In keeping with the collection’s Japanese influence, Orlando Pita designed what he called a “sumo-wrestler knot” at Carolina Herrera. He applied a liberal amount of Biosilk Firm Hold Finishing Spray to the hair, then pulled it back into a looped ponytail near the crown of the head. He then continued applying hair spray until the loop stood straight on its own, then angled it to the left and added even more hair spray. He then pinned extensions into the loop so that the hair appeared to be the model’s own, and blunt-cut the ends. Pita shellacked the extensions with hair spray until they didn’t move, and as models took to the runway, added serum for shine.
Diane Kendal, working with MAC Cosmetics at the show, created “Classic Carolina” on the faces, with the lips being the focal point. She began by applying concealer where needed, then defined the cheekbones with Sculpting Powder, adding Flower Power blush on the apples of the cheeks and dusting Silver Dusk on the cheekbones to catch the light. Kendal used Paint Pots in Constructivist, a rich brown, and topped it with Indianwood, a coppery brown, blending both from eyelid to brow bone. Over that, she dusted shimmery pink and gold shades. Because Herrera’s show had five major portions, Kendal chose to use five different lipsticks, ranging from blue red to pink depending on each model’s outfit — MAC Red, Brave Red, Make Me Gorgeous, Girl About Town and Divaish.
Michelle Saunders, working with Essie, used Brick Oven, a dark red, on both fingers and toes. “It’s essential to use a base coat if you’re doing red, because it will protect your cuticles,” noted Saunders. She finished with Good to Go Top Coat.