You can always rely on Brandon Maxwell’s runway to bring gloss and glamour to New York Fashion Week. As ever, the models were typically Brandon Maxwell girls. Sexy, cool and classic, which was the beauty brief this season.
Hairstylist Bob Recine named the uniformed hair style “The Supersonic Ballerina Bun”. He explained, “the silhouette is very low so you can see the curvature of the head”. Hair was carefully brushed through with an Aveda paddle brush and pulled to lay flat on top of the head into a severe centre parting, using mousse to guide it. “But the key to the look is the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. The heat setting of the dryer means you can distribute the heat equally, making it easier to make the hair flat,” explained Recine.
With the hair pulled back, the hairstylist tied the hair into a ponytail, using two hair elastics to ensure the style’s staying power. The ponytail was then separated into four sections, each twisted and dried before being attached in a “squiggle-like way” and secured with pins. It might look and sound easy, but this style was all about perfection. From what looked like random placement of the bun twists to the perfect pulled-back hair shape with a centre parting, against the monochrome collection, this season’s beauty backstage for Brandon Maxwell was sophisticated with a hint of playfulness.
Make-up followed suit with lashes as the main feature. Tom Pecheux used a combination of mascara and false lashes on the top lash line for exaggerated-but-could-be-real chunky lashes, whilst Twiggy-esque, painted-on bottom lashes created the illusion of wide-eyed Brandon girls with “eyes that wouldn’t lie to you”. A modern beauty classic.