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At BCBG Max Azria, hairstylist Harry Josh, for John Frieda, created a style designed to look organic — and mimic how the models quickly wind their hair into a bun during casting calls. “We wanted to re-create that effortless look for the stage,” he said.

To begin, he liberally applied Frizz-Ease Take Charge mousse to dry hair from root to tip. He then combed it through with his fingers, and blew it dry. After gathering the hair into a low ponytail, he twisted the hair into a knot, leaving the ends exposed, protruding out to the side. He smoothed the ends with Root Awakening Smooth Lotion, which is rolling out to mass retailers now, and pressed the tips with a straightening iron.

The trick, Josh said, “is not to fuss with it too much.”

Makeup artist Sarah Lucero, for Stila, created a monochromatic, clean face using beige tones. “The key is to neutralize the skin so the beige pops,” said Lucero, as she prepped the face with Hydrating Primer. She then applied One Step Makeup to the face, and Dune eye shadow to the entire eyelid. She created a soft “reverse cat eye” under the lid by brushing on a deeper brown shade to remove any pinkness. Cheeks and lips were bare.

Nails also looked bare, polished in a creamy beige shade called Putty by CND. “It’s a modern mannequin look. It’s like putting concealer on the nail,” said CND’s co-founder Jan Arnold.

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

<p>Backstage at BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2010</p>

Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

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