Runway Report

At the recent Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Fashion Week, three top designers, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, and Naeem Khan, chose soft, pretty shades from essie's new bridal collection to complement their looks. Get the steps you need to recreate each bridal look below!Feminine Beauty at Carolina Herrera

The ECRU New York team was inspired by screen legends Audrey Hepburn and James Dean when creating the hair look for Malan Breton's Spring/Summer 2016 presentation at Bridal Fashion Week. Stylists translated the two stars' signature looks into two styles: a high, voluminous ponytail to represent Hepburn, and a tall, untamed coif inspired by Dean. Get the how-tos for each look below.Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn-Inspired Ponytail

Bridal Fashion Week: Midsummer's Night Hair at Jenny Packham
Unite Editorial Director Kevin Ryan explains, "The inspiration that Jenny Packham had for this year's bridal show as Midsummer Night's Dream. I wanted to give each of the girls a classically sophisticated look, but with a modern update. We created an ethereal halo that also has a bit of a rock and roll edge to it too."

Lead Stylist, Joseph DiMaggio, Master Session Ambassador for Davines, created the romantic hair look for Reem Acra's Spring/Summer 2016 Bridal Fashion Week presentation. Said DiMaggio, “Reem Acra’s intricate bead work and sexy silhouettes are true works of art. Rather than accessorizing with jewelry, she wanted all attention centered around the hair - creating an unexpected piece of bridal ‘jewelry.’ With that, I was able to push my own limits and dream up an avant-garde bridal style.

Hairstylist Joseph DiMaggio for Davines created the look for Naeem Khan's Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week presentation. Said DiMaggio, “There is nothing as inspiring as the work of Naeem Khan, especially in his bridal collections. Having had the chance to work with him at F/W 2015 Fashion Week, I was thrilled to create the hair look for Naeem’s modern, yet classic bride. I complemented his idyllic beadwork with a demure roped chignon - reminiscent of a flower in bloom.

On April 13, 2015, designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, the team behind cult brand Ruffian, debuted WOLK MORAIS at Kohn Gallery in Hollywood. The collection is inspired by LA's colorful tradition as a home for artistic freedom, youthful exploration and Hollywood mythos. The Paul Mitchell team created the flawless smooth, shiny hair look for the evening. Beauty Launchpad takes a behind-the-scenes look at the hair styling with Paul Mitchell's Noogie Thai.

Top manicurists for essie headed backstage at several Paris Fashion Week shows - including Lanvin, Vanessa Seward, and Alexis Mabille - to add the finishing touches to the models with chic, sophisticated nail looks. At each show, the overall tone of the collection was used as an influence when choosing the complementary essie polishes to best enhance both the look and feel of the show.Lanvin

Catholic schoolgirls have been known to have a wild side, and such is the inspiration behind the beauty at Carmen Marc Valvo. “It’s chic nerd,” says lead hairstylist Ted Gibson of his design. “Girls these days aren’t shampooing their hair every single day, but they’re sick of wearing a braid or putting it in a ponytail. So this twist in the back with a little bit of height in the crown gives them a different kind of sensibility and feel to the hair.”

When the Fall season of New York Fashion Week hits, it’s the dead of winter with temps in the single digits. Hats are a necessary evil to keep warm. But when they come off, without a doubt your locks will be messy, static-ridden, out of place. And while you may think to brush your fingers through to fix the strands left in disarray, think again, as this style you created unintentionally just made a splash down copious runways, including DKNY.

Concept LA Fashion Week Beauty
On March 7 Beauty Launchpad joined Wella at Concept Studios for a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 Winter Collections of Mike Vensel, Camila Castillo, Elaine Marie, Jen Awad and Camelia Skikos & Whichkim.The event kicked off with the Mike Vensel presentation. The hairstyles, created by Wella's Aubrey Loots, were sleek and sophisticated, complimenting the elegant silhouettes designed by Vensel. Some styles were adorned with paper crowns as a finishing touch. Makeup artists led by Melanie Mills blended a glowing dewey and bronzed look.

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