Hair apparent: Local stylist does Fashion's Night Out

news-shaffer-giseleGisele gets ready for her 'do.

New York's Fashion Week can seem a world away, but for Charlottesville-based hairstylist Lucas Shaffer, it was an opportunity to show the skills he's honed as a Redken artist–- and work on the hair of supermodel Gisele BŒndchen.

"It was an honor to be asked to do it," says Shaffer, 39, who successfully auditioned for Redken a decade ago, and who plies his trade locally at be. hair loft salon on West Main Street next to Zinc restaurant.

For the Fashion Week opener–-  a star-studded September 10 event dubbed Fashion's Night Out–- Shaffer worked some of the 'dos of the 200-plus models at Lincoln Center in front of a crowd of 1,500. Under famous master stylist Guido (so famous he only needs just one name), Shaffer helped to create '50s-inspired bouffants for models.

news-fashionshow"Some of the work is indicative of Galliano," says local hair stylist Lucas Shaffer, of his work at "Fashion's Night Out," for which he helped create "a very boyish pompadour."

While Guido remained in charge of Gisele's long tresses, Shaffer did get to "tong" the hair (that's a curling technique) of the supermodel who is married to Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.

"She's a very sweet, genuine person," Shaffer says.

For the first time, Fashion's Night Out will go wide with a CBS special that airs on Tuesday, September 14 at 10pm and features interviews with famed outgoing Vogue editor Anna Wintour and a slew of other fashion celebs.

"It all worked out beautifully," says Shaffer.


Lucas Shaffer is so lucky to reach his goal and of course, to have a makeover with some celebrities all over the world. He's an inspiration.

Maybe Lucas can hook-up with the Chang chef guy and they can open up an ultra chic "Coiff 'N Cop" hair-cuttery and sushi joint.