Runway Report: A Modern Take on Louise Brooks at Cushnie Et Ochs

At Cushnie Et Ochs, Moroccanoil Lead Stylist Antonio Corral Calero taps into the roaring ’20s (think: fashion-forward actress Louise Brooks, a traveling circus and men who wore lots of gel in their hair) for inspiration for his hair design. “I wanted [a look] that has a bit of an androgynous vibe yet is still feminine,” he shares. “Cushnie Et Ochs’ clothing isn’t super feminine, but it’s fashion-forward. I wanted to do something that worked with it.” To create the modern, confident and strong look, Calero applies Moroccanoil Treatment and Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection from root-to-tip and then blow-dries the models’ tresses straight, following this with several passes of the Moroccanoil Titanium Ceramic Hairstyling Iron to boost shine and abolish any kinks. He then parts locks down the center, and finishes by creating a broken wave and saturating hair from temple to ear with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray in Strong. “It’s a transition of different textures from wet to dry,” he explains. “[With the broken wave] we bring in elements of the ’20s but it’s not so obvious.”

Christian Louboutin Beauté Lead Manicurist Alicia Torello opts to keep the nail design simple, creating a two-toned half-moon tip on a barely-there hued nail bed. “[The designers] wanted something pretty but not over-the-top,” she explains. “They wanted color but they didn’t want it to be clown-y, so we pulled colors that fit in but weren’t too matchy-matchy.” To create the clean design, Torello paints one coat of creamy, sheer Louboutin Beauté Nail Colour in Sweet Charity and then hand-paints half of the moon with Lady Page and the other half with Khol, making sure to leave a solid line at the divide.

For the makeup design, MAC Lead Artist Val Garland looks to muse Carolyn Bessette and her effortless beauty for inspiration. “These are girls that wear gorgeous going-out clothes,” she says. “She’s finished, she’s groomed, her nails are done and she’s perfect.” Garland focuses on the lip and brow, applying a mix of MAC Pro Lip Mix in Red and Crimson on the lips and then thickening and elongating the brow with MAC Brow Pencils. “It’s a strong brow. It’s a real brow. It’s not an insta-brow,” she explains.

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