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One of Australia’s top designers, Dion Lee, showcased his Spring/Summer 2014 collection for the first time at New York Fashion Week last night. Lee once again partnered up with KMS California to create the hair look for his runway. This follows the brands collaborating for Lee’s 2012 London Fashion Week and this year’s Sydney Fashion Week show.

KMS California Hair Directors, Sophie Roberts and Wayne Chappell worked with Lee to create a subtle and soft look to work with the strong tailoring of the collection.

Speaking about the concept behind the look, Roberts said, “The hair this season is clean, fresh and modern. To bring out the natural beauty of each girl, the hair has been center-parted and blow dried smooth with a Mason Pearson. We wanted the hair to retain its vitality, so we lightly tousled the ends just before the girls walked on the runway. Effortless, minimal and cool.”

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1. Cleanse and condition hair with KMS California SILKSHEEN shampoo and SILKSHEEN conditioner.

2. Apply KMS California FREESHAPE quick blow dry from mid-lengths to ends to provide heat protection and light condition.

3. Comb and centre part hair to create direction.

4. Using a Mason Pearson brush, blow dry hair section y section with KMS HAIRPLAY playable texture for a light-airy texture and to help accentuate layers.

5. Comb a low side part at the arch of the left brow to the crown and comb hair at either side neatly tucked behind the ears to establish direction.

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6. For further brushable hold, apply KMS HAIRSTAY medium hold hairspray to each section and lightly iron hair to seal cuticle, tame frizz and add shine.

7. To finish, mist hair with KMS anti humidity seal for added shine, with a weightless finish and 24 hour moisture seal.

8. Tuck hair behind ears and dress behind shoulders and gently tousle ends with a brush for an easy nonchalant look.


KMS California SILKSHEEN Shampoo RRP $28.95 – A luxurious shampoo the provides shine and light movement to increase manageability while gently cleansing, leaving the hair soft, silky and shiny.

KMS California SILKSHEEN Conditioner RRP $28.95 – A rich conditioner that infuses hair with touchable softness, lustrous shine and amazing comb-ability.

KMS California FREESHAPE quick blow dry 200ml, RRP $31.95 – For accelerated drying time and heat protection, FREESHAPE quick blow dry excels drying time by up to 50% and protects hair from heat while conditioning and detangling.

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KMS California HAIRPLAY playable texture RRP $33.95 – An invisible styling spray ideal for both medium to long hair, used for prepping, styling, finished and re-styling. It can be used in wet hair for a more stylised effect or in dry hair to simply add texture and shape.

KMS California HAIRSTAY medium hold spray RRP $26.95 – a workable spray that provides flexible, brushable hold and perfect support to create any finished style.

KMS California HAIRSTYLE anti-humidity seal 150ml $31.95 – This 24 hour ‘weatherproofing’ spray with UV filters provides protection from the elements. Shields hair from frizz and provides a shiny, weightless finish.

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Images courtesy of Cav Con PR

About The Author

Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh is the Editor-in-chief of, one of Australia's top fashion, beauty and lifestyle resources. She has worked on campaigns with brands including David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Simone Perele, Lenovo and L'Oreal. She recently appeared in Couturing's exclusive Australian Fashion Week reality web series, The Frow, alongside top industry names including Toni Maticevski and Maybelline Creative Director Nigel Stanislaus.

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