Flat chignons and mellow metallics were the order of the day at Jason Wu.
“I was inspired by the movie ‘The Piano’ and Holly Hunter’s character in the film,” said Odile Gilbert, working for Aveda at the show. Gilbert prepped damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener for added shine and straightness, and blew-hair dry smooth with a flat brush. Next, she parted hair in the center (“for romance and innocence”) and pulled the hair into a ponytail at the nape of the neck, allowing hair on either side of the ponytail to cover the ears. Next, she sprayed the hair with Aveda Control Force Hair Spray (which will launch in June) for extra hold. Gilbert then wrapped a 10-inch bungee elastic around the ponytail, criss-crossing it from top to bottom to create a braidlike pattern. Next, she wrapped the braided ponytail into a flat chignon and secured with hair pins.
Lucia Pieroni, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, created a masculine-feminine look with a metallic edge. “Jason used a lot of gold leaf in this collection, so I wanted to reflect that in the makeup,” she said. Pieroni used metallic gold and silver pigments on the eyes and at the top of the cheekbones for highlight. “If you mix pigment with water, it goes on like paint,” she said of applying the pigments to the eyes. “I then blended both with my finger.” Pieroni opted to eschew mascara, lipstick and blush to keep the look “young and fabulous.”