The Chicest Looks from Backstage at NYFW (Hint: They Weren't on Models)

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COLORIST AURA FRIEDMAN
Spotted: Backstage at Peter Som

We talked to Friedman about the rainbow hair she created for the Peter Som show, and then we asked her about her own ... more 
Photo by: TotalBeauty.com
COLORIST AURA FRIEDMAN
Spotted: Backstage at Peter Som

We talked to Friedman about the rainbow hair she created for the Peter Som show, and then we asked her about her own unusual, black-green color. "My hair is naturally lighter towards the ends, so I didn't have to bleach it to get the color to take," she says. "You can see more green towards the ends."
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Fri, Sep 14, 2012 4:03 PM EDT

Fashion Week is like an intense boot camp that only the most fashionable can endure.

Of course, the models manage to persevere -- after all it's no great sweat to look fantastic when you have a vast team of pros helping you primp. But the real masters of staying polished under pressure are the hair stylists, makeup artists and manicurists who thrive throughout the impossibly hectic fortnight while managing to look enviably stylish and picture perfect -- despite the fact that we'd all understand if they were skulking behind-the-scenes looking like disheveled hot messes.

In fact, these pros are so inherently chic that they often look more glamorous than the models strutting down the runway. Dubious? From perfect statement lips to ultra sleek topknots check out the best looks we spotted on top pros backstage. Then start pinning away -- we're convinced you'll want to.

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