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Parisian 70s Look at Rebecca Taylor - NYFW Fall 2011

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / February 11, 2011

We saw braided texture at Christian Siriano, and now I've just witnessed another cool way to get waves sans the typical curling iron!

Hair: Dai Michishita for Cutler Salon

"Today we are doing kind of a 70s inspired, really soft feminine waves," said hair stylist Emma Heser. "Dai Michishita is the lead stylist, so this is his creation. We're just using a three-barrel waver to create some cool 70s waves in the back, center part, no volume, really flat, kinda tucked behind the ears, kinda innocent but kinda sexy at the same time."

When I first caught a glimpse of the waver, I didn't think it looked user friendly. But once you open the clamp, you realize just how easy it is. The technique is similar to crimping your hair, but you get a wave instead of a crimp. "Make sure you don't skip any pieces and go consisitently down the hair," Emma said.

Makeup: Sil Bruinsma for MAC

The makeup also takes inspiration form the 70s but set in Paris. "We're going for a Parisian 70s girl," Sil said. "Kinda sexy - almost a little louche. We're doing light, luminizing skin, strong definition on the cheek bones, really nice contour, a cooler pink blush - so no warm shades. The eyes we kept really simple. It's more about a defined Margo Hemingway type of eyebrow, not too dense but definitely full."

Sil went for a full makeup look with a wash of pearlescent slate all over the eyelids and a burgundy stained lipped topped with gloss to glam it up.

Nails: Renee Meyers for OPI

 

Manicurist Renee Meyers used two new OPI shades from the Texas Collection to complement the beauty look. "The nail look for Rebecca Tayler is very neutral and natural," Renee said. "She wants color on the nails to make the hands pop and stand out, so we did Suzi Loves Cowboys, which is a rich brown, almost espresso color. But on the toes, so that the boots stand out, we did a very neutral tan color called San Tan-tonio. It blends in with the flesh to help the shoes pop."

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