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2011 RAFW Backstage Beauty Report: Carl Kapp

2011 RAFW: Carl Kapp

Backstage at Carl Kapp, the theme for the hair was "a little bit ballerina but with a modern futuristic edge," according to hair director Jon Pulitano of Headcase Hair in Sydney. The bun had a sleek finish and a two-directional thing going on to create a linear fringe. Jon felt that Carl Kapp's elegant evening gowns needed that juxtaposition to avoid looking too red carpet-y and more Fashion Week. It was paired with a makeup look which Napoleon Perdis called "understated, yet unpredictable." There was a veil-like nod to Cleopatra, but only ever so slightly — the makeup maestro stipulated that the liner be kept thin and close to the lash line with just a hint of a flick. The highlight for us was the beautiful wash of bronzed gold on the inner eye socket.

  • Makeup: Napoleon Perdis for Napoleon Perdis
  • Look: Strong, but not fierce
  • Colours: Gold
  • Key products: Loose Eye Dust in Copper Element, Neo Noir liquid Liner
  • Hair: Jon Pulitano for Redken

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Keep reading for the hair how-to . . .

STEP 1: Part hair to the side, then take a horseshoe section at the front, push it forwards and then tuck it around the hair line.

STEP 2: Use Redken Hardwear Gel to help set the style.

STEP 3: Finish with Forceful 23 to give the style a futuristic, almost plastic-film.

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