Mercedes-Benz Spring '12 Fashion Week NYC: Elene Cassis

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Lead hairstylist Amit Abraham for L'Oreal Professionnel was greatly inspired by the geometry and texture of the fabrics used in Elene Cassis' spring 2012 collection. "You don't usually see a lot of texture in spring and summer clothes, so I wanted to play with that in the hair," he said. Abraham decided to create a faux bob with a soft wave. To establish the texture, he sprayed sections of hair with Infinium 3 Hairspray and folded each section in tin foil. "The foil acts as a heat conductor," Abraham explained. Each strip of tin foil was then "crimped" with a 1" curling iron in a scalloped pattern. After the hair had set, the foil was removed and hair was gently brushed out and pinned into a bob (Abraham had created a small braid underneath all the waves to act as an anchor for the bob), allowing a few pieces to hang in front.

Lead makeup artist Miguel Collado for Bobbi Brown was also inspired by the architectural lines of the collection. He filled in the brows for a strong, defined arch and created a soft cat eye with black gel liner and shadow from the new Shimmer Brick in Rose Gold. He dusted the face with the Rose Gold palette for a bronzing effect and added a pop of healthy and fresh color on the cheeks with Peony. Lips were given a mixture of Beige Gold and Sunset. "It's a beautiful spring look that anyone can wear," Collado said.

Abraham's cool waving technique