Friday, February 24, 2012


Lincoln Center, NYC
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012

with 1 of 2 golf ball size pumps of Mousse Volupté--good for hold

words/images Judith Ecochard

other products used...L"Oréal Professionnel Infinium 2 regular hold working spray,
L'Oréal Professionnel Lumi Controle modeling nutri-wax-worked in with a fine comb, section by section, L'oréal Professionnel Densité thickening primer-hold hairs...and the new L'Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust hair powder/dry shampoo-a micro fine powder that absorbs excess oil

blow dry up for height

Katharine Polk designed a season-less and very pretty collection for Fall 2012...and the overall hair/beauty marching order was romantic with a modern touch.

Hairwise-the stylists has the models with loose curls down-then shaped 3 ways-parted on the side-loose- and tucked behind a left ear, twisted in a low bun or slicked back on one side.

extreme left part---blow dry hair section by section with a round brush-pointing/brushing up (pictured below)--- for height, curl with iron and set hair with spray....curls sprayed and loosened up with fingers

We had a nice chat with Laura Polke-L'Oréal Professionnel's hair lead-and she told us that past collabs between her and Katharine Polk-resulted in a repeat for this show.  

"She (Polk) has a clear vision and I understand where she is coming from... for the hair we thought pretty, edgy with a bit of disheveled texture."

TIP: Hairspray should be sprayed from several inches away to get a light mist-for a good hold that's not crunchy.

AND for more textured hair...aka "ethnic hair" the secret is to use more heat, not product for a better hold. For dry hair try L'Oréal Professionnel's Mythic Oil.

make-up galore-

Make-up used ran the gamut-including Bobbi Brown foundation...and custom mixed lip colors using Nars....primarily Scarlett Empress a bold fushia pink.

ESSIE nail color-Case Study-a rich camel beige color.