All of the fashion weeks will be over soon (and we’ll be talking about ss2015 in a little bit) but one beauty brand manages to straddle the entire show schedule behind-the-scenes with key designers. From minimal posh prep to high-concept punk Aveda managed to give beauty realness time after time.
Pre-fall with Stella McCartney:
For Stella McCartney, rock and fashion royalty, Aveda’s beauty team created luxe ponytails that looked effortless with the posh preppy clothing. Using three products and some heat, hair was crafted into waves and then bound for a sleek yet disheveled look.
How can you do this at home? Just like this:
Step 1: After prepping hair with a shampoo and conditioner like Pure Abundance™, mist towel-dried hair with Pure Abundance™ Style Prep™ in small sections.
Step 2: With a fine-tooth comb, blow dry hair back and away from the face.
Step 3: Taking top sections of the hair, clip hair to the sides to focus attention to the under layers of hair. With a 1” curling iron, loosely curl the under layers of hair, half way to the head. Pull and twist curls to create natural looking waves and set with a light mist of Air Control™ Hair Spray.
Step 4: Gather hair in a loose ponytail at the nape and secure tight with an elastic that matches the hair.
Step 5: With five drops of Dry Remedy™ Daily Moisturizing Oil emulsified in palms of the hand, gently muss up the ends of the pony-tail and top of the hair for a naturally messy appearance that shows the dimension of the hair’s shine.
Step 6: Set the final look with Air Control™ Hair Spray.
Check out what Vogue had to say about the collection here.
NYFW with Costello Tagliapietra:
Next, Aveda was off to create makeup that quietly spoke volumes. This look is almost noth there, and is perfect for an array of skin tones. A warm neutral palette and lightly tinted lips leaves room for beauty to shine through.
You can definitely feel safe trying this at home:
Face: On freshly washed and dried skin, apply Aveda Inner Light™ Mineral Tinted Moisture Broad Spectrum with SPF 15.
On the upper and lower line of the lashes, a third of the way to the outer edge of the eyes, apply Petal Essence™ Eye Definer in Black Orchid; smudge with an eye shadow applicator.
Cheeks: Contour cheeks with Petal Essence™ Face Accents in Tesserae.
Lips: Pre-mix Nourish-Mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Pink Hibiscus and Fire Poppy on the back of the hand, then dab lightly to the lips with an eye shadow applicator.
Lovely! And click here to see how Costello Tagliapietra handled NYFW like bosses.
PFW with Haider Ackermann:
Continent hopping Aveda was soon off to Paris to transform models from ordinaly girls to thread wrapped high-priestesses of punk for the runway. A mshup of paste and thread, these hairstyles are not for the faint of heart…
Follow these directions, and you’ll be walking the concrete runway with pro hair in no time:
Step 1: Set a styling foundation by misting Pure Abundance™ Style-Prep™ throughout the hair.
Step 2: Taking a generous amount of Phomollient™ Styling Foam in hands, warm up the product in palms and then distribute throughout the hair, being sure to cover each strand.
Step 3: Blow dry hair using the hands to help add volume and texture.
Step 4: Let hair lie with no visible part and mold around face; begin to add dimension with a crimping iron by clamping small sections of hair 2-3 inches apart throughout the head.
Step 5: Start crafting a punk style with the hands and intermittently using Air Control™ Hair Spray to hold the created shapes.
Step 6: Once the shape is achieved, take small sections of hair on the right side and weave strands with thread going upwards creating haphazard braid-like patterns; repeat on the other side.
Step 7: Set the look with a final spritz of Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.
See the team on T Magazine and also through these amazing images below… makes you feel like you were backstage with the Aveda beauty pros!
*all photos courtesy of Aveda
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