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Hair and Makeup | New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

Consider This Your NYFW Spring 2014 Cheat Sheet

  • The Blonds: What do you get when Dr. Spock and Tweety Bird couple up and have a baby? The beauty look at this show. Between the swipes of yellow and blue shadow, it was out of this world.
  • Betsey Johnson: From cotton candy wigs and chromatic lips, the look was unabashedly fun — especially with bubblegum pink, custom-made wigs.
  • Jeremy Scott: The '50s, teenagers from Mars, and burlesque were all inspiration at this show. While the hair was full-on retro, the makeup had a futuristic spin that we can't wait to try.
  • Milly: If you're longing for an edgy runway look that's still wearable, set your sights on this collection. The cornerstone of the style was the matte red gradient lip.
  • Proenza Schouler: For the presentation, hairstylists embraced the models' natural hair texture to create a skater-chic, California girl look. The makeup was bare bones and the manicure a honey color.
  • J. Mendel: The beauty look for Spring 2014 was all about adding an athletic vibe, playing up the sporty side with glowy, bronzed skin and and a glossy burgundy lip.
  • Rachel Zoe: Fitting for Spring's humidity, a huge, fuzzy plait with loads of texture was the centerpiece of the coifs heading down Zoe's runway.
  • Nanette Lepore: The neoromantic clothing collection translated directly to a beauty look consisting of wispy hair and bright red lips — stunning.
  • Michael Kors: Like Kors's past collections, sporty beauty was a common theme in the makeup, hair, and nails. Lead makeup artist Dick Page wanted an effortless makeup palette that defined specific features on each model.

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  • Elie Tahari: The makeup look at this show can only be described as "timeless," with soft peach tones and effortless hair.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs: Two words: English grunge. Hair was messy, weighed down with a ton of oils, and some of the girls had it tucked into scarves wrapped around their necks. The makeup consisted of a block of blue on the lids.
  • Narciso Rodriguez: The beauty look was diluted and one that any girl can do. The hair was meant to mimic a second-day blowout with very little curl or wave, while the makeup remained minimal.
  • Prabal Gurung: Yadim for MAC Cosmetics created an eye-catching palette with holographic glitter in the inner corners of the eyes, channeling a '90s rave.
  • The Row: Since every great makeup look starts with skin care, the preparation was key backstage and the makeup was "raw, sepia, very earthy, and monotone."
  • Naeem Khan: The hair was a play on Frida Kahlo's famous milkmaid braids; makeup focused on a raspberry lip hue and metallic-flecked eye makeup.
  • Jenny Packham: The greatest disco moments of the '70s were back on the runway for Spring 2014 with an Edwardian twist, which were both seen in the clothing collection and beauty look.
  • Badgley Mischka: Mermaid was the name of the game with a makeup concept that focused on watery blues and coral lips.
  • Alice + Olivia: What arose backstage was a simple and sweet beauty look that anyone could try out at home using a sheer white shadow to make the eyes pop.
  • Reem Acra: There was no shortage of dramatic hair backstage, where the look was straight out of Saturday Night Fever.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim: If Daft Punk wrote the music for the Blue Lagoon movie remake, the result would be something like the beauty look seen at this show, which featured iridescent purple makeup shades.
  • Theyskens' Theory: For the this wet hairstyle, there was so shortage of products backstage, complete with a beauty look that was individual to each model.
  • Carolina Herrera: From the geometric prints to the flirty lashes, lead makeup artists gave Twiggy a red carpet makeover.

  • Zac Posen: The look at this show was downright jaw-dropping, drawing inspiration from ballerinas, rose gardens, and Marie Antoinette.
  • Band of Outsiders: From sun-kissed cheeks to wet waves, the beauty team backstage was busy making the models look like they just stepped off the sands of Malibu.
  • Thakoon: If you're looking for full-blown femininity, look no further! The hair and makeup here focused on the ultimate Parisian-chic lady.
  • Kenneth Cole: With hair inspired by '80s Harlem and makeup drawing colors from a beetle, this beauty ideation touched on all the major trends we want to see come March.
  • Tracy Reese: Stylists backstage embraced each model's natural hair texture to create a bun with tendrils flowing around the face.
  • Yigal Azrouël: The ethereal, wispy chignons seen on the runway were formed by raking the hair back with fingers and matting strands down at the crown — no brush needed.

  • Derek Lam: The hair, makeup, and nails circulated around one concept: minimalism.
  • Victoria Beckham: Here, the beauty team worked to create a clean and modern look with a sleek, low ponytail and a flawless complexion.
  • Lela Rose: Inspiration came from the architecture of Arne Jacobsen's swan chair, which translated to bold colors on the makeup and a structural updo.
  • Altuzarra: Feminine beauty was the theme at this show, where models were meant to look very glamorous and very French.
  • Tibi: The beauty look mixed elements of bohemian and grunge for a traveled-in style, including dewy skin, mussed hair, and nail art with a hidden message.
  • Monique Lhuillier: The chic makeup style featured clean skin with a hint of highlight on the cheeks. The focal point was the cherry-stained lip.
  • Alexander Wang: Beach waves and barely-there makeup were the main looks of the evening. Guido for Redken opted to play with the natural texture of the models' hair, pulling inspiration from the '80s.
  • Christian Siriano: Inspired by a trip to Isla Mujeres off the coast of Mexico, makeup artists developed a soft, diffused makeup look to mimic the appearance of glowing skin during a sunset.
  • Jen Kao: On the runway, the statement-making long, straight hair was reminiscent of the '70s, but also reminiscent of the three Afghan Hounds that walked with the models.

  • Rebecca Taylor: This show mastered mixing downtown cool with a hint of femininity, going "rougher on the makeup with a focus on the eyes."
  • Hervé Léger: This collection was created with a powerful woman in mind, and that notion was reflected in the hair and makeup.
  • Prabal Gurung: Everything from the hair, nails, and makeup was matte. No shine here.
  • Jill Stuart: Don't expect to find your average smoky eye at this show; lids were coated with lip gloss for high-luster effect.
  • Rag & Bone: Let's just put it out there: most of us were floored when we spotted the fluorescent orange hue on the lips of the models at this show.
  • Rebecca Minkoff: The beauty look backstage was inspired by Frida Kahlo and the Mexican desert with hair texture that was rough, dry, and matte.
  • Jason Wu: The hint of gold makeup was carried over to the hair with a sleek metal barrette that finished off each model's blunt ponytail. It was a look inspired by photographer Helmut Newton.
  • Kate Spade: Keeping with the designer's signature look, the collection was a vibrant mishmash of color with that playful dash of retro flair.
  • Honor: This show was all about the juxtaposition of edge and femininity, which was evident in everything from the hair to the nails.
  • Costello Tagliapietra: Inspired by leather shoes in the collection, the texturized nail polish look here was one to remember. But it was the pop-of-color eye shadow that really had us talking.
  • BCBG Max Azria: Stylists and makeup artists alike strove to create the ideal BCBG girl who's cool and effortless, yet put together.
  • Lulu Frost: The collection was all about a punk take on Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, and that colorful visual translated to the hair and makeup.
  • Calvin Klein: This cool smoky eye and bare-faced makeup look captured the essence of the Calvin Klein girl to a T.
  • Ralph Lauren: Dust off that flat iron and embrace stick-straight hair and similarly minimal makeup, come Spring.
  • Marc Jacobs: Turquoise liner, Swarovski-studded nail tips, and razored bowl cuts made for one memorable beauty look, not to mention an appropriately edgy send-off to Spring 2014 NYFW.
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