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Surfer Girls, Still Bro’ing Down At Proenza


The colored hair streaks that Didier Malige created backstage at Proenza Schouler last season have been seriously influential, turning up on runways from Milan and Paris to Brazil, not to mention in countless editorial spreads and at red-carpet events. But apparently, the hairstylist hadn’t noticed. “I just heard,” he said modestly when we asked him if he knew his handiwork had such staying power. While there was no purple or turquoise dye in his arsenal last night, he didn’t stray too far from the surfer-chic styles that were such a hit for Spring. “We’re doing ‘urban surfer girls’ for Fall—surfers in the winter who are off duty,” he explained, coating models’ hair with a combination of Frédéric Fekkai’s Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray and Coiff Bouffant Lifting/Texturizing Spray Gel before drying it, using his fingers to comb and twist for texture. Makeup artist Diane Kendal worked off an image of Kristen McMenamy in the early nineties, which meant a sculpted cheek (one that Kendal created using MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in varying shades to contrast with models’ natural skin color), a greasy brown eye, and two different strong lips. Blondes got a deep aubergine shade courtesy of MAC’s Smoked Purple lipstick, while brunettes sported Charred Red, a deep crimson color that Kendal mixed with a black eye shadow for a burnt effect. Don’t be surprised if everyone starts biting off the technique come September.

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