Expert's Opinion

Fall 2013 Hair Preview

August 12, 2013

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By Jeff Duckwall
Tibolli’s Platform Artist and Educator

Every year, fall fashion is an epic element and this season is no different. Dramatic styles are reconceptualized from the punk era embracing the concept of studded and metal garments and accessories. The season’s trend displays intense, sharp, linear silhouettes, high slits in skirts as well as faux leather, leopard prints, zippers, buckles, chains and safety pins are heavily used in most lines.

Versace uses vinyl, screws, nails and spikes in their fall line; while Alexander McQueen’s collection contains a heavy concentration of studs. Fendi follows the trend with bold pop blues, neon pinks and uses vinyl as a staple fabric. Even classic brands such as Chanel and Hermes have incorporated the punk trend into their collections. Chanel takes their classic “Signature Chain” and details the brand’s footwear to look as if it is a rocker’s boot. Hermes also entwines vinyl among several of their garments as well as faux reptile.

As fashion partners with beauty trends simultaneously, hair is a huge accessory to each look and it must fit the garments each individual adorns. The season’s electrifying progression in hair has displayed a vast array of designs and direction.

Hair fashion is like a roller coaster ride, very fast paced one minute and in the next… its history. The styles that I have been doing are very similar structures inspired from the 80’s and 90’s. I’m creating amazing asymmetry for all lengths such as short and sharp edgy pixie cuts and other looks like taking long hair pinning it up into that rocked out crazy fohawk and even that hard indie fringe which is so much fun as a stylist, putting your own creative flair.

Fall fashion for hair is featuring lots of texture, movement and messy, tousled looks and yes even pompadour for women, very exciting! Creating these styles; I cocktailed the Tibolli Moisture Must Cream with Desired Hair Oil. This gives these looks incredible movement with that punch of shine! This season’s gallant trend brings out the inner rebel that is every woman’s style and is truly glam.

About the Author
A tireless leader, Duckwall has spent 21 years perfecting the art of hair styling. He has trained in both New York and Los Angeles, under the tutelage of Gina Derry, Oscar Bond, Ted Gibson and Michael Shaun Corby. His skills landed him backstage at LA Fashion Week, where he styled for designer Christian Audigier. He was also awarded Educator of the Year in 2009 and 2010 with Alterna Professional Haircare. Most recently, Duckwall auditioned for Bravo TV's Shear Genius Season 3, where he finished in the top 15 before casting.He is also currently a member of the National Artistic Team with GK Hair, in which he teaches and coaches other stylists in the industry.

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