Hair and makeup at Jason Wu’s fall show fit the ethereal but powerful mood of his fall 2009 collection. “There is a fairy-tale quality to the clothing,” said lead hair stylist Kevin Ryan for Rsessiontools. “It’s not like a Disney fairy tale, its more like Grimm’s; it has more depth, it’s not so cutesy.”
After blow drying and straightening hair, Ryan swept it back in a low ponytail and left “it a little real” by not slicking back all the flyaways. “These girls have a little life, they’ve been running from pumpkins and now their hair has texture.” Ryan used Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray for hair that “needed a little oomph.”
Gucci Westman, who did the makeup on behalf of Revlon, kept the models looking airy but strong. “I’m slightly lightening their skin with a lighter foundation and darkening the brows,” said Westman, who created matte cheeks and lips and strengthened brows with ColorStay Brow Enhancer. “There is a strength in the clothes, so we wanted the girls not to look so soft, but still ethereal.” Westman also used a violet lipstick she created especially for fashion week on cheeks for a delicate glow.