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Absent audiences at runways and models made of marionettes – fashion month this season took on its own unique spin, which is exactly what we loved most about the movements that come from it. With a variety in beauty, models sent down virtual runways each had their own vibe as fall street style showed off men and women wearing their own version of effortless. 

With this new embrace, stylists behind the scenes and during session work have learned to master all textures and desired finishes with a few essential products. From barely-there bends to braids, smooth and sleek or bouncy curls, these are our top backstage and session picks for any style. 




This leave-in has become a staple behind the scenes and especially on set. A perfect pick for highly-textured hair, it provides the essential moisture that curly and wavy hair types need. By caring for the hair and making it more manageable, it sets the stylist up for success when restyling or refreshing backstage. Additionally, it reduces frizz, increases elasticity and imparts an incredible amount of shine. 



With varying textures, changing environments and usually multiple shows, it can sometimes be tricky to control a style. Specifically created for session work, this miracle styler holds everything in place when you need it most. Additionally, it’s ability to be brushed out sans flakiness for easy re-styling is exactly why it has become a cult favourite. From securing an up style, adding staying power to braids and keeping waves and curls controlled it is no wonder why this earns a permanent place in session kits everywhere. 



Sometimes hair just needs a little extra oomph and ANTI.GRAVITY can take it there. Whether wearing natural curls or a polished blowout, adding volume at the base is essential to creating movement throughout the hair, and movement is exactly what you want as models walk down the runway. Part of Kevin and his team’s signature technique backstage called Sandblasting -spritz dry hair with water to dampen and then apply ANTI.GRAVITY and blast with a hairdryer to create a “thatchy” texture and then heat style as desired for weightless body and longevity.  



With the ability to remove excess oil and residue while adding volume, DOO.OVER refreshes natural texture while adding a soft feel and a light hold. Deemed as Kevin’s “secret weapon” for staying power, DOO.OVER brings the illusion of volume to real life by providing long-lasting hold with flexibility for a soft, lived-in look. 


What's in your session kit? Be sure to share your must-have product picks by tagging @kevin.murphy and #SESSIONSALON on Instagram!