Beauty Muse | Katy Perry at the VMAs

Katy Perry at the 2011 VMAsKaty Perry’s hair stole the show at the VMA’s last night with its classic 40s glamour but edgy cotton candy, lavender-pink color. It’s a great look for shorter lengths, adding volume and shape. Frederic Fekkai stylist Renato was inspired to create a modern take on a 1940s Hollywood look after seeing Perry’s red carpet outfit. We’re calling the look Pop Asian.

How to get the look:
First, Renato created a side part to wet hair. Fekkai Full Volume Mousse was applied throughout the hair and then blow-dried using a round brush. Once the hair was completely dry, he used a 1/2 inch curling iron to add shape. Curls were set for 15 minutes and then brushed through. Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray secured the look with a lasting finish and shine. For the final touch, Renato took a one-inch strand of hair and pinned it back with a vintage hairpiece, securing it with a bobby pin. (All products available at Fekkai.com.)

Hair color by colorist Rita Hazan. For a similar effect, check out Manic Panic hair dye in Mystic Heather.

Katy Perry Minx NailsAs she accepted her Video of the Year award for Firework we also noticed her customized Minx nails. Each nail showed a tiny personalized image of a record at the nail bed, symbolizing each of the five hit singles from her “Teenage Dream” album. Los Angeles celebrity nail stylist Kimmie Kyees designed the custom Minx, using a black and white-checkered background to contrast with the blue and pink-labeled records that had “Katy” and “Perry” written on them in script.


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