Hair @ NYFW – Peter Som

It’s that time again… New York Fashion Week time. AKA one of the many times of year when I long to return to New York. If only to relive the moment when I argued with the sales assistant at Sephora about the shading of Givenchy foundations. Ahh, memories. It’s also a great time to start gathering hair and makeup inspiration from the runway (and for most people to try things out and have them work, unlike myself who tries things out only to have them fail spectacularly).

First up – Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman’s look at Peter Som. “The Peter Som collection this season is very pared back and led by strict shapes and colours, so I wanted to create a graphic look that worked with the collection but at the same time was not too harsh. This look is all about tension; tension from the contrast of the small sleek head shape against the full wildness and texture at the back of the hair, and tension between the shine and precision of the top section against the arid rawness of the longer lengths” I don’t know about you but I think this arid rawness looks pretty amazing –

To get the look yourself –

· Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.
· Prep hair with Wella Professionals Stay Brilliant Color Protecting Lotion and then blow dry with a round brush to create texture.
· Section the hair at the front of hair and create a deep side parting. Smooth hair down and spray with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting to create a sleek finish, comb this through so that the hair is flat to the head and finish with Wella Professionals Stay Styled hairspray – spraying close to the hair to give a gel like finish.
· Pull the hair back behind the ears and create a low, tight pony tail at the nape of the neck.
· Spray the ponytail with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to add texture and twist hair into a bun and secure with hair pins. Set the hair by applying heat from a blow dryer.
· When hair is completely dry, remove the pins and pony tail and allow the bun to come undone so that the hair falls on the back of the head in matte, textured waves.
· To create more volume and texture, lift random sections of the hair and back brush with Wella Professionals Stay Styled hairspray.

Hair @ NYFW – Jeremy Scott

More New York Fashion Week goodness, this time with ‘Barbie Goes Country’ hair madness at Jeremy Scott. Wella Professionals were on board to do the hair styling for the show, and Eugene Souleiman (Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals) had this to say: “I wanted to have fun with the hair and create caricatures as an extension of the girls’ personalities. The collection had a ‘Wild West’ theme featuring cactus and pony-skin prints, but in true Jeremy Scott style, he used lots of bright color and brought a sense of fun and energy to the clothes, and I wanted to do the same with the hair. So we started with a very fresh and pretty, cowgirl look with pigtails in ringlets, but then created a ‘50s style ultra high glamorous bouffant wave on the top of the head. The contrast of the young pigtails against the sophisticated top section created a sense of drama and surprise.” Feeling a bit ‘wild wild west? Get the look yourself –

01) Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.

02) Prep wet hair with Perfect Setting Blow-Dry Lotion, and blow dry to create a smooth texture. Tong the hair using a wide barrelled hair tong and clip each curl and leave to set.

03) Once the hair has cooled, keep the top section (about 6 curls) pinned on top of the head, and create two sections (parted at the back of the head) in the bottom section. Take each section at a time and gently back comb right at the roots to create a little volume, then fasten in to a low ponytail with elastic and twist the curl into a defined ringlet. Spray with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray to keep the ringlet in place.

04) Release the top section and back comb each piece to half the length of the hair using as fine toothed comb, the hair should stand up on its own and provide a structure for the ‘bouffant’.

05) Smooth the hair in to one section using a soft bristle brushed, sprayed with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray, and twist in to a high side flip. Spray with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray to hold the style.

Makeup @ NYFW – The Row

New York Fashion Week commences. Cue me trawling the internet for pretty pictures of inspiring new makeup looks on pretty faced models with skin to die for. Enter The Row, the brainchild of the always stylish sometimes kooky Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The makeup at The Row was divine. Soft, dreamy and absolutely perfect for spring. For the first time, Esteé Lauder teamed up with The Row and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux lead a team of makeup artists to create the fresh and beautiful look on 15 models while famed manicurist Deborah Lippman and her team polished their nails using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer. “The beauty look for The Row presentation is softly sophisticated. The models look fresh, natural and beautiful – what any woman would want to look like when she wakes up in the morning.” Agreed. To get the look, the makeup artists used the following Esteé Lauder products:

Eyes
Dual-ended Mascara in black/brown (launching June 2012)
-used with an eyeliner brush for liner in between lashes
-used with the mascara wand for lashes
Blondes: Top and bottom lashes- brown; liner- brown
Brunettes: Top lashes- black; bottom lashes and liner- brown

Eyebrows
Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in Black and Brown

Lips
Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige

Cheeks
Limited Edition Gelée Bronzer (launching 2012)

Skin
Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Day Wear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
NEW foundation tested backstage (launching March 2012)
Lucidity Loose Powder

Nails (by Deborah Lippman using Esteé Lauder)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (launching 2012)

Chic, minimal and totally wearable.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Deborah Lippman using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer
Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder