Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC Fall 2013: Behnaz Sarafpour

The Behnaz Sarafpour show took place at the elegant Jane Hotel, where Aveda’s Antoinette Beenders was backstage crafting beautiful, slightly undone ponytails to complement the 18th century-inspired clothing. “It’s meant to be under-processed hair—not too done but also with a little bit of height on top,” she told me. To get the look, Beenders applied Pure Abundance Style Prep and blow-dried the hair with her fingers before creating top and bottom sections, leaving the front fringe out. She then pulled the bottom section into a low ponytail and applied Pure Abundance Hair Potion to the top of the hair at the roots, gently backcombing for added lift. Next, she pulled the top section of hair into a low ponytail, twisted it once and fastened it in place on top of the first ponytail. Finally, she pulled the loose fringe back to the side and wrapped it around the ponytail.

Meanwhile, CND lead nail tech Shelena Robinson created glittering Fairy Dust manicures by mixing new CND Additives Shimmering Silver and Antique Gold with topcoat and using a gel brush to apply the mixture from the center of the nail to the ends, using extra glitter on the ends. Lead makeup artist for Missha Val Garland completed the look with a simple, fresh face that featured a muted berry hue on the lips and an eye palette of brown, gold and beige.