NYFW Spring 2013: Backstage Secret Weapons

We've scoped the scene backstage at Fashion Week to find out the exact hair and beauty products used to create runway ready looks.  From MAC to Maybelline, here are the secret weapons behind the most gorgeous looks for the Spring 2013 shows.

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Mane maven Ted Gibson was on hand at Rachel Roy to create an effortless yet elegant ponytail using his eponymous hair care line. Gibson used the Build It Blow Drying Agent, Fix It Gel, Tame It Shine Lotion and Beautiful Hold hairspray backstage at the show.

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Tracy Reese collaborated with Sally Hansen to create exclusive polish shades to complement her Spring 2013 collection.  These shades include Soy Latte, Hot Lava and Butterscotch.  Reese also incorporated a fun teal and aqua nail to create this unique triangular half-moon manicure featuring four color combinations.

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TRESemmés Finishing Spray, Blow Dry Lotion and Tres Gel were used to create sassy, beachy waves at the Tracy Reese show.

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Models at the Arise Magazine Fashion Show nailed it in easy-to-apply nude shades of Dashing Diva Color FX Nail Strips.

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Backstage at the Arise Fashion Show, the hair was blown dry on medium heat to create straight—but not bone straight— hair with lots of body.

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Backstage at the Cushnie et Ochs show, models flaunted bone-straight hair with the help of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, Volumizing Mousse, Moroccanoil Treatment and Hydrating Styling Cream.

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The makeup pros at Maybelline were on hand backstage at Cushnie et Ochs to create runway-ready looks with their new Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector.

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OPI was responsible for the deep blue-grey nail look at Jason Wu. The shade, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, complemented Jason's black, white and dark blue fashions, and added a fun contrast against bright pink dresses.

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When it came time to create subtle, flowing waves for the Zac Posen show, Hot Tools curling irons were the go-to gadgets.

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Neutral shades from Essie were used to create soft and pretty nails at Zac Posen.  Pick up Not Just a Pretty Face, Brooch the Subject, A Crewed Interest and Glamour Purse to recreate the look at home.


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