WATCH: Beauty Report: Backstage at Carolina Herrera

This season, the ever-elegant Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera drew inspiration from vintage flower prints and traditional Korean clothing. Hair stylist Orlando Pita for Moroccanoil and MAC makeup artist Diane Kendal chose to focus on the Korean influences, making hair sleek and angular and keeping makeup minimal except for a bold red eye shadow.   

Pita said he spent four hours figuring out how to cover the wide wooden barrettes in strands of hair that matched the models’ own (he ended up discovering that a spray epoxy worked best) and then it took six people eight hours to get all the barrettes done. They chopped the hair off the sides of each barrette to mimic the blunt edge of a wrapped obi belt. Watch Orlando describe the style:

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