After an enthusiastic welcome by fellow Oribe educator Louis Orozco, hairstylist Kien Hoang was introduced amidst organized chaos behind the curtain, putting the finishing touches on his structural blonde ponytails as seen in The Blonds’ Spring/Summer 2016 show. The backstage reenactment was a fitting commencement to the Oribe presentation; bringing to focus all that Kien wanted the audience to experience—the behind-the-scenes action and jaw-dropping runway work of New York Fashion Week. For the collection's Egyptian inspiration and the ensuing “Cleopatra-meets-Disco” theme, Kien created a series of big blonde ponytails accented by gold trimmings that resulted in a high-impact look as the models sauntered onstage. Shining light on all the exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping moments that stylists experience, from the initial prep to the last-minute touchups, Kien brought a taste of Fashion Week to Front Row.
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