Written By Kelli Ponce, Beauty and Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine
Photography courtesy of Kelli Ponce.
Spring Fashion 2017 is upon us and kicking off the season in perfect form was the Series Noir Fashion and Trunk Show that took place this past Sunday February 19, 2017. The event was hosted by The Jose Luis Salon + Boutique in Austin, Texas at their Domain Northside location. The luxurious boutique nestled in the heart of Austin’s fashion district is quickly becoming the premier destination for high fashion signature looks. Not only do their stylists stay on the cutting edge of fashion providing the latest hair trends and make-up techniques, they keep their front-end boutique stocked with the highest quality salon and beauty products on the market today. And let’s not forget to mention the superior collection of luxury clothing and accessory designer brands that are worth the splurge. It made perfect sense that they not only played host to the event given it’s fashionable location and ambiance, they were also the hair and makeup team responsible for orchestrating the final looks that graced the runway that evening.
The Series Noir collection, known for its luxury street-wear style and beautifully crafted designs, is best described in two words – Uncomplicated Cool. The brand debuted their fall line that featured neutral tones, understated cotton knits, distressed fitted denim and signature statement pieces that were functional and fashionable. We found the urban designs to be chic and wearable while also giving the consumer the option to bring some much needed edge to their wardrobe. Each garment was expertly constructed to bring out a fierce yet offbeat silhouette to the female form. “I believe each garment should resonate with the wearer and be singularly distinctive”, says the designer behind Series Noir. With signature pieces that are made to be mixed and matched, the stylish aesthetic plays nicely with other designer brands yet stands out from the pack. The Series Noir woman is bold, daring and unapologetically unique with a strong sense of self and style.
According to the Jose Luis Team, the clothing was the main inspiration behind the hair and make-up looks. “We wanted a true collaboration between the designer and Jose Luis Salon”, says Master Stylist Teresa Romero. To highlight the collection and bring an elevated architectural element to the Series Noir woman, the expert stylists created a fashion forward look that was bold and editorial while remaining understated as to showcase the designs.
In order to mirror the sophisticated structure and urban elements of the collection, Jose Luis’ Creative Director Theresa Przybyla created hairstyles that expressed the same form and functionality of the clothing. Elements such as the exposed metallic hairpins provided the necessary architectural feel which gave the styles a fresh unique edge. The hair looked amazing from all angles and was certainly the perfect contributing factor on the runway. It certainly had us anxious to try this look at home.
The make-up look, created by Master Stylist Teresa Romero, was designed to bring an editorial feel to the overall composition. A smooth skin pallet was created using an airbrush technique followed by a strong contoured cheek bone using Jose Luis’ signature make-up line. Their signature eye color in Goldfish was used to accentuate the eyes creating an urban chic design with an artistic pop. Oribe Illuminating Face Powder was lightly dusted to highlight the cheekbones and give the eyelids a sleek wet look. A Strong brow framed the understated eye while the lip remained nude with only a subtle hint of sparkle.
Jose Luis Salon + Boutique created a personalized intimate setting for the event while providing a fresh and clean aesthetic in perfect harmony with the designer’s wishes. The show captured the feeling and excitement of New York Fashion Week leaving the audience inspired and intrigued. Be sure to visitto get your hands on the hottest trends fresh off the runway and ready to wear this fall season. To learn more about Jose Luis Salon + Boutique, visit them online at or any one of their three Austin locations.