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Mercedes-Benz Spring ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

The inspiration behind the Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti show was a 1940s Hawaiian beauty pageant, with clothes and shoes featuring bright colors and fun, Asian-inspired prints. To complement the fashion, lead hairstylist Paul Hanlon for TIGI created a look with a 1940s Rita Hayworth feel, but gave it a younger and fresher update. "It's supposed to appear as if someone with gorgeous S-shaped waves pulled her hair back into an easy low ponytail," Hanlon explained. He blow-dried the hair using Catwalk Curlesque Lightweight Mousse at the roots for volume and hold, then set it in pin curls using a small-tong iron in front for a strong curl and a large-tong iron in the back for looser waves. He then brushed out the waved and pulled the hair into a low ponytail with a deep side part. He finished the look with Catwalk Sleek Mystique Look Lock Hair Spray to keep the waves in place while still allowing hair to move.

The makeup from Lucia Pieroni for M.A.C. gave the models a fresh, suntanned appearance with a pop of color. Pieroni added a dewy glow to the skin with Mineralize Finish, a bit of bronzer and Paparazzi peach blush. She applied mascara only to the outer corners of the eyes and turned the lips into the focal point with a coat of Orange Alarm lip color.

Here's a look at the runway presentation:

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