Since receiving my very first invite five years ago to go backstage at New York Fashion Week, I've learned that not all aspects of the seven-day runway extravaganza is pretty. Whether it's coming up with a back-up when several tubes of lipstick have gone MIA from the lead makeup artist's kit or polishing up to 15 models' nails when the lights suddenly go out, there is a bit of grit behind all the glamour.
While we certainly appreciate all of the sweat (and sometimes tears) that go into creating runway beauty trends, some things are better left out of sight and out of mind. Read on to find out the seven things that absolutely grossed us out backstage at Fashion Week:
- Hairstylists taming flyaways ... with their spit. Yeah, we know our moms used to polish us up this old-school way before taking pictures or when visiting our cousins, however, she gave birth to us. One stroke of a brush or comb and the problem could easily be solved sans saliva.
Click through all the beautiful snapshots taken by our photographer Raydene Salinas outside the tents in the slideshow blow. And see all of our New York Fashion Week coverage here.
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