Friday, February 21, 2014


Nomadic tribes-and Tibetan culture-inspired Bibhu Mohapatra's A/W 2014 collection.  
Amit Abraham -lead stylist---advises his team

The hair styles-designed by lead artist Amit Abraham and his team from L'Oréal Professionnel ---impressively took the rich cultural Tibetan Buddhism symbol of the endless (eternal) knot---and crafted the models long locks (extensions used if needed)…into-

... VERY elaborate back buns composed of twists and turns. 

Straight locks were prepped with L’Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Root Spray to add density before blow-drying hair straight. Then hair was combed back---with a kind of triangular/trapezoid shaped-back side parts…delineating the plains of the head.

Hair was gathered into three ponytails---using a lot of L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 Hairspray for shine and L’Oréal Professionnel True Grip  a texturizing powder, for hold. The low ponytails hit just above-the nape of the neck---there was actually a lower part-all precisely 'drawn' with what looked like a knitting pictured.

Then-the center ponytail was divided into two sections-knotted,
…with two side ponytails-box braided. FYI-. Box-braiding is a technique used to create a three-dimensional braid by weaving four sections of hair together. 

Then-2 1⁄2 inches of the tail was left unbraided and secured with an elastic and pins. Finishing touch-braids were wrapped in a circular shape at the back of the head…also secured with pins. Followed by even more L’Oréal Professionnel Freezing Mist for  long-lasting hold, and L’Oréal Professionnel Perfect Shimmer for shine.

not a hair out of place-smooth smooth smooth…a lot of products goes into this hairstyle

Joe Dimaggio-L'Oréal hair stylist points hair dryer down-to close hair cuticles...

Hair stylist/Loréal Professionnel Laura Polko-with amazing highlights…no surprise!

A little downtime for the L'Oréal Professionnel team-as models rehearse with a run-through. On call since 6AM---comic relief is in order.

L'Oréal Professionnel products used- • Volumetry Root Spray (SRP $25.50 / 4.2 fl. oz.)• Infinium 3 hairspray (SRP $24.00 / 11 oz.)"•T rue Grip Texturizing Powder (SRP $16.50 / .25 oz.)• Freezing Mist (SRP $19.00 / 9 oz.)• Perfect Shimmer (SRP $21.00 / 5.8 oz. 

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Hair tools-including the patented hair clips by One Styling---

a couple of models had short hair like this-some volume and smooth smooth smooth.

Nails by Maybelline-used two polishes Bold Gold-with Dust of Bronze layered one on top of the other for a rich pewter shade.
Maybelline Nail Color-lead manicurist-Honey

nail color worked well with the makeup-and on all skin tones

Maybelline makeup used:Brow Drama, Dream Lumi Touch (concealer), Dream BB Fresh -evens out skin, Color Tatoo 24 Hr eyeshadow pigments in Pomegranate Punk and Gold Rush (inner eyes for pop)--with eyes (and water line)- lined with  Master Kajal Pitch Black eyeliner , under eyes-Master Smoky Emerald Fury, Cheeks-Color Plush Silk Mad For Mauve, neutral lips-with BB Lips Dr. Rescue

Maybelline MakeUp cases are packed----and organized.

Maybelline's Master Artist-Yadim-holds up the "must" Master Kajal Khol Liner…a deep black

Makeup tools used-include brush for eyebrows-and another set for eye shadows

eyelashes curled…for shape but no mascara

Color Tatoo in Pomegranate Punk-bronze-y wine burgundy color…a way to do a pinkish eye-without actually looking like one has pinkeye. Gold shadow in a small inverted v shape-in inner corner makes the eyes pop.
underneath-the emerald shadow applied right under the lash line-added to the rich smokey eye look-and enhanced  the actual eye colors.

Strong eyes----defined cheekbones-lips were left natural-with a bit of shine from the healing medicated BB Lips- Dr. Rescue