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Backstage At Prada, All That Jazz And More


The small head, deep side parts, and finger waves that took to the runway at Prada yesterday were, as you likely presumed, inspired by the one and only Josephine Baker. “The thirties jazz scene” compelled hairstylist Guido Palau to break out his trusty bottle of Redken Super Strong 16 Hardware Gel, curl sections of models’ tresses around the hair line with a tail comb, and create two small-and-tight buns in the back to add some “innocence” to the otherwise sophisticated look. A healthy spritzing of Redken’s Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray provided that high-impact finish that glistened on the catwalk, which was also helped along by face painter Pat McGrath’s theatrical chrome-silver eye. McGrath swept the opaque powder shadow across lids from the lash line to a makeshift, androgynous brow, which she etched onto foreheads using a series of MAC Cosmetics’ brow pencils for an angular, masculine element—which was perfectly fitting, seeing as how Miuccia Prada slipped a few menswear elements into her bright colored, boldly striped collection.

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