We caught up with exciting hair and make-up duo Nicole and Danielle Kahlani during the downtime for our SS'15 campaign for an exclusive interview.
How did you both get in to beauty and have you always worked together?
Danielle: We attended London College of Fashion where we studied a BA degree in hair and make-up. I went on to specialise in make-up and Nicole in hair which make is great for us to work together - which we do 85% of the time. Although people think we are the same we are not, what i'm not she (Nicole) makes up for and vice versa so it's a good balance..
Danielle and Nicole have worked on campaigns and shoots for brands and magazine such as Nasty Gal, Browns Fashion, MFP, Gabriella Marina Gonzalez, Topshop, Dazed and Confused, i-D and Rollacoaster. As well worked with artists such as Haim, Will I am, Florence Welch, 5 SOS, MIA and many more. You can click on the images below to view the links of some their work.
Who inspires you?
Danielle and Nicole: We often go through the shows each season on style.com and pick our favourites. We usually always look to Marc Jacobs hair and make-up. Guido Palau is always on trend, we love his hair at Marc Jacobs for AW'14 -the bad ass Wednesday Addams braid and ravers knots. For AW'14, Guido said about his braid look 'The clothes are a bit more sophisticated this season, so the hair had to be young, but still have an edge to it - a sweet and sour kind of effect'
For SS'15 we have just seen a very minimal look, so hair which looks healthy and natural and textured, such as Christopher Kane SS'15. The make-up look is no make-up look just dewy, healthy skin, and very minimal. We also love Sam Knights 'rock glamour' at Tom Ford SS'15 and editorials such as Dazed and Another magazine.
What are your favorite beauty products?
Danielle: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Nars Bronzer, Lancôme Mascara, YSL concealer, Celes brightening face wash.
And for Hair?
Nicole: Bleach London Hair, Fudge Membrane gas hair spray, Salt spray and Bleach everyday dry shampoo and swap spray
How has it been working with Five Seconds Of Summer and how much do you influence their look?
Nicole: It is great working with the band, and experience their journey from early on. We don't try to change their look too much, we like to keep them how they are. Michael is the most experimental with his look and changes his hair colour a lot inspired by pop Punk bands like Blink 182. Their look is undone, uplifting, cool and believable.
What has been your favourite project so far? (Career highlight?)
Danielle: Our Highlight has been travelling with work. We have been all over Europe, LA and to Japan soon.
Who do you want to work with in the future?
Danielle: Bjork and Marilyn Manson
What is your favorite piece from our collection:
Danielle and Nicole: We are recently obsessed with gold, orangey, and pink gold tones. We are currently loving the Kimora Ring in Gold which we both wear every day!
Danielle and Nicole are both represented by The Book Agency - http://thebookagency.co.uk/.
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