Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012: Regal and Razor Sharp

Hair has been the talk at the tents during Mercedes Benz Fashion week. I went backstage at Bibhu Mohapatra to have L’Oréal Professionnel Master Session Artist, Amit Abraham, break down the regal hairstyles for the women on the Fall 2012 runway.

The Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012 collection revolves around early the 20th century Chinese opera, The White Haired Girl, which tells the stories of the trials of Chinese peasant life and enduring spirit of love in colonial China.  “The collection revolves around the protagonist’s strength, passion and courage for love in the imperial China,” explains Mohapatra.

Created by Abraham and his team, the hair on the runway reflected the sharp and bold oriental nature with long hair, centered at the crown and pulled back into a low ponytail.  The hair was prepped with L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($32.00 / 4.2 oz.) and styled with L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium 4 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray and L'Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer ($21.00 / 5.8 oz.). 

The final touch for the look was a low flat-ironed pony, razor straight across to create a blunt even edge.  To secure this look, Abraham carefully razor cut the ends and sprayed L'Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 ($24.00 / 11 oz.) hairspray to hold the style. Check out for salons
 *Photos: Paul Nathan