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Hair & Makeup highlights from the MBFWA

Written by Camila K on . Posted in Hairstyles, Makeup

Intricate braids, texturised top buns and glam waves set the scene at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Ponytails were seen both low+messy and high+sleeked back – a stylish feature to enhance any outfit. The hair-down looks were more natural and effortless, parting in the middle or on the side to achieve an organic texture. Here’s a round up of our favourite styles!

Steven Khalil: Modern Braided Updos & Mustard Smokey Eyes

We loved Sharon Blain’s modern take on braids for the Steven Khalil show. From the front, it looked like a sleek, classic updo, but from the back we could see an intricate and glamorous braid detail. Makeup was clean and understated, featuring nude lips with the focus on matte mustard tones for the eyes and rosy cheeks.

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Galanni: Loose waves and golden radiance

The sexy wave hairstyles created by Ida Tirimacco for Galanni are the ultimate date night look, with curls floating down the models’ shoulders and an old-Hollywood twist. Make up kept fresh and glowing, with metallic eyes and shimmering skin creating a beautiful addition to the glittering gowns.

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Michael Lo Sordo: Sporty knots and berry lips

Richard Kavanagh was inspired by Michael Lo Sordo’s whimsical and strong garments to create a relaxed, texturised knotted style with loose little flyaways. The makeup look sported clean skin sculpted to highlight the models’ cheekbones complemented by bold, matte berry lips and nails.

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The latest trends straight from the catwalk

Written by Camila K on . Posted in Haircuts, Hairstyles, Makeup, Nails

Runway looks aren’t exclusively made up of fashion-is-art moments. There are plenty of gorgeous hairstyles, nail colours and make-up trends coming down the catwalk – and while the designer clothes aren’t always attainable, the beauty looks are blissfully easy to achieve. The good news is that so many of the trends we saw on 2015 runways are season-less. Get inspired by some of our favourites for the Spring/Summer days.

Air-dried texture

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If you’re bored with blow-drying your hair day in and day out, this trend is your new best friend: textured hair that looks air-dried. An easy way to achieve it is to twist your hair into two sections and clip in the back to set. Once hair was air-dried, he let it loose for barely there, California-surfer-girl-inspired waves.

Out of the water

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Slick, wet-looking strands – the kind procured from a quick dip in the ocean or a pre-party shower – have never looked better. It’s an elegant, yet very versatile look, perfect for hot and humid summer days. You can go from lightly gelled to fresh out of the water, and wear it in a bun or a scraped back, low ponytail.

The braid brigade

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If there’s one hair look you experiment with this season, make it a braid. A neat braid at the nape of the neck will be your bad hair day cure for 2015. If you are more of a free spirit, a loose fishtail braid is your new go-to. Bohemian and deconstructed braids can turn your basic blaser + jeans look into a statement.

Baby-soft polish

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After seasons of bold nail art, there was a return to barely-there nail polish colours, from palest pink to chic nude and flat creams. The perfect nude nail polish can transform your entire look with just a single swipe of the right shade. A fleshy manicure looks crisp, clean and well-groomed, not to mention versatile.

High-impact lips

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The lip of the season is rich, supersaturated, and soft around the edges. When models weren’t wearing basic lip balm, they were wearing striking shades of classic red or flirty orange-reds. Deep berry lipstick also looks great when diffused around the edges for a sultry, stained effect.