Paris Fashion Week S/S 2012: Grooming trends

Model wearing white dress and ponytail
Balmain A toned down look with an emphasis on porcelain skin by Tom Pecheux for Balmain, framed by Sam McKnight's simple ponytails Words: Rosa Bertoli
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Hair of the model brushed and loosely pinned up for a natural feel

Chloé

For feminine appeal, make-up artist Lucia Pieroni creating a caramel complexion complemented with rose-hued lips. Natural hair by Eugene Souleiman was simply washed, brushed and loosely pinned up for a natural feel

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Model applied fiery lipstick and chic make-up

Christian Dior

The glamorous Dior girl flaunted fiery lipstick. Pat McGrath's chic make-up was paired with elegant but natural low chignons by Orlando Pita

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Hair of the model angular side-parted low ponytails

Dries Van Noten

Simple was the rule here: dewy eyes and lightly powdered cheeks gave an overall 'no colour' effect by make-up maestro Peter Philips, which perfectly drew attention to hair stylist Paul Hanlon's angular side-parted low ponytails

(Image credit: Dries Van Noten)

Hair of the model is brushed wavy hair style

Givenchy

Givenchy's softer side for Spring was reflected in Luigi Murenu's brushed wavy hair styles and the girls' dreamy eyes, which were framed with minuscule white half-moons

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Model hair styled to mimic a side shave and a punk quiff

Haider Ackermann

Stephane Marais created an intense look for Haider Ackermann's models, with shades of copper and chocolate circling the eyes. Hair by Eugene Souleiman was just as extreme, styled to mimic a side shave and a punk quiff

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Model applied shiny pink lips and spotless complexion

Hermès

A lesson on the perfect fringe by Odile Gilbert at Hermès, exquisitely matched by Carole Colombani's shiny pink lips and spotless complexion

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Model hairstyle is Basic centre-parted ponytails of straightened wisps

Kenzo

Kenzo's collection was all about bright colours, so a no-fuss look was key for hair and make up. Basic centre-parted ponytails of straightened wisps by Andrew Turner were paired with barely-there peach tones by Peter Philips

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Hair of the model is centre parted and naturally straight

Lanvin

Over at Lanvin, Pat McGrath created a smoky eye effect in shades of gray and chestnut, adding a hint of blush to the lips. Guido Palau's sexy hair was left damp, centre parted and naturally straight

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Hair of the model was equally ladylike, with a little crystal headband

Louis Vuitton

The pretty Louis Vuitton girls were given a dewy pink look and ultra-long feminine eyelashes by Pat McGrath. Hair was equally ladylike, with a little crystal headband keeping Guido Palau's updos in check

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Model applied delicate lace masks on the hair shrouding the small braids

Alexander McQueen

McQueen's otherwordly creatures had delicate lace masks shrouding the small braids created by Guido Palau, with Peter Phillip's pale foundation and pink lipstick completing the look

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Model hair pulled back tightly and created a beautifully wavy finish

Roland Mouret

Val Garland achieved a sun-kissed golden complexion at Roland Mouret, with a natural pink finish on the lips. Hair stylist Alain Pichon pulled hair back tightly and created a beautifully wavy finish

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Model hair wavy chignons, pulled at the top of the head

Rick Owens

The strong look by Lucia Pieroni for Rick Owens featured bleached eyebrows and a matte mix of white, orange and red on the lips. Hair-dos by Luigi Murenu were structured, wavy chignons, pulled at the top of the head

(Image credit: Rick Owens)

Model sculptural hair-dos were perfectly matched to the pastel palette of make-up

Rochas

Eugene Souleiman's big, sci fi sculptural hair-dos were perfectly matched to the pastel palette of make-up artist Lucia Pieroni

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Model hair pulled into tight twirled chignons to complete the simple style

Stella McCartney

Pat McGrath's fresh look for Stella McCartney gave the girls a touch of blush on the cheeks and a light coat of mascara. Eugene Souleiman pulled hair into tight twirled chignons to complete the simple style

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Model hairstyle is intricate braided updo

Valentino

For Valentino's romantic girl, Pat McGrath used all shades of pastel pink while Guido Palau created an intricate braided updo

(Image credit: Stella McCartney)

Model hairstyle is big back-combed locks had abruptly sharp ends secured with brightly coloured bows

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf's 'macro couture vision' translated into extreme black and fuchsia faux eyelashes matching the shiny lipstick by Pat McGrath. Luigi Murenu's big back-combed locks had abruptly sharp ends secured with brightly coloured bows

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Model hair slicked back and secured it with an ornament of golden hoops

Yves Saint Laurent

A modern look over at YSL saw Pat McGrath engineering a bleached eyebrows effect to draw attention to the metallic red lips. Meanwhile, hair stylist Guido Palau slicked hair back and secured it with an ornament of golden hoops

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Model hair was wet and combed, then graciously pulled back and decorated with more pearls

Chanel

Chanel's mermaids by Peter Phillips were all about 'luminosity, purity and a touch of humour', with white as the reigning colour, shiny lips and small pearls gracing their skin. Hair, of course, was wet and combed, then graciously pulled back and decorated with more pearls

(Image credit: Chanel)
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