Kristen Heinzinger is the managing editor at American Salon magazine, based in New York City. Born and raised in New York and a graduate of Boston University’s journalism program, Kristen has experience as a copy editor and writer for finance and art publications in NYC. Her combined passion for writing and the beauty industry brought her to American Salon, where she reports on the latest and greatest in hair, skincare, makeup and nails.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 NYC: Marc by Marc Jacobs
At the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 presentation at Pier 57, Redken Creative Consultant Guido chose to create a hairstyle that was a little bit rock 'n' roll with a nighttime feel. "The look encompasses a grungy, cool girl style; however, she has a certain European sensibility to her," Guido said. "I felt the hair needed to be rock-and-roll chic, but in a nighttime way. Working with oil-based products and texturizers really helped to achieve that heavier, nighttime feel."
First, he applied Satinwear 02 to damp hair and then blow-dried strands straight, section by section. Next, he added Diamond Oil from the roots to ends to eliminate frizz. Using a large-barrel iron, he bent the hair to create movement in the mid-lengths. Finally, he applied Powder Refresh 01 from mid-lengths to the ends to add texture and weigh the hair down.
For makeup, Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page created a block of color on the eyes to contrast with the even skin tone he achieved using foundation and matte powder. Page combined a "soft and cool" blue with Limited Edition Eye Color Bar, applying electric blue Curaçao in a crescent, half-moon shape.
Nails by Elisa Ferri were kept short, clean and shiny, and were painted with clear Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer - Shiny to complement the different textures and finishes in the clothing.