Jean Pierre Braganza's Samurai Army at London Fashion Week AW13
One of the most intricate and time-consuming hairstyles we've seen so far this London Fashion Week came courtesy of the Toni & Guy team backstage at Jean Pierre Braganza.
The idea behind this look was an army of boho rock-chics who have travelled to Japan to 'learn the ways of the samurai' (quite an amalgamation), and come back with some very artful buddha buns.
To get this super sleek texture, the hair was given a dose of label.m Volume Mousse and blown dry til smooth and straight with a paddle brush. The tail end of a comb was used to create a clean centre-parting and then a small triangle section at the top of the head was secured with a length of elastic. The ponytail was then covered in label.m Hairspray and smoothed down with the straighteners to fuse the hair together into a flattened, stiff sheet and looped over, and secured with another elastic.
The end of the ponytail still out of the loop was wound around the base to hide the elastic, and the loop was rolled under and pinned to the head, and finished with label.m Shine Spray.
As for makeup, the MAC artists created a 'gothy but gorgeous' look centring around a dark smoky eye using maiden and sea foam eyeshadows, finished with lots of mascara and lips toned down with concealer and finished with a touch of lip balm.
The nails were the bridge between the beauty and the clothing, with the nails painted in he sea blue Essie Go Overboard, and the galactic print of the clothes replicated on a statement nail.
For more backstage gossip and all the fashion from the John Pierre Branganza show, check out Catwalk Queen.