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Fashion

Hair at Erin Fetherston

Hair at Erin Fetherston

An Elegant French Twist

At this point, New York Fashion Week’s a blur of bright colors, front-row CW stars, and FiberOne bars (they’re being given out by the dozens).

Since it’ll be months until the styles show up in stores, we decided to focus on something we can have right now: the beauty trends originating backstage.

For today’s videos, we went behind the scenes to get tips and inspiration for a few of our favorite looks: ’60s era hair (above) and nails at Erin Fetherston, suntan-inspired makeup at Timo Weiland, and the return of big hair at Rebecca Minkoff.

While there, we had a little fun and asked Lincoln Center bystanders to show us their best Blue Steel. (We questioned the models, too, but they were too young to know Zoolander.)

After all, there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

Want to know what to wear now? Check out some of our favorite fall trends: polka dots, animal silhouettes, and winter white.