Mercedes-Benz Spring 2013 Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman

To complement Mara Hoffman’s tropical, Peruvian-inspired collection, Lead Hairstylist Thomas Dunkin for Sebastian Professional collaborated with the designer to come up with a look full of multi-dimensional texture and shine that gave off a luxurious, travel feel.

Dunkin and the Sebastian Stylist Design Team took to each model’s hair with a mini-crimper, set it with Shaper Fierce Hairspray and then brushed it out to expand the crimp effect. The team paid homage to the ‘40s by slicking the hair back on the left side behind the ear using Shine Crafter to give off a wet look and adding in a deep set part to finish off this style.

Maybelline New York’s makeup artist Charlotte Willer also created a face that would play to Hoffman’ Peruvian getaway motif by going for a dewy complexion, which represents the humidity and wetness of a tropical location, and by playing up the eyes and cheek but allowing the lip to be the center of attention with the tangerine hue Electric Orange.

Nail artist Honey used Maybelline New York colors Styled Out, a darker navy, and Denim Dash, a lighter blue hue, to create a nail that represented the ocean by using two different textured sponges for an ombré effect. —Aja Edwards

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