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Mercedes-Benz Spring 2012 Fashion Week NYC: Marc by Marc Jacobs

The beauty look at Marc by Marc Jacobs was clean and simple to complement the bold colors of the spring collection. When Creative consultant for Redken Guido met with Jacobs to discuss the hair, the designer pointed to the various ponytails the hairstylist had created for fashion shows in the 90s. "In the 90s, everyone was trying to reinvent the ponytail and make it something more," Guido said. "I referenced my previous creations and came up with this little chignon with a loop." Guido used Satin Wear 02 to blow-dry the hair and pulled locks back into a pony at the occipital bone. He then created a loop by clipping the hair up above the elastic, then brushing it down and clipping it again about two inches below the elastic, letting the ends hang out for a spiky effect. He set the look with Forceful 23 and added some shine around the hairline with Glass 01.

Shiseido Artistic Director Dick Page dubbed the makeup look he created for the show "Pretty 101," which was meant to bring a little femininity to the sporty clothes in the collection. Matte skin was highlighted by a flushed cheek detailed with gold shimmer, which resulted in a halo effect. The eyes were given a coat of gloss and some mascara for definition.

The nails featured Zoya polish in Olivia, a nude shade, and a custom-designed matte topcoat. "Marc wanted the girls to look groomed, but color doesn't always for for busy and active city girls," said lead nail artist for Zoya Lisa Ferri. "The Olivia just really improves upon the natural look of the nails."  

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