The colorful collection of elegant fashions by Victor De Souza were showcased at The Strand Hotel. I had the honor to go backstage to report on the hair/makeup/nail trends.
Lead Artist: Marco Maranghello for John Barrett Salon
Inspiration: 1960’s Style meets Geisha.
Thick, clean, blunt, high ponytails.
p.s. High ponies are fun and flirty!
Hair Products used:
Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray
Essence Absolue Nourishing Fragrance
Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
John Barrett Be Hold Styling Balm
p.s. The fragrance is amazing!
Extension ponytails available for purchase in salon store in 25 customized shades and two sizes.
p.s. You can make your appointment at with Marco at John Barrett Salon.
Sections of hair were wrapped and pinned to secure.
Small sticks were used when needed, to help ensure ponytails would stand tall.
Ponytails were then cut to blunt shape.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
Lead Artist: Vincent OQuendo
Dewey, iridescent skin and rich, dark lips gave a fresh, sophisticated appearance.
Black Dahlia Lip Tar Lips: Press and blot, Press and blot.
Wet Twirl (peach/pink shimmer) and apply to eyelid.
Highlight face and eyes with Oberon (pink opal shimmer) .
Final lip gloss of clear LipTarte in Ripe Fruit.
No mascara was used for innocent eyes.
p.s. Don't forget to shape your eyebrows!
photo: Sherri Jessee
Lead Artist: Cinnamon
The nails were painted a natural nude to compliment not compete with Victor De Souza's colorful “Circus” Collection.
1. Base Coat
2. Two Coats Kennedy Polish
3. Top Coat
4. Quick Dry Drops
p.s. I LOVE this natural nail shade!
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