Celebrity Hairstylist Pearson Knight Recaps Fashion Week SS11 Hairstyle Trends

Maggie GraceMy week at Fashion Week started out with a bang! First was the largest fashion show ever, Fashion’s Night Out, and then the new location for the tents. I think moving the tents from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center threw everyone off a bit, but I thought it was a cool area with total upgraded work space. I was immediately thrown into a 12 hour day with 3 hours sleep on day 1. I had the pleasure of styling Maggie Grace’s hair so that she could attend Christian Siriano’s show. When I saw the Christian Siriano dress she had chosen to wear, I decided on a “lived in-last night’s upstyle” with some pieces falling out to framed her up. What can I say she is as sweet as she is beautiful. I enjoyed my time with her.

One of the many great shows was Jason Wu. I always enjoy working his shows with everyone. He seems to usually book some of my favorite friends like Pearson-Knight-Joan-SmallsJoan Smalls and Aline Weber. I think he is extremely talented and I really like his collections. We threw in a side part and brought everything to the back where pieces of fabric from his collection were twisted and braided into four sections. We then loosely brought them under themselves and pinned, creating a soft, clean look with unique elegance. It was a great show.

Milk Studios is so fresh and that’s where Suno was held. The hair was fun with a mixture of sleek and dry texture. We set the hair with Aveda Control Force and irons. We then built the back shape by twisting and looping sections back and forth pinning them on top of each other. The sides we brought back tight then secured in the back with Aveda’s Retexturing Gel Jason-Wu-hairstyles-SS11giving a wet sleek appearance with shine. Finally we loosely placed the top up and back in an “S” pattern with a rockabilly feel giving the look a lot of playfulness, like the collection, which I was into. This show was a lot of fun!


Last but not least, everybody knows I love Rodarte! We started the show back in the original space I first worked with them many seasons back, which was cool. They are so innovative and unique. I look forward to the girls every season! The hair was simple, but very effective. We blew the hair out first with Aveda’s Air Control to give a bit of texture and volume. Then with a deep side part and a draped loose bang we secured it with very interesting barrettes. The collection’s pattern and hair gave off a strong beautiful 70’s look. The girls know stuff…so watch out, 70’s maybe the new black!


I have exciting news about putting 100% of my energy into PKHair.com. To start, I will be focused on Editorial, Runway, Inspiration, and International Salon Consulting. This is just a Pk-hairteaser…because kids ain’t ready for this! Keep up with me on Twitter @1Pearson1 or on Facebook.com/pkhair for more detailed updates!

Once again thank you to A Girls Gotta Spa!, all the designers, models, friends, photographers, press, Aveda, PR, Production, Hair and Makeup, and New York City for another great season. I always have a good time, thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Photos (c) Pearson Knight.

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Shannon began A Girl's Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. She has been featured in Glamour, VOGUE Australia, Woman's World, Nail Pro, SHAPE and on WBRE's PA Live. She is a go-to source for social media consulting when it comes to beauty brands.

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