The Best Hair and Beauty from the Spring Runways

Spring's best hair and makeup centered around saturated lollipop hues and statement-making details.

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To keep attention on the colorful lipstick hues, makeup artists at Richard Chai kept the rest of the face clean, with hair swept away from the face in messy ponytails.
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Knockout spring beauty looks were all about colorful, eye-catching details. At Richard Chai, super-saturated shades of plum and turquoise gave his feminine spring collection a needed edge.
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To keep attention on the colorful lipstick hues, makeup artists at Richard Chai kept the rest of the face clean, with hair swept away from the face in messy ponytails.
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A finished look on the runway at Richard Chai.
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Powdered hair (a la Marie Antoinette) was a surprise trend on the runways this season. At Thakoon, models were given elaborate, braided up 'dos that were then "frosted" in hot pink, lilac and turquoise powders.
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A mint green 'do at Thakoon. We like that the look allows wearers experiment with the current "candy-stripe" hair trend without committing to a dye job.
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A finished look on the runway at Thakoon.
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Narciso Rodriguez tried a similarly colorful "powdered" look for spring, though his were sleek and precise compared to Thakoon's wild braided creations.
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By using gel, thick comb marks were deliberately left in the hair.
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The finished look on the runway at Narciso Rodriguez.
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For spring, Joseph Altuzarra experimented with dark, drawn-on eyebrows peeking out beneath long, side-parted hair.
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Similarly, Donna Karan tried strong brows paired with jet-black lips.
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Super-straight ponytails slicked back from the face finished the look.
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Simple and sweet, we could see these easy braided pigtails from Rachel Antonoff's spring presentation becoming a trend for spring (remember Alex Wang's sideswept braids last year?).
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Alexander Wang tends to be a major trendsetter in the hair and beauty markets. This season, he proposed tousled wet manes slicked flat on the temples.
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Backstage, a model receives a subtle, smudgy smoky eye.
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The finished look on the runway at Alexander Wang.
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The Blonds can always be counted on for a statement nail style (or two). and they didn't disappoint for spring. Here, a clear nail decal embellished with a single line of black crystals.
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The rule of thumb at any The Blonds show seems to be "the bigger, the better." As such, eye-makeup and hair were both over-the-top glam.
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Jason Wu's spiky hair confections were some of the most striking we saw this season. To create the look, artists gave models soft up 'do's before sliding in the long black spikes.
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To give their edgy hair look a feminine touch, the look was completed with classic matte red lips.
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The finished look on the runway at Jason Wu.
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Jen Kao also offered up funky twisted up 'dos for spring, though hers were a little more approachable than Wu's. To get the look, models were given small braided cornrows along the crown that were then twisted into lopsided top-knots.
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The finished look on the runway at Jen Kao.
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Karen Walker's super teased and twisted hairstyles were finished with flushed cheeks and bright, defined eyes.
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A view of the finished look at Karen Walker, complete with hot pink sunnies.
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At Peter Som, models were given bright, colorful extensions to create a streaky, candy-striped look.
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Som's choice to use soft sorbet hues made the look sophisticated instead of teeny-bopper.
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Phillip Lim's elegant, pinned-up ponytails were some of the best of the spring season.
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For makeup, models at Phillip Lim were kept fresh-faced, with a single, shock-white stripe applied at the crease of the eyelids.
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Finished looks on Phillip Lim's spring runway.
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At Prabal Gurung, berry-stained lips and dewy skin made for a fresh spring look.
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The finished look on the runway at Prabal Gurung.
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Proenza Schouler worked with minimal makeup and tousled, teased ponytails for their spring collection.
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To create the look, hair was teased at the crown to create volume while side pieces were slicked back with gel at the temple.
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The finished look on the runway at Proenza Schouler.
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Rodarte tried big, 60's cat-eyes in glittery blue hues for spring 2012.
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The finished look on the runway at Rodarte.
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