Backstage Bridal Beauty Beat: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015
The hair for Monique Lhuillier spring 2015 bridal collection was inspired by a vintage portrait. Nina Dimachki of Kérastase, created a romantic, ethereal classic chignon that every bride can easily do at home or on her own. Dimachki, started with quarter size of Ciment Thérmique to clean, dry hair mid lengths through ends. The hair was then layered with a generous amount of Spray-À-Porter, applying in sections as need for even distribution and then blow drying with a bristle finishing brush, pulling hair away from the face into a symmetric ponytail. Depending on the lengths of the model’s hair and texture, Nina either lightly racked her hands through the hair or used a brush to give it an added textured effect. The ponytail was then twisted and pulled and pinned back into a classic chignon. Then to give the hair a matte finish for a summery look Dimachki applied a light veil of Powder Bluff. Finally to maintain the style a light spray of Laque Dentelle was applied.
On the nails, Katie Hughes from butter London, created a delicate classic nail with lovely hints of white flakes. The look she explained is simple to recreate. Start with butter London‘s Nail 999 Base Coat, followed by one just one coat of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Doily (part of the Sweet Somethings collection available starting tomorrow) to create the desired snow-like effect.