New York-based wunderkind Alexander Wang surprised everyone when he presented a Spring 2011 collection without a hint of black, a first for the sought-after designer. The mood? “I was looking for something optimistic, something pure,” said Wang. The beauty looks were similarly surprising: Wang put white clay in his models’ hair, and opted for an almost-bare face. For further details, read on!
Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal created a “downtown, urban and artsy” look for Wang. Translation: a natural glow. Kendal gave the models a fresh look with cleansing wipes, and then applied MAC Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15+ Lotion for an extra glow. The final touch? Cream concealer and powder to blot out the eyebrows.
Lead hair stylist Guido had a specific Wang girl in mind: “We wanted her to be a bit of a traveler, a bit of a skate punk, so that’s why there’s a dreadlock element to it,” he said. To get the look, Guido slicked back the hair with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, and then secured it into a large knot with elastic. He poured white clay onto any loose hairs, and then melted it into the hair with a hairdryer. Finally, he shaped it into dreadlocks.
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