Hitchcock heroines provided the inspiration for the beauty look at Badgley Mischka.
“I love the spirit of Tippi Hedren and Kim Novak in classic Hitchcock films like ‘The Birds’ and ‘Vertigo’ but wanted to do it in a fun way,” said Peter Gray, working with Moroccanoil at the show. Gray began by using Moroccanoil Treatment to condition hair, then worked Heat Styling Protection through the hair. Next came a generous application of Volumizing Mousse from roots to ends to create volume and hold. After blowing hair straight out with a paddle brush, Gray made a horseshoe-shaped section of hair — from each temple to crown — and pinned that on top of the head. Next he created a playful reverse braid, having models tip their heads over and braiding from the nape of the neck to the crown. As he braided, he pulled in diagonal sections of hair from the sides to the center of the head, making braids that closely followed the shape of the head. When he reached the crown, he fastened the braided sections together in a ponytail. Next, he created a set by using a three-quarter-inch curling iron on hair on top of the head and a one-inch iron on the remaining hair, including the ponytail. After misting the set with Luminous Hairspray Strong, he released the set and combed it out starting at the crown, allowing some loose pieces to fall free. He back-combed the top section lightly for a fluffy, feminine effect. The remaining loose lengths of hair were wrapped around a pin-tailed comb to hold the chignon around the reverse-braid. To finish, Gray used a fork comb to break up the edges of the set and misted hair with Luminous Hairspray Strong to hold it in place.
Tom Pecheux, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, also took his cues from Hitchcock, creating “an iconic film star” look. “It’s Technicolor — like the first color films — and very glam,” he explained. After making skin matte with foundation, Pecheux did a classic winged brow, then added false lashes to the outside corners of the eyelids. Next he used a bronze metallic eyeliner close to the top eyelid, using a white eyeliner inside the bottom lash line and baby blue matte eye shadow under the eye. He skipped blush, using just a bit of contour, before turning to the lips. After applying a bright orangey-red lipstick, he topped it with peach lipstick to brighten the look.
Deborah Lippmann finished the look with Red Silk Boxers from her namesake line. “It’s a matte formula with a bit of sheen — it makes a statement,” she noted. Fingernails were long, with an almond-shaped finish.