Need to rejuvenate your look? A change is as good as a holiday, so we asked hair and makeup artist Simonne Peall to talk us through how she created the glamorous look for our travel-inspired cover and fashion feature.
HOW DID YOU CREATE THE VOLUMINOUS WAVES FEATURED IN THE BMAG PHOTO SHOOT?
To create the look I firstly applied a styling mousse to the model’s hair to hold the curls that I then created using a medium-sized curling rod.
I used hair spray on each section of the hair before rolling the sections up and pinning them in place with a pin-curl pin. After the curls had set I applied a serum and brushed the curls out into a beautiful vintage wave.
TALK US THROUGH THE MAKEUP PROCESS?
For makeup I decided to do a natural base with a light pink cheek. I also decided to do a fairly natural eye using a light shimmery, creamy colour on the lid and under the brow bone, then using a rich brown in the crease.
I next applied some false lashes and did a very subtle cat eye flick before using a deep red lip on Molly so she wouldn’t look too stage-y. It’s all about very classic, clean colours to make the red lip pop.
WHAT WAS YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP INSPIRATION?
I choose a 50s look and was inspired by Grace Kelly, Dita Von Teese and of course the beautiful Marilyn Monroe.
IT WAS A VERY LONG PHOTO SHOOT OUT IN THE SUN, HOW DID YOU MAKE THE LOOK SO LONG-LASTING?
You should always use a primer before you apply your foundation and make sure you set your foundation with a powder. I also use a setting spray after I finish the look.
There are many tips and tricks we use to keep our makeup long-lasting. To showcase these ideas we hold VIP evenings in our salon to teach clients all the tricks of the trade.
HOW DO YOU HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES WHEN IT COMES TO TRYING NEW HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOKS?
I like to build a relationship with all of my clients and understand each of them; that way I can help them find the perfect style to suit their lifestyle and budget. Before every service we sit down with our clients and really get to know them and what they are trying to achieve before we even touch their hair.
WHAT NEW HAIR AND MAKEUP TRENDS DOES TWISTED DESIRE PREDICT WE’LL START SEEING OVER THE COMING MONTHS?
We are heavily influenced by what is being shown on the international runways – of course we have been following Fashion Week very closely! We also do courses regularly to ensure we are up-to-date on all the new trends and techniques.
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