Models at Christina Exie stormed the runway wearing visors, which required the hair to be “quite clean and away from the face”, said James Pearce for TRESemmé. The futuristic hairstyle had a clean centre part, with details from fishtail braids and silver thread. Pearce also constructed a geometric shape at the back, giving “an industrial feel” with “definite lines and symmetry”
A high-impact lip was the feature of the makeup, directed by Alphie Sadsad for Bobbi Brown. Half the models wore an intense cobalt blue lip (Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Cobalt Ink, mixed with Creamy Lipstick in Caramel), and the remaining models wore an orange-red lip (Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna). For “wearable” skin, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder was used for contouring over Skin Foundation, and Shimmer Brick to highlight the face. For the eye, Sparkle Shadow was applied in the inner corner, and Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner used for a sharp wing.
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Darren Borthwick for Redken said, “This look was actually inspired by a young student who I saw sitting at a cafe one day. She had white blonde hair with this sort of blunt bob with an undercut. I knew I wanted to recreate it.” The hair was painted silver for a “robotic, factory-like feel”, and a strong, blunt fringe gave “a great Nordic feel”.
GET THE LOOK:
1. For girls with curly hair, prep hair with Wax Blast 10 Working Material ($29.95) and blow-dry. For those with straight hair, comb a generous amount of Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel ($29.95) through the hair, and allow to dry naturally for a textured feel
2. Once dry, spray over hair completely with silver hairspray. Finish with Shine Flash 02 ($29.95) for shine.
To offset the robotic, Nordic hair, Kelly Stratton for Gorgeous Cosmetics “[stepped] back a bit with the makeup”, creating “a lovely, fresh, contoured face”. Gorgeous Sheer Brilliance X Foundation topped with a translucent powder gave a matte base, and a soft apricot shadow was used on the eyes to counterbalance the harshness of the wigs. Fine lines were drawn on the eyelid, free-hand with an art brush in a soft white colour (Potato Cake).
Hair by Redken, directed by Richard Kavanagh, drew quirky inspiration from Japanese manga, while still maintaining simplicity, elegance and modernity. Kavanagh said, “Half up and half down, the look is very shiny and polished, yet utilitarian at the same time. The unique half-chignon and the process of using the girl’s own hair to create and asymmetric fringe really evokes that graphic novel, Japanese manga-like look”.
GET THE LOOK:
1. Prep hair with Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Oil for softness and shine. Follow with Satinwear 02 Blow Dry Lotion for heat protection.
2. Blow-dry hair smooth and straight back
3. Section hair into two horizontal sections across the back of the head.
4. Pull the top section into a tight ponytail, just below the crown. Apply Fashion Works 12 Versatile Working Spray as needed to tame any fly-aways.
5. Straighten both sections with a flat-iron. Spray each section with Fabricate 03 Heat-Active Texturizer before ironing for hold and texture.
6. Twist and fold the ponytail into a chignon; secure with hat elastic, and a fringe pin if necessary. Allow elastic to remain exposed for a utilitarian look.
7. Layer the lengths of the ponytail over the top of the head and position the ends over the forehead for the manga-inspired ‘fringe’.
8. Finish with a drop of Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Oil in the lengths for nourishment and gloss, and Control Addict 28 for hold.
1. Freshen hair by washing hair with Redken Clean Brew Extra Cleansing Shampoo. Create a side part.
2. Apply Redken For Men Stand Touch Extreme Gel to both sides of the part. Sweep the front part of the hair firmly across the top of the head for a cowlick-type look.
3. Allow one side to be slightly disheveled and finish with Control Addict 28 for hold and shine.
Amber Dreadon for MAC gave models a graphic eye shape (adjusted slightly according to each individual girls’ eye shape) using MAC Fluidline in Dipdown. Dreadon said, “tonally, we’re keeping it those 90s taupes – just like Madonna in the 90s. We’re really playing with shape and emphasising the depth of tone rather than playing with a lot of shine”. Lips were lined in MAC Lip Liner in Stripdown, followed by Lip Liner in Stone, “just to push the lips out”.
Images: Elizabeth Giacco