With STYLE360 New York Fashion Week in full swing, tennis star Serena Williams presented her Signature Statement Collection during a star-studded runway show on Tuesday.  

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(Photo Credit: Nishat Baig)


The hair experts behind Olivia Garden were on hand to compliment Williams’ edgy-yet-wearable looks with an effortlessly chic hairstyle.  Models’ pin-straight tresses were brushed straight back from the forehead, creating a polished, streamlined look that works well for both day and night. The Source Magazine had the opportunity to speak with hair stylist Victor Castro backstage before the show:


Can you tell us a little bit about the vision for this hair look, and what you did to achieve it?


What we’re doing for the show today is we’re smoothing out all the models’ hair and flat-ironing it.  Then, what we’re doing is creating a little bit of an elevated root throughout the top, not slicking it back but pushing it back.  We’re gently pushing it back.  I wouldn’t call it a sleek look, but it’s definitely a neater look, and very simple and elegant.


Are you using specific brushes?


Yes, we’re using the Olivia Garden brushes–mainly paddle brushes, but also teasing combs and teasing brushes, for smoothing purposes.

-Brigid Ronan

A-List Communications produced Style360. Sponsors supporting this season included Cointreau, L’Alpina Water, Hello naturally friendly oral care, Carefree, Olivia Garden hair care tools, Shimmer Jewelry Tattoos, Beanitos and Scarlet & Gold print shop, NYX Fusions Moscato by Nicki Minaj and Mona Scott-Young, Bottega Rose sparkling. All fashion shows were styled with Not Your Mother’s hair care products by lead stylist Michele Carrillo. James Vincent was the makeup artist with the official makeup partners, Mehron Cosmetics and Alcone Company. STYLE360’s official hotel partner was the Row NYC.