a fine tooth comb and brush out hair with The Fekkai Classic Brush. Then, brush hair back into a low, tight ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie. Tease the pony with the Fekkai Classic Brush to achieve a slightly tousled look heavy with texture. Secure the end of ponytail with an elastic and gather hair against the back of the head to create an oversized, disheveled, chignon with movement.
The final touch comes by spraying the Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray for a light and airy shape with flexible texture and hold.
All Products by Fekkai:
Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray ($24/ 5.8oz.)
Fekkai Classic Brush ($95)
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February 11, 2011
Thursday February 10, 2011 – Lincoln Center
Last night, in what could be considered the official kickoff to another Fashion Week in New York, Lincoln Center showcased a runway show for more than 60 Fashion Funders past and present for the American Express Cardmembers–Only CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Fashion Show.
Renato Campora, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai, transformed the tresses from day to night for the CVFF catwalk. As the beauty sponsor of the show, Frédéric Fekkai and Renato Campora worked closely with Vogue’s Lawren Howell to create these fresh, modern and very wearable styles.
The runway mash-up featured over 60 looks from the likes of Jason Wu, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Doo.Ri , Erin Fetherston, Helmut Lang, Isabel Toledo, Marchesa, Peter Som, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Derek Lam and many more! It’s the first-ever show of its kind and really the only way that regular consumers can access what is typically a trade event.
Day: Flirty and fun
1. On wet hair, he applied the Fekkai Coiff™ Controle Ironless™ Straightening Balm and blow dried the hair straight
2. Campora created a deep side part and applied Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip for added volume
3. Add Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel then slightly teased the hair in 3 sections with the Fekkai Classic Brush
4. He curled the hair using a 1 inch curling iron leaving the ends out
Let the hair cool, then brushed the curls out to create a natural bend
5. He swept the hair to one side over the should and spray the Fekkai Sheer Hold Hair Spray for all day hold and flexibility
Night: A young and sexy low ponytail
1. To turn the day look into an evening appropriate style complete steps 1 through 5 from above
2. He let the hair hang naturally straight in the back and secured the hair back into a tight, low ponytail
All Products by Fekkai: Fekkai Coiff™ Controle Ironless™ Straightening Balm ($25) Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip ($23) Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel($23) Fekkai Classic Brush ($95) Fekkai Sheer Hold Hair Spray ($23) available at Fekkai.com, Fekkai Salons, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue.
September 15, 2010
Wednesday September 15th, 2010 – Chelsea Art Museum
Renato Campora, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai, created a “modernized rockabilly style” for the Marchesa Spring Summer 2011 presentation. Campora applied the Fekkai Essential Shea Tame & Style Pot de Crème to the hair. Then, he flipped the head over and braided the hair out so that it will fall perfectly on top of the head. Next, Campora secured the braid into a bun at the crown. Next, he smoothed the hair using the Fekkai Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask and applied Fekkai Silky Straight Smooth Finish for protection and shine. Finally, for a richer and rougher style, Campora placed an embellished accessory designed by Marchesa to the finished look.
Fekkai Essential Shea Tame & Style Pot de Crème- This rich moisturizing styling crème tames and smoothes the hair, leaving it touchably soft. Can be used on wet hair for smooth, frizz-controlled waves or sleek locks when blow dried smooth.
Price: $35 4 fl. oz. Bottle; $32, 7 fl.oz.
Fekkai Essential Shea Ultra-Rich Mask – An intense conditioning treatment that replenishes ultra dry, coarse or unruly hair leaving it manageable, soft and strong.
Price: $30, 5 fl. oz. Bottle
Fekkai Silky Straight Smooth Finish – This weightless serum wraps each hair strand with concentrated smoothing agents and fights humidity, frizz and curl all day for sleek and shiny hair.
Price: $23.00, 1.7 fl. oz. Bottle
Shop Frederic Fekkai’s products via fekkai.com
See more photos below:
Photos: C.B Stylerumor.com
Hairstyle: Renato Campora, lead stylist for Frédéric Fekkai
Makeup: Talia Shobrook for Le Métier de Beauté
February 22, 2010
Wednesday February 17th, 2010 – Chelsea Art Museum
With all the focus on the clothes, bags and shoes this New York Fashion Week, most people often overlook two key accessories that can leave editors either loving or hating a collection: hair and makeup. But with the fashion bar set so high at the latest Marchesa Fall Winter 2010 show, it would take legendary coiffeur Frédéric Fekkai to deliver the “cirque chic” style that Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig had in mind when they created their latest collection.
Backstage at the Marchesa show, we met up with Lead HairStylist Renato Campora from the Fekkai group and watched as he and his team worked on teasing, brushing and dry shampoing a bevy of models. By the 7th day of fashion week, many of these models‘ don’t even remember what their original hair looked like much less be able to tame it after all the abuse it’s gone through. But little by little, we watched Renato Campora as he took some of the most disheveled sets of hair we’ve seen and transform it into an effortlessly tousled, bouclé, and courtesan coiffure.
As he explained it to us, the technique is somewhat simple but the result is pure glamour. He first used the Frederic Fekkai Coiff Extra Control Styling Gel to restore manageability to the model’s hair, which he then followed with a simple wash and blow dry process. Then he added the secret ingredient necessary to get that hay-like, matte feel to the hair - Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo.
Now I know that you’re probably thinking to yourself “I don’t want to seem stupid here but what the heck is dry shampoo and how do you even use it?” Well, that’s at least what I thought at first, until I saw it being used on the model and understood what it can do. Using the Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo, Renato peppered the model’s hair, brushing it into the strands, helping to build hair volume but yet give it a matte finish as well. He then teased the hair, wrapped back the middle strands around pencil-shaped tin foils that were later bent to hold everything in place. He then repeated this process 4-5 times around the entire head, checking to see that everything looked semi-symmetrical. His assistant then took to using a flat iron on the curls, for 30 seconds each, to give it that final curly dimension.
After adding the Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray to the top ensemble, a loose back braid was created & tied with a black bow to compliment the Marchesa look. But the Fekkai hair styling technique wouldn’t be complete without final attention to the proportion of the hair to the face. Renato looked at the model’s faces from every which way to make sure the hair was ‘just right’, sometimes even redoing 30 minutes worth of curls just to make sure it was balanced.
If you just stepped into the backstage room right before show time, you’d think the building was on fire and the exits were all sealed. But amidst the chaos, you saw two camps take strands of hair and thread to form one cohesive oeuvre d’art. Curious to see the result? Check below for images on how the looks turned out (and you’re curious and have no plans this weekend, well…you now have something to try out).
Get the Look – Hair: All products by Frederic Fekkai. Renato Campora used Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo to make hair full and dry, and add texture. He also used Frederic Fekkai Coiff Extra Control Styling Gel for hold. Then Renato used the Frederic Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray to the top ensemble, a loose back braid was created & tied with a black bow
Get the Look – Makeup: All products by Le Métier de Beauté. On lips, Talia Shobrook used Miami Lipstick under Bali-Or-Kona lipstick, which was blotted in the center. On eyes, she used a bluish-green shadow called Blue Steel and then mixed it with a new product called Magic, which was used all over the face.
See our pictures below: