Hair and makeup artists got very creative on the spring 2013 runways this month.
Sebastian, maker of incredible hair care products, hosted a bunch of beauty editors for a DJ'ing class, with Harley Viera-Newton as the honorary hostess. Harley is, of course, a DJ/model/It Girl, and also the face (head?) of Sebastian. Sebastian is launching a digital lookbook on August 1 with a "mixology" theme, hence the DJ reference (although cocktails come to mind, too). What I learned from my DJ lesson is that Harley looks incredible in leopard sheaths and I suck at DJ'ing. Anyway. The look book teaches you how to achieve certain looks--which are stunning--using a cocktail of Sebastian products. Pros were on hand to walk us through the styles and I got to speak to the inimitable Thomas Dunkin, who's styled celebs, editorials, and runway looks galore. He was a font of knowledge. Here are some of his words of wisdom:
The internet's been abuzz this week with news of actors chopping off their hair for their art. Dakota Fanning, who's shooting a movie about a girl with leukemia, was spotted with a crop but it turned out to be a wig. So was Vanessa Hudgens, but she actually did the deed for a role in the upcoming film Gimme Shelter in which she plays a homeless girl. She told Access Hollywood that she looks like a "soccer mom." We have to say we sort of agree with her. (Run out and get a pot of Sebastian's Craft Clay, Vanessa.) But it's an honored tradition for actresses to go short for a role, and the beautiful thing about hair is that it grows back. Sometimes a short crop can even make a career: look at Mia Farrow who let Vidal Sassoon chop her hair for Rosemary's Baby. And Agyness Deyn didn't get any attention in the modeling world until she went short. To celebrate the tradition of celebs going short--whether for a role or because of a life change--click through to see a roundup of everything from totally bald to the cutest of pixies.