Sexy, Messy Hair at Joy Cioci: MB Fashion Week Fall 2012
We caught up with celeb hairstylist Tommy Buckett backstage at Joy Cioci F/W 2012 to talk trendy disheveled hair, favorite styling products, and why short hair is fabulous.
Joy Cioci’s fall 2012 presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion paid tribute to the modern woman of today. She’s a confident and complex lady. Loves of bright blue, chiffon dresses, and snakeskin prints—all included in the collection.
The looks were anchored by the hairstyles on the models. Organic and textured braids created by stylist Tommy Buckett from the Marie Robinson Salon. Celebs like Sienna Miller and Rachel McAdams often frequent the salon for care of their locks.. We were able to squeeze in a quick chat with Tommy whilst he worked on some of the hair of the models backstage before the show.
BettyConfidential: Tell us about the inspiration behind working with Joy Cioci to create the look.
Tommy Buckett: The Joy Cioci girl is very confident with herself. She doesn’t need a lot of fuss with her hair. We’re encouraging that easy, kind of organic feel when it comes to styling. We don’t use clips or pins or anything like that. This kind of girl just kind of twists her hair up and goes with it and because she’s wearing a great outfit, that’s all you need for the look. It’s definitely easy to take from day to night. When you have your hair down, tie it up or underpin it so it’s still messy and keeps its texture.
Tommy working on a model backstage before the show
BC: For this look, you’re doing braids Any tips to make it easier?
TB: When you braid hair, you want to go fast! It can’t be perfect and it’s not supposed to be contrived. Encourage a little more texture in the braid when you can and don’t be afraid to keep it on the messy side.
BC: I’m seeing a lot of disheveled looks backstage so far- is it the new trend in hair?
TB: Definitely! It’s all about keeping the hair very organic and with plenty of texture. Realistically, all girls want to look a little disheveled and sexy- it’s the perfect look for all girls no matter what their hair texture is.
BC: What’s the best kind of hair product can I use to get that effortless look?
TB: I use ocean mist hair styler ($28, sephora.com) which gives the hair a beachy kind of texture with a little grip on it. I also put in just a little bit of oil that helps to keep the hair shiny and healthy.
BC: Any other favorite hair care products?
TB: The drugstore hairsprays, especially TRESemmé. I also love dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is not as old fashioned as it used to be, it’s much more translucent now.
BC: Apart from messy chic hair, what do you wish more women would dare to do with their hair?
TB: I wish women would cut their hair short again. It always looks fresh and then you actually get to see women’s faces. They’re not made to feel pretty just because they have tons of hair. Long hair is very feminine, but it’s all in the attitude that you’re exuding which is what makes hair truly stand out.
Heather Taylor is BettyConfidential’s LA correspondent