Bright colors mixed with pastels and eclectic hairstyles were part of the beauty scene for Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet‘s Spring 2012 collection. The theme: walking through a secret garden during the 60′s.
Thomas Dunkin, Sebastian Professional Lead Stylist, didn’t want to take the 60′s look so literally, so he pulled inspiration from the 20′s creating three different styles. A mix between chignons and buns, side-swept hair and low ponytails with head scarfs. SO Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly! For the runway, Dunkin used Potion 9 Lite as the foundation throughout the hair and a donut to create that polished look for the buns and chignons. When trying it at home, he suggests making it your own. No need to make it so polished (i.e. no donut). If there are any loose strands let them be so as not to make it seem like you’re trying too hard.
Let’s talk about the shagadelic makeup done by Stila‘s Global Artist, Kasi Harabedian for Beauty.com. . GORGEOUS! The sparkling turquoise eyeshadow and extreme cat eye brought out the 60′s mod style we all know and love. She used a nude liner in the inner rim of the eyes instead of white to give it a modern touch and make the eyes pop. For the most part, the nails were a mix of sorbet colors from Nails Inc. including mint green, corals and pinks. However, some of the models rocked white nails with black stripes. To make it work Julie Kandalec first painted two coats of floral street and then a top coat on which she drew the black lines with black taxi. A quick tip from the pro: no need to run out and buy fancy nail art pens, all she did was cut the bristles of the brush to make it easier to create the stripes.