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Return of Sexy Punk


Return of Sexy Punk

Runway watch continues as fashion week heads headed to London from New York and then onto Milan.  In London, sexy punk styles ruled at Versus Versace, while sleek side ponytails, pretty headbands and messy retro glamour was also showcased. It’s best to rock Gigi Hadid’s rebellious 90’s punk style at night says MLD stylist and colorist Tre Wyrosdic.  “The look is a loose, edgy bouffant with lots of hair in front to create a sexy overgrown fringe. Applying mousse to damp hair, roughly drying with diffuser and finishing with sea salt spray will give it that lived in, textured look.”

Check out the best hair on the catwalk here.


Beauty update:  A Victoria's Secret Angel shares her beauty secrets

The blonde bombshell South African born, New York based model, who says she switches up her hair stylist regularly to keep her do fresh, let’s us in on the beauty essentials she can’t live without.


Fashion Fix:  Gucci and Prada, ‘Oh, My!’

Gucci and Prada have unveiled their Spring 2018 collections in Milan and both are a riot of color, print and texture with hints of 80’s excess – oversized shoulder pads, disco fabrics and comic motif’s. As for the hair?  There’s no missing Gucci’s fierce, sculptural blunt bobs – hot! 

Enjoy Vogue's round-up of hottest hair and make-up looks here.


Serena Williams on her Baby and Body Shaming

The tennis legend who recently welcomed a daughter (Alexis Olympia) has penned a personal essay that acknowledges her baby has her “strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body” and slams body shamers. “I was born with this badass body and proud of it," says Williams who also thanks her mother for encouraging her to be confident in her own skin.

Read the full story here.


fashion week freshen-up

In celebration of the international fashion collections, make a date with the MLD creative team, many of our stylist whom work their magic for runway shows, to transform your look straight into the new season and enjoy $25 off any cut or color.


The Punk Boy Cut


The Punk Boy Cut

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and trust Tom Ford to deliver seriousl sex appeal in the form of figure hugging dresses, ultra-sheer fabrics, racy micro minis and suiting with razor sharp shoulders. As for the hair, he gave the hottest models of the moment – Kendall, Gigi, and Lexi - short pixie crops with a punk edge.  “I love this look.  It’s the pixie with a modern twist and punky edge with its sharp textured bangs and layers,” says MLD’s Creative Director Leon Gorman.

Check out the best street style from NYFW.


Beauty update:  best cut for curly hair

On the subject of short sexy crops, the boyish pixie cut is also trending right now for curly girls. Discover the best crop for your curls, then make a date with the MLD creative team to take your look (and locks) straight into the now.


Fashion Fix:  the icons party

It wouldn’t be NYFW without a star-studded kick off bash which came courtesy of the Harper’s Bazaar ‘Icons Party’ held at The Plaza, naturally.  And as the name suggests there was A-list overflow including Selena Gomez, The Weekend, Gigi Hadid, Kim Kardashian, Courtney Love (with hair courtesy of MLD’s Leon Gorman) Jared Leto, Cindy Crawford and her model daughter Kaia Gerber, Heidi Klum, and the celebrity list continues.  Get the red-carpet glamour here.


Hillary “What happened?”

From fashion week to politics (though she is responsible for igniting lust for the colored pant suit), Hillary Clinton has released her book ‘What Happened’ detailing her devastation after her surprise election loss.  No matter what side of politics you’re on (we are with her), it’s a fascinating, charming read with plenty of admissions about biting her tongue and sorry for this, but not sorry for that.


hottest hair shades for fall

If the new season has you hankering for a color change, the shades du jour as showcased on the runway are rich natural earthy tones, reflective golden blondes and cute peach hues says according to MLD head colorist Tre Wyrosidic, a master at French balayage, color and highlights.  Make an appointent with Tre or the MDLD creative team and receive a $25 gift certificate toward your session.


Cool Girl Hair


Cool Girl Hair

Here’s a look that simply never goes out of fashion; ’cool girl hair’. Showcased by ’cool girl’ model Romee Strijd it’s about effortless, long tousled strands, casually parted in the center and tucked behind one ear (add large hoop earring to be even more on trend).  Says Marie-Lou&D Head Colorist Tre Wyrosdick of the New York based Dutch mode’s blonde locks. “It’s the perfect shade of light blonde and her lighter strands which can be achieved with French balayage and highlights accentuate the natural movement of the hair.” To emulate the low-key style Tre says to spritz damp hair with a texturizing or salt water spray then blow dry with a diffuser. 
Check out more of fall’s hottest hair and beauty looks.


Beauty update:  the statement manicure

Another hot contender for fall beauty is the dramatic statement mani which came embellished with logos at Marc Jacobs, crystal studded at Gucci and with floral motifs on many other runway’s. If a more classic look is more your speed, hit the Marie-Lou&D nail bar for a chic French manicure or go dark without the detail in hues of black, merlot and charcoal.


Fashion Fix:  it accessories

During these trans-season times the best instant update comes courtesy of unique jewelry and accessories. We love the artisanal-inspired jewelry collection Uldine by New York designer Tara Compton. The handcrafted one-of-a-kind pieces feature industrial metals of steel, brass and copper, adorned with colorful gemstones and earthy materials like leather, bone, pearl, shells and jade.


Color Pop

MLD’s Creative Director Leon Gorman has been busy weaving his magic for Elle, quite literally. For this bold eco warrior avatar style shot, Leon “braided the hair from front to back mixing extensions with colored wool to create a strong, modern, futuristic look.”  The dramatic lined eyes in vivid hues of red and blue are also a big look for the coming season for those feeling brave.


Labor Day gift certificate

In celebration of Labor Day make an appointment with the MLD creative team this week to receive $25 toward any cut or color service (ends 9/4).


The Classic Cut

Image: Wella

Image: Wella

The Classic Cut

In a world full of trends, it’s refreshing to celebrate looks that suits everyone and simply never go out of style. Like the classic shoulder bone grazing blunt crop, which is a more modern take on the bob and a great way to flatter and soften all face shapes, while adding thickness and natural looking texture. "Women are loving this look right now, the length is glamorous and the soft layered effect creates volume and movement”, says Tre Wyrosdick, Color Director for Marie-Lou&D. To really enhance the look and shape of the cut go for some clever color contouring. “Balayage was the technique used to achieve this cool sandy blonde tone which accentuates the rich brunette shades,” says Tre. The beauty of this look is it works straight and  

sleek and also in sexy beach waves. To style at home Tre recommends applying a root volumizer and blow dry balm to damp hair to create natural volume and smooth the ends. 

"Women are loving this look right now, the length is glamorous and the soft layered effect creates volume and movement."

Then use a curling iron in alternating directions to achieve the natural beauty finish. To rock the style for days, use dry shampoo to inject more volume and definition. Make a date with Tre or one of the MLD Creative Team for a classic cut or balayage highlights.

Image: Vogue

Image: Vogue

Beauty update:  Why strong is the new skinny

Jennifer Lawrence graces the September issue of Vogue and uses it to reinforce her stance on positive body image saying the word fat should be banned and refusing to diet or starve herself for the sake of a role. No wonder we all love her. “That’s something I was really conscious of during training, when you’re trying to get your body to look exactly right. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong—not thin and underfed.”

Image: The Cut

Image: The Cut

Fashion Fix:  street style

Copenhagen fashion week has taken to the runway but the real action is happening on the street. Check out this fashion inspo which proves the Danish city is full of seriously stylish people who despite their reputation for only wearing black have proved they also love bright color pops, loud prints, and cool cozy knits.

Image: Thrillist

Image: Thrillist

Hanging out in Soho

As New York’s best hair salon and spa in SoHo we consider it our duty to arm you with the ultimate hit list of the best bars, restaurants and hangouts in the area.  Enjoy the last days of summer. .

Enjoy a $25 gift certificate toward any color treatment now through labor day.


Image: Wella

Image: Wella

Sexy Summer Braids

This sexy windswept braided crown look is gorgeous and easy to pull off. A little Game of Thrones meets summer festival cool, it’s just the ticket for these hot August nights, especially in traffic-stopping shades of amber. To rock on trend style Marie Lou&D creative director Leon Gorman says “Spritz hair with sea salt spray to create texture, separate two small sections on either side of your head, weave a long braid then pin up."  See, instant glamour.

Image: Glamour

Image: Glamour

Beauty update:  the textured lob

The other hot contender for hairstyle of the moment is the textured lob (long bob). This effortless ‘Don’t care, summer hair’ look is achieved by having your stylist create lots of layers and adding golden highlights courtesy of French balayage.

Image: Vogue

Image: Vogue

Fashion Fix:  pre-fall wardrobe pieces

On planet fashion, the new fall season is beginning to drop (sad, we know). But in the real world, you need pieces to update our wardrobe for the trans-seasonal days ahead. Check out this shopping inspo from Vogue.

In magazine land, the bumper September issues are about to hit the stands showcasing the hot new fashion and beauty trends of the season. And in the case of Harper’s Bazaar they also pay tribute to icons of the style and music world, including the one and only Courtney Love, who recently visited Marie-Lou & D for a session with our creative director Leon Gorman.

Make sure you book your cut or color with the MLD creative team before 5 September to take advantage of our $25 gift card toward any hair treatment.  Perhaps a dramatic color change is in order?

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