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The spring 2010 shows were nothing short of spectacular.

Designers balanced extravagance with eccentricity to create looks that were stunning and unique. As amazing as the  garments were, the corresponding hair and makeup looks very much outdid the couture.

Here is our list of the top 4 shows that took hair and makeup to the extreme this past week:

1.) Fantasy Land Backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture

This show was a blend of high fashion and the Bronner Brothers hair show. The complex hair styles and bold looks were both appealing and entertaining!

2.) Rio Fashion Week’s Auslander show

This totally abstract look was a white-face in a cage with a mohawk. Strange, bizarre, alarming. But are you not entertained?

3.) Chanel Couture

These extravagant coifs capture Chanel’s signature romanticism in a big heart-shaped way. This hair is definitely art.

4.) Givenchy

This French fashion house showcased a dark makeup look in its Couture show. Capitalizing on the new Vampire craze, Givenchy models wore very dark smokey eyes with red lips. While dark eyes and lips would never work together in real life, its definitely a fab runway look.

5.) Christian Dior Couture

Dior went for the drama this season with bold, overdone almost kabuki style makeup. Pale powder, deep red lips and striking blue and green shadow characterize the Dior models’ makeup look. We love the drama!

Take a look at some more outrageous looks from a few of our favorite 2010 Couture shows.

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The rainbow Bride of Frankensteins at Coven:Bondage hair and orange eyes at Claudia Simoes:

The streaky fire makeup at the Melk Z-Da show:

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