Corie Russell is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week: Public School
Fresh faces, light nails and slightly textured hair complemented Public School’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection of flowing fabrics for a cool, effortless look on the runway. Allen Ruiz for Aveda says he strived to achieve a slight wave in the hair that looked as if locks got stuck in a shirt collar or scarf. He started with Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep and bent random pieces of hair, then tapped a flat iron over them. “This texture is not easily achieved with a curling iron,” Ruiz says. After tapping the flat iron over hair strands, he ran Control Paste through the hair to add texture, then finished with three to four drop of Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil. For male models, Ruiz also created a textured look using Aveda Men Pure-Formance Pomade, Pure Abundance Style-Prep and Control Paste.
To continue the theme of natural beauty, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman went for a look inspired by the “skater boy’s best girlfriend, who’s a natural beauty and not afraid to be tough.” The key was to make skin look fresh and healthy by using plenty of moisturizer and serum. “They should definitely not look cosmetic in any way,” she says. Westman used Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry and Raisin Rage, blended together for cheek color. For eyes, she called on Illuminance Cream Shadow in Not Just Nudes, and for lips, she used ColorBurst Lacquer Balm in Coy. Nails were kept light using two coats of Revlon’s translucent white Sheer Sweetie.