Sure, we could all benefit from a little more time every morning to achieve those trendy looks we’ve seen on the runway but let’s face; ain’t nobody got time for that, right? Wrong! Thanks to an bevy of savvy, in-the-know pro makeup artists, hairstylists and manicurists working overtime backstage at NYFW now you too can master next-level beauty techniques that’ll take you to the subway runway in no time.
-Additional reporting by Susana Perez
Even women with short hair can sport braids according to hairstylist Pepper Pastor for Rachel Zoe S/S 2015, “if the length of your hair covers your ears you can easily achieve this 60’s-inspired yet modern, chic look.”
First, section a center part then create two small tight braids away from the hairline on each side. Make sure to leave a one-inch section of hair between hairline and braid loose to frame the face. Gather the ends of the braids and tie together with the rest of the hair into a low ponytail. Take the loose front section and secure ends over the braids into the ponytail. For additional length Pastor suggests folding a piece of hair extension in half and braiding it into your natural hair. To seal the look she used L’Oreal Paris Perfect Shimmer, which offer high-gleam shine and hold in one product.
Celebrity hairstylist John Barrett gave us the scoop on his number one beauty hack backstage at Cynthia Rowley’s S/S 2015 presentation. He demo’ed his next-level technique of using a flat iron and metal hair clips to create effortless waves in half the time of using a curling iron! To achieve the look simply twist small sections of your hair and wrap around metal hair clips. Then use a flat iron to apply heat to each section for a few seconds and, voila!
CONTOURING WITH EYESHADOW
Photo by Rolala Loves
At Cynthia Rowley’s Spring 2015 presentation, makeup artist Daniel Martin credited Marianne Faithfull, English singer and songwriter from the 1960’s with a ‘Twiggy meets Carla Bruni’ vibe as inspiration. Daniel used Cynthia Rowley Beauty Game Face Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette for the entire makeup look – and we mean it! By utilizing darker eyeshadows to contour and the included eyeliner to create a thick black line on the upper eyelids, take heed beauty junkies, your palatte can seriously go a long way.
The Spring 2015 Erin Fetherston collection was inspired by budding images of English rose and lace with a Kate Moss 90’s feel. According to Gina Edwards, manicurist for KISS Products, Inc. bright white nails are timeless and balance the lady-like collection. A thin, almost whisper-like gold stripe was added to each nail to reflect gold details seen throughout the collection. Recreating this nail look at home is super easy; all you need to recreate this elevated nail look is super shiny white nail polish, gold foil tape, and a pair of scissors. Nailed it!