The finale of my Kérastase trilogy has finally arrived. Thakoon was the third show I covered backstage for Kérastse at New York Fashion Week. The inspiration behind the collection was Audrey Hepburn, and to compliment the clothes Thakoon worked with hair guru Odile Gilbert to create a look that was both polished and elegant, with a bit of an edge. Odile crafted very sculptural hair made up of a small chignon with a sharp, asymmetrical part. To achieve this look, the Kérastase experts used Volumactive Mousse and, everyones favorite, Double Force Hair Spray. All you need are a few Kérastase products and you can look like a FW12 Thakoon girl even before the collection hits stores.

The look at Jill Stuart was hair of my dreams. Odile Gilbert and her team constructed the perfect compliment to the effortlessly chic clothes shown on the runway. To achieve this relaxed, undone feeling with the hair, they used Kérastase’s Mousse Substantive, Fiber Architect and Double Force Hairspray. The Mousse can be used on both dry and wet hair and is a great way to take away frizz and give texture. The Fiber Architect heals and seals hair giving a natural shine while protecting it from damage done by heat. The double Force Hairspray is incredibly light and long lasting. This look is even easy to achieve yourself thanks to these three essential Kérastase products. I couldn’t help it after seeing how perfect the models looked and I ended up leaving the show looking like a Jill Stuart girl compliments of Kérastase.

As my million tweets last week may have hinted, I did some backstage coverage of a few Fall 2012 shows for Kérastase Paris. The first of three was SUNO at Milk studios on February 10th. It was great to meet the Kérastase team especially the queen of hair, Odile Gilbert. Odile, who has been with Kérastase for two years, works closely with designers to complete the look each season for their runway shows. She takes the spirit of the collection and translates it to hair through a process that begins almost two weeks before a show. The final style is usually decided upon two days prior to the runway. This season at SUNO Kérastase helped to create a fresh, innocent and sophisticated look. Stay tuned to see footage as well from Jill Stuart and Thakoon…