Imagine the sound of a few hundred voices chatting and shouting and giggling and (occasionally) sobbing. Add to that the whirring of twenty hairdryers, phones ringing and the constant background thump of base that tells you that the organiser wanted to set a tone by making a ‘getting ready’ soundtrack, but that they have failed abysmally because now only the loudest component of the music is audible, contributing to the cacophony of sounds.
On top of all that, there’s the scent of backstage dust, nail polish, hairspray and perfume. Now scroll through these with all that in mind – heady old world, isn’t it? //
ASHLEY WILLIAMS / Make-up by Isamaya Ffrench, hair by Global Hair Ambassador Indira Schauwecker for TONI&GUY Products, nails by WAH London
J. W ANDERSON / Make-up by Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics, hair by Anthony Turner for L’Oreal Professionnel.
GARETH PUGH / Make-up by Val Garland for MAC Cosmetics, hair by Malcolm Edwards, nails by Marion Newman for MAC Cosmetics.
ANYA HINDMARCH / Make-up by Val Garland for MAC, hair by Sam McKnight using Cloud 9, nails by Marian Newman for MAC
MARY KATRANTZOU / Make-up by Lynsey Alexander for MAC, hair by Global Hair Ambassador Indira Schauwecker for TONI&GUY Products, nails by Marian Newman for MAC