Hanging out backstage at the Marios Schwab 2011 Fashion Show made me feel cool by association! Models were racing around in greasy, mullet-style wigs designed by Luke Hersheson (son of Daniel Hersheson), their skin was tanned and luminous (courtesy of St. Tropez's wash off mousse and skin illuminator), and lips were stained whilst eyes were quite smoky. If I hadn't caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I would have thought I was in the late 1960's early 1970's. Music was pumping and the vibe was 100 percent rock and roll, just as the designer orchestrated. He even prepped the models as they lined up to walk the runway by saying, "Girls, this is a punk rock voyage, not a sexy runway. No smiling."
Luke was super-busy styling, so his assistant stepped in to answer some questions. He said,
"The inspiration behind hair and makeup today is Joan Jett meets Suzi Quatro. Wigs were parted in the centre, cut into choppy layers and mussed up. Think dirty, messy and matte with flat fringe fanning out at the sides."
To find out what backstage beauty trick caught my attention, just read more.
I thought it was a really cool idea that black powder was added to the blonde wigs at the roots to make the colour look more authentic. Do you ever use coloured hair powder?