Backstage Report: Thakoon
The Inspiration: "Thakoon's collection is all about colors, and I wanted the hair to make a strong statement as an accessory to the beautiful, bright clothing," Kerastase hairstylist Odile Gilbert explained about the bright look she created for the spring show. "It's the ideal of the iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural. The color story came from India, inspired by the spice market, but with a cowboy flair," the designer said in a statement.
Hair: Gilbert used a blowdryer and diffuser on damp hair, scrunching portions with her hands as she went to create texture. Next, she made two French braids on either side of the head. Both braids were twisted together, secured with hairpins at the nape of the neck, and sprayed with hairspray. To get the bright, candy-colored hues, Gilbert painted colored hair clay over strands using a paint brush.
Makeup: "I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow," said NARS makeup artist Diane Kendal. "On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitudea cowboy attitude that is." She used four different eye shadows, including Bengali, Bali, Blondie, and Portobello Duo, and made them look cowgirl-sunkissed with the the brand's cult hit Laguna bronzer.
RB's Insider Tip: Gilbert's tips for removing the clay can be heeded for giving regular colored locks a good cleaning, too. She suggested rinsing and conditioning with a trio of Kerastase Bain Satin, Lait Vital, and Masque Nutri-Thermique.
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