stylist michael forrey talks prepping for threeasfour

Have you been on Instagram or Twitter lately?  Of course you have, which means you're well aware that NY Fashion Week has begun.  I spoke with the mane man behind my bob, (which now looks more like a lob), Sassoon NYC's Creative Director, Michael Forrey, about how he preps for NYFW.  This Sunday, he'll be leading the Sassoon Salon Creative Team backstage at threeASFOUR.  His main 'tool' may surprise you.

What's one off-beat product that often comes in handy backstage and how do you use it?

A fabric needle and fishing wire - don’t worry, I'm not helping the designers sew last minute pieces! Actually, I often use these tools to attach braids or hairpieces as an alternative to a rubber band. The fishing wire gives a strong but flexible hold and makes the final look appear flawless.

How do you and your team prepare for NYFW? 

My team and I prepare for NYFW with workshops, where we test different looks and see how they translate on models. By working together as team, we get to utilize different people’s strengths and the final product is nothing short of amazing! 

Trend forecast!  What hair trends can we expect to see on the runways this season?

I think for Spring 2014 we will see very futuristic sleek, wet, geometric looks.

Describe backstage of NYFW in one word: Exhilarating!