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Mermaids on Holiday at Monique Lhuillier

The scene backstage at Monique Lhuillier this evening was all about the life aquatic. Odile Gilbert for Kérastase matched the theme of the show by creating hair fit for a mermaid: center parted, wet-looking, and extra wavy. The just-out-of-the-water effect came from applying loads and loads of Elixir Ultime serum and the waves were achieved by using a triple-barrel iron.

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Dangerous Lips and Hollywood Waves at Monique Lhuillier

Photos: Courtesy of Kérastase

The Show: Monique Lhuillier

The Makeup: Val Garland for M.A.C.

The Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase

The Nails: Wanda Ruiz for CND

The Vibe: Modern glamor. Don’t let lead stylist Odlie Gilbert for Kérastase catch you calling the hair at Monique Lhuillier retro. “It’s anything but,” said Gilbert at yesterday’s show. That’s not to say that the style—slicked back on top and falling into classic waves—doesn’t have “a touch of Hollywood.” Gilbert achieved the look by curling the length of models’ hair with a curling iron and then brushing it out to create a soft wave. To achieve the sleek finish up top, stylists alternated spraying two hairsprays, Double Force for build-able hold and Double Force Controle Ultime for extra-strength hold, on sections and then brushing down. 

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