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Backstage Beauty: SS16 Collections Launch

Inspired by New York City, the backdrop for the David Jones SS16 campaign, the key beauty look for the SS16 Collections Launch had the models looking ‘hot in the city.’ Sleek, banded hair teamed with a soft bronzed contour is the look of the upcoming season. Here, we chat with the creative styling team from Aveda and shu uemura for a step-by-step guide to the hair and makeup looks created specially for the David Jones SS16 Collections Launch.

How To | Hair by Aveda

Strong silhouettes and a high sheen set the direction for the hair sported by the models at the David Jones SS16 Collections Launch. “It’s contemporary, sleek and encapsulates the modern woman,” says Aveda’s Creative Hair Director for David Jones, Terri Robertson-Kirkwood, who has overseen the hair direction for past David Jones fashion launches. 

Here’s how to recreate the two hairstyles, using Aveda products (available in-store) and the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer:

LOOK 1: SLEEK BANDED PONYTAIL

  1. Prep this look with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, brush through and blow dry section by section.
  2. Next, section into small clean sections and apply a slip of Aveda Pure-Formance Pomade and then the Aveda Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel over the top.
  3. Repeat step 2 all the way to the front of the head and create a strong centre part. Spritz with Aveda Control Force and comb through.
  4. Gather the hair into a ponytail at the back, use a fine tail comb to comb the hair until smooth, with no bumps, then secure with an elastic. Spritz with Aveda Control Force.
  5. Secure a second piece of elastic to the ponytail elastic and start winding it down the ponytail. Then wind back up the ponytail and secure elastics together.
  6. Use a Aveda Kabuki Brush and dust over the top of the hair with Aveda Emollient Finishing Gloss.
  7. Finish the look with Aveda Dry Shampoo to texturize the ponytail.

LOOK 2: BANDED KNOT

  1. Prep this look with Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, brush through and blow dry section by section.
  2. Next, section into small clean sections and apply a slip of Pure-Formance Pomade and then the Aveda Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel over the top.
  3. Repeat step 2 all the way to the front of the head and create a strong centre part. Spritz with Aveda Control Force and comb through.
  4. Gather the hair into a ponytail at the back, use a fine tail comb to comb the hair until smooth, with no bumps, then secure with an elastic. Spritz with Aveda Control Force.
  5. Secure a second piece of elastic to the ponytail elastic and start to cross-over the elastic around the ponytail.
  6. Use finger tips to distress the hair in the ponytail to create texture.
  7. Use a Aveda Kabuki Brush and dust over the top of the hair with Aveda Emollient Finishing Gloss.
  8. Finish with twisting the ponytail into the head to create a small knot and secure.

Visit an Aveda salon at your nearest David Jones store.

Bronzed beauties rejoice! After seasons of highlighters and shimmer sticks, the key beauty trend for Spring Summer 16 sees the return of the bronzer. Uchiide-San, shu uemura’s International Artistic Director, is the man who reintroduced the sun kissed glow for the David Jones SS16 Collections Launch, “The concept is less is more, with a focus on the skin to create a barely-there sun kissed contour.”

Here’s how to recreate the look:

SKIN

  1. Prep the skin with shu uemura's Stage Performer Glow Booster. This multi-functional beauty cream enhances the finish of your makeup and deliver a natural glow.
  2. Next apply shu uemura's Face Architect Smooth Fit Fluid Foundation to create a bronzed, healthy glow - we used shade 743 Rich Beige to give all the models the same glow and a smooth, flawless finish that’s perfect for the runway.
  3. Create a soft contour with shu uemura’s Vision Of Beauty Volume 3 Tint In Gelato in Nudy Brown. 
  4. Brighten cheeks with shu uemura’s Glow On Blush.
  5. Finish with shu uemura’s Stage Performer Invisible Primer, a colourless powder designed to set make up and blur imperfections no matter your skin type or tone.

EYES

  1. Create definition around your eyes with shu uemura’s Limited Edition Nude Atelier Palette in 'Cool' with a focus on the Rosy Brown and Rosy Taupe to bring a natural, healthy colour to the socket. Dab Creamy Lavender onto the middle of your lids.
  2. For a fresh take on the classic winged eye, apply shu uemura’s Gel Pencil Eyeliner on the crease of the eye, then finish the lashes with a simple slick of shu uemura’s Ultimate Natural Mascara in Black.

LIPS

  1. Apply shu uemura’s Vision Of Beauty Volume 3 Tint In Gelato in Nudy Brown to give your lips a subtle hint of colour. This innovative new formula glides on creamy and sets semi-matte for a wearable spring summer look.

Shop the new Vision of Beauty Nude Collection by shu uemura.