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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.

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How to: Erdem’s boyish beauty look

With the androgynous trend going on for quite some time this year, this question is only fitting: if tomboys wore make up, how would day do it? Make up James Karliardos answered this questions through the beauty look he created for the Erdem spring / summer 2014 fashion show at London Fashion Week. As Nars’ head make up artist, Karliardos was tasked to create a…

How to: Valentino’s regal low ponytail

The low ponytail hairstyle we saw at the Valentino show proves that the obsession with royalty and regal styling will continue – not just as a fall 2013 fashion trend, but beyond into spring 2014. Simple yet highly elegant, Redken‚Äôs Guido Palau created his version of the low ponytail for Valentino’s spring 2014 show. It’s a little austere and polished, crowned with an ornate headband…

How to: Lanvin’s roll-out-of-bed easy textured hair

As one of the biggest names in fashion, the Lanvin show is something that we always look forward to – not just for the clothes but for the hair and beauty looks as well. Lanvin’s spring 2014 hairstyle was carefree and natural. While most runways sport uniformity across all of the models, this variation on bedhair was styled according to the cut and natural texture…

How to: Dolce & Gabbana’s Sophia Loren inspired makeup look

Known for her beauty, Sophia Loren remains a style icon. Exuding grace and elegance, it’s no surprise that Dolce & Gabbana chose her as the inspiration for their fall 2013 makeup look. The collection was very opulent. Reminiscent of the Byzantine era, it’s only fitting that it gets a beauty look a queen or empress would wear. The world has always been somehow obsessed with…

How to: a braid that has the romance of a Renaissance painting

With strands pulled back loosely from away the face and then woven into a pretty, relaxed braid, this hairstyle has all the romance of a Renaissance painting. That’s no accident: backstage at the Alberta Ferretti spring / summer 2014 show, Redken’s Guido Palau designed it with such a classical look in mind. Taking the braided hairstyle into softer territory, it’s a spring 2014 hairstyle that…

How to recreate this adorable tangled braid from Rachel Zoe’s runway

Exotic glamour is what the Rachel Zoe spring / summer 2014 collection is all about. The collection – shown on the runway at New York fashion week – is reminiscent of a woman who loves travelling, and this time she goes on a safari. Moroccanoil Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero created the hairstyle for the Rachel Zoe show. The result: this deconstructed, tangled braid hairstyle…

Violet cat eyes: how to get this pretty yet powerful beauty look

When it comes to eye make up, the-smokey-eyed look is a favourite among women. This sultry and sexy look highlights the eyes – usually with the use of dark eye shadow – but a great example of how to mix it up is this violet eyeshadow look we saw on the Jason Wu Fall 2013 runway. Smoldering violet eyes like these are both pretty and…

How to Prada’s youthful side part hairstyle

Simple goes a long way in this hairstyle we saw on the Prada spring / summer 2014 show at Milan Fashion Week. The modern youthful glow is one that anyone can easily pull off. Guido Palau created this hairstyle which – despite being simple and straight to the point – still looks stunning. He describes this hairstyle as “true Prada hair, in that the style…

How to: Marc by Marc Jacobs’ evening rock chic hairstyle

There’s just something about rock n’ roll. Whether it’s the attitude, the edgy vibe or the ease in pulling it off, rock n’ roll hairstyles are one of the most sought after and most fashionable out there. Guido Palau knows hair and he knows how to make hair go rock n’ roll. For the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, Redken’s Creative Consultant created a rock…

How to: Diesel Black Gold’s sporty french braid

Hairstyles come and go, but braids are rarely far off the radar. Variations on the braid made their way into the list of 2013 hairstyles, with the spring 2014 shows carrying on the trend. The longevity of the braid can be attributed to the fact that it’s very accessible to women all over the world. Its flexibility gives us room to be creative and it…

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