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The Joan Jett Shag: Who Cut It Best For Spring?

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While we’re on the topic of repeat runway appearances, please allow us to direct your attention to the Joan Jett shag, the iconic late-seventies/early-eighties style that has enjoyed not one but two moments of homage at the Spring shows thus far. Marios Schwab enlisted the wig-shearing services of hair stylist Luke Hersheson for his show in London, and Jean Paul Gaultier brought out the big guns in Paris this weekend, asking Guido Palau to re-create the rocker’s spiky-on-top, long-in-the-back style. “We’ve changed the way we look at wigs,” said Palau, who took to trimming mohawk tips into a bevy of colored hair pieces backstage on Saturday. “There was a time when wearing a wig was very taboo, and now it’s a fun way to mix up your look. The key to wearing a wig is bringing it into a salon and having your stylist cut/trim the wig to fit your face—it’s not one size fits all.”

How best to direct your stylist in the way of Jett tributes, should you want to trim a wig or your own hair in a similar style? Why not ask Sally Hershberger, who created the cut in the first place? “Anyone can do a shag,” Hershberger says. “If you want to take the look in a more severe direction, you should ask your stylist for a shorter style that has lots of layers of all lengths to achieve a choppy, more rock star look. A more subtle version would be something a little less drastic—longer, softer layers.” The right no-residue products are also key. “Until my SHAGG line, there was never a range of products designed to enhance and define layers,” Hershberger says, extolling the virtues of her SHAGG Spray for prepping tresses and her SHAGG Rocks Liquid Gel to create separation after rough-drying. As to which backstage coiffeur came closest to reappropriating her original creation, Hershberger’s vote goes to Hersheson. “Joan has worn her hair both ways. But the second look [from Marios Schwab] is closer to the classic, more traditional shag, which is more wearable. It still has a lot of texture but it doesn’t have as much rock ‘n’ roll.”

Photo: From left, Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images; Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

The Runaways Rock Out Backstage At Marios Schwab

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While we’ve seen our fair share of seventies heroines thus far in London—the disco queen (Unique, Giles); the South Beach jet-setter (House of Holland); and the low, loose ponytail-wearing girl-next-door at Jaeger—one archetype from that decade has thus far been left untouched. That would be the burgeoning female rocker. Thankfully, Marios Schwab righted that wrong, adding Joan Jett—and her image-defining spiky shag—to the inspiration mix at his show this morning, enlisting the services of hairstylist Luke Hersheson and his trusty wig-trimming shears. Hersheson and his team set to work cutting wigs into Jett’s signature short-in-back, wispy-at-the-neck crop before saturating strands in L’Oréal Professionnel’s Texture tonic to give them a slightly grimy, I-just-rolled-off-of-the-tour-bus look. Jett’s black-rimmed eyes were also in full effect, thanks to makeup artist Petros Petrohilos, whose lid lining was not contained to raven-haired models alone. A few blond hairpieces also showed up on the runway, giving Cherie Currie a well-deserved shout-out for Spring as well.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

At Marios Schwab, Daring To Go Bare

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Despite the season, not a pair of tights could be spotted on Marios Schwab’s runway yesterday. But we didn’t see the typical high-shine gams in their place. According to St. Tropez’s Nichola Joss, next fall is all about a matte finish. “I’m not suggesting flat, mannequin skin that foundation can sometimes give you,” Joss said backstage. Instead, she recommends mixing your moisturizer with a little bit of pigment to mask the blotchy paleness that plagues most of us during the seasonal transition. Her advice: Use the cosmetic part of St. Tropez’s Everyday Perfect Legs, which comes equipped with two pumps (one with a bronzer, the other with a gradual self-tanner), and mix it with your go-to lotion or body cream. Just how far into next winter you’re willing to insist that you’re “not cold”? That’s entirely up to you.

Photo: Courtesy of St. Tropez; Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

The Smell Of Studio 54, Revisited

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Disco queens, rejoice: As a natural follow-up to the relaunch of the iconic fashion brand, Halston the fragrance hits shelves this month. A contemporary adaptation of the original scent released in the 1970′s, the new Halston Woman was created by IFF’s Carlos Benaim, who just so happens to have spent his formative years training with Bernard Chant, the nose behind the première eau. Benaim’s interpretation features a feminine, floral update on Chant’s rich, woodsy juice using a rose bouquet and hints of marigold and jasmine petals to soften the fragrance’s first wafts. But its signature sensuality has gone unchanged, wrought with base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and amber. Jewelry designer Elsa Peretti’s sculptural flacon also remains, although it’s been coated in a warm platinum finish to “reflect the fluidity of Halston’s fashions,” says the press release. Fittingly, to illustrate the seamless relationship between the brand’s fashion and beauty endeavors, Halston’s newly anointed creative director, Marios Schwab, will show a 2010 collection called Pure Metallic that is directly inspired by the perfume, reports WWD. In the meantime, grab your best slinky one-sleeved number and get in line at Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman, where the fragrance will make its exclusive stateside debut.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Arden