3 posts tagged "Teddy Charles"
It was just two months ago that we called Frédéric Fekkai’s plans to start selling his luxury, niche haircare line at Walgreens and Target “industry-standard-setting.” Turns out, there is indeed a revolution afoot, and Sunsilk will be the next brand to get in on it. The popular drugstore line has enlisted editorial hairstylist Teddy Charles to help co-create its spring product range, which includes formula and packaging updates to preexisting best sellers like its Daring Volume, ThermaShine, and Hydra TLC. What’s intriguing about the project is that the bottles will now also boast head shots of Charles, a devastatingly handsome French-born shear genius who makes models swoon backstage at Rag & Bone but likely has no avid Walmart shopper fans. But no matter. Sunsilk’s goal is to “capture his expertise in a bottle” and up the ante on its fashion-forward branding by bringing in a real runway regular. Definitely keep an eye out for meet-and-greets: Should Sunsilk take Charles on the road to introduce him around the country, you may not understand everything that comes out of his mouth in that irresistible accent, but don’t be surprised if you suddenly want to buy some shampoo.
The backstage story at Rag & Bone is essentially the same very year. The hair and makeup team of Teddy Charles for Frédéric Fekkai and Revlon’s Gucci Westman are out to create the quintessential Rag & Bone girl: “rock and roll, sexy, laid back,” as Charles put it at yesterday’s show. In beauty terms, that translates to rough and tousled hair, which Charles created using a few spritzes of Fekkai Tousled Wave Spray to make hair piece-y and Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo for a matte finish, and makeup that “enhances the girls’ natural features,” said Westman, who crafted a matte brown eye and a matte nude lip, which she added to a canvas of “squeaky clean skin.” This season, Westman also incorporated a “British bit” to the overall look, a touch of irreverent London street style to remind designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of home. Hence the acid yellow nail, a surprising embellishment that seemed to work well with the label’s utilitarian feel. Less surprising was the bottle of neon lacquer used for the effect: that would be Essie’s Funky Limelight, your favorite neon chartreuse and mine.
Sporting a new, shorter haircut, makeup artist and Revlon global artistic director, Gucci Westman, was channeling Rag & Bone’s “downtown, cool girl” at their presentation last night, working with selections from a new line she has created for the cosmetics giant, due out in the fall. Using the shimmering brown from Revlon’s Illuminance Crème Shadow quad in Not Just Nudes, Westman increased the contours of the models’ eyes and then patted Revlon’s Cream Blush in Rosy Glow or Blushing Mauve onto their cheeks, depending on skin tone. The finishing touch was a new lipstick she formulated specifically for the show called Mori Red, a sheer orange-red inspired by the collection’s samurai references, that will be included in the offerings on shelves in September. (We know, we’re excited, too). “Raw, easy, hair” in a messy bun came courtesy of lead stylist Teddy Charles for Frédéric Fekkai, although according to the stubbled Frenchman, it was intended to look as though “the models did it themselves.”