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Josephine Baker inspired the sculptural flapper style seen at Prada with its modern high-gloss finish.

“It’s based on the Thirties jazz scene in Cuba,” said hairstylist Guido Palau working for Redken at the show. “Miuccia Prada likes sophistication, but paired with an innocence, too.”

The “small head” requested by Prada has a deep-side parting, created using Redken’s Super Strong 016 Hardware Gel. Finger waves were then applied using a tail comb before the back section was twisted in two low-slung twists and finished with Redken’s Forceful 023 hairspray.

Before heading to the runway, models were spritzed with Redken’s Glass 01 Smoothing Serum. “It’s not a look you’d try at home,” joked Palau.

The strong masculine element of the hairstyle was echoed in Prada’s makeup look.

“We’re playing with androgyny, adding glamour to a modern face,” said Pat McGrath.

A silver, reflective eye was created using an age-old theatrical powder eye shadow. Brows were strengthened using a series of brown eye-pencils from MAC Cosmetics, offset by a pale lip.

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Delphine Achard

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

<p>Backstage at Prada RTW Spring 2011</p>

Photo By: Isabella De Maddalena

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