AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

AVEDA @ SUNO S/S 2011

Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created an elegant, spontaneous updo at the SUNO Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week presentation in New York.

INSPIRATION: “The SUNO hair look for this season is elegant and sophisticated. The unstructured back is a touch of naivety against the glamorous style in front. The sides are slicked back and the top is voluminous — both are almost wet with shine — creating gorgeous variety of textures. I was inspired by the idea of a young girl who slept in her elegant updo and kept it in the next morning.” —Odile Gilbert for Aveda

Hair How-to

1. Prep hair with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for light, workable hold and divide hair into four sections: top (from the crown forward), sides, and back.

2. Use a medium-barrel curling iron to curl the front section, working with approximately two inches of hair at a time. Prep each section with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold and pin each curl atop the head with a large hair clip.

3. Repeat with side and back sections. Allow hair to cool.

4. Remove clips from the back section of hair. Take one of the curls and twist into a small bun at the nape of the neck, securing with hair pins.

5. Take the remaining free curls and twist in “S”-shaped patterns against the head, using pins to secure each end into the bun. Sections will overlap and begin to create a beautiful blend of waves. Add additional pins where necessary to secure the style. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

6. Unclip side sections of hair and pull them back tightly. Apply Aveda Brilliant™ Retexturing Gel to create a clean, slicked-back look and pin just above the ears. Take remaining loose hair and entwine into the updo, as in step 5, and secure with pins.

7. Remove clips from the front section of hair and brush with a Mason Pearson brush. Spray liberally with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for workability. To create volume at the top, pull hair very loosely to the crown and pin at the crown. Twist the remaining hair into the updo, pinning to secure.

8. Apply Aveda Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine to the top and side sections for a super-wet look.

9. Tame loose pieces by adding extra pins as needed and set the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray. Use fingers to tousle the updo for a bit of texture and messiness.

10. Allow hair to dry before attaching three or four simple black barrettes to one side of the head. The hair will look polished and styled in front but rougher and lived-in in the back.

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MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

MAC @ Peter Som S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “We took the iconic ’60s eyeliner but made it fresh by doing it in yellow instead of classic black.” — Tom Pecheux

Eyes

  • MAC PRO Primary Yellow Chromaline brushed on in a precise ’60s shape without the outer corner wing.

Lip

  • So Vain Kissable Lipcolour (2011) patted onto the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation applied to even out the skin tone in a sheer way.
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural to softly sculpt the face and replace the dimension lost when foundation was applied.

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MAC @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011

MAC @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011

MAC @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “A modern Mia Farrow fron the movie The Great Gatsby, which was set in the 1920s.” — Lisa Butler

Eyes

  • Root Cream Colour Base diffused over the eyelids from lash line to brows.
  • Coal Black Pro Lash Mascara applied to top and bottom lashes.

Lip

  • Brit Wit Blushcreme and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base thickened with concealer patted onto lips.

Face

  • Brit Wit Blushcreme and Vintage Rose Cream Colour Base blended onto the cheeks for a translucent natural flush.

Hair

Nelson Vercher, stylist at the Rita Hazan Salon, created the “hat bun” for the SS 2011 Costello Tagliapietra show. Inspired by lady-like glamour with an updated push, Vercher took the classic chignon/bun and made it modern.

“It is all about the placement of the bun – slightly askew and almost above your ear. We want to create a little “hat” from the bun so we flattened the bun against the head. This creates more of a hair ornament than an actual bun. After you have secured the bun, we messed the hair a little to add texture,” says Nelson. “It is an easy updo that can be simple enough for day or sexy for the evening.”

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MAC @ Doo.ri S/S 2011

MAC @ Doo.Ri S/S 2011

MAC @ Doo.ri S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: She’s a faded girl–discreet and washed out with joyful but minimal colour.” — Tom Pecheux

Eyes

  • Washed Out Cream Shadow (2011) blended over the eyelids.
  • Ash Blonde Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) applied to the inner corners of the eyes.
  • Derailed Cream Shadow (2011) and Ochre Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) buffed into the outer corners of the eyelids and lower lash line.

Lip

  • Ash Blonde Studio Finish Corrector (2011) patted onto the lips.
  • Ochre Studio Finish Skin Corrector (2011) touched into the center of the lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation applied for natural and perfected skin with Prolongwear Concealer applied where needed.

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Revlon @ Rag & Bone S/S 2011

Revlon @ Rag & Bone S/S 2011

Revlon @ Rag & Bone S/S 2011

Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman uses her favorite products from Revlon backstage at rag & bone to create a look that she calls ‘real beauty.’ The Spring ‘11 rag & bone collection is full of textured and natural clothing, taking inspiration from Laurence of Arabia.

“The look is meant to capture a journey,” says Westman. “The girls look slightly windswept, a little raw, and disheveled with dewy skin. This translates to a healthy, subtle color in cheeks and a grayish, slightly brown sheen eye.”

Product Breakdown

  • Revlon Multi Use Palette in Suede Rhapsody $6.99 (available as of 10/4)
  • Revlon Luxurious Color Matte Kohl Eyeliner in Black Truffle $9.99
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black $7.39
  • Revlon Cream Blush in Berry Flirtatious $9.79
  • Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout (Not for Sale at retail locations; look for exclusive iveaways on Revlon’s Facebook and Twitter pages during the month of September)

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Wella Professionals @ Cynthia Rowley S/S 2011

Wella Professionals @ Cynthia Rowley S/S 2011

Wella Professionals @ Cynthia Rowley S/S 2011

The hair style evokes a sense of couture with a tight, structured updo that leaves the neck completely bare. A deep, side-angled part creates a strong asymmetrical look that flatters the face by offsetting any imbalance of the facial structure. A metallic Wella Professionals colored hair extension woven in to the natural haircolor creates dimension, while the striking shade infusion creates a shiny, modern and sleek feel. Although a sophisticated style, the range of brightly colored clips accent the hair to make it a wearable street style.

Wella Professionals Lead Color Ambassador, Aura Friedman of NYC’s Serge Normant salon, collaborated with Cynthia Rowley to choose the light, iridescent metallic and futuristic haircolor palette that perfectly complements the Spring collection. The marriage of luxury and the modern woman evokes a strong confidence that enhances the overall graphic hair look. Friedman and a team of elite Wella Professionals colorists from across North America custom colored natural hair extensions to achieve shades in a spectrum of shiny metallics and cool, silvery, icy tones for a fresh perspective on blonde. Extension were lightened with Blondor and Extra Cool Blondes and then saturated with colors in the Color Touch and Koleston Perfect Special Blondes portfolio to deliver the incredible tones and intense shine. These striking shades accent the overall look for added edginess to the sophisticated style.

  • Haircolor: Aura Friedman for Wella Professionals
  • Hair products provided by Wella Professionals Styling
  • Lead Stylist: Bok-Hee for Antonio Prieto Salon
  • Wella Professionals Colorist Team: Jennifer Groves, Nikki Anderson, Glenice Beale (PR @ Partners), Vivian Moore (Mitchell’s Salon), Dean Roybal (Planet Salon), Alison Holub (TC Salon), Lee Anne Combs (David Paul Salon), Caroline Beland (Ode Salon)

Step-by-Step Styling

1. Section hair into a deep angled side part starting from above the ear in the opposite direction and work through Wella Professionals High Hair Styling Mousse

2. Blow dry the hair completely smooth and section off a ¼ inch of the part to place the colored hair extension (two inches from the root should be the same as the natural hair color) and comb it over

3. Bring into a tight low ponytail and twist around to the opposite side of the head and twist in a figure 8

4. Pin to the head with ends tucked under

5. Adorn with brightly, colored clips

6. Use a combination of Wella Professionals High Hair 45 Seconds Styler hairspray and High Hair Gloss Serum to finish the look and add intense shine