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Hair and Makeup at Stella McCartney: From Work to Your Workout

stella-mccartney-spring-2016-adidas-ready-to-wear-backstage-hair-makeupBritish designer Stella McCartney presented her Spring 2016 ready-to-wear offering alongside her latest Adidas collaboration on Thursday evening at her first-ever show in Dubai. While one set of models sported athletic gear for Adidas, the other wore long, billowy dresses in yellow, peach, and tangerine hues from the Stella McCartney Spring 2016 RTW collection. Meanwhile, the hairstyle for both the collections featured effortless ponytails.

“For this event, we had to create an easy style that could quickly take you from work to your workout,” said Bea Watson, Aveda’s global director and the leading hairstylist for the Stella McCartney Middle East debut. Indeed, the ponytail is simple and can be created quickly with only a few styling products.

To create the look, Aveda’s Thickening Tonic (US $28; AED/SAR 103) was distributed evenly from the roots to the ends of the hair for volume. Watson then created a deep side part on the models’ blow-dried hair and clipped the locks behind the ears. Next, the hair was secured into a tight ponytail—at the nape of the neck for the Adidas collection and on the crown of the head for the RTW presentation. A small piece of hair was taken from the tail of the pony, and wrapped around the elastic band to conceal it. The hair was then spritzed with the Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray (US $30; AED/SAR 110) for a long-lasting, humidity-defying hold. A flat iron was also run through the ponytail for a sleek effect. Watson sprayed some of the hairspray into her hands and smoothed it over the entire tail to finish off the look.

The makeup was kept minimal and was in line with the effortlessly chic and understated glamour of the Stella McCartney woman. The MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation (US $33; AED/SAR 121) was applied to the skin for see-through coverage. To create a natural, rosy flush, the MAC Cream Colour Base in Bamboo (US $22; AED/SAR 81) was daubed on the cheeks. The look was completed with perfectly groomed eyebrows and mascara-coated lashes. A thin swipe of eyeliner was slicked on the lids of the RTW models.

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