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MBFWA 17: REVLON PROFESSIONAL X STEVEN KHALIL

Wowing with the most expensive dress at Fashion Week, the hair had to be as equally as expensive with Revlon Professional and Hair Directors Anthony Nader and Malisa Masci creating a contemporary yet confident woman, writes Cameron Pine.

 

Anthony Nader for Steven Khalil at MBFWA 2017

 

With an extraordinary range of gowns on show and a dress worth $100,000 closing the show, Steven marked his lead in red carpet and bridal stakes with an incredible array of embellished gowns of fairytale proportions.

 

Anthony Nader for Revlon for Steven Khalil at MBFWA 2017

 

“The look for the hair is very contemporary. She is a modern, very quietly confident woman. She knows who she is. What we did with the hair texture is create two different textures,” Anthony said.

The hair look combined two contrasting elements of wet/dry texture with messy and smooth components.

The front of the hair was edgy and raw as the messy texture and the wet finish highlighted the editorial aspect of the look, while the more polished and refined styling at the back perfectly complemented the structure and silhouettes of the embellished gowns.

 

Steven Khalil at MBFWA 2017

 

Anthony referred to the texture at the front as Destroyed – a very luxe, rippled texture, with an expensive and dry textured feel through the back.

“The back area is dry and expensive. Think a Chloé campaign texture –hair that moves. Light and airy so when she moves the hair moves too,” Anthony said.

Malisa and Anthony started using Revlon Style Masters modular mousse to prep the hair texture and Contour Defining Gel in the top part of the hair. To keep the texture in the hair using short clips so it still appeared to fall naturally.

 

Anthony Nader for Steven Khalil at MBFWA 2017

 

“Once we created the texture we wanted with our fingers, the product was diffused dry,” Malisa said.

Some girls were given additional hair to gain more fullness – Anthony and Malisa were conscious of the hair not looking too tight – they wanted it to move and have enough bulk to still appear expensive but with a naturally wealthy silhouette.

 

Anthony Nader for Steven Khalil at MBFWA 2017

 

“The Steven Khalil woman has money and she wants radiant healthy hair. As soon as you put any shine in the hair it oozes health and expense,” Anthony said.

 

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair with Revlon at Steven Khalil show, MBFWA 2017

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair with Revlon at Steven Khalil show, MBFWA 2017

 

The final processes of building this look, took the two sections of hair that were left out from around the ears and crossed them over the hair that fell from the crown to the nape. Once those sections were secured with bobby pins, the remaining hair was tonged to give a loose but polished wave at the back. The final setting product used in this look was Style Masters Hair Spray.

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THE BEST BEAUTY TIPS WE LEARNT BACKSTAGE AT FASHION WEEK

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair for Instyle Magazine

 

From hair to makeup, mini facials and more, we’ve spent this week chatting to the experts responsible for the beauty looks behind the scenes at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and asked them their best tips…

Karla Spetic

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair for Instyle magazine

 

Anthony Nader, RAW Hair for Instyle Magazine

 

For flawless skin, Mikele Simone who created the makeup for Karla Spetic using The Body Shop recommends adding an oil to your routine, stat. He swears by the brand’s Oils of Life. “It benefits every skin type and every age group- especially with the colder moths coming- you cant go wrong. It [also] works amazing underneath foundation, or on it’s own. If you’re at work, half way through the day, pop a couple of drops on your fingertips and press it on as a bit of a highlighter instead of shimmer.”

Steven Khalil

Hair - Anthony Nader, Australian Fashion Week 2017, Steven Khalil

 

To create a glossy sheen like on the models at Steven Khalil, Makeup Director for Revlon, Heidi Scarlett-King recommends mixing the Revlon Insta Blush stick with a touch of Vaseline.

 

To create a glossy sheen like on the models at Steven Khalil, Makeup Director for Revlon, Heidi Scarlett-King recommends mixing the Revlon Insta Blush stick with a touch of Vaseline.

 

Heidi adds that although it’s old school, getting enough sleep is imperative to a flawless face of makeup. “You can use layers of concealer, but if you have puffy elements from lack of sleep, there’s not much you can do about it,” she says. So how do you fake a full 8 hours? As it’s mainly your eye area that gives you away, Heidi suggests, “anything collagen-based that tightens. Cucumber and caffeine tighten around the area for a quick fix.”

 

Hair - Anthony Nader, Australian Fashion Week 2017, Steven Khalil

Anthony Nader does the final touches at MBAFW for Steven Khalil before the models hit the runway.

 

“As soon as you put shine in the hair, it automatically oozes health and expense,” says Anthony Nader, Hair Director for Revlon Professional, who created the textured tresses for Steven Khalil. Anthony’s go-to is the brand’s Glamourama Shine Spray, “for any extra sheen if the hair is still a little dull, it looks natural and has no hold.”

 

Sass & Bide

 Sass & Bide, Australian Fashion Week 2017

 

“Beautiful makeup always starts with beautiful skin,” says Lara Srokowski for Lancôme, at Sass & Bide. “Always spend 5 minutes applying skincare, because massaging your products in will plump up the skin and give it a rosy glow.”

 

Bec & Bridge

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“Don’t expect the world from your lashes if you’re not going to curl them,” says Nicole Thompson for M.A.C backstage at Bec & Bridge. “If you don’t curl the lashes it just makes everything look limp and lame and we wants up and fabulous.”

Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber, Australian Fashion Week 2017

 

Redken’s Paloma Rose Garcia created this pushed-back do for Christopher Esber. “There is a lot of suitability to the girls’ natural haircuts, lengths and textures,” she says. “We’re seeing heaps of that this season- not every girl looking the same.”

That said, her top tip is to be individual and work with what you have. “Create your own brand,” she adds.

 

Christopher Esber, Australian Fashion Week 2017

 

Lianna Perdis – who walked in the Christopher Esber show- says the most amazing tip is from her dad, Napoleon Perdis- who created the look backstage. “My dad always says, brows and mascara first- it frames your face for your makeup.” And the cosmetics king himself adds, “always prime, because not to prime is a crime.”

 

Christopher Esber, Australian Fashion Week 2017

 

There’s even mini facials happening backstage. So we asked Dermalogica’s Jodi Ayre how to do the Christopher Esber skin prep at home.

“Check out the Dermalogica Dewy Skin DIY,” she says. “It’s a quick set of movements which is about smoothing out forehead lines, working Dermalogica around the eyes on a few pressure points, lifting up the glow points as you move through the cheek and then just working to smooth out and drain away along the jawline.”

by Laura Wilson for instylemag.com.au