How to get the ‘90s club hair you’ve always wanted: Backstage at LFW Fall 2015


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MARQUES ALMEIDA HAIR LONDON FASHION WEEK15 How to get the ‘90s club hair you’ve always wanted: Backstage at LFW Fall 2015
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There’s something of a hair and beauty rebellion happening at the moment, with edgy shapes and downright grungy coifs taking over the runways. Marques’ Almeida called on Duffy, Brand Ambassador for Vidal Sassoon to create the alt beach wave that girls sported during the show. I stepped backstage to chat about what it takes to get the look.


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The inspiration: “It’s always about texture with Marques’ Almeida. It’s a combination of textures; a distressed element to the girl and to the hair. It’s like the girls have been out dancing all night, sweated lots, put a hat on, fallen asleep on the bus home, and taken the hat off.”

How to get the shape: “We’re creating a knot in the back of the head to reduce weight and make the headshape small. The area at the top of the head is very flat and squashed to the head. Then we’re breaking the hair up in areas so it’s stringy.”


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The hair under the netting is soaked with product to create a wet matted area
then wrapped with a hair net and dried with a diffuser to the head.


Want to get the look at home? These are the products you’ll need:
Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray for your roots and mid lengths
Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Hairspray for the ends of your hair
Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixer for your roots


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Beauty News: Gwyneth Paltrow is the new creative director at Juice Beauty


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Gwyneth Paltrow Juice Beauty Beauty News: Gwyneth Paltrow is the new creative director at Juice Beauty          Getty

Gwyneth Paltrow has taken on a new project as creative director of makeup for Juice Beauty, a pure and organic skincare line.

“I wanted to move away from the celebrity endorsement aspect,” Paltrow told WWD. “I’m very appreciative of all the endorsements I’ve gotten in the past and there’s always been integrity there, but I’m really focused on building Goop and using that celebrity aspect of my life to further enrich my own brand.”

“In my own life, I don’t have a [beauty] product that is as luxurious and high performing as it is clean,” she continued. “I’m very aware of the toxicity in our products that we use all the time. I still use a lot of them because they work, whether it’s shampoo or mascara.”

The actress signed on for a 5-year contract with the brand, and together they aim to create six new skincare products (to be sold on Paltrow’s website Goop, naturally) that are expected to launch later this year.

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MFW Fall 2015: New Elegance at Prada


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prada fall2015 beauty MFW Fall 2015: New Elegance at PradaPrada’s new elegance. Image courtesy

Backstage at the Fall 2015 Prada show, I expected high drama and security. And while there was a bit of the latter at the door (‘Typical meatheads!’ declared one American-turned Italian journalist of the strict security guards), once we entered the backstage zone, all was calm. Perhaps because the hair was so breathtaking, it managed to temporarily stun-gun us with its couture-like beauty. Hairstylist Guido Palau created a “redux” of the hair he did at the men’s fashion show on the women, because Miuccia Prada (or Mrs. Prada as he calls her) was so pleased with it. This version was “a little bit cleaner.”

Palau’s team scraped the hair into a high ponytail, creating height by blow drying against the roots and secured a ponytail in middle of head and flipped the hair in a loop. “There’s a real proportion to it,’ said Palau, who kept the look in place with glittering and pastel plastic barrettes and a combination of the forthcoming Redken Stay High Mousse Gel and Redken Fashion Works Hairspray. “It’s an updo in a very innocent way; it’s not meant to feel old and sophisticated,” he mused.

Makeup wise, the look at Prada “is very very easy,” laughed Pat McGrath declared a “new elegance” direction for the show’s beauty look, custom blending a soft red-brown cream shadow in the eye sockets (she reminded her team to touch it up several times) after testing grey earlier in the day and finding it a bit dull. Lips looked fresh in pastel pink and orange lipstick (a trend we spotted at the Oscars) and rosy cheeks—but only if the girls needed it. Groomed brows, brown mascara and beige eyeliner applied to the inside the eyes completed the look. Pink was applied to cheeks only when models needed it. Powder finished the look as Prada really wanted the girls to look matte. “It’s very optimistic,” says McGrath. “She wanted the girls to look more alive.”

Skincare + coverage + powder= New elegance.


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