Jeanie Syfu Recreates Modern-Day “Gypsetters” for Rebecca Minkoff SS17

Eunice Lucero | 10 September 2016

S-waves and brushed-out curls impart a look of easy luxury.

One thing was clear amidst the chaos backstage at Rebecca Minkoff for NYFW: A quiet individuality reigned supreme. The designer, famous for her iconic “downtown romantic” aesthetic and  ordered for an upbeat, millennial jetsetter feel for the day’s “See Now, Buy Now” showing this New York Fashion Week. Nicknamed the “gypsetters,” the look, as we learn from TRESemmé lead stylist Jeanie Syfu, is all about effortless glam. Read on to lean more about how to recreate this look from the Rebecca Minkoff SS17 show for NYFW.

Rebecca Minkoff: Backstage Hair with TRESemmé’s Jeanie Syfu

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City slickers: Jeanie Syfu recreates effortless waves backstage at Rebecca Minkoff. Photo courtesy of Alyssa François

All Things Hair: Hi Jeanie! Can you describe today’s look for NYFW?

Jeanie Syfu: The look for today is really effortless: Her inspiration was called “gypsetters,” which is basically [a look inspired by] traveling and collecting things along the way to develop your own look and style. So the overall look is very effortless—the hair moves, and there’s a softness and easiness to it.

All Things Hair: Sounds absolutely dreamy. How did you achieve it?

JS: We created the look using TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam. We layered it all the way through starting at the nape, working all the way up, and then we used a wide-toothed comb just to make sure it was evenly distributed. Then we went in with a blowdryer and a flat brush and just gave everyone really good blowouts, because a good foundation is key for this look to work and have it look seamless and soft.

All Things Hair: Can you take us through the process?

JS: So after we did a blowout, we used our 1 1/4” curling iron, and we curled sections horizontally instead of vertically, which creates a nice S-wave that’s not broken up or beachy. We wanted a nice, seamless wave that’s soft. Then we just made sure that we brushed all the curls out really, really well. Then we used TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to lock everything in, and then we layered that with dry shampoo, which gives it a more airy texture.

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Soft, S-shaped waves were the hallmark of the day’s “Gypsetter” theme. Photo courtesy of Alyssa François

All Things Hair: If we wanted to do this look ourselves at home, what’s the quickest way to recreate the backstage look on real women?

JS: I would say work on second-day hair, ’cause it’s less slippery and the texture’s already there. And make sure you brush your hair really well before you curl it! Also make sure your curling iron is large and not small, because the smaller your iron is the more ringlety it gets—if you go in with a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inches, you’re getting a soft wave so it looks really, really natural. And I would say just brushing it is the most important thing, because otherwise it’s not gonna have that softness to it.

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