Runway Report

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.

Backstage Beauty: Erin Fetherston Fall 2015
Designer Erin Fetherston has an affinity for child-like fairytales; you can see it in her girly wares—a hallmark of her brand. “Polished, but playful,” “’60s-inspired” and “feminine and beautiful” are just a few qualifiers tossed around backstage to describe the ultra-feminine beauty ideal dreamt up for this collection.

Backstage Beauty: Delpozo Fall 2015
It wouldn’t be New York Fashion Week without a reference to a noteworthy painter, and the artist of inspiration for Delpozo’s collection is Russian renaissance painter Andrey Remnev. The beauty result of this point of reference? Solid gold.

Miu Miu brought Paris Fashion Week to a close in a fun flashback to the ‘70’s with help from Redken Global Creative Director Guido, who styled a playful high ponytail for the runway. Using Redken’s Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to create retro waves, Guido’s “bad girl” look was the perfect finish to a grand Fashion Week finale.

The hair at Esteban Cortazar was wildly powerful with abundant texture. Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling, Eugene Souleiman, created the look with a sense of spontaneity, working visually, and treating each girl differently, reacting to her individual hair texture, length, and face shape. The result was an Amazonian look that was elemental and raw, savage and beautifully broken.    

To complete the darkly romantic woman at Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a soft, but strategically shaped hairstyle for each girl. Guido created the fantasy-like, fluffy texture by blow-drying the hair with Redken’s new Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse, and then setting tight pin curls with Redken’s Iron Shape 11 finishing thermal spray. He then brushed out the pin curls and created a structured style suited for each girl’s face shape using Redken’s Forceful 23 super strength hairspray.

To continue the story of the feminine, romantic Valentino woman, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a soft style adorned with the daintiest of braids for the designer’s Fall/Winter 2015 runway show. After enhancing the hair’s natural texture with loose waves, Guido braided two tiny pieces of hair back into a small single braid using Redken’s new Braid Aid 03 braid defining lotion and Pillow Proof Blow Dry two day extender for added grip and texture.

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