Hair apparent: Local stylist does Fashion's Night Out
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.
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.