Hair: Jon Pulitano for Redken
Hair Look: "It's a little bit animated in a sense, it's all about an alien mermaid moving into another realm, a bit futuristic.
[There is] a bit of a mermaid texture through the back. We want to keep it really sexy and really beautiful. The sides are tight, height on the top. A slightly alien shape. A little bit of crimping on the top to give padding.
Random braids at the back, some at the roots. Spray and iron them to heat them up then take them out. We then used Smooth Lock Heat Glide, which is a serum/blowdry lotion, through the mid lengths and ends of the back of the hair to create a slight wet look.
It's like this mermaid has come out of the water, hair is still a bit wet. There is a high gloss finish and multi-textured at the back. It is really piecey and beautiful." - Jon Pulitano
- Redken Rootful: To give the hair grip, to style the hair in the direction needed.
- Fashion Work 12 Hairspray: To keep the sides in tight and to give a smooth finish to the look.
- Forceful 23 Strong Hold Hairspray.
Makeup: James Molloy for M.A.C
"Gail is working with Disney on a print this season, so it is kind of like The Little Mermaid, but without looking twee. I wanted a very liquid, mother of pearl skin, like light on water. It's very delicate and pretty but the key is the luminosity to the skin." - James Molloy.
- Strobe Cream: All over the base of the skin.
- Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle: All over powder to the skin, taking it on to the limbs.
- Cream Colour Base in Hush and Shell.
- Brow Set.
- Studio Fix Lash Mascara.
Nails: Cherie Pollard for CND (Creative Nail Design)
"Today's look is oceanic. The colours that we're going for are a beautiful nude in Powder My Nose and we've done a custom-blend to make a moon to accentuate that on some of the nails. That custom-blend is a reference to Oxblood. Some of the nails have also been done using Oxblood over the total surface of the nail. The two polishes used in the custom-blend are Fedora and Decadence. Very elongated and feminine in shape," says Cherie Pollard.
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