These Pros Just Served Up Some Major Beauty Inspiration

Fashion Month has officially wrapped, and we couldn’t be more inspired. While spring is typically characterized by minimal makeup and no-fuss hair, this season the pros upped the ante. Bold beauty made a major comeback in the form of bright colors, sophisticated makeup, structural updos, and loads of whimsy — and we ate it up, with whipped cream on top.

Since it's impossible to go through every single look we adored, we decided to narrow it down to a few standout creations by our favorite hair and makeup pros. So we gave credit where it's due, featuring the best looks they've conjured up. From New York to Paris, click through to see how they worked their magic.
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The Pro: Hairstylist Odile Gilbert
Gilbert is known for dreamy, ethereal hairstyles, and the ones at Rodarte were no different. She blew the hair straight and crowned some of the girls with metal flowers for a gothic-princess vibe.
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Over at Suno (the show actually took place on Gilbert's birthday!) it was all about gym hair gone chic. Gilbert French-braided the hair away from the scalp, so that it turned into a deconstructed chignon. She finished by slipping on an elastic headband, giving the typically romantic style a slight edge.
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The Pro: Makeup Artist Tom Pecheux
For Pecheux, makeup is all about enhancing natural beauty. So it's no surprise that the look at Moschino was inspired by '90s supermodels. With subtle contouring, shimmering shadows, and sexy cat-eye flicks, every model in the show looked gorgeous and glowing.
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"Enhancing natural beauty" doesn't necessarily mean no-makeup makeup. At Chanel, Pecheux took a lovely periwinkle shade and smoked it out across the eyes. A "makeup mask" with bold brows? Yes, please.
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The Pro: Hairstylist Sam McKnight
If there's anyone who loves a throwback moment with a twist, it's McKnight. The victory rolls at Dries van Noten were a modern interpretation of '40s hair, complete with a woke-up-like-this texture for a cool-girl, rockabilly look.
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A sleek, silky high pony is a total '80s moment — one we're dying to wear right now. At Balmain, McKnight added extensions to make the hair Rapunzel-long and shiny. It's the perfect embodiment of our Sporty Spice dreams.
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The Pro: Makeup Artist Pat McGrath
There isn't a bold color McGrath doesn't like, which is why her eye-makeup look at Diane von Furstenberg was such a winner. She encircled the eyes with gorgeous blue and green shadows, inspired by — what else? — "butterfly wings."
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But Prada was where McGrath really outdid herself. She painted the lips yellow-gold for an impactful metallic sheen. If you want to know what makeup will look like in the future, this is it.
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The Pro: Hairstylist Guido Palau
When it comes to hair, Guido is all about high drama. Whether he's slicing up wigs or teasing strands, he always conjures up pure magic. We were enamored by the Princess Bride-esque messy braids at Alexander McQueen, which Guido sewed into the hair by hand.
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Rope braids were all over the spring runways, and we loved Guido's version at Céline. He misted the hair with stronghold hairspray as he twisted for a sleek, sophisticated effect. If only our gym hair looked this good.
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The Pro: Makeup Artist Dick Page
Page loves working with bright, impactful colors — and he dreams them up himself as Shiseido's artistic director. At Acne Studios, he painted the lips a bright cherry-red and left the rest of the face fairly bare. It's a modern take on a classic look — and we want to wear it tonight.
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Over at Zero + Maria Cornejo, Page swapped black cat-eyes for wispy, bird-feather liner. We can't wait to try this once holiday-party season rolls around.
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The Pro: Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman
Souleiman sees every hairstyle as a work of art. Case in point: this sculptural braid at Victor Alfaro. Starting at the front, the braid cascaded along the part and then swirled down the scalp.
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Sometimes, there's nothing better than a gorgeous, simple blowout. At DKNY, Souleiman blew the models' hair straight and shiny, concentrating hairspray at the roots for a pretty, sleek effect.
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