On Saturday, September 9th, the renowned fashion brand alice + olivia unveiled its much-anticipated Spring/Summer 2024 collection. Inspired by Truman Capote’s iconic 1996 Black and White Ball and the enchanting Swans who attended it, Founder Stacey Bendet showcased a modern take on glamour and sophistication.
The event not only spotlighted exquisite fashion but also featured captivating beauty looks that perfectly complemented the collection’s themes of elegance and art.
Beauty Looks Breakdown:
Look 1: The Ballroom Bun
- Description: High buns adorned with crystals, pearls, or ribbons exude timeless elegance.
- Styling Steps:
- Use a flat iron to add texture and create a center part.
- Form two ponytails—one at the nape and one at the crown—using Living Proof Dry Volume & Texture Spray for soft texture.
- Rope braid the ponytails using Living Proof No-Frizz Smooth Styling Serum, gently pulling them apart. Secure with Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray.
- Pin the two rope braids together to create a voluminous center bun.
- Enhance the bun with pearls, crystal-encrusted bobby pins, or a grosgrain ribbon.
- Finish the look with Living Proof Style Lab Control Hairspray.
Look 2: The 60’s Twist
- Description: Low ponytails with a voluminous, retro touch.
- Styling Steps:
- Section the hair from behind one ear to the other.
- Tease the crown for added height using Living Proof Full Dry Volume & Texture Spray.
- Create a side part and gather the sides into a low ponytail.
- Lock the look in place with Living Proof Style Lab Flex Hairspray and No-Frizz Vanishing Oil.
These two stunning beauty looks, curated by Lead Stylist Matthew Curtis in collaboration with Sola Salon Beauty Professionals and featuring Living Proof hair products, perfectly encapsulated the sophistication and artistry of the alice + olivia Spring/Summer 2024 collection. They are sure to inspire women to use fashion and beauty as a powerful form of self-expression.
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Beauty Report from Lela Christine