Lisa Folawiyo Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Hair Design by Mann Nance for RICH Hair Care
Photo Credit © David Webber / Asymmetrical Hair at Lisa Folawiyo
New York Fashion Week – Designer Inspiration
A change characterized by personal growth. Developed during a period of personal tumult, the collections emerge as a depiction of strength, forged by the delicate triumph of Creative Director, Lisa Folawiyo. A feeling of triumph and strength was anchored by the desire to re-create a new visual representation of the Ankara cloth through an original and perfect set of eyes. Influenced by Folawiyo’s often used Ankara inspired prints, the prints of the SS15 collection depict a new geometry. There is a realm of lines, squares and circles all forming the base of a collection anchored by the idea of modernity. For that is the brands sole aim in design, to always create clean and modern garments with a nod to Afro representation, but never forgetting the brand’s ethos. This brand philosophy includes the hand embellishment forged by local artisans, needle and thread in tow, in aid of a local story told on a global stage. As the Lisa Folawiyo brand continues to evolve and grow in strength, it resonates soundly with Folawiyo’s personal mission and passion, to tell the stores of African culture and ideals in today’s modern world through the vehicle of fashion and design.
The Hair Look
For Lisa Folawiyo Spring/Summer 2015 collection – Mann Nance, editorial and celebrity stylist (owner of tHAIRapy NYC Salon), created long, smooth and modern asymmetrical hair looks with braided tribal accents using RICH Hair Care. Hair was loose, straight and flowing on one side, deep side-parted on the other, with tight braids encircling the head from top to mid-nape and pinned under contrasting longer hair.
“Lisa’s clothes are amazing,” explained Nance. “She has a unique gift of integrating classic African textures, colors and prints with completely modern, universal shapes and silhouettes. I wanted the hair to reflect this — combining a lightness of movement with a rich, bold textural effect. I created additional contrast and reflection by making the hair look almost wet, and added hair extensions on selected models to create a subtle colored ombre hair color effect.”
How the Look Was Created
Asymmetrical Hair at Lisa Folawiyo 2015 Fashion Show
- I first applied RICH Volume Spray throughout the hair and blow-dried it for a sleek smooth look.
- Next, I made a deep diagonal side part from the top of the hairline to behind the ear and to the nape of the neck to serve as a panel to rest the braid I would create.
- After spritzing RICH Argan Oil Elixir on hair parted, I made the braid. I used a generous amount of RICH Argan Oil Elixir because I wanted the braided hair to look shiny, almost wet. It’s now one of my favorite products because it absorbs right in and looks so natural – and it’s especially hard to find a good dry oil that can be sprayed on like this.
- To further control any flyaways on the braid once it was made, I lightly sprayed on RICH Argan De-Frizz & Shine Mist.
- I then tucked the braid underneath the hair at the nape and pinned it.
- Next, for added volume on the rest of the hair, I clipped in HairArt Hair Extensions, mixing solid and ombre colors. I then sprayed RICH Sure Hold Hairspray on one-inch sections, then flat ironed the hair pin straight with a HairArt Ti Infrared 450 Flat Iron to smooth and sleek hair.
- To complete, I again used the new RICH Argan De-Frizz & Shine Mist on hair on top of the head to add additional shimmer and complete the effect.