Disheveled buns in neon iterations of blue, pink and purple, abounded backstage at Avril Lavigne’s spring Abbey Dawn show. “Overall, Abbey Dawn is a rock ’n’ roll fashion line,” said Lavigne, adding, “it’s sugar spice nice.”
To achieve the beauty look that complemented it, Gregory Alan and Victor Castro, lead hairstylists for Salon Grafix, first teased hair before piling it onto the top of the models’ heads, into “oversized hipster knots. “It’s a modern, funky, rock and roll-style bun,” said Alan, who fitted models with Technicolor-like hair and bang extensions in bright “cotton candy” hues. Next, hair was piled and twisted onto the tops of models head to give off a “deconstructed energy.” The back of the updo was “groomed and clean” but the texture of the bun itself had “a raw, edgy feel.” Alan and Castro used Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo — a cross between hairspray and a dry shampoo to create the “lived in volume” and Chroma-Logica, a high gloss micro mist, to hold the style in place. To finish off the rocker vibe, Castro and Alan affixed silver studs — which abounded in Lavigne’s collection — onto the style.
Makeup, done by James Vincent for Inglot Cosmetics, was inspired by Avril herself. Central to the look was a black-hued eye, created with a combination of Inglot’s black waterproof gel eyeliner, black liquid liner and kohl pencil. Vincent also made lashes a focal point, by layering on “lots of black mascara,” and affixing faux lashes onto the models’ eyes. Lips were strong, red and matte, thanks to Inglot lip color in 203. Using the same bold lipstick on the apples of the cheeks for “balance,” Vincent matted down the models’ T-zones to keep shine confined to cheeks.