Key stylist Kris Sorbie for Redken wanted the emphasis to be on the swimwear, not the hair, at Gottex. “I wanted a clean look,” she says. Clean? Check. Simple? Well, not exactly.
Sorbie worked with a team of Redken stylists to create surface cornrows. Hair was parted in the center, then dampened with water. Next, stylists worked a little Redken Hardwear 16 super strong gel through the hair while braiding most of it on top. In the back, Sorbie created two little knots, twisting each braid counter-clockwise at the end before securing it with a hairpin.
Meanwhile, Myles O’Reilly of the Makeup Designory School with locations in Los Angeles and New York City, went with a basic but dramatic look—an intense cat eye with gold shadow and black liner, body shimmer, muted lips and false eyelashes. It was a look befitting a finale that featured a model who looked like she could have stepped right out of Goldfinger.