Backstage beauty: DKNY’s perfect ponytail

14 September 2009

As models hung out outside on the terrace relaxing, listening to music and frantically popping bubble wrap or making sushi on their iPhone applications, Eugene Souleiman Wella Professional's Creative Director of Style, also took in the New York sunshine and took a moment to talk through the DKNY beauty look – emphasis, the ponytail. ‘It's smooth and sleek and messed up and raw at the back. It's scraped back tightly, sophisticated but in a simple way. An elegant, slightly manly, beachy ponytail that's shiny and raw.’ Confused? Yep, us too so we took a moment to find out the details. Wella Professionals High Hair Styling Mousse was used to scrape back the model's hair and bound into a ponytail. But the position of the ponytail was important as it needed to swoosh and move down the catwalk but NOT touch the clothes. 'It's all about duality. The pony is beachy and raw while the rest is smooth and sleek. It's about playing two things off against each other.’ Meanwhile make-up was created by Charlotte Willer for Maybelline New York. ‘It's a youthful, fresh, glowy look with a hint of a fun moment which is the turquoise lash.' Made especially for the show with Maybelline's Emerald monochrome eyeshadow mixed with Vaseline and applied with a plain wand, gave the big impact to the look. Cheeks were blended with gentle pink and peach blusher and lips were aptly stained with 'Born with it' lipstick, which 'looks like a lip balm in a perfect lip shade.’  We love!


- Lauren Murdoch Smith

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