September 2 2014

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8 posts tagged "Didier Malige"

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.

Photo: Greg Kessler/

Rainbow Brite, Beauty Icon


The Proenza Schouler boys really started something when they sent models with pastel hair streaks down their Spring runway. First we saw a celeb imitation (Ashley Olsen), and now the popular punk pastime has made an editorial cameo as well. In this month’s issue of Dazed & Confused, hairstylist Raphaël Salley reimagines the catwalk’s tie-dye trend in beauty terms, elaborating on Didier Malige’s coiffing job backstage at Proenza. Better buy some Manic Panic quick before Ricky’s sells out. Seriously, do you think the fad will catch on, or is it something that’s best left to head shop patrons?

Photo: Mark Pillai for Dazed & Confused, December 2009

Surf’s Up at Proenza


Perhaps in an attempt to get in on Spring’s emerging hair color craze, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez asked Frédéric Fekkai hairstylist Didier Malige and his backstage team to conjure up a slew of California surfer girls for the Proenza Schouler presentation last night—including two would-be wave-catchers with teal and lavender locks for an added edge. We totally get the rough seaside texture created with Fekkai Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner and spritzes of Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray (if you can’t get to the beach, get yourself some beach waves). But the oddly placed color creations achieved with non-peroxide-based, temporary pigments were a touch harder to get behind. Thoughts on the dye jobs and any nascent plans for summer streaks?

Photo: Greg Kessler