When your models are walking on a carpet of Autumn leaves, and the clothing is very elegant, you need hair and makeup that reflect this. At Douglas Hannant, Edward Tricomi (or the famed, Warren Tricomi Salon) created a stunning, feminine (but confident) fresh take on a 40’s retro hairstyle. As Warren explained, the rolled style was inspired by a sort of 1940’s Rosie the Riveter, but with a modern twist. Edward made it sound simple: we just spin the hair on a 1″ vertical (curling wand) and spray it. Then the front is teased, parted on the side, and the front is rolled up and pinned. ‘It’s actually pretty easy to do ” said Edward, “It’s just (Warren Tricomi Style) Hair Spray, and pins. “Everybody can approximate this look (for Douglas Hannant) because everybody in the 40’s did it,” Warren suggested. “Girls today can handle it. But you have to have appropriate clothes for it.” When asked about Fall trends, Edward advised that the front of the hair is a big focus, with a lot of braiding, twisting or knots. His beautiful look for Douglas Hannant’s Fall runway collection is just one more pretty example!
The makeup was designed by Mikey Castillo, the Creative Director of Le Metier de Beaute. His inspiration was “30’s chic” (ala Wallis Simpson), a blend of femininity and femme fatale. As Mikey put it: ” You have two inspiring elements — ingenue but with confidence.” The bold lip might have been the focus, but Castillo wanted the eye shadow to “effervesce on the eye like a glass of champagne.”Therefore, the eye was done in a champagne beige/taupe or “Greigze.” Lips had an almost matte (but not quite) bold wine, that wasn’t an old-fashioned matte, but more, a satin matte. With this look there was a lot of definition it the eye brows. “Extremely dark eyebrows are simply not fashionable,” opined Castillo. he wanted “the perfection and refinement of a perfect eye brow but with lighter colors.” Even on the brunette models he used a blond eyebrow pencil. When asked about foundation and blush, he said: “the wave of the future is for people to feel prettier, more youthful, but not necessarily with a full coverage foundation.” He said it was more the “fantasy” of full coverage. Castillo used a brush to buff the product into the skin to give it a natural luster (a “satin finish”). On cheeks, he used a dark wine/burgundy blush called “Rumor” that he admitted was is a bit dark, so he applied it with a brush, using a soft touch and diffused it very well.