Last week, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 erected its pearly white tents behind the Art Deco doors of The Raleigh Hotel, buzzing with promises of new seasonal trends, leggy bronzed models, and bikini bottoms to make any butt look good. Five days, tens of designers, and one hundred degrees later, industry insiders emerged inspired (albeit sweaty) and ready to hit the sand in style.
Despite the heavy humidity, makeup artists weren’t afraid of color, going bold with layered lids and electric lips. Beat-the-heat haute hairstyles ranged from up-and-off the face to ratted and amped-up manes cascading down bare backs.
While the 2013 collections won’t be available until next year, you can rock these hot-off-the-runway makeup and hair trends all summer long. The best part? They’re easy to recreate at home. Here, the behind-the-scenes details to this season’s sizzling summer showstoppers: