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Mercedes-Benz Fall ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Rachel Roy

At the Rachel Roy show, lead stylist for L'Oreal Professionnel Ted Gibson created a bohemian crown of braids that featured fabric from the collection woven in. Gibson, fresh off a trip to the Grammys, where he styled Janelle Monae for her much-lauded performance, used L'Oreal Professionnel Texture Expert Expansion mousse and Tecni.Art Volume Architect too add texture to the hair. "The look is easy, not too sexy and not too contrived," Gibson said. Along with his normal team of stylists, Gibson was assisted by four very special guests: winners of a Beauty Changes Lives essay contest for beauty school students. While Gibson was supposed to select just one student to join him at the show and on a Good Housekeeping photoshoot, he was so taken with the essays, that he picked four winners. Stay tuned for a video featuring one of the lucky students!

To complement the bohemian hair and clothes, makeup guru Bobbi Brown created a look that she called "a little 70s, outdoorsy and desert-like." She used her new Tortoise collection (coming out this fall), which features six shadows in shimmery olive and sage shades, on the eyes, finishing them off with lots of mascara and a medium-strong brow. Brown did some subtle sculpting on the cheeks and applied Twig, a woodsy brown hue, on the lips.

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Lori Morris

Lori Morris