Backstage Beauty: Patricia Fields Swimsational Disco Soiree

Hey Glamazons! So, as you know, I attended Patricia Fields' Swimsational Disco Soiree Tuesday night. The best part? I got the inside scoop on the hair and makeup looks created for the show! (Which, you all know, I LIVE for hahaha).
The makeup look was created by makeup artist Charlie for Vincent Longo. The inspiration? 1980's mannequins and soap opera stars!
"Pat wanted a very strong woman, because you kind of have to be to wear a bikini," Charlie said of the makeup look. "We created a strong eye that was quite light in the inner corner and then dark and elongated at the outer corner. We wanted it to be sooty, dramatic. For the cheeks, we used strong peach and pink blushes, a cheek for a brave, strong female. Lips depended on the skin tone of the girl: darker skin received a fuschia pink and lighter skin got a dramatic red lip."

Although the makeup was fierce, the hair was my favorite part! Lead hairstylist Rodney Cutler (for Redken; that's him at work below!) created a braided, fishtail updo...a great look for summer that's easy to do and looks like will keep you nice and cool. (It's also a cool alternative to a high bun). Here's how he created the look:

-Prep hair by applying Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion and blow dry through with a medium brush.
-Tightly gather into a high ponytail on the very top of the head (about three inches fromt he hair line) and secure with an elastic.
-To create the fish tail braid, split the hair to be braided into two equal sections. Pull a small strand of hair from the left section and add it to the right section. Then, pull a small strand of hair from the right section and add it to the left. This should create an "X." Repeat until all the hair is used. Secure with a plastic band.
-Pin the braid in upon itself right at the hairline.
-Finish the look with Redken's Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray for shine and Force 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray for extra strong hold.
-Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin.


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