With a new line of curl-specific brushes and tools, curl maestro Christo reveals his styling secrets for the ringlet set.
What’s the biggest challenge curly-haired girls face? Frizz. The best way to beat frizz is to have healthy hair. Weekly treatments of deep therapy masks help revitalize and restore hair. Having curly hair means that your hair cuticle is always open, so you’re constantly losing keratin. A mask, not oil, will bring back keratin and restructurize hair.
How does your new line address their needs? I wanted my tools to be as healthy as possible to hair. The brushes have holes so hot air goes through them, not directly on hair. The bristles are designed to be soft and to let air through so as not to damage curls. When it comes to the blow-dryers, I wanted them to do as little damage from the heat as possible. We’re using a new technology with the Ozone Dryer, which not only conditions the scalp but works faster to dry hair faster and also decreases dandruff and seborrhea.
How did your work in your salon inspire this line? The problem I had before in the salon is that [brushes] used to break. Curly hair is stronger so you need a tool that takes a lot of weight and a lot of pulling. Our Thermal Brushes have a wood handle with a metal center that is planted into the wood so that when you’re pulling the hair to smooth it, it won’t snap.
What should women be on the lookout for when purchasing tools and brushes? For brushes, don’t buy something attached with screws. The beauty of a good styling tool is that when you pull the brush through your hair a few times, you’ll start to see some shine.
What tool should women throw away for good? Direct heat tools like curling irons and flat irons. If you don’t have to use them, don’t.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia