Behind the Hair

"Sleeping With a Friend" Music Video

Hair by Candice Birns

For the music video for their single,
Sleeping With a Friend, alternative rock group Neon Trees conceptualized a surrealist fantasy fun house straight out of the 80s and invited Oribe Hair Care to the set to see it firsthand. 揟he concept for the video is zany and it won't make sense, but the hair will look good, said lead singer Tyler Glenn during the video shoot. The latest single comes off the group抯 third studio album, Pop Psychology, which debuts on April 22nd.

Known for their chameleon-like approach to style, the group has switched up their look for each album while always maintaining a flair for fun. 揥e抮e just really big fans of bands that would change their look, Tyler said. 揥e love knowing that was their style when they had that record. Like, he had that jacket when he did that tour, or whatever it is. And we know fans really love it as well. The best part of Neon Trees梐nd what works the most梚s the fun and energetic side of us, and the record reflects that. It抯 a celebration of life, and so are the clothes because everything抯 really bright, metallic and shiny.

Hairstylist Candice Birns was on set to make sure their hair also had the same fun attitude. References like Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox and Flock of Seagulls were present as Candice was conceptualizing each style. 揟he base for each look is really just a great cut, Candice said. 揊or an all day shoot like this, we used a lot of Superfine Strong Hair Spray to make sure everything stayed in place. Scroll down to watch the band抯 video and learn how to create their looks below.

Get Tyler抯 Look:
1. Comb a good amount of Rock Hard Gel through dry hair.
2. Shape hair into place. Finish with a layer of Superfine Strong Hair Spray. 揟yler likes his hair to look and feel almost like plastic, so we used a lot of Superfine Strong Hair Spray, Candice said.

Get Chris Look:
1. Apply a golf ball-sized plume of Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse to damp hair and blow-dry with a tiny round brush. 揟he round brush helped me to create the ridge on the side of his hair and bring out the natural curl, Candice said.
2. Apply a small amount of Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste throughout the top and Rock Hard Gel to hold the sides in place.
3. Finish with Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

Get Elaine抯 Look:
1. Apply Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse to damp hair and blow out with a round brush.
2. Once hair is dry, spray Thick Dry Finishing Spray from roots to ends to give hair body. Tease hair all over, focusing on the crown. 揈laine has a really funky haircut, so we wanted her look to have a lot of movement to show it off, Candice said.
3. Finish with a light mist of Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

Get Branden抯 Look:
1. Apply a dime-sized amount of Gel S閞um to damp hair and rough-dry hair up to create lift at the root.
2. Rub a small amount of Fiber Groom Elastic Texture Paste into hands and run through hair to create piecyness and texture.
3. Finish with Superfine Strong Hair Spray to hold in place all day.

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