Corie Hengst is a New York-based associate editor at American Salon with several years of experience in print and online media. Always active in her passion, she has tackled writing projects over the years ranging from business books to greeting cards. Before joining American Salon, she was editor at a finance magazine. In her current role, she reports on a variety of topics in the professional beauty industry including salon services and hair and nail trends.
Backstage at Bridal Fashion Week
Bridal season has arrived, and with it comes Bridal Fashion Week, which I was extra-excited to attend because my own wedding is coming up next month! This morning I went backstage to see the hair and makeup looks for Marchesa, which were soft, delicate and all-around stunning complements to the romantic lace dresses and flowing fabrics.
I spoke with lead stylist Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kerastase, who said she wanted to capture a deconstructed but ethereal hair look for a bride who's very romantic but has an edge. She prepped hair with Kerastase Mousse Bouffante and, for a matte texture, called on Powder Bluff dry shampoo. A braid anchored the updos, and for some styles, she placed hand-stitched Marchesa flower petals throughout. "I'm loving the dressing and accessorizing of the hair," she said backstage.
For makeup, Revlon's Gucci Westman created a natural, dewy look with a subtle dark eye using Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator, Cream Blush in Charmed and Flushed, and for eyes, ColorStay ShadowLinks in Charcoal, Greige and Chocolate. Nails were painted with Revlon's Sheer Petal, a soft pink hue fit for a bride.
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