It was a feline frenzy backstage at Catherine Malandrino, but not the cuddly, fuzzy type. “It’s about sensuality and the mystery,” says Antonio Corral Calero, Moroccanoil artistic director. “There’s a bit of a dark side.” The look was inspired by the ’80s remake of Cat People, a movie about a woman who transforms into a black leopard. Hair was worn down with distinct contrasting textures: up top, it was lifted, messy and wet-looking (like it had been licked back), whereas the mid-lengths to ends were straight and tidy.
Corral Calero prepped wet hair with Moroccanoil Treatment to build shine from the get-go, then blow-dried with a round brush to create lift at the roots. Next, he massaged volumizing mousse through the top and sides to create haphazard separation, then gave roots another blast of heat and spritzed hairspray to boost lift. The rest of hair was flatironed to perfection, with a finishing touch of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray to pump up the glossiness. With a similar sheen on skin and an exaggerated cat eye, makeup matched the fierce, feline feeling.