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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 NYC: Carolina Herrera

There was no period reference for the sleek, straight looks Orlando Pita, lead stylist for Moroccanoil, created for Carolina Herrera's spring 2013 show. To achieve the chic, modern style, Pita added extensions as needed to create a uniform length, applied Moroccanoil's new Volumizing Mousse (launching in October) and blow-dried the hair straight. After running over sections of hair with a flat iron, Pita directed the hair on top back to mimic it being fastened by a barrette, and held it in place instead with Luminous Hairspray Strong. A final misting of Frizz Control smoothed flyaways. Pita, who's done the hair for Herrera's shows for numerous seasons, says he always tries to move with the fashions so things stay fresh. "What is consistent with Carolina however is that she always likes a well-coiffed woman," he told me.

Essie was on hand to make sure the nails looked as sophisticated as the hair, using the pale pink Adore-a-Ball on fingers and toes, and Diane Kendall, lead makeup artist for M.A.C, created the makeup look inspired by 1970s fashion photographer Sarah Moon that featured a lined smoky eye with curled lashes sans mascara, a neutral cheek and clear lip balm.

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Lotus Abrams

Lotus Abrams