Rachel Zoe sent her models on safari for her Spring 2014 show, and they had hair to match. Lead hairstylist Antonio Corral Calero wanted to create a style that was heavy on texture but still pretty. An oversize braid with smaller plaits woven into it fit the bill. Calero added loads of texture to make it seem like the hair was full of wind and sand, as if the girls had been hiking through the desert all day. He broke down the braid and gave us tips on how to achieve this incredible style at home. Watch the video, then check out our gallery of the full beauty look to nab some serious inspiration.
Glitter can go one of a few ways: good, bad, or really bad. But backstage at the ICB by Prabal Gurung show, we learned a thing or two about making the look work, and it involves a haphazard application. Butter London's Katie Hughes did the nails at the show, starting with a coat of the unreleased shade Leccy. She then created a stripe using nail art foil, while some nails had a glitter tip.
The makeup was meant to be easy, creating a sporty, rave-girl look reminiscent of the '90s. "The world he's [Prabal] creating on the runway is moody, clubby, kind of that dark, '90s rave feel; almost like you're in a warehouse somewhere," said Yadim, lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics. He used holographic glitter on the eyes, making it appear as if the models applied it with their own fingers. Watch the video to see our interviews with the beauty team backstage, and be sure to check out our ICB gallery and review.
Backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs, we got a first-hand look at the madness! Lead hairstylist Guido (for Redken) changed the hair at the last second, creating a heavy texture with oil for a grungy feel. And although Marc did use his new lacquers on the nails, Dick Page for Shiseido masterfully applied a vibrant blue to the models' lids — and that's it. For the manicures, Marc was inspired by the lacquered look of one of his coffee tables and used that as inspiration for his own polish collection. Go backstage with us for our preshow interview, and see all the beauty looks up close in our Marc by Marc Jacobs gallery.
We not only got an exclusive look backstage at Tracy Reese's Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week show, but also received tutorials from the lead hairstylist and makeup artist. Ouidad creative director Morgan Willhite explained how to achieve the romantic bun she created, which used minimal product for a matted, natural formation. Then, makeup artist Mally Roncal used gloss on the lips — and the brows — for a high-shine look. And Sally Hansen artists created the easy-to-replicate (yet stunning!) nail art. Plus, the models were adorned in intricate temporary tattoos before hitting the catwalk. No wonder we couldn't keep our eyes off Tracy's runway.
Don't forget to check out our entire model gallery at the Tracy Reese show.
At New York Fashion Week, it's not always about the models and designers. In fact, celebrities can steal the spotlight with their gorgeous ensembles and even more stunning hair and makeup while sitting front row. While we have plenty of favorites to choose from, Beauty Reporter Kirbie Johnson highlighted some of the unforgettable looks we love so far at Fashion Week. Trust us, you'll want to use these ladies as inspiration.
On Kirbie: Tibi dress.
Be sure to check out our gallery of celebrities at NYFW.
Hervé Léger never skimps on sexy, and the beauty look for Spring 2014 wasn't any different. For the face, Val Garland for Sephora Pro used Marc Jacobs Omega Bronze Perfect Tan ($49) to create the perfect glow. For the hair, Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble created texturized waves behind a sleek, wet look at the hairline. Watch now, and join us behind the scenes before the models took the runway. And for more on Hérve Léger's look, see our entire gallery.
One thing we have come to expect from the Kate Spade New York presentation at Fashion Week is that the hair and makeup will always be fun and vibrant! Spring 2014 wasn't any different. Neil Scibelli, for Jouer Cosmetics, created a double cat eye in black and white with bubblegum-pink lips.
Deborah Lippmann conceptualized the almond shape of the nails with vibrant tips, while hairstylist Tommy Buckett was responsible for the easy-to-re-create top knot. Join us backstage as we report on what it takes to get Kate Spade-ready and view all the looks here. On Jessica: McGinn top.
The theme on BCBG Max Azria's Spring 2014 runway? Creating the "ideal" look. The focus was beautiful waves and luminous skin, keeping the models looking cool, effortless, yet put-together. We went backstage before the show to interview Laurent Philippon, lead stylist for Bumble and Bumble, who wrapped the hair around a curling iron to achieve those picture-perfect waves. Lead makeup artist Val Garland for Sephora Pro created an androgynous look and glowing skin, plus contoured the face using Marc Jacobs Beauty Perfection Powder Featherweight Foundation in darker shades instead of a bronzer.
See all of the BCBG Max Azria runway looks up close with our runway gallery.
In honor of the MTV Video Music Awards turning 30 this year, we're taking a look back at the most outrageous makeup and hairstyles over the past three decades. And needless to say, it was hard narrowing down the top contenders. Some of us remember Lil' Kim adorned with a seashell and a lavender wig; others might recall when Lady Gaga donned sideburns and dressed up as a man. Perhaps Justin Timberlake really had these ladies in mind when he sang, "Aren't you something, an original . . . " But which look was most memorable? Decide for yourself. On Kirbie: Express blazer, Edith A. Miller tank.