Top Tips From A Runway Hairstylist On How To Fix A Bad Hair Day & More | Clozette

With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Jon Reyman knows a thing or two about hairstyling. He's seen hair trends come and go, dealt with various hair types and worked with some of the most notable names in fashion. During Fashion Week, he leads up to 20 shows with his teams in New York, London and Paris.

Not only that, he's also making a name in the beauty world. At one point, he was dubbed as the "go-to hairstylist" for beauty editors in New York and Los Angeles. Needless to say, he's the expert when it comes to all things hair. Lucky for us, we had a chance to meet and chat with Jon at the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional Edition

We asked him about his biggest styling challenge during a runway show, what hairstyles from the runway we can adopt in our everyday lives and, of course, to spill the secrets on how to have amazing hair. Here's what he told us.

For you, what is the biggest styling challenge for a runway show?

When you're dealing with 25 models for a runway show — sometimes more — you need to have a team. My team has to be really trained and on-point. So that's always a challenge on training them to be good and great at what they do, because they are, in a way, an extension of my hands. We also don't have time to rehearse, so I only do a demo during the show and my team will execute the styling on the models right after. The time crunch is always a challenge and there's a great need to be organised and coordinated. Another challenge is dealing with different types of hair when you need to create a uniformed look. Sometimes, a model has less hair but you have to make it look like she has more and vice versa. 

What is your most memorable experience during Fashion Week?

Oh boy, I have so many great experiences working with intelligent, creative people that became my inspirations. Collaborating with makeup artists, stylists and designers is one of the most creative exchanges I get to have as a hairdresser. So it's really so hard to pick just one because I get to work with the most amazing people. For example, working with Carolina Herrera has been great; she's an icon and a very lovely person. Oscar de la Renta was also a very lovely human. Some of the most amazing designers are the nicest, kindest and most relaxed people. So I would say that working with these incredibly smart and successful people are the most memorable moments. 

What is the best runway hair trend that people can try out in their daily lives?

I think a trend that's really relevant this season is letting your hair be itself. It's about not overworking your hair. So whether it's curly or straight, let it be. Don't overdo it. Let it flow and be a little undone. 

What's the main difference between Asian and Caucasian hair?

It's not really about ethnicity but more on the hair type. I've seen soft, skinny hair and also coarse, curly hair on both Asian and Caucasian people. So it's about the individual, what that person needs, how they want it to be done. Whatever your ethnicity is, I'll figure out what to do. Genetically, there is really some difference but making a generalisation wouldn't be accurate because hair still varies from person to person. 

How about the weather, does it affect the way to style hair?

Totally! The humidity matters. It affects the method of styling and how to make a hairstyle that lasts a long time. You have to use the right tools. Dyson is really the best and the right one. Here's a tip: in humid environments, if you style your hair but didn't blow dry it 100% then it's always gonna go back to its original form. You have to dry it completely, get all the moisture out. Make sure you use the right products to support it like a lightweight gel. Or you can just always embrace your natural hair and the humidity! 

What is the most ideal achievable hairstyle for Asians? 

Let's talk about different types of hair. Whether you're Asian or not, if you have really soft hair when you shampoo it will be a little larger. Then if you condition the soft hair, it will be smaller. So for soft hair, I say don't use conditioner, only shampoo. And don't put any oils in your hair because it will make it look limp, greasy and flat. Just blow dry your root, and you'll be fine. For those with coarse hair, my advice is to shampoo less and condition a little more. Another tip is if you want to bend your hair or want to create some movement, oils are your enemy. If I put a curl on somebody's hair and then I put some oil in, the curl is gonna break right down. 

Describe your experience with Dyson Supersonic™ in three words.

Beautiful, excellent and exceptional. To me, it's the most intelligent and well-designed machine in the world. It's superlative and I think Dyson has reinvented the wheel. In an industry where nothing's new, they came up with something remarkably new. It's light, quiet, stylish and definitely the best blow dryer in the world.

What are the three hair tools that every woman should have?

I think Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is number one. Then a flat iron because with a multitasking flat iron you can make a bend or straighten hair. Lastly is the Mason Pearson Brush.

What's your best remedy for a bad hair day?

To answer that, I have to know what a bad hair day means for them. For some people, it's when their hair is frizzy, for some if it's flat. In the case of ladies residing in humid places, if your hair looks flat and limp just shampoo it, don't condition it. Then use sprays instead of oils and do a blow dry with Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer and your hair will have more body. Also, my tip is to put dry shampoo on your hair when it's wet so that way it will absorb any oils and use this technique as a support for your styling. 

This interview was edited for brevity and clarity.

Next, read our interview with a global brow expert.



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Twitter exploded over the weekend with the news that Justin Bieber and Hailey Balwin got engaged. It was said that a close source from the singer's side was the one who confirmed the news and the speculation was further ignited by social media posts from Bieber and Baldwin's parents. Captions of the posts were vague but are clear enough to have us at the edge of our seats. Then, earlier today, Bieber confirmed the news via his Instagram account, saying that Baldwin is "the love of his life" and that he "wouldn't want to spend it with anybody else."

The 24-year-old singer and the 21-year-old model briefly dated in 2016 and has recently reunited after Baldwin's sudden surprising split with singer Shawn Mendes, whom she recently attended the Met Gala with. On the other hand, fans of JBiebs and his ex Selena Gomez — collectively known as 'Jelena' — also took the news as a surprise as Bieber has always been outspoken about how 'special' and 'eternal' his on-off relationship with the Can't Keep My Hands To Myself singer is and how she is his 'soulmate'. 

And now that the news of the Biebs popping the question is proven true by the man himself, it's definitely causing quite the drama. Which makes us want to look back at some of the beauties his name got tangled with in the past. What do you say about a roundup of some of the best beauty looks of the Where Are You Now singer's confirmed and rumoured exes?

Jayde Pierce

One of the people with Justin when his memorable nude photos were leaked in Bora Bora back in 2015 was Pierce. The two briefly dated before the model-YouTuber announced that she was pregnant with rapper Mike Dixon's baby six months after their split. We're totally in love with this beauty look that shows off her natural curls up in a knot, accentuating her gorgeous eyes and great bone structure. 


Xena Delia

Now married to 64-year-old multi-millionaire Ossama Fathi Rabah Al-Sharif, the 28-year-old model who appeared in the singer's What Do You Mean music video is now blooming and pregnant with their first child. With glowing skin and full brows, this fresh-faced look is simple yet definitely one of our faves!

Ashley Moore

All cuddly in an LA Clippers game back in 2015, the two reunited last February and went hiking together, sparking rumours that they're reigniting the flames of their relationship. However, seeing as how Justin got cosy with Selena and then Hailey after that short reunion, it's safe to say that they're just friends.

The baby-faced model can pull off almost any beauty look with her youthful features, but the sleek hair, smokey eyes and bold brows combo is just perfection in our book!

Miranda Kerr

Who can forget reading the bizarre 2014 headline of Justin Bieber being punched by Orlando Bloom because of the latter's ex-wife Miranda Kerr? It's been almost five years and we still can't get over how weird it is to have these names in the same news article! Just a refresher, it was rumoured that Kerr and Bieber exchanged a lot of flirty texts during the time that the model was still with her now ex-husband Bloom, causing tension between the actor and the Canadian pop star when they crossed paths in a bar.

Fast forward to the present, Kerr is now married to the CEO and founder of Snapchat — not that she needs the filters from the app. Just take this almost-bare beauty look as proof.


Kendall Jenner

Yet another romance that supposedly bloomed in another post-Jelena era, Kendall was quick to shut down the rumours by saying that Justin is nothing more than a longtime family friend. In 2015, the singer and the model appeared on each other's Instagrams yet again, reigniting dating rumours. Whether they really dated or not is still left as a mystery but if there's one thing we know for sure, it's that Kendall knows how to slay an old Hollywood beauty look.

Sofia Richie

At this rate, it's clear to see that the Biebs really has a thing for models. And his time with model Sofia Richie started and ended with so much drama including the Jelena fans wreaking havoc in the comments section of the singer's Instagram. Justin and Selena supposedly bit back at each other which eventually led to Justin deactivating his Instagram account and Selena issuing an apology on her Instagram. Talk about a whole round of crazy. But it's safe to say that the air has now cleared for the model a few months after the whole ruckus. With her often fierce beauty looks intensified by her piercing eyes, her showing a different side of herself with a candid attitude, dewy skin and high ponytail in this photo is our favourite look so far.

Selena Gomez

At this point, can we really talk about Justin without mentioning Selena? And the same goes the other way around. It was reported that while the news of Justin's engagement with Hailey caused internet chaos, Selena was seen in a yacht with her friends unbothered. If there's one thing we can't help but look forward to, it's Selena's unending spot-on beauty looks. Just check out those enviable sultry smokey eyed look.