The Runway Ready Backstage Fashion Show by TRESemmé returned to Manila’s fashion and beauty scene. Now on its second year, the show once again gave stylesetters and fashionphiles “backstage access” by showcasing behind-the-scenes action on stage where top hair trends are recreated right before models hit the runway.
Three of the country’s top hair professionals and “TRESetters,” Jing Monis, Lourd Ramos, and Victor Ortega collaborated with three of Manila’s most celebrated designers, Rajo Laurel, Francis Libiran and Rhett Eala.
Inspired by TRESemmé Split Repair, the stylists recreated various long hair trends that were matched by ensembles of the designers.
As long as it takes
Jing Monis recreated straight and stylish ‘dos for Rajo Laurel’s collection with TRESemmé’s Split Repair—from shiny hair in long ponytails held high or tied low at the nape to “out of water” styles that are uber-sleek and shiny.
“Chic and classic, long hair is sure to stand the test of time, but how you style it is the key to staying modern,” said Monis. “This season’s high, sleek and ultra-long ponytails, or wet and shiny tresses pulled back or combed up are perfect ways to style your long straight hair.”
Rajo then brought this vision to life with beautiful fringed creations, from pieces that feature asymmetric or uneven fringed hems to layered fringed skirts and even embellished collars with fringes—all evocative of the various styles and lengths of salon-gorgeous hair only made possible by TRESemmé Split Repair.
“My collection was inspired by long, gorgeous straight hair. I highlighted the concept of hair smoothness and length—with a sheen on fringes and unified movement,” he enthused.
Inspired by bombshell blowouts, tumbling waves, as well as dramatic big buns that ruled the 2015 runways, Lourd Ramos made a couple of renditions for Francis Libiran’s collection. The collaboration showcased two sides of a story—flowing, moving, liberating, as well as shaped and structured. Loose features, soft fabrication plus sculpted pieces make for the designer’s feminine pieces—while Ramos’ long, wavy ‘dos and stylized big buns provide the perfect complement.
“Hollywood-like bombshell blowouts work great for all face shapes, while big buns create a certain drama and allure,” assured Ramos. “The longer the hair, the better!”
Just like Split Repair treated hair that’s shiny, soft, and moisturized, Francis’ features long, flowy pieces that move along with every step, as well as more sculptured pieces that mimic long hair styled in a more structured ‘do.
Brush it up
Victor Ortega relied on his creative prowess to make a mix of twists, loose ‘dos, and all sorts of braids, only possible with long and beautiful tresses, for the collection of Rhett Eala. His elaborate long hair ‘dos—from twisted rope braids to classic plaits—are made to perfectly match the designer’s fine lines and fluid strokes.
“Just like the stunning abstract strokes of Rhett which were inspired by the season’s hair twists, my hairstyles feature loops, knots, braids, among others,” shared Ortega.
Eala’s pieces, true enough, feature gentle color sweeps on necklines or elaborate strokes on fu ll skirts. The fluidity of the strokes on each of his creations is made possible by the use of paint brushes made of human hair that were treated with the TRESemmé Split Repair line. “With the range binding split ends, finer and smoother brushstrokes allowed me to make more precise works of art,” said the designer.