Disconnected Salon Stylist Kirsty Shoemaker was invited to assist backstage at New York Fashion Week this September. Here is her story:
“Since the beginning of my hair career, I’ve dreamt of working backstage at New York Fashion Week. About 2 years ago, I started my journey in making this dream a reality. I completed Styling I at Bumble and Bumble University in New York City in July 2013, Styling II at Bumble and Bumble University in New York City in March 2014, and the Skills Assessment Test in Los Angeles in June 2014. A few weeks after completing the Skills Assessment Test, I received the call I had been waiting for; I was chosen to be a part of the Bumble and Bumble backstage team working this September at New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer 2015 season.
During my first day backstage I had the honor of working under lead stylist James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble at the Yigal Azrouel show. Our finished look was effortless and low-maintenance.
For my second day working backstage I worked with one of my hair idols Laurent Philippon, Global Artistic Director for Bumble and Bumble, at the Karen Walker show. Our finished look was inspired by an elegant English woman who had just spent the afternoon tending to her garden.
During my third and final day working backstage I worked under lead stylist James Pecis for Bumble and Bumble at the Maison Martin Margiela MM6 show. The end result was a sweaty, swampy look.
Some trends I noticed were very lived-in, easy, no-fuss hair, and it was amazing to see the amount of detail required to create such looks behind-the-scenes.
It was a tremendous experience working with such talented stylists and models and I’m grateful to have been a part of New York Fashion Week. Sometimes dreams do come true!”
Behind-the-scenes at New York Fashion Week: