By Nicole Adlman
The stage at Isaac Mizrahi’s bridal presentation at Kleinfeld (where the collection will be sold exclusively), was stunningly clean and white, with large black and cream roses adorning the backdrop. The collection, in suit, was a study of white, black and rose-pink: many of the gowns – some crystal-covered, some not – featured a shock of black trim.
Backstage, the hairstyle being created for models was a simple statement: lead hairstylist Tamara McNaughton used Moroccanoil products to craft a sleek, round bun held together with a minimal number of pins.
“This look isn’t about making it perfect,” McNaughton said. “You’re not trying to make anything fussy, anything done. It’s supposed to look effortless.”
First, the models’ hair needed treatment – toward the end of any fashion week there are many cases of dry, color-damaged hair that needs tending to. McNaughton used Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo and Conditioner along with an intense hydrating mask from the brand to repair the models’ locks in advance of the show.
Next, a hydrating styling cream (also from Moroccanoil) was smoothed into hair before it was blow-dried. For styling, the tresses were finger-brushed from the front of the face to the crown for texture, before being pulled back into a ponytail and deftly wrapped to make a bun.
“The dresses are very beautiful,” said McNaughton. “They’re very feminine and, if you have a dress that is beautiful, you don’t need a lot with the hair. It’s more about letting the dresses shine.”
For hold, Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray was used. The resulting look was equally undone and ethereal and, as McNaughton notes, very easy to recreate at home.
“You really don’t need to put a lot of effort into [this style]. If you do, you’re doing it wrong,” she said.
The hair products used for this style are available in salons and on Moroccanoil.com.
Lead makeup artist Romy Soleimani used Stila Cosmetics’ products to create the models’ soft, natural faces.
To begin, Stila Perfect & Correct Foundation was applied to fashion a smooth template. For brightening, the brand’s new One Step Illuminate was dotted on cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A little powder was dusted under the models’ eyes to create a portrait of perfect skin.
Soleimani then used Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Lash Mascara to craft long, pretty lashes that were neither too thick nor clumpy.
“[The look] is super dewy. It’s fresh and youthful,” she said.
The nearly-naked makeup was made more feminine with a touch of pink to the cheeks and lips. Liquid lip color – “lipstick in a wand” as Soleimani described – was blended on the models’ mouths: two colors, Stila Longwear Liquid Lip Color Petal and Muse, made a muted fuschia lip.
Soleimani thinks the final makeup look is one so simple and pretty that it can be used for your most special day as well as everyday occasions.
“It feels more modern because you can do it yourself,” she said.
The Stila Cosmetics products used for this look can be found on ULTA.com.