Posts tagged ‘get the look’

March 10, 2012

Hair @ PFW – Vivienne Westwood

When I first saw this hairstyle, I immediately thought of how well it would work with a paired down autumn/winter outfit. The trick for me will be balancing the fine line of making it look casually tousled and not like I’ve just stepped in from a blustery storm. Pantene‘s Global Stylist Ambassador Sam McKnight created this hair look at Vivienne Westwood, inspired by the romantic heroines of the Rubens. “I wanted to create a hair look that was both reminiscent of the past but at the same time extremely modern. Texture plays a key role in this hair look, so we used lots of Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Mousse to create an incredibly full and textured effect that has a ‘lived in’ quality to it and brilliant juxtaposes against the fluidity of the soft makeup look”

To get the look yourself –

· Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair. (At Fashion Week, Sam and his team used Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Nourishing Treatment to treat the hair and improve condition.)
· Apply a moderate amount of Pantene Pro-V Curl Defining Mousse through the hair with your hands and then run each section through from root to end with a wide tooth comb.
· Roughly blowdry the hair using your hands to break the hair up and create a natural finish. (To create more texture use a large barrelled curling tong to create a soft wave in the hair – starting from the underneath section at the back of the head and working upwards.)
· Brush through the hair with a wide soft bristle brush to loosen the curls and create a wave effect. Spray the hair all over with Pantene Pro-V Body Builder Hairspray to add further texture.
· Take a small section of hair from either side of an imagined centre part, twist them over each other and pull down to the opposite side, then take an equal small section of hair from the front of the head from further down the head in line with the lower temple and twist the hair pieces together and then bring each side together at the back of the head and secure with elastic (this creates a natural hair band which helps to anchor the style in place).
· Take the section of loose hair at the back of the head and tie with elastic a short way up from the bottom of the hair to create a very loose pony tail, then roll the tail up and tuck the tail of the ponytail under the natural hair band and pull through to create a looped roll of hair.
· Pull random pieces of hair out of the loop to emphasise the texture and create an undone finish. Spray with Pantene Pro-V Stay Smooth Hairspray to set the style in place.

February 14, 2012

Hair @ NYFW – Peter Som

It’s that time again… New York Fashion Week time. AKA one of the many times of year when I long to return to New York. If only to relive the moment when I argued with the sales assistant at Sephora about the shading of Givenchy foundations. Ahh, memories. It’s also a great time to start gathering hair and makeup inspiration from the runway (and for most people to try things out and have them work, unlike myself who tries things out only to have them fail spectacularly).

First up – Wella Professionals Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman’s look at Peter Som. “The Peter Som collection this season is very pared back and led by strict shapes and colours, so I wanted to create a graphic look that worked with the collection but at the same time was not too harsh. This look is all about tension; tension from the contrast of the small sleek head shape against the full wildness and texture at the back of the hair, and tension between the shine and precision of the top section against the arid rawness of the longer lengths” I don’t know about you but I think this arid rawness looks pretty amazing –

To get the look yourself –

· Start with clean freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.
· Prep hair with Wella Professionals Stay Brilliant Color Protecting Lotion and then blow dry with a round brush to create texture.
· Section the hair at the front of hair and create a deep side parting. Smooth hair down and spray with Wella Professionals Perfect Setting to create a sleek finish, comb this through so that the hair is flat to the head and finish with Wella Professionals Stay Styled hairspray – spraying close to the hair to give a gel like finish.
· Pull the hair back behind the ears and create a low, tight pony tail at the nape of the neck.
· Spray the ponytail with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to add texture and twist hair into a bun and secure with hair pins. Set the hair by applying heat from a blow dryer.
· When hair is completely dry, remove the pins and pony tail and allow the bun to come undone so that the hair falls on the back of the head in matte, textured waves.
· To create more volume and texture, lift random sections of the hair and back brush with Wella Professionals Stay Styled hairspray.

October 8, 2011

Hair @ Milan Fashion Week – Blumarine

Today we’re jet setting across to Milan Fashion Week – specifically the Blumarine show, where Pantene’s Global Ambassedor and renowned international stylist Sam McKnight took the reins. The theme for the show was “La Dolce Vita Modern”, and the hair looks fresh, natural and most importantly – wearable. “I wanted the girls to look like the stars of a Fellini film, but in a young, fresh way. The collection was very sexy and glamorous and I wanted to let the clothes do the talking, so I created a fresh young pony tail that didn’t appear over-groomed to create tension between the clothes and the hair, a modern twist on La Dolce Vita Bombshell look,” says Pantene Global Style Ambassador, Sam McKnight. Want this look for yourself? Follow these easy steps:

01) Wash hair with Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion Shampoo & Condition for a light, floaty finish with no additional weight.

02) Apply Pro-V Nature Fusion Leave On Creme to damp hair to add extra nourishment for the hair and to counter any of the negative effects of overstyling.

03) Apply Pro-V Body Builder Mousse to the root area and blow-dry in to create volume at the crown. Leave the rest of the hair to air dry for a natural look (or alternatively, blow dry using a paddle brush if you have less time)

04) Use a medium barrelled curling tong to add natural looking summery waves to the bottom lengths of the hair and backcomb the crown section using a fine tooth comb to create lift at the roots.

05) Using a soft bristle brush, smooth the hair back over the backcombed section and secure into a low polytail at the nape of the neck.

06) Leave the front section loose in a natural parting and tuck behind the ears, allowing a few tendrils to fall free to frame the face. Pull a small section of hair free and wind it around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic.

07) Finish with Pro-V Body Builder Hairspray to set the style in place.

September 19, 2011

Hair @ NYFW – Jeremy Scott

More New York Fashion Week goodness, this time with ‘Barbie Goes Country’ hair madness at Jeremy Scott. Wella Professionals were on board to do the hair styling for the show, and Eugene Souleiman (Global Creative Director, Wella Professionals) had this to say: “I wanted to have fun with the hair and create caricatures as an extension of the girls’ personalities. The collection had a ‘Wild West’ theme featuring cactus and pony-skin prints, but in true Jeremy Scott style, he used lots of bright color and brought a sense of fun and energy to the clothes, and I wanted to do the same with the hair. So we started with a very fresh and pretty, cowgirl look with pigtails in ringlets, but then created a ‘50s style ultra high glamorous bouffant wave on the top of the head. The contrast of the young pigtails against the sophisticated top section created a sense of drama and surprise.” Feeling a bit ‘wild wild west? Get the look yourself –

01) Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.

02) Prep wet hair with Perfect Setting Blow-Dry Lotion, and blow dry to create a smooth texture. Tong the hair using a wide barrelled hair tong and clip each curl and leave to set.

03) Once the hair has cooled, keep the top section (about 6 curls) pinned on top of the head, and create two sections (parted at the back of the head) in the bottom section. Take each section at a time and gently back comb right at the roots to create a little volume, then fasten in to a low ponytail with elastic and twist the curl into a defined ringlet. Spray with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray to keep the ringlet in place.

04) Release the top section and back comb each piece to half the length of the hair using as fine toothed comb, the hair should stand up on its own and provide a structure for the ‘bouffant’.

05) Smooth the hair in to one section using a soft bristle brushed, sprayed with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray, and twist in to a high side flip. Spray with Wella Professionals Super Set Finishing Spray to hold the style.

September 14, 2011

Makeup @ NYFW – The Row

New York Fashion Week commences. Cue me trawling the internet for pretty pictures of inspiring new makeup looks on pretty faced models with skin to die for. Enter The Row, the brainchild of the always stylish sometimes kooky Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The makeup at The Row was divine. Soft, dreamy and absolutely perfect for spring. For the first time, Esteé Lauder teamed up with The Row and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux lead a team of makeup artists to create the fresh and beautiful look on 15 models while famed manicurist Deborah Lippman and her team polished their nails using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer. “The beauty look for The Row presentation is softly sophisticated. The models look fresh, natural and beautiful – what any woman would want to look like when she wakes up in the morning.” Agreed. To get the look, the makeup artists used the following Esteé Lauder products:

Dual-ended Mascara in black/brown (launching June 2012)
-used with an eyeliner brush for liner in between lashes
-used with the mascara wand for lashes
Blondes: Top and bottom lashes- brown; liner- brown
Brunettes: Top lashes- black; bottom lashes and liner- brown

Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in Black and Brown

Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige

Limited Edition Gelée Bronzer (launching 2012)

Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Day Wear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
NEW foundation tested backstage (launching March 2012)
Lucidity Loose Powder

Nails (by Deborah Lippman using Esteé Lauder)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (launching 2012)

Chic, minimal and totally wearable.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Deborah Lippman using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer
Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder
January 20, 2011

Get The Look: Anne Hathaway @ Golden Globes 2011

The official new face of “Catwoman” in the new Batman franchise, Anne Hathaway was looking less than menacing at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards this week. As one of my porcelain skinned perfect-makeup idols, Anne did it again with this fresh faced and feminine look. Celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee created this look for Anne to compliment her Armani Prive gown. “Anne wore a nude rose sequin gown. The dress featured a strong shoulder, so I wanted to make sure the make up was approachable and feminine to allow the dress its full attention.” She used the following products to create the look: Chanel Sublimage Concentrate, NARS Oil Free Pro Prime, Chanel Vitalumiere Fluid Makeup, Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder (in the shade medium), Chanel Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow (in the shade sand), Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara (in the shade noir), Chanel Hydramax and Active Lip Care, Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Mademoiselle, Chanel Coco Shine in Bel Ami and Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder. What do you think of Anne’s look? Do you think it compliments her neutral shade dress?