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The mane event


December 4, 2010

While your wardrobe may be refined for fall/winter 2010-11, your hair will be anything but. According to Scott Yance, creative director for Erik of Norway salon, Mequon and Milwaukee, and a frequent ahead-of-the-trend stylist at New York Fashion Week, unfinished is the new sleek.

"I actually feel like everything in hair and makeup is very understated at the moment," he says. "The devil is in the details."

Yance, who has traveled to Fashion Week since 2003 and has styled backstage for the likes of Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Tam, Ports 1961, Christian Siriano, Dolce & Gabbana and more, confides there is nothing glamorous about being backstage.

"Conditions are cramped, and there are electric surges, late models and lots of attitude," reveals Yance. "The music is loud, everyone is frantic and it smells of hairspray. Itís completely insane!"

Hereís a look at Yanceís forecast for hair this season:

1. Short. "Yes, short. It is back in a strong way. Even long hair is coming up a bit, just past the shoulders."

2. The un-finish. "The biggest trend is the way we are seeing the finish of any haircut ... very childlike and unrefined. Hair is completely unstyled. Just watch Heidi Klumís latest looks."

3. Simple colors. "Color is a bit bland this season. No strong, loud colors. No strong or visible highlight patterns. Itís all very understated."

ó Jordan Dechambre


This story ran in the October 2010 issue of: