One-night stands. Inappropriately timed jokes. Questionable decision-making abilities. No, we’re not describing your early 20s, however the plot of HBO Max’s hit collection “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”
The present chronicles the adventures of 4 faculty buddies who’re navigating romance, self-identities, and careers, all whereas making an attempt to have the most effective 4 years of their lives on the prestigious Essex College. As might be anticipated from youngsters, there are a lot of enjoyable hair and make-up appears to be like within the first season of the present. Now, with the primary two episodes of season two streaming, you may count on a magnificence evolution for every character, however in a refined, lifelike approach.
“Since it was only a quick break within the timeline from season one, Leighton, Whitney, and Kimberly’s hair just about mirrored the primary season,” Leslie Bennett, the important thing hairstylist for the present, tells POPSUGAR. “Bela’s hair is a bit more ‘severe’ this season since she is making an attempt to have extra of a professional-writer vibe, but it surely’s nonetheless attractive for events. It’s at all times attractive for events in the case of Bela.”
Expect an identical theme in the case of the make-up for season two. “My inspiration for the women’ make-up appears to be like was based mostly on on a regular basis life and the life of the characters,” key make-up artist Kokeeta Douglas says. These have been meant to painting the approximate 5 minutes that faculty college students usually should prepare but in addition have been based mostly on the circumstances that every particular person character was coping with. “Kimberly, who’s performed by Pauline Chalamet, is a bit more polished this season. As against season one the place she was usually frazzled and overwhelmed looking for her place at Essex, this semester, she is flowing a little bit extra with this system, and it is mirrored in her magnificence appears to be like.”
Behind the Nail Art on “The Sex Lives of College Girls”
There have been a number of characters that each Bennett and Douglas took inventive liberties with that may end in some eye-catching magnificence moments. “The character of Jocelyn, who’s performed by Lauren Spencer, could have some actually enjoyable nail adjustments — one of the character’s logos,” Douglas says. “To preserve according to time constraints, we bought lengthy, prepolished nails with ornate designs to match her outfits.”
Hair Trends You’ll See Most in Season 2
As for the hairstyles, you may count on to see some fashionable tendencies making an look this season. “For the holiday-party episode, Bela wears this messy, teased, crinkled-hair look and Leighton has a ’60s-flip coiffure,” Bennett says. “Whitney could have much more inventive braid appears to be like as nicely.”
Speaking of Whitney, in the case of her character specifically, the choice to offer her braids hinged on all the things from the place she went to highschool to the categories of actions she favored doing. “Whitney has braids as a result of she is a Black lady going to a predominantly white college,” Bennett says. “If this have been actual life, there would most probably not be any salons within the space that catered to her hair sort. She’s additionally an athlete, so she would in all probability barely have time to even go to a salon. In actuality, braids are a time saver and protecting coiffure that is extremely versatile — the right go-to for a lot of faculty women.”
The Products Most Used on the Set of “The Sex Lives of College Girls”
As for the merchandise used on set, there have been some clear favorites. For Bennett, alongside scrunchies and no-crease hair clips, she usually reached for the TRI Aerogel Hair Spray ($22). “It holds hairstyles in place for expensive life,” Bennett says. “I additionally preserve a Mason Pearson Brush ($175) on me always.” Douglas’s favourite product? The Yves Rocher Flawless Foundation ($18, initially $35), “significantly for Pauline, who has delicate pores and skin,” Douglas says.
With the remainder of the season nonetheless unfolding, there are a lot extra magnificence moments to sit up for on the present. For now, snicker on the buddy group’s chaotically relatable hijinks each Thursday on HBO Max.