Lead Hairstylist Yuko Tamura Updates the Classic French Chignon for the Homolog Paris SS23 Runway Show


Homolog Paris brought Parisian charm and colorful elegance to New York Fashion Week with their Spring/Summer 23 collection. Titled “Happiness”, the label’s recent offerings were inspired and created to celebrate the fragile beauty of our planet. 

To bring this concept to life, founder Emily Cheong crafted her designs using environmentally friendly fabrics such as pure cotton, natural plant-dyed eucalyptus silk, and Loquat leaf rose plant dyed 100 percent mulberry silk. Filled with beautiful caftans and gowns in eye-catching bright hues as well as floral embroideries and butterfly prints, it was hard not to feel pure joy seeing the brand’s collection make its way down the runway.

Lead hairstylist Yuko Tamura preps a model’s hair for styling. Image Courtesy: Camille Nzengung

To complement Homolog’s elegant and romantic designs, lead hairstylist Yuko Tamura was inspired to add a cool twist to the classic French chignon. Backstage, Tamura and her team swept models’ hair into ponytails and twisted their strands up into a slightly undone bun.

“So, we are making a chignon this time and you can see that there’s a little bit of hair at the end,” she explains. “When they’re walking the runway, it creates some movement and helps show off the beautiful garments.”

Hairstylist Yoshiki finishes styling a chignon on a model. Image Courtesy: Camille Nzengung

To create this ultra-chic look, Tamura and her team relied on all Milbon USA products. “Basically, it’s a Japanese brand because we came from Tokyo,” she shares. “It’s the U.S. version of the products that we are using.”

Some of the key products backstage were Milbon USA Molding Wax 3, Milbon USA Molding Wax 7, and Milbon USA Extra Strong Hold Hairspray 10

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.


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