NYFW: Rock and Roll Beauty At Alxander Wang By Redken and essie

Taking inspiration from rock-and-roll legend Marilyn Manson, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a dark, downtown look for the runway at Alexander Wang this season. Using Redken’s Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist and Forceful 23 super strength hairspray in unconventional ways, Guido created a wet-looking, gothic style to go with the darkness of the designer’s new collection.

“The Alexander Wang girl always has a very cool, urban, downtown look," says Guido. "This season, it’s meant to feel very heavy, rock-and-roll and sort of dark – it’s very Marilyn Manson-feeling.”

Create the Look:

  1. Section by section, coat dry hair with Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist from roots to tips until hair is very shiny and wet-looking
  2. Take small sections of hair and twist the ends, spraying with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to create chunky texture
  3. Part hair with fingers, pulling pieces down in front of the face and around the ears so they stick out
  4. Tease hair at the crown to create some form and height, and spray thoroughly with Forceful 23 super strength hairspray to hold the shape

To match the "army of darkness" vibe of Alexander Wang's Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Michelle Saunders for essie created a ghostly, obscure nail look by layering two coats of jazz with a neutralizing matte top coat. The creamy, taupe shade also complemented the overall makeup tone.


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