Nicole Richie's incredible punk rock manicure was the inspiration behind her punk rock makeup look, according to makeup artist Beau Nelson. For the lip color, Nelson mixed Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir and MAC Lipmix in Black and Fuchsia. He applied with a lip brush for added precision.
But the main draw of Nicole's look was her shock of gray hair. Stylist Luke Chamberlain wanted "an elevated, next level kind of punk." So he started by blow-drying her hair with his hands and a texturizing spray.
The coloring process came next, with Chamberlain applying hair paint to small sections with a tint brush and combing the color through. Keeping in mind the shape he wanted, Chamberlain twisted large sections and allowed the color to dry. White hairpins and a strong-hold hair spray kept it all in place.