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Mercedes-Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Week NYC: Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera's spring 2012 collection, shown at the tents at Lincoln Center, featured many bold colors and prints, so lead hairstylist for Moroccanoil Orlando Pita kept the hair simple. "Carolina wanted the girls to look groomed and done but still fresh and young," he told me. To get the look, Pita blow-dried the hair with Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, applying Light treatment oil on the ends of drier hair strands. Next, he pulled the hair into a ponytail and looped it partially through the elastic, using the ends of the hair to wrap around the elastic for a more polished finish. He held the style in place with Luminous Hairspray.

Diane Kendal, lead makeup artist for M.A.C, also went for a clean and fresh look for the face. On the eyes, she applied a warm brown shade on the lids followed by black liner close to the rim. Kendal mixed three different lip colors to create the effect of full luscious yet natural lips. Essie celebrity manicurist Elle applied a coat of Best Boyfriend—a sheer mauve pink—on fingernails and toenails to finish the beauty look. "It's simple and elegant like Carolina," she said.

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Lotus Abrams

Lotus Abrams