“It’s very simple,” said hairstylist Paul Hanlon working with Frédéric Fekkai. “But it’s not simple to do.” With references like “Dogtown and Z-Boys” and Joseph Szabo’s images from his book on adolescence “Almost Grown,” Hanlon created a youthful and pure vibe. “It’s like skate kids in California,” said Hanlon. “It’s kind of languid, but it’s not grunge, it’s not dirty. It’s very clean hair.”
He began by washing with Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner, but didn’t wash out the conditioner to weigh the hair down. Keeping a natural center part, he applied the Coiff Control Ironless Straightening Balm from midlength to ends and dried it with his fingers by pulling the hair down. With a flatiron, he took the first three inches of the root area to take out all the volume, but kept the rest untouched with a little kink. To finish, he coated the ends with Salon Technician Color Care Anti-Fade Top Coat. “There’s a lot of texture in the clothes,” he said. “We didn’t want a lot of texture in the hair. When you touch it, it feels very delicate.”
Raw Beauty popped up again, only this time it wasn’t at Alexander Wang, it was at Proenza Schouler. “Since the collection is in daylight, they wanted to keep the girls really luminous,” said Diane Kendal. The collection, which was inspired by Seventies interiors, was complemented with Kendal’s fresh canvas.
Working with MAC Cosmetics, she moisturized the face with Mineralize Face and Body Lotion. She concealed where needed and blotted Transparent Prep + Prime Finishing Powder with a brush. Then, massaging with her fingers she used Extra Dimension Blush in Pleasure Model on the apple of the cheek. She brushed up the brows, filled them in where needed, curled the lashes and highlighted the eyelid with Lip Balm. Topping off the look, Kendal dabbed the lips with Lip Conditioner. “The look is classic,” said Honey when describing the nails. “I call it the signature look for Proenza.” Using MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Delicate, she applied two coats of the light sheer pink to both the nails and toes. Switching gears, Honey talked about nail art, something she feels isn’t going anywhere, at least not in her home neighborhood of Brooklyn. “For me, it never dies,” said Honey. “I’m always going to do crazy. I’m going to have a party.”