Backstage with Edward Tricomi at Chadwick Bell Fall 2012 Show
BACKSTAGE WITH EDWARD TRICOMI OF WARREN-TRICOMI:
“It’s Betty Ford on steroids,” said celebrated hair stylist Edward Tricomi of the inspiration behind the hair look created for Chadwick Bell Fall 2012 show, held at Lincoln Center on Thursday, February 9th. The mains step, then, involved recreating the voluminous, rounded, matronly, bubble-like ‘dos we’ve come to acquaint with the likes of Margaret Thatcher circa 1979 or, for that matter, Betty White during her Golden Girls stint. This process involved taking the models’ long strands and isolating individual section, teasing the strands in each section using a paddle brush and tons of Warren-Tricomi Style Flexible Hairspray and Warren-Tricomi Style Superhold Hairspray. Even the models who strolled in with pin-straight hair were soon a Young Frankenstein-like vision, their strands teased so dramatically that they resembled cats after a spin in an electric clothes dryer, putting the most famous of hair metal rockers to shame (yes, even the Cinderella band members would’ve had to concede the big hair crown). Next, the Warren-Tricomi team brushed the hair back carefully and tucked the ends in at the neck, pinning them to create that rounded, bubble-like effect.
Shortly before the show, Edward Tricomi added the final touch literally placing his hands on either side of each model’s head and twisting chunks of hair to create a disheveled, topsy-turvy, prim-woman-come-undone look. The final effect, per Tricomi himself: “Iron Lady at 3 o’clock in the morning on the day when she’s going to rehab.”
Check out the final look as seen on the runway above (at top) and then examine how the look was created with our photos of the backstage action (which continue after the jump). Best of all, make sure to watch our interview with Edward Tricomi while backstage, a mere hour before the show!