Fall / Winter Hair and Makeup Trends

The Inspiration Behind the Makeup. 

"I created the makeup looks in this collection to be bold and rich with color while still maintaining simplicity. The Fall / Winter season is a cozy time of year and I wanted these looks to communicate that feeling and also make a statement of high fashion that is achievable to the everyday women. Makeup is sometimes something that is intimidating, especially when we talk about what is trending. I want this collection to say that being on trend can be easily achieved on your own or with your WarPaint International Artisan in your home".

 
I want this collection to say that being on trend can be easily achieved on your own or with your WarPaint International Artisan in your home.
— Jessica Mae

Behind the scenes with Creative Director, Jessica Mae & Artistic Director, Benjamin Rodich at the 2016 Fall / Winter Hair & Makeup Trend Collection from WarPaint International Beauty Agency | Engle Videography.

The Trend Collection Images

As mentioned, the Fall / Winter season is a cozy time of year. Makeup trends for this 2016 season will definitely emulate that. In this collection we see a lot of bold and rich berry lip colors paired with a simple eye. We will also see a lot of warm and cozy colors paired with rich or warm lip colors. Fall is my favorite season of them all. I love the smells, the colors and the warm cozy feeling of the season. I wanted to bring that out in the entire collection but particularly with our model Katie Lietz. I designed a pumpkin spice smokey eye for her with some dramatic wispy lashes and a warm nude lip in the color Jamie from Elixery. This lip color was exclusively designed by Elixery for Jamie Yuccas; national correspondent for CBS news in New York City. ~ Creative Director, Jessica Mae.

We brought a male into the collection this season. He has transitioned the highly coveted man bun into a soft and textured style. Draping naturally, shine and control was achieved by using Cotton Uzu and Sheer Lacquer from Shu Uemura. The model's hair moved with him as he did.  

Our Bride (seen above in Justina) was a stunning combination of both thread like cushions of hair and beautifully swept back sections that were draped to create an effortless yet elegant look. A textured french twist was adorned by a magnificent bridal comb provided by Posh Bridal Couture. This stunning piece of art made this go from red carpet to white dress.  


We’ve recently seen vintage makeup and hair styles come back, which has been exciting for me because I love the 1920’s and pin up era of makeup. In this year's Fall / Winter collection we showcased an Old Hollywood Glam / Marilyn Monroe inspired makeup look. I love the bright red lip and the dramatic winged eye liner. This look is the definition of classic american beauty.

With any trend that you are showcasing and making your own, it is important to remember to choose a focal point that you want your makeup to enhance. For example if you do a dramatic deep berry lip color keep your eyes lighter and vice versa. Not only does this year’s Fall / Winter collection showcase bold and beautiful colors, it defines natural beauty and has taken a stand against the “trends” on Instagram. There is no harsh contouring, and we certainly don’t use flour to set our makeup looks!”

The Inspiration Behind the Hair

"I designed the hair looks in this collection to be accessible and interesting. While many of us can do these styles at home ourselves, I carefully train my team of hair artisans to consider different approaches to achieving these beautiful looks. When you use the proper product and the right tools, your look will last longer, feel better, and be so much more fun to create. All of these looks can be worn for more than just one evening with just a little light refreshing the next day. 

This collection showed the individuality and identity that we all uniquely have when it comes to our hair. Each look was tailored for the women who wore it. The textures in this collection were inspired by fabric textiles. Our Signature night on the town blowout was an explosion of volume. Texture was buoyant and frothy; each curl had its own destiny and place in the world. I wanted to show a woman who is fearless with her style - this is a “say something hair style.”  She will be noticed. I also am obsessed with the “Ballerina Bun”. This look was inspired by second day hair. Sometimes we can use the oils from the day before to create a high shine and sophisticated “bun” that is tightly wound and wrapped around itself over and over again. Using a Mason Pearson brush, we were able to place each hair in its place and secure a power knot that is sure to not be confused as the daily worn top knot. Its texture is smooth and satin like. She is running late and had no time to wash after yoga.  

I also showed a vintage and Marilyn / Hollywood Glam look (seen below with Kaitlin Rose). I love to do vintage styling on bleached blondes. Their hair tends to hold an “S Shape” quite well and it always is brought to the top with that classic red lip. At WarPaint International we LOVE this look.  It is sure to turn heads everywhere!

Ultimately, on-set, I create my interpretation of what I see on the streets of my city and cities I travel, and produce a look that I am proud to train my team in and offer our clients." ~ Artistic Director, Benjamin Rodich

I LOVE HATS! I was so excited to show a look where a hat is worn. I think that a soft knit hat can turn half curled and “un-done” hair into a trendy street-chic masterpiece. I cut the bangs just slightly so that pieces of the bangs came out in random places along the front of the hat. She was styled with a pair of earrings that normally would compliment an evening look. I think that wearing high end jewelry with a casual outfit is so chic and totally cool. Two of the looks showed softer waves that were dehydrated and untamed. I love the role that static can play on hair in some cases. The fly-aways from the hair are embraced and used to create a very authentic example of the “cool girl” beach waves. The more elegant look work by Katie L, is a brushed out version of the same soft waves, however we used Essence Absolue from Shu Uemura to give this look a glossy and high shine finish.  Perfect for anything from work to happy hour, or a date night.  

 
I LOVE HATS! I was so excited to show a look where a hat is worn.
— Benjamin Rodich

The Inspiration

New York Fashion Week 2016 will use a wide variety of looks from hoodies and comfortable trend wear, to fur and ruffles. We wanted to create a collection that lent itself to the diversity of textiles and movement in the apparel we will see. The trend and style driven person is perhaps not always looking for the hair and makeup to be the primary focus of their look. The creative direction team at WarPaint International values the natural beauty of our guests at the highest level; the looks that our artisans create will always take into consideration the overall look including clothing.  

Aristotle once said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”, which could not be more relevant when concepting beauty trends. Each aspect of a total look has to be tailored strategically to honor and celebrate its companion accessory whether it be hair, makeup, a hand-bag, shoes, or even a scarf.  Each play a vital role in the outcome becoming a “total look” that is one to gaze upon and appreciate.  

Its thrilling to see designers taking a huge risk this coming fall and winter with their collections.  From the floral prints we are all loving again to the stunning sequins gowns - It is such a whimsical and fairy tale look into the minds of these talented people. The looks in our Trend Collection are so versatile. With the switch of a lip color or a brushing of the hair, your look can be transformed from day to night.  Fashion needs to be durable and worthy of a night on the town and so should hair and makeup. We are inspired by what we see right now. 


The FW 2016 Hair & Makeup Trend Collection was concepted and produced by WarPaint International Founder / Creative Director, Jessica Mae & Artistic Director for Hair, Benjamin Rodich. This trend shoot (as always) was designed for the natural woman (or man) to envision herself emanating wearable beauty. See the FULL TREND COLLECTION HERE

The FW 2016 Trend Collection Team.  From left to right: Hair Assistant Artisan Heidi, Makeup Assistant Artisan Malee, Hair Assistant Artisan Kristina, Artistic Director Benjamin Rodich, Creative Director Jessica Mae, Hair Assistant Artisan Katie, Makeup Assistant Artisan Priscilla (NYC), Makeup Assistant Artisan Alison Joy.

The FW 2016 Trend Collection Team. 
From left to right: Hair Assistant Artisan Heidi, Makeup Assistant Artisan Malee, Hair Assistant Artisan Kristina, Artistic Director Benjamin Rodich, Creative Director Jessica Mae, Hair Assistant Artisan Katie, Makeup Assistant Artisan Priscilla (NYC), Makeup Assistant Artisan Alison Joy.

Creative Director, Jessica Mae & Artistic Director, Benjamin Rodich.

Creative Director, Jessica Mae & Artistic Director, Benjamin Rodich.


Credits

Photography: Chris McDuffie Photography
Video: Engle Videography
Creative Director: Jessica Mae
Artistic Director for Hair: Benjamin Rodich

Assistant Artisans:
Malee Vang Xiong, Kristina Johnson, Prisciclla Santiago, Heidi Knoke, Alison Joy, Katie Rote

Models:
Ashley Graaf, Justina Proue, Katie O'Neill, Eric Mischke, Katie Lietz, Kaitlin Rose, Michelle Amries & Tyler Bakken

Hair Product Sponsor: Shu Uemura

Accessories provided by: Posh Bridal Couture

Lipstick Exclusively designed for WarPaint International by Elixery Artisan Cosmetic House

UPDATE 09/19/2016. Featured On WCCO | CBS Local. 

Jessica Mae and Benjamin Rodich from WarPaint International share makeup and hair trends for the fall, Ali Lucia reports (5:53). WCCO This Morning - Sept. 19, 2016 http://www.warpaintinternational.com

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