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Dior Introduces Haute Couture Doorknocker Ponytails

By  January 26, 2015

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A motley mod squad emerged for Dior‘s Haute Couture Spring 2015 show, blending the most stylish aspects of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s in an explosion of color. Raf Simmons worked with Peter Philips and Guido Palau to balance the ensembles without losing the collection’s bravado.

The key was the psychedelic ponytail. Simmons crafted lacquer metal rings that Palau attached to a sleek, French roll-inspired updo, slicked back with Redken’s Forceful 3 Super Strength Finishing Spray. He then hanged extensions to the other end to look like a wrapped ponytail. “Though it’s classic, there is a ‘Diorness’ to it, a [futuristic take], a modernity because it has this very simplistic sort of feel,” Palau told Women’s Wear Daily.

For balance, Philips tapped into the natural beauty of each model, using Diorskin Nude Air Ultra-Fluid Sérum Foundation to even tone. He made the peepers pop with the upcoming Dior Eye Reviver Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette, shading the upper, inner corners for a lifted and illuminated look. For the rest of the face, he only added a little powder and blush for a healthy flush and finished with a little Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. “It’s very tender and a nice contrast,” Philips explained. “I avoided making an epoch reference in makeup to keep it modern.”

Though it’s likely we won’t shear our strands for this hair look, we’ll have to up our hair game with a few choice hair accessories with the flood of fresh-faced beauties slated for Spring 2015.

The Best Beauty Looks from the 2015 SAG Awards

By  January 26, 2015

 

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The girl power was through the roof with the cast of Orange is the New Black, Uzo Aduba, and Viola Davis snagging top honors at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards and rocked the red carpet at the same time. While we couldn’t get over the glitzy gowns, the natural beauty looks and sultry strands were not to be missed so you can get the look of some of your favorite stylish stars.

I Woke Up Like This: Oiled Up

By  January 23, 2015

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We know it’s somewhat ironic to cover our face in oil while simultaneously carrying oil blotters in our handbags, but hear us out.

It seems like just yesterday we were all obsessed with combating oil. Oily hair and skin = bad. Clearasil = good. Right? Wrong. Well, not wrong. Just perhaps not so black and white. These days, there are some killer new products on the market to help harness the moisturizing powers of oil without subjecting you to all of the icky stuff that goes along with it (like stinky smelly hair and acne, for starters). It has to do with the differences between mineral oils and plant based oils (head here if you want the scientific scoop on it all).

But if all you want is Jennifer Anniston’s complexion sans makeup, well then listen up. We have been using oil based products on our skin for awhile now and, we must admit, we are huge proponents of the stuff. If you have yet to oil up or even if you are already well greased, we have a few suggestions for your face that’ll leave your skin aglow.

1. Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, $18.50
2. Rodin Luxury Face Oil, $170
3. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, $16.00
4. Mila Moursi Moisturizing Oil / Aromapure Serum, $160

tomboy kc bioTOMBOY KC is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by actress Katie Cassidy and pint-sized real-life friend, Lynsey Eaton. Focused on personal style that is, well, personal, TKC is a place for smart and opinionated (read: sarcastic) women to join together and accumulate stilettos while collectively wearing their sneakers…everywhere. Self proclaimed nomads, when the girls aren’t traveling for work or buying two of everything (one apiece, you see), you can find them sitting on Lynsey’s couch eating pizza and drinking champagne in men’s pajamas while waxing poetic about the present state of culottes. Feel free to come on over.

Beauty Buzz: Anna Cleveland’s Cotton-Covered Lashes, Givenchy’s Aromas to Apertifs, and DreamDry Joins Up With Jonathan Adler

By  January 22, 2015

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We love a little denim, but the latest issue of CR Fashion Book is taking thing to the next level. Anna Cleveland covers the fashion bible, not only dressed in the textile, but also sporting a frayed patch over her eye, mimicking a lush lash look. While the exaggerated look was meant to emphasize “character,” a running theme in the issue, this one might be strictly editorial. [Fashion Gone Rouge]

We love to spritz on a little Givenchy before a big night out, but if you’re exploring London, there’s a new way to experience the brand’s scents. Hotel Café Royal is serving up a slew of new cocktails inspired by the L’Atelier de Givenchy perfume line. Crafted by The Club at Café Royal mixologist Tiziano Tasso, the cocktail menu includes Cuir Blanc, a Martini with Siberian pine needle extract, and Oud Flamboyant, which calls for the less exotic Japanese whisky plus mandarin juice. Cheers! [Eater]

DreamDry might be branching out beyond beauty! The blow dry bar linked up with Jonathan Adler to create a candle that blends sparkling champagne, pink grapefruit, raspberry, French cassis, violet leave, rose petals, crushed sage, crisp mint, and grape leaf. Don’t go looking on the web for the ambiance enhancer, as it will be exclusively sold at its spaces in New York and Chicago. You won’t have to wait long either; the candle will be priced for $42 – a little bit of luxury to light up your day or evening! [WWD]

Smashbox snapped up a serious upgrade, as its Los Angeles studio completed a year’s worth of renovations in partnership with Industrial Color Brands. Not only does the studios have space for shoots, but the refreshed space now includes added powers, custom-designed makeup tables, and even a café! So when can we book a shoot? [WWD]

We’ve seen our fair share of dry winter skin this winter, but now Bare Minerals is back with a fresh formula to soothe your skin. The new Complexion Rescue bounces the alphabet creams back with a refreshing gel cream formula that hydrates instantly, has buildable tinted coverage in 10 shades (so far), and has added SPF to keep the skin safe when you step out! It’s already become a major everyday must for us! [Styleist]

Day in the Life: Aura Friedman, Nexxus Celebrity Color Expert

By  January 22, 2015

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Aura Friedman‘s artistic approach to hair color has been her calling card since her start. After she was named best colorist in Miami Beach by Allure in 2000, her move to the Big Apple sent her straight to the runway with the likes of Peter Som as well as behind the haute hair hues of M.I.A., Lady Gaga, Sky Ferreira, and Molly Sims — just to name a few. Glam caught up with the celebrity colorist as she paints a series of sultry shades for her clients, including the legendary Lauren Hutton, while finding her inspiration close to home and even prepping for an upcoming shoot.

7:00 a.m. Wake up! As soon as I open my eyes, I’m out of bed to make coffee for my boyfriend and I and turn on NPR. I love starting my day informed, so I listen to the news every morning.
8:00 a.m. Pull out my Powerball for a quick at-home work out that usually consists of sit-ups and Pilates moves.
8:30 a.m. It’s time to shower and get ready to start my day.
9:45 a.m. I’m out the door and headed to work at Sally Hershberger Downtown. This is my commute-to-work selfie!

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9:50 a.m. The commute from Brooklyn is the perfect time to check emails and prep for the day ahead. The view isn’t bad either!

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11:00 a.m. This is my first client, Crystal Moselle – I’ve been coloring her hair for 10 years and we’ve become good friends. I’m especially excited about seeing her today because she will be rocking her new color at Sundance, premiering her documentary called Wolfpack.

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12:30 p.m. My second client of the day is one of my long time model clients, Ava Smith. She is the absolute sweetest and brought me a cute succulent plant.

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2:00 p.m. This cute ginger is Allison Jacobs – her fun personality calls for rose gold highlights!

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2:25 p.m. In between clients, I have time to color a wig for an upcoming shoot and caught my assistant Gloria blow-drying it!

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3:15 p.m. I somehow manage to catch a quick 15-minute lunch break in between clients!
4:30 p.m. Client number four is another beautiful ginger! Audra Callo is a natural redhead that is fading and wants brighten her locks.

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5:45 p.m. My next client is one of my favorite girls at Wilhelmina Models. Instead of double processing Veronika’s hair, we decide to foil highlights and the result is a seamless platinum shade.

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7:00 p.m. My last client of the day is the one-and-only Lauren Hutton. She is incredible to talk to; so well traveled and knowledgeable. I love my job!

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8:30 p.m. After a long day, I finish up at the salon and head home. When I get home I find my boyfriend (who is an artist) working on hand-drawn Zines, which happen to be treasures. As you can see I am surrounded by his art, this is what inspires me daily.

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9:15 p.m. Dinnertime! I try to prepare food for the week on Mondays, so I can just warm things up every eve.
9:45 p.m. After dinner, I put on a movie and pull some references on my iPad to prep for a potential shoot.
12:00 a.m. I’m in bed by midnight, ready to wake up and do it all over again!

Beauty Buzz: Lea Michele Opts for a Chop, Kendall Jenner’s Estee Lauder Ads Unveiled, and Suave Wants Everyone’s Strands Satisfied

By  January 21, 2015

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Say goodbye to Lea Michele’s long locks! The Gleek shared a snap from the set with Becca Tobin, sporting a bold a bob with flipped ends – perfectly apt for Rachel Berry. Though the Twitterverse approved of Michele’s new look, the look was only temporary, as one of the show’s writers, Jess Meyer, offered photographic proof that the actress’s mane was still the same. Maybe she’ll opt for the chop when the show finally wraps? [Refinery 29]

Ok, Kendall! The young megamodel unveiled her first video spot since her start with Estee Lauder, and she kinda killed it! The elder Jenner struck a pose and fluttered her lengthy lashes with the help of the brand’s new Little Black Primer, which helps pump up the volume of any mascara applied afterwards or worn along for a more natural look. Lush lashes are now at the top of our spring must-haves! [InStyle]

There’s always inspiration for fresh hairstyles, but attempting to achieve them can leave you a little disappointed – Suave Professionals is having none of that! The brand is unleashing its Luxe Style Infusion collection, which boasts seven stylers to add volume, smooth strands, and define curls for a variety of hair textures. But that’s not all, as the brand will also offer an array of style options that they can easily pull off and will last through the day. Is hair nirvana in our future? We say yes! [WWD]

Most of us grew up envying the glamour of the dolls we played with, but there may be big changes ahead. Sonia Singh’s Tree Change Dolls Tumblr chronicles the transformation of Barbies, Bratz, and more from glamazons to the girl next door by painting their faces and even re-fashion their clothing for a more realistic appearance that would appeal to moms and impressionable young girls. Hey, everyone has to take off their makeup sometimes! [Pop Sugar

Beauty Buzz: Brooklyn Decker Bags a Bob, L’Oreal Gets Twiggy With It, and Aussie Ditches the Hair Drama

By  January 20, 2015

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Some short styles take serious consideration, but others can be just as cute if they were just a whim, especially if you’re Brooklyn Decker. The model turned actress took to Instagram to show off her shirt that benefits English in Mind Haiti foundation, only acknowledging the new cut afterwards, “PS- yes I chopped my hair off.. thank you @ronacolor @joseph_michael54 #lukeoconnor.” The bob squad is getting stronger by the day! [People]

Kirsten Dunst isn’t the only one with a covetable coif, as L’Oréal Professionnel announced Twiggy be the latest British Beauty to become its UK brand ambassador for its new Majirel High Lift products. The iconic model follows in the footsteps of Alexa Chung who is the current face of the brand’s Inoa range, and Twiggy hopes to “inspire women to be confident in their personal style and never be afraid of trying something new.” With all the new arrivals, it can be hard to pick up the problems at the salon. But the brand has partnered with StyleSeat to offer access to their mane musts, appointments, and more! [The Telegraph]

There’s sure to be a few bumps in the road on the journey to loving our hair, and luckily we’re not alone. Aussie partnered with Graydon Sheppard, aka the star of the $h*t Girls Say series, for a video about all of our hair woes from keeping frizz at bay, to keeping our coif day at the pool, to worrying about leaving our hot tools on. As we tend to run late when our locks aren’t looking right on a weekly basis, everyone can share their #HairProbs and find solutions with the brand’s new Total Miracle 7-in-1 range to help you #DitchtheDrama. [Glam Inbox]

After unveiling a fresh eye shadow concept last week, Hourglass announced its foray into skincare Tuesday. The first luxurious skin care essentials include the Equilibrium Biomimetric Skin Active Serum and Equilibrium Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Day Fluid and was inspired by amniotic fluid, which is linked to normalizing skin-cell growth. While the lightweight lifters can cause sticker shock, the products are quite potent and ensure your skin stays snatched for years to come. [Snob Essentials]

We’ve been battling breakouts for a while, and there’s a pile of products to prove it. YoDerm is looking to zap the zits, one personal consultation at a time. All you have to do is register, upload a few selfies from different angles, and a YoDerm dermatologist will send over a personalized treatment plan as well as any prescriptions to your local pharmacy. Flawless skin in a few snaps? Count us in! [Glam Inbox]

Dove Wants You to Love Your Curly Locks

By  January 20, 2015

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Shirley Temple, Poodle head, Q-Tip, Brillo Pad, etc.  – with nicknames like these given to girls at an early age, we quickly learn it’s not easy growing up with twisted tresses. In fact, only 4 in 10 girls with curly hair think it’s beautiful and only 10% grow up feeling proud of their hair’s texture.

But Dove Hair is looking to change our minds and embrace our textured tresses with a new short film simply called Love Your Curls. The clip features five young girls who would rather have straight hair, including an 11-year-old named Jewel, who said she wished she could just rip it out. “That feeling makes me sad sometimes when I leave out my hair,” said 9 year old Angelyce. The video brings together all of the girls for curly jam band, who embrace their spiraly strands and declare their curls are perfect just the way they are. Studies show that little ones are seven times more likely to love their hair if those around them (like moms, friends, family, and even strangers) love them too!

It also marks a big move for not just for Dove Hair but for the industry overall. The brand is launching its new Advanced Series Quench Absolute collection designed to cleanse, nourish, and treat tresses to provide 4 times more defined natural curls with the help of precious Brazilian Buriti Oil. This comes on the heels of brands like Living Proof, Philip Kingsley, which have debuted curl care collections of their own to provide Curly Sues with the moisture, frizz fighters, and strengtheners needed to keep unruly tresses wrapped around your finger. With proper products to soothe and smooth our strands, there’s sure to be more girls with curls who love their locks in the near future.

Haven’t seen the clip yet? Check out the video below:

First Look at Isabel and Ruben Toldeo for MAC

By  January 20, 2015

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There’s nothing more romantic to rock on date night than a red lip — Isabel and Ruben Toledo would know. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, fashion’s foremost collaborative couple have joined forces with MAC to craft a collection that focuses on the classic look and all of its iterations with a series of rich lipsticks and lush lip glasses. The pair off set the vibrant hues with a range of complementary colors in the form of chic shadows, smooth liners, and major mascaras — all encased in Ruben Toledo’s illustrations of his wife. Needless to say, this amorous array will be something everyone will love when it hits shelves February 5, so take a look and see what beauty buys you’ll want to snap up before February 14.

Beauty Buzz: Mindy Kaling Opts for Ombré, Andrew Gallimore Gears Up for NARS, and Estée Lauder Loves Lisa Perry

By  January 19, 2015

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Mindy Kaling has gone bronde, and we can’t get enough of it! The comedienne debuted a fresh ombré at the Fox All-Stars party over the weekend, sharing the first snap on Instagram with the caption, “I’m blonde now guys, deal with it. @clarisshair & @kateydenno getting me ready for my new life as a R&B singer.” While many believe the lighter locks are extensions, the look would be still be an awesome (more permanent) option for the spring and summer. [People]

NARS has a new makeup maestro across the pond: Andrew Gallimore. The makeup mad scientist will serve as the brand’s new U.K. ambassador, featuring the covetable color cosmetics in his editorials and events. Frederique Lampert, Nars’ regional executive director for Europe, said Gallimore’s “affinity for bold, boundary-pushing artistry marries beautifully with the philosophies that François Nars established…20 years ago, which we still embrace today.” [WWD]

Lisa Perry’s partnering up with Estée Lauder to deliver an extra pop of color. The pop art designer fashioned a series of cosmetic cases to pair with a curated collection of makeup, skincare, and fragrance samples that will be available with a purchase of $75 or more. The makeup bags will hit Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom just in time for spring, starting on January 14, March 24, and April 14, respectively. What a vibrant start to spring! [W]

Bold blush might not be en vogue now, but cheek coloring has goes back centuries. Ancient Egyptians rubbed ground ochre on their cheeks to help accentuate their eyes while Brits in the 1820s wore a mixture of safflower, red sandalwood, Brazil wood, and carmine to color their complexion. Even in the Victorian Age, ladies stained their cheeks with beet juice to snag that signature flush – the more you know! [Into the Gloss]

L’Oréal Paris wants to know: are you the next big makeup artist? The brand is launching its first global contest to find the best of the to score a one year contract with the global beauty giant and work on shoots, share video tutorials, create red carpet look for the Cannes International Film Festival, and even help product development to craft the big beauty innovation. Makeup mavens can enter by uploading a three-minute “Get the Look” clip to TheBrushContest.com before February 15 when a panel of beauty experts from the best in the industry will whittle it down to the 50 videos that fans can vote on. 12 winners will emerge in March – one from every country – will go through beauty bootcamp to learn more about the brand before the grand prize winner is announced on May 1. Good luck, kittens! [Ad Week]