Beauty LaunchPad - July 2013 - (Page 86)

Trendsetters/Runway Report Strip Moth A bright green stripe at the nape of the neck lends to the bug-like design. Moth Hero Product L’Oréal Professionnel Homme Styling Mat Matte Sculpting Pomade subdues errant flyaways. to a Mane The luna moth becomes an unlikely muse for L’Oréal Professionnel Lead Artist Amit Abraham’s brilliant braid at Bibhu Mohapatra. This look is all about a woman reinventing herself;she’s emerging, reborn, like the luna moth.” 86 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JULY 2013 ARUN NEVADER/GETTY IMAGES; MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES M oths: They often get the shaft when it comes to comparing their beauty to, say, a butterfly. And yet designer Bibhu Mohapatra saw the allure, as well as the symbolism, of the luna moth, making it his muse for his spring/summer collection. “This is all about a woman reinventing herself; she’s emerging, reborn, like the luna moth,” L’Oréal Professionnel Lead Artist Amit Abraham relates of the accompanying hairstyle, a labyrinthine chignon accented with a pop of mint-green color (more on that later). First, Abraham preps hair with L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Reinforcing Milk ( for smooth, workable strands. After drawing a severe middle part and slicking the sides into a low ponytail, he weaves two fishtail braids and then twists and folds the two into an elaborate chignon. “The fishtails look like a cocoon—a second skin,” he says. “It’s very bug-like.” After pinning everything into place, Abraham passes Texture Expert Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray over the entire look, and smoothes away any errant flyaways with Homme Styling Mat Matte Sculpting Pomade. As a quirky finishing touch, Abraham pulls out a vibrant mint-green eyeliner and pencils in a two-inch stripe at the nape of the neck. “Also bug-like,” he winks—bug-like, and absolutely brilliant.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - July 2013

Beauty LaunchPad - July 2013
Log On
Editor's Notebook
On the Cover
Head of the Class
Salon of the Month
Giving Back
Runway Report
Mood Board
Twist and Shout
Air Supply
Free Launch
Quick Tips
Social Network
Advertiser Index
World View

Beauty LaunchPad - July 2013