We saw so many amazing beauty looks on the Emmys red carpet yesterday, but one of our favourites had to be Emilia Clarke. The Game of Thrones star paired her dainty Chanel dress with a natural, texturised high ponytail and neat centre part. We're dying to try the look at home (as usual!), so we spoke to celebrity hairstylist and international creative artist for Schwarzkopf Professional, Scott Sloan, to find out how. Keep reading.
"Aurelio Costarella doesn't really follow trends," hair director Lee Preston (Goldwell) said backstage. That meant that a sleek ponytail, the hot style of the season, had to get a fresh feel to it so Preston went down the equestrian route and created two ponytails on the occipital bone that were then "knotted" together to give the style a "slick, directional feel." But it didn't end there. Chalk powder was mixed in with a Goldwell gel to create a white paste that was brushed over models' part in the front. The makeup was equally eye-catching. James Molloy (MAC) created the 1920s gothic-inspired look, saying of the eye: "It's shadowy by not eye shadow." He didn't want any graphic lines, instead it was to look as though it was an effect from lighting. The look took lots of layering. First a taupe was applied all over the lid and outside of the brow bone, then a cream-base moss green was patted on top, and then finally a gold-green pigment to finish the "mesmerising melancholic look."
Kate Squires (Napoleon Perdis) was inspired by finding beauty in the unexpected when creating the makeup palette for Miss Unkon. Those moments in life when you stop and think, that's beautiful. That translated into a black brow, not a graphic block brow, but a wash of colour throughout, and a blue and grey-toned eye. Craig Smith (Schwarzkopf Proffesional) wanted to contrast the romantic feel of the collection with a young "punk rock" vibe to the hair. He fashioned models strands into a sleek, high ponytail that was then braided and finished off with stainless steel rings.
Fans of the amazing John Frieda SHEER BLONDE® Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo and Conditioner ($17.99 each) which magically lightens blonde hair – my sister swears by it as an alternative to pricey salon visits – will be rather excited about another new product that’s just hit salons.
Schwarzkopf Professional BLONDME Sun Enhancing Spray ($27.95) cleverly allows enough sunlight through to naturally lighten your hair, but doesn’t let any nasty UVs do damage. It’s all down to the fancy Melanin-Solar-Screen. It’s great for detangling and adding a bit of a beachy vibe à la Lara B. Though we’ll be using it strictly for daytime use, not red carpet jaunts.
Also well worth a mention is its keratin protein complex that carries out a bit of deep repair so spray away for beautiful blonde locks.
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