Beauty Mix

How to transform your short crop into long locks – without any of the growing pains.

 

When Kate Moss was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, her short, gamine crop was transformed into sultry tresses ­think Ursula Andress in Dr No — in a matter of hours by hairstylist Michael Boadie. Boadie got his first break 11 years ago after cutting photographer Nick Knight’s hair. He was also responsible for Naomi Campbell’s recent shoulder-length box bob, and for colouring the hair of Gucci’s girl of the moment, Rie Rasmussen. He found the right match for the colour and texture of Kate’s hair and simply glued in the long, blonde extensions, which can last for up to five days. The alternative method, in which the extensions are woven into the natural hair, is a more long-term option, lasting up to 12 weeks.

 

French Polish

“I want my products to put a smile on people’s faces,” says make-up artist Stéphane Marais. His new range, “stephanemarais_”, reinvents make-up as found object or curio. “The items are like little toys or gadgets—cute and funny and full of practical ideas,” he says. These idea-include a mascara comb and loose powder in a tube. The brilliant packaging recalls an artist’s collage—and, like the interior of his new shop in Paris, it will change every few months. Not suprisingly, Linda Evangelista and Sofia Coppola are huge fans.

 

Special Effect

“We wanted something special,” says Tracie Martyn of her new Resculpting Serum. Martyn – known in certain circles (Madonna, Gwyneth, Renee) for her face and body treatments – and her business partner Marius Morariu spent three years perfecting the formulation. The serum is so effective at soothing the skin, improving its elasticity, lifting the face an reducing fine lines, that Liv Tyler (think prevention here, not correction) was one of the first people to get her hands on it. Other devotees include Linda Evangelista Eva Herzigova, Kate Capshaw and Diane Von Furstenberg. Keep an eye out for it at Harrods soon.