Backstage Apprentice

Each season, beauty editors report on the latest trends straight from behind the scenes at Fashion Week. This time, MC's Erin Flaherty actually assisted the top make and hair pros.

By Erin Flaherty

September 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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EUGENE SOULEIMAN FOR PETER SOM

Souleiman's first assistant, Pam, graciously shows me the ropes. The key to the side part's staying power is dampening the hair, meticulously brushing on gel, then drying it with a diffuser. And yes, all of this is way harder than it looks. I get relegated to the dryers.

Hairstylist Souleiman having fun backstage at Peter Som.

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