A-Line Afros at Carlos Campos NYFW: Men’s S/S 2018

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At New York Fashion Week: Men’s S/S 2018 Lead Hairstylist, T. Cooper of Metro Look, and her team were sponsored by ECRU New York and Wahl Professional to create tight Afro textured looks for the Carlos Campos show at IMG’s Fashion Week partner venue, Skylight Clarkson Sq. Carlos Campos is a celebrated menswear designer from Honduras. In 2007, he launched his namesake brand, Carlos Campos New York. The brand’s modern take on “classic American style… with a Latin twist” immediately earned him the respect and accolades of the US and Latin American fashion communities.

Carlos Campos NYFW: Men’s S/S 2018

Cooper called the hairstyle the “A-Line Afro” and it was created by using ECRU products Defining Styling Potion, Dry Wax, and Acai Protein Oil. “Upon discussing the inspiration with Carlos, he let me know that this collection was all about strong lines. A lot of the models had natural hair, and he wanted to keep the texture, but didn’t want a big, round Afro to take away from the shape of the clothes. We decided to keep the hair fuller on top and much
tighter on the sides.” Cooper explained. After the cleaned up the hairline, sideburns, and facial hair with a Wahl Beret trimmer, the stylists saturated the models’ hair with Defining Styling Potion to eliminate frizz. The stylists then blow dried the models’ hair, while simultaneously rubbing it in a circular motion with their fingers to form tight coils. For models with longer hair on the sides, the stylists either brushed the sides and applied Dry Wax for hold, or pinned the hair back in a mohawk shape (depending on length). Finally, Acai Protein Oil was patted onto the Afros to add a hint of shine. “The diversity of the ECRU line, really allowed us to create texture on models with
different curl patterns beautifully!” said Cooper.

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Wet Natural Textured Hair at BENCH/Body NYFW: Men’s S/S 2018

During New York Fashion Week: Men’s S/S 2017 at the ultra-trendy Meatpacking District venue, Industria, Lead Hairstylist, T. Cooper of Metro Look, and her team were sponsored by ECRU New York and Conair to create wet natural textured hairstyles for the BENCH/Body show. BENCH/Body is the market leader for underwear in the Philippines. They carry a wide range of premium quality undergarments including basic, trendy, and sexy at affordable prices.

Cooper named the style the “Au Naturale” and it was created using the ECRU New York products: Rejuvenating Moisture Mist, Silk Nectar Serum, and Sunlight Styling Spray. “Once I saw the models that were going to be in the show, I knew that I wanted to embrace their natural hair texture. BENCH Body casted a lot of models with the best curls that you’ve ever seen in your life!” said Cooper.  The stylists sprayed the models’ hair with Rejuvenating Moisture Mist to hydrate and eliminate frizz from curls and waves. They then dried the hair from underneath with a diffuser to form curls and waves. The curls were then defined with a Conair Infinity Pro curling iron. Next, the models had Silk Nectar Serum applied generously to the hair for illusion of wet hair. Finally Sunlight Spray was used to keep the style’s shape. “The ECRU New York products worked perfectly for enhancing the models’ texture.” says Cooper.

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Edison Lu Spring 2018 Menswear

Photos: Albert Urso / Getty Images

Photos: Albert Urso / Getty Images

On opening day of NYFW Men's New York Fashion Week, celebrity stylist Edison Lu debuted his menswear fashion brand titled "To Be Thrill". The brand featured sophisticated black garments highlighted by the designers signature edge to create unique and red carpet celebrity worthy designs. 

Edison Lu is no stranger to the fashion world, winning many international awards for his work as a hair and make-up stylist. His work has been featured in Marie Claire, GQ, and various international publications. From stylist to designer, there is nothing that can get in the way of this powerhouse artist. For his debut collection, Edison asked his long time friend Taiwanese celebrity Mike Ho to collaborate with him on the inspiration for the collection. Mike Ho not only walked in the finale of the runway show but his hit TV shows "Beside Evil" and "The Contract Of Love" served as inspirations for the collection.

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