Backstage Report: Rebecca Minkoff
The Inspiration: "We wanted it to look like it was from a '70s prom. Rebecca actually gave me a referenceDiane Keaton from Manhattan," said TRESemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu. "The collection has a log of sunset-colored fabrics, and is very airy and sheer. We really incorporated that into the look."
Hair: Don't be fooledthose crazy beehive coils are not the final product. Syfu sprayed TRESemmé 24-Hour Body Root Boosting Spray throughout the hair and separated into four or five sections, pulling each into a tight ponytail. Next, she doubled over a long strand of thin elastic purchased at the fabric store and tied one at the base of each pony. The ponytail and elastics were twisted together, with Syfu pushing the hair toward the base of the pony after every couple of twists. After the whole thing was twisted, the two elastics get knotted together. Syfu planned on keeping the coils in until the last possible moment and brushing the hair out after cutting off the elastics to get "fluffy, bouncy hair."
Makeup: "Rebecca wanted a bright lip and for the rest of the face to be clean," said Mark makeup artist Mai Quynh. To prep the pucker, she applied lip balm as her first step, letting it moisturize the lips while she applied foundation and light mascara to the models. Before applying the lipstick, she had the girls blot with a tissue. The trick creates a good canvas to help color stay all day.
Nails: Meg Ross, manager of Manhattan's Haven Spa, helped create the nail looks. She got "nice, white fingers" with Essie's Below the Belt and followed with three vertical stripes of Pink Parka. "We wanted something funky and fun, hence the stripes," she said.
RB's Insider Tip: To get the cheerful mani at home, pick up a brush to paint on the stripes (Ross picked hers up at Ricky's). Designate an eyeliner brush for the task and dip it into the bottle of polish. Paint on!
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