“The inspiration is medieval and slightly manga,” said hairstylist Guido Palau, who worked on behalf of Redken at Christopher Kane. “The first impression is that it’s historical, but if you look closely it’s more modern.” Working with its natural texture, Palau parted hair in the center and pulled it into low ponytails. He then sprayed the coif, which covered models’ ears, with Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray. “It’s slightly armorlike,” Palau said.
Lisa Butler, who was working with Lancôme, kept makeup to the strict minimum. “I’m defeminizing the girls rather than making them masculine,” said Butler, who used Lancôme Photogenic foundation to tone down the skin’s natural pinkness. She also blended eye shadows into brows — to create a halo effect over the eyes — and applied a dab of foundation and balm on lips.