Backstage at the Peter Som show, classic beauty was given a modern twist. Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals created a deconstructed Fifties updo inspired by actress Tippi Hedren, known best for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”
“We wanted to make it tougher, and give the lady more edge,” he said of the style he created. “It’s rough, organic and deconstructed in texture.” He “blasted the hair” with Ocean Spritz to play up the texture, and then created a semipart and roughly gathered the top of the hair into a teased ponytail, leaving the bottom strands long and cascading down the shoulders. “I like imperfections in the hair. It’s not perfect. You feel like the hands have done it.”
For the face, makeup artist Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics went for a fresh-looking face. “It’s freshness and youth, but grown up. It’s a neutral, clean gorgeous face.” He applied red lipstick on the lips (the symbol of a “grown-up woman”) but then dusted the lips with loose powder and applied a bit of metallic to them for a twist and a futuristic feeling. Eyes, lashes, brows and most of the face — save for a hint of flush on the cheeks — were bare.