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Eiji Yamane for Rene Furterer created a low, structural chignon, inspired by ballet. “I wanted to make the ballet a little bit young and modern,” said Yamane. “I wanted to make a [youthful] wave using and old fashioned way, with a curling iron.”

Yamane began by creating a center part, then misting the models’ heads and giving each a classic blow out, infused with Vegetal Sculpting Gel for smoothness. Next, he gathered hair into a low ponytail behind the ears, spritzing it into place with Vegetal Finishing Spray to control flyaways. He created some volume with a rattail comb by lifting hair that had been pulled into the pony. To create the dramatic finger waves, Yamane blended hair, which he sprayed with a curling iron, using a “crimping technique.”

He used the hair to cover the ear, shaping the curls as he went into a the stylized pattern. He then used clips to secure the top half of the look in place. To finish the updo, Yamane created a ponytail with the rest of the hair and straightened it with a hot iron. He then made a loop with the hair, rolling it towards the base of the head, fanning it out as he went to increase fullness. Girls with shorter styles were given human hair extensions. “Everything is flat to head on the chignon but on both sides I wanted to make a funky wave to it,” said Yamane. “It’s not a perfect wave.”

Faces, done by Rudy Miles of BeautybyRudy, were purposefully simple, yet featured a bold matte blue eye. “The look for the season is really about this beautiful blueness in Zang’s collection,” said Miles. “He really wanted it to be simple, soft, elegant and fresh.” Miles highlighted the cheekbone and contoured underneath the face for definition. “We wanted to have this barely there makeup concept,” he said. “The eye really only has blue around the lash line. [There’s] nothing on the lid, so it’s very clean.” Miles also used black mascara and gave lips a dash of tan color. “It’s a nice nude lip,” said Miles. “It’s very easy.”

Nails were meant to allude to the darker side of ballet. “The inspiration for the show is very angelic and whenever you have ballet you always have a black swan,” said Cinnamon Bowser for Zoya. The look included a horizontal, half-matte black nail in a custom designed color for the show called Black Swan. “The half matte varies from model to model-some have the top half matte, some have the bottom half matte,” said Bowser.  “It’s unexpected. You’re not sure what you are going to find.”

Of the black, Rebecca Isa, color director for Zoya said, “there’s a polyurethane shine finish to it. That’s why it’s so shiny. It looks almost like a liquid vinyl.”

<p>Beauty at Zang Toi RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: George Chinsee

<p>Beauty at Zang Toi RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: George Chinsee

<p>Beauty at Zang Toi RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: George Chinsee

<p>Beauty at Zang Toi RTW Spring 2014</p>

Photo By: George Chinsee

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