"Being selected by Victoria's Secret as their first-ever official hair tool sponsor for their annual fashion show further cements GHD's reputation for superior product performance and is the perfect platform . . . to premiere the revolutionary new GHD Tri-Zone Styler," Dara Pauker, president and general manager of GHD North America, told WWD. Leading up to the show's airing on Dec. 10, GHD's full line of tools and brushes will be available at select Victoria's Secret in-store events. Stylists will be on hand to help customers create those full, sexy waves in the store. Headed to the US? Get your tresses ready: runway-calibre curls and waves are within arm's reach.
Tom Ford showed off his Spring 2014 collection complete with mirrored dresses, and the beauty look was equally radiant. The makeup was all about "A Margaux Hemingway-inspired brow and a healthy, glowing, gorgeous complexion," lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury shared on Instagram. She used an array of Tom Ford cosmetics to create the look that featured soft contouring and a pretty pink pout to contrast the bold collection coming down the runway. Orlando Pita was the man behind the edgy up 'dos that were high on volume and texture. Just keep clicking for a closer look.
The models on the Michael Kors runway always look breezy and beautiful, and Spring 2014 was no different. Like Michael's past collections, sporty beauty was a common theme in the makeup, hair, and nails. Lead makeup artist Dick Page wanted an effortless makeup look with defined features. "You can sense a brow or a lip or the eyes, but everything's just a little bit diffused," he said. A slight berry flush on the lips, courtesy of Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Dame and two types of bronzer — Michael Kors Bronze Powder in Glow and Flush — created a healthy, vibrant look.
Lead hairstylist Orlando Pita wanted the girls to look like they'd come off of a night out. A messy, loose bun with plenty of free strands was pretty but had a bit of an edge. And there were no hair elastics in sight; Pita created the knot using just twists and pins. Jin Soon Choi swathed the nails in Michael Kors Nail Laquer in Hint, which she was calling a "foundation nude," a colour so effortless that it blended into each models' individual skin tone.
From the geometric prints to the flirty lashes, it looks like Carolina Herrera gave Twiggy a red carpet makeover for her Spring 2014 collection. "It's a modern take on Twiggy," explained makeup artist Diane Kendal for Mac Cosmetics. She used two sets of lashes — one on the top and another on the bottom — and black eyeliner to create that classic '60s look. The cheeks had a pop of pink, while the lips had a pale wash of colour.
Orlando Pita created the double french twist that was inspired by the shape of a shell. "Carolina wanted very groomed hair," which is exactly what he created with Spirulina Hairspray, which has a glossy finish to it. With the side part and slicked-back hair, it was still reminiscent of Twiggy's sleek pixie. And for the final touch, Gina Edwards polished the nail with a sheer creamy polish, Morgan Taylor Nails Heaven Sent.
At Derek Lam Spring 2014, the bold colours of the collection didn't surface in the beauty look. The hair, makeup, and nails circulated around one concept: minimalism. Lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux used a soon-to-be-released antique gold cream shadow from Estée Lauder on the eyes as a base. Then he created three different looks using a midnight blue eyeliner. "You wake up, go to work, you're invited to an exhibition, and from there the night is yours," Pecheux explained. The trio of liner looks represents the stages of a woman's day.
Orlando Pita used the T3 BodyWaver to create a subtle curl before pulling hair back into a low ponytail. The models with turbans wore their hair down. To complete the look, Jin Soon Choi customised the "perfect beige" by layering a rosy nude, Nostalgia, with a sheer white called Tulle.
Simple, luxe and feminine were the go-to words cited backstage at the Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 show in Paris on Friday. Lead hairstylist Orlando Pita created deep-parted, sleek (not to be confused with wet-look, which Pita isn't a fan of) ponytails that graced models' backs as they walked. Pat McGrath then teamed that with an elegant makeup palette that was quite pared-back by Dior terms. It featured gold shadow, lots of mascara and an earthy-toned polish.
The Antonio Berardi Autumn/Winter 2012 collection was nothing less than first class, as was the hair and makeup look. Gucci Westman of Revlon was backstage getting the models glamorous along with Orlando Pita on hair for John Frieda. Click through for your official backstage access to find out how Natalie Portman inspired this beauty look.
Carolina Herrera is known for her classic yet dramatic pieces, so it just makes sense that her Fall 2012 hairstyles would reflect that aesthetic. Working with Orlando Pita (at Orlo Salon for Moroccanoil), Herrera's models walked the runway with coiffures he described as "really graphic, but not too romantic." And while it's probably not practical to wear the big-time bouffants seen in the show, there's an easy way to get the gist of the style at home. Learn how to pump up the volume and to make your own Herrera-style headbands now.
While it was the first time in 14 years without John Galliano in the driver's seat, Bill Gaytten continued in the tradition of bold, bright colours at the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fashion A/W 2011 show in Paris. Created by Orlando Pita, afros with an injection of height, and voluminous and 60s-style waves dominated the runway, as did an interesting take on a fringe, with strands stuck in a snake-like fashion across the model's foreheads. Pat McGrath and Tyen were on makeup duty, providing an array of different looks, covering the eyebrows with block neon shades in aqua-green and pink, and oversized sequins with lots and lots of glitter. Metallic blue, green and bronze shadows plus wing-tipped false eyelashes adorned eyelids, while lips were painted in bright, glossy reds, deep plums, matte coral shades and nudes.
We've long since shared our love for dry shampoo — the 2-in-1 wonder that removes oil and impurities (read: that gross, limp and lank feeling) and adds in some gritty texture when you need your style to hold — and now we can fully surround ourselves with like-minded people thanks to a new website launch: www.dry-shampoo.com. As the name might suggest, it's a site that's fully dedicated to dry shampoo. There's a blog, FAQs and an e-commerce site that features brands such as LuLu Organics, Blow, Orlando Pita and Alterna. Dry shampoo heaven.