Jason Wu beauty
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Taking inspiration from Helmut Newton, Jason Wu wowed crowds with an added touch of sexiness to his feminine designs. Plump cherry pouts, African braids and finger-waves strutted down the runway—giving his spring collection a freshly modern twist on classic beauty staples. We went backstage to get the complete breakdown—from hair to nails—so you can try your hand at creating the couture look at home. When asked to describe the girl this collection embodies, hairstylist Odile Gilbert, who created the intricate updo, told InStyle.com: “This girl is chic, sexy, and elegant.” We like the sound of that! Click through our gallery to get the complete how-to, along with the products used backstage.

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