BLEU x NYFW with Anna Sui
R+Co BLEU hairstyles bring Anna Sui's SS24 mermaid fantasy to life at NYFW.
Inspired by deep blue waters and environmental sustainability at the forefront, it's no surprise that R+Co BLEU was the perfect collection to invent statement-making hairstyles for Anna Sui's SS24 collection this fashion week.
Anna Sui's collection merged beauty and fashion with a statement on climate change and the importance of protecting the oceans, so R+Co founder and long-time hair collaborator to Sui, Garren, took the opportunity to lean into the whimsical fluidity of underwater beauty, environmental sustainability and the movement of Sui's fabrics.
With a nod to the mermaid, Garren opted for styles close to the head, as if the models were mermaid just out of the water, and added an emphasis on healthy shine that gave the illusion of water-infused hair without looking soaked.
The "fantasy mermaid" finish on hair was created with a handpicked selection of BLEU's most transformative products including the ROSE WATER Wave Spray, OPTICAL ILLUSION Smoothing Oil, and either REBOUNCE Natural Texture & Curl Defining Creme or ESSENTIAL Spray Tonic depending on the models' texture.
This slick and shiny look did wonders to bring Anna Sui's collection to life, but the mermaid fantasy doesn't stop there. Expect this polished but not perfect trend with mega hydration to be a mainstay in hair trends to come this season. And if you're ready to take the plunge, Garren's selected R+Co BLEU products will help you get there.
Wash and condition hair with DE LUXE REPARATIVE Shampoo + Conditioner.
Section by section using a small curling wand, curl large sections of the hair around the wand for a nice, deep wave. Go layer by layer and do not touch the curls or pull through.
Part hair down the middle and tuck behind the ears. Apply OPTICAL ILLUSION Smoothing Oil hair by swiping it through the sides of the hair and the top to give the slight illusion of wetness, but still separated and piecey.
For the shorter bobbed curl with finger waves, use SURREAL Styling Serum and apply close to the head parting in the middle, with a deep part. This makes the look tight and slick, perfect for short styles.
Shop the NYFW look:
ROSE WATER WAVE SPRAY
OPTICAL ILLUSION SMOOTHING OIL
Sleek style, high shine. This precious nourishing oil smoothes texture, tames flyaways, adds separation and megawatt gloss.
REBOUNCENATURAL TEXTURE & CURL DEFINING CRÈME
ESSENTIAL HAIR TONIC
This versatile mist gives any style flexibility, light hold, memory and shine.