L’Oreal Hair Chalk: Backstage with Ashish at London Fashion Week
If you haven’t been behind the scenes at a fashion show, there are three words to describe the experience: manic, squashed and noisy. But it’s fun! Hair and make-up artists somehow manage to work in the tiniest of spaces to make models run-way ready. Nobody ever talks about what backstage smells like – it smells of blow-drying hair, people and crisps.
L’Oreal Professionnel was in charge of the stripes for hair showcasing their brand new (not yet released) Hair Chalk launching in October – it’s a major leap for so-called chalks because this one gives incredible colour but washes out completely the following day (mind you, I haven’t tested it but I will do tomorrow!). The shades you see above are done on hair-pieces that were then applied to the models’ own hair by the Ali Pirzadeh team.
Sharon Dowsett was head of make up artistry for the show with Maybelline creating urban Egyptian eyes and flawless skin.
The atmosphere was so buzzy – sometimes backstage can be fractious and fraught – the last thing a busy make-up and hair team needs is a barrage of journalists and bloggers squeezing past them with iPhones and iPads, but it wasn’t like that here – the more the merrier really. The clothes were phenomenal; so much sparkle it was practically a sun-glasses zone, so all in all a wonderful experience.
Today (Saturday) is my only Fashion Week day – unless it’s for the paper I write for, I don’t usually do it because nobody else is going to write this blog! But, I packed a lot in – further posts will reveal all!
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