Backstage at Jeremy Scott: Dolly Parton Meets Space Cowboy. Yee-ha!

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  • Our beauty editor Suzanne Scott heads backstage at Jeremy Scott’s AW16 show in New York.

    Should you be interested; one, sure-fire way of piquing my interest, is to talk about Dolly Parton. The hair! The glittery jumpsuits! The boobs! Not to mention she has a pretty cracking voice and I’ve listened to ‘Jolene’ somewhere around eleventy-billion times. I’d even count the day I spent at her theme park ‘Dollywood’ in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, among the funniest things I have done. Ever. (I have the bag, the mug and the T-Shirt to prove it, again, should you be interested).

    Joy then that there was an undeniable lean towards Dolly at Jeremy Scott’s AW16 show in New York. The huge hair was a bit of a giveaway dontcha think?

    Aside from our favourite Country crooner, Space Cowboy’s and drag queens came into play. Think hair, lots and lots of hair, and bold, cartoon-like make-up with the finishing touch of a star playing the role of a beauty spot.

    This is hair and make-up at its best; when it’s playful and a little silly. If you fancy being a little Dolly yourself, here’s how it was done.

    Hair stylist Eugene Souleiman went for ‘big, big, big hair inspired by every Drag Queen ever!.” Out came a bevy of Wella Professionnal’s EIMI styling products, a hair drier, and the Velcro rollers. After blow-drying the hair section by section with a round barrelled bristle brush, Eugene and his team set about tonging each section with a wide curling tong and then wrapping the section around a roller and securing to the scalp for the style and volume to set. Once it was set it was let down, brushed-out and back combed within and inch of its life. And hellooo Dolly!

    Make-up artist Kabuki honed in on a bright pink lip with MAC lipstick in Candy Yum Yum and painted a bright blue line through the eye sockets. He called it a ‘sexy Burlesque eye’. And that star though? Kabuki applied a small metallic star onto the cheek in his take on a beauty spot. Love. 

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