NYFW: Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Show with Stila, TRESemme + ESSIE

backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff, the hair was a gorgeous, effortless braided up-do that I’d like to start rocking now, paired with a bolder eye and palette of Navajo neutrals and fun patterned pink nails to finish off the look. Rebecca Minkoff’s inspiration for the Spring 2014 collection was taken from an old photo of Bianca Jagger traveling in Mexico and the beauty teams played off that idea when developing the looks.

Sarah Lucero, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry of Stila Cosmetics describes the beauty look she created as Navajo, desert inspired with a burgundy liner for a touch of punk rebellion. With a full brow and a pop a color on the cheeks and lips visit Stila.com for full details on how to recreate the look.

backstage at Rebecca Minkoff with Stia

Rebecca Minkoff backstage hair

Merging the inspiration of a strong Mexican woman, TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu interpreted their iconic braided up-do’s into a wearable, textured style that is intentionally imperfect for a modern finish. Backstage I asked her to describe the look in 3 words or statements of which she responded, “Sexy tomboy, effortless and practical”.  I’m simply in love with the whole look and am going to start attempting to recreate it asap! Using TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and Fresh Start Color Care Dry Shampoo, Syfu created the look in these 8 steps:
  1. Prep damp hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse and rough dry
  2. Create a messy zig-zag side part, from the hairline to the center of the nape and clip to separate
  3. From the heavier side of the part take another zig-zag section behind the ear and clip, to create three separate sections
  4. Back brush hair for texture and create a ponytail in each section, positioned behind the ear
  5. Tease lengths of hair and spray lightly with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray
  6. Create a 4-strand braid with each ponytail and fasten with an elastic
  7. Wrap braids around the top of the head, tucking the end of the braids under and fasten with bobby pins
  8. Finish with TRESemmé Fresh Start Color Care Dry Shampoo for a matte undone look

As for the Mexican inspired nails created by manicurist Michelle Saunders for Essie, the look starts with two coats of Essie’s tart deco. Then with a thin dotting tool she added a “Day of the Dead” design using shades butler please, licorice and blanc.Essie

Essie does nails backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014 Essie backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014