Sebastian Professional @ Costello Tagliapietra
Costello Tagliapietra’s Spring ’10 beauty look is a seamless combination of elegance, youthfulness, natural beauty and romance. The hair, both feminine and fresh, is loosely inspired by the traditional roll style from the ‘40s with soft curls that sit just above the shoulder. Inspired by Tagliapietra's jersey dresses with a touch of sheen, Dunkin did soft, sideswept faux bobs with touchable texture. "The clothes are slightly Forties, so the hair has a Forties feel that is reminiscent of the era, not a direct copy," explained Dunkin. They key is keeping your hair from looking too perfect. "It's easy to do because the more random it is the more eclectic it looks." Makeup was soft washes of gray on the eyes and overall, "very, very, very understated," said Butler. "It looks like nothing but when you see the entire look with the hair and clothes it comes together."
Get the Look
To put a modern twist on a ‘40s staple, Sebastian Professional lead stylist Thomas Dunkin recommends a method of building texture and shape with techniques that keep the hair looking soft, romantic and not too “done.” Finish with an elastic touchable texturizer or flexible shine spray to create a look that’s elegant yet playful. Here’s how to create your own ‘40s inspired faux bob:
*Apply Sebastian Professional Texturizer to damp hair; distribute evenly throughout.
*Blow hair out straight with a medium to large-sized round brush.
*Spray hair with a flexible hairspray for added texture, section hair, curl it with a medium-sized barrel curling iron and set.
*Take out pins, gently brush out the curls and then roll hair under, section by section, fastening it under at the neck with bobby pins.
*Apply Microweb Fiber to hands and gently work through the front of the hair to create an imperfect, lived-in effect. Finish by misting with a strong-hold hairspray.
NAILS: CND's new neutral color called Putty is a pretty nude color that launches this October. MAKEUP: All makeup by M.A.C: Butler smudged Eye Pencil in Slate into the lashes on top and bottom, with more focus underneath the eye than on top. No mascara and no foundation. She pressed Blushcreme in Optimistic Orange onto cheeks and finished by pressing Ember Glow Lip Glass onto lips to reduce the shine.