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August 28 2014

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Brows And Beehives, Backstage At Prada

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The brow is back for fall—at least according to makeup artist Pat McGrath, who carefully etched full forehead fringe with short strokes of CoverGirl’s LineExact Liquid Liner in black and brown backstage at Prada yesterday. The early nineties-style arch shapes came in sharp contrast to McGrath’s usual technique at the show, where she has been a champion of the bleached brow for the past few seasons. This time around, however, it was all about keeping things strong and feminine, a concept that worked nicely with hairstylist Guido Palau’s coifs, which he described as “classic French hairdressing done with a very chic, uptown nod to the sixties.” Prepping models’ tresses with Redken Thickening Lotion, Palau wrapped two separate sections of hair over a mesh cushion, which he used to create height and volume in the back for what ultimately resembled a beehive-style updo. “It’s really a modern take on the chignon,” he offered, before shellacking the top portion of the head with heavy layers of Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray and adding braided-rope headbands to accessorize the look. It struck us as more retro than modern, but we’re not complaining.

Photo: Greg Kessler / FirstView.com

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