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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 NYC: Nicholas K

Models clad in Nicholas K’s Fall 2013 collection of layered neutrals and textured fabrics were transformed into warrior princesses ready for an arctic trek. The overall beauty look was tough and rugged with a tribal air.

TIGI global creative director Nick Irwin created a simple hairstyle so the fashion would be the focus. "It is wearable and accessible. It looks like the girls could have done their own hair," he said. To create the look, he separated hair into two sections, and pulled hair on top into a bun and out of the way. Irwin prepped sides and lower section with TIGI Catwalk Session Series True Wax for a sleek, oily finish and pulled back into a tight ponytail at the nape of the neck. Hair was then braided and wrapped into a bun to create the illusion of a shaved look underneath. Irwin then added a copious amount of Curlesque Lightweight Mousse to the remaining hair on top of head, combed through in sections and secured temporarily with clips and a misting of Sleek Mystique Look-Lock Hairspray. Once models were dressed and lined up to walk, stylists quickly unclipped hair and brushed out.

Makeup artist Tina Turnbow complemented the tough hair with a "soft but raw" beauty look. She created dark eyes, contoured cheeks and icy pale lips with NYX products. For a final touch, RedCarpet Manicure made its New York Fashion Week debut with a trio of gel nail looks for Nicholas K. Models wore black, deep olive green and slate gray polish with gold glitter tips. Wearing goggles, these intrepid explorers ventured down and safely back on the first catwalk at Lincoln Center this season.—Jennifer Barnes

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