Texture on the Runway was a spectacular NYFW 2017 event, replete with glitz, glamour, and impeccable style!
Texture on the Runway, hosted by NaturallyCurly and powered by Sally Beauty, is the ultimate fashion show for international hair, beauty, and fashion brands. Featuring a new take on braids, Afros, and protective styles, the world's favorite beauty brand SheaMoisture dazzled the runway with its Braid Revvolution!
Hair styles featured in this showcase were designed by Master Stylist and SheaMoisture Brand Ambassador Diane C. Bailey. Bailey co-MC'd the showcase with living style legend and image activist Michaela angela Davis.
Keep scrolling to see how the SheaMoisture Braid Revv-olution captivated the Texture on the Runway audience at NYFW 2017 in the slideshow. As ever, stay curly!
A Contemporary Take on the 20s and 70s
"We're paying tribute to beautiful, classic textured hairstyles by giving these looks avant-garde, trend-setting updates, created by celebrity stylist and textured hair pioneer, Diane C. Bailey. Texture is here to stay, and we're all about re-imagining these seminal styles." -Nicola Chung, SheaMoisture Senior Director of Hair Care Innovation. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Attention: Detail and Care in Every Strand
This style is perfect for those with a flair for the dramatic: voluminous Afro, half-haloed by multicolored box braids that side swoop into a bejeweled hip-length braid. Stunning! This look was styled by the incomparable textured hair guru Diane C. Bailey and her team of stylists and hair sculptors. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Surprise: It's Loc'd Finger Waves!
This look is pure magic. Fingerwaves are typically seen in non-loc'd and baby hairs-territory. This look is a true revelation. As the seashell accents flow through the locs, the TOR audience was delighted by the merging of loc texture and fingerwaves. This stunning look was styled by Jennifer Lord of @naturalhollywood. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Surprise: It's Loc'd Finger Waves!
Master Stylist and Brand Ambassador Diane C. Bailey envisioned the magic behind this look, serving the TOR crowd locs and contemporary waves. Modern, rolled cuff button down top designed by UNIFORM. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Timeless Braided Ponytail featuring Sculpted Accent
The hypnotizing sculpture featured here does not take away from the overall look of this style. The meticulously styled braided ponytail ends with 20s era inspired tassles sitting atop crisp white overalls. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Intricately Scuplted Face Framing Swoop
As the sculpture wraps and twists atop the crown of the model's head, the light structure itself played with the lighting in the showroom, casting shadows onto the model's face at certain angles. This look was a moving work of art. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Strike a Pose
A balance is struck between elements of the past, present, and future with this look. Pulled back and shining, the sides of the hair are visibily moisturized. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Throwing Shade down the Runway
Feeling those Stevie Wonder vibes, this look got 60s and 70s-inspired spirits lifted. Yes, the audience could feel it all over: the dew-glow skin, nude lip, and eye-catching beads shook the room. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
This cornocupia of braids on braids on braids was particularly stunning under the bright showroom lights. The silvertone and onyx color palette added an air of sophistication indicative of the roaring 20s, while the gold beads illuminated Cleopatra's 40 BC reigning era. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
The Style Tells HerStory
A patch of side-installed cornrows feed into the bountiful cornucopia, leading up to a thicket of braids and an abbreviated pompadour. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
The Show Stopping Crown that Ruled Us All
This intricate piece struck audiable awe in the audience, becoming an instant crowd favorite. The masterful attention to detail in the crown communicates the power of traditional protective styles and the African heritage pride. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Modern, Urban Reflections of a Unique Heritage
Of all the looks, this crowning achievement suggests a sincere reflection of SheaMoisture's "purpose-driven Community Commerce business model and mission". Click here to learn more. Photograph: GETTY IMAGES