Aaron de Mey is a makeup artist, but first and foremost he's a blonde–a good blonde. The kind of flaxen hair that says you spend all your time on the beach, going platinum from the sun and letting the salt-water style it into that halo of wavy, cool-kid frizz...always with a generous helping of dark roots, and the ends completely washed out because they've been around for a while. We saw him backstage at the Opening Ceremony show in February, and while the look was gorgeous and all, we all we really wanted to know about was his hair:
'It’s better to bleach your hair yourself; I like that homemade style. When I go to the hairdresser's I feel like they always try to do the foils or something. I fell for it a few times and didn't like how it came out. So I do it myself, and Tayler does it to her hair as well—she’s the blond kid that’s with me. You just take a chunk of hair and back-comb about half of it up from the ends. Then, bleach everything that's backcombed, so when you brush it out again you don’t get the hard line of demarcation. It's so easy, I don’t even tone it or anything. I think for the girls, however, you do need to tone it so that it grows a little more beautiful, but for the boys it’s really great to bleach it and leave alone. Even if it’s a little yellow, it looks kind of cool—like school-bus blonde. Then I do the Christophe Robin purple mask, otherwise it just goes dull. And I wash it once a week—Tayler as well—it helps keep the moisture in. It'll go lighter in the sun, which I'm into as well. Having all the blondes around right now is a great thing—it’s such a good look!”
—Aaron de Mey
Tayler and Aaron photographed by Emily Weiss in New York backstage at Opening Ceremony Fall 2014 on February 9, 2014.