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Q&A With Maxine's Creative & Educational Director

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Maxine Salon Creative Director Amy Abramite who has been featured in magazines like W and Glamour gives us her tips for fall hair straight from NYFW where she was backstage at Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe, Monique Lhuillier, Vantan Tokyo, Jill Stuart and Creatures of the Wind.

Q: What are the strongest cuts you see coming out of Fashion Week that real woman can wear?

"The hottest cut we saw is very similar to Kate Middleton's hair which is very wearable for women who like a low maintenance style while still having the variety of wearing their hair down in a blow dry, or up in an up-do."

Q:The ponytail style looks like it got major play on the runway, do you find this to be the strongest trend currently for designers?

"Yes! Ponytails are a dominant trend on the runway. It's the base of a lot of other styles, such as a bun, so it's an important basic technique to master when putting the hair up. My favorite hairstyle trend on the runway was the high ponytail we styled for Jason Wu."

Q: What was your favorite show to style?

"My favorite show to style was Creatures of the Wind. All of the models had long hair so we created faux bobs by tucking and pinning the hair into a square shape near the chin.I love making long hair look short without having to sacrifice any length with scissors. In the nape of the design, we added braids, and wrapped the hair into a flat chignon for a romantic texture. We then placed plastic flowers and leaves into the hair, and finished it with gold glitter spray. It had a light and ethereal feeling and the models looked like lovely mythical creatures."

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