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Mercedes-Benz Spring ‘11 Fashion Week NYC: Badgley Mischka

When coming up with the hair design for the Badgley Mischka show, lead stylist for Moroccanoil Peter Gray took inspiration from the movie White Mischief, which chronicles the sex- and drug-filled lifestyles of wealthy, self-righteous Brits living large in Kenya in the 1940s. "It's all about posh women with a devious side," he said. He created big bouncy curls that he adorned with bejeweled barrettes, custom-designed necklace pendants attached to pins or lavish head scarves.

To get the look, he applied Moroccanoil Styling Cream to the hair in sections, layered on Luminous Hairspray to lock in moisture, and wrapped sections around various sized curling irons, creating tight waves at the base and using progressively larger irons as he moved towards the crown and front sections around the face. He made a side part at the middle of the brow, choosing the side based on what looked right on each model, and crafted a smooth wave in the fringe. After breaking up the curls with a fork comb—according to Gray, using the fingers or a brush would cause too much frizz—he misted the hair with another coat of Luminous Hairspray to keep the look in place while still allowing for lots of natural movement.

The makeup, designed by Tom Pecheux for M.A.C., was inspired by "uptown women going to Studio 64." Pecheux created a glimmering eye with a very metallic silver powder toned down by a layer of beige gold shimmer and several coats of black Opulash mascara. He used a combination of peach and pink blushes high on the cheekbone and painted the lips with So Vain Kissable Lipcolour, a creamy orange-peach shade.

The nails got a bit of glitz as well. The Deborah Lippman nail team started with a coat of Fashion, a beige hue, and covered it with Glitter in the Air, which features confetti-like bluish glitter.

The nail look from Deborah Lippman

The nail look from Deborah Lippman

Cutler Salon owner Rodney Cutler helping Peter Gray create curls

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Lori Morris

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