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Day in the Life: Tyler Laswell, TRESemmé Lead Stylist

By  July 30, 2014

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Step into the (jam-packed but fun) day of TRESemmé lead stylist, Tyler Laswell, as he works backstage at 2015 Mercedes-Benz Swim Week Miami.

8:00 a.m. I am abruptly awoken by my alarm and I know it’s time to start my day. After a quick shower, I put on my game-face and head to my first meeting over breakfast with the TRESemmé social media manager, Nami.
9:00 a.m. Nami and I decide on refreshing smoothies to kick-start our day! We chitchat a bit, and then discuss our plans for the day’s social media coverage.10am
10:00 a.m. I run over to The Sagamore for my styling appointment with style blogger, Jessica Ricks’ from hapatime.com. Jessica has beautiful, long hair, so we decide to take inspiration from Miami and give her loose, beachy waves.
11:30 a.m. The calm before the storm… I join the TRESemmé styling team poolside at The Gale for a little bit of relaxation before I get ready for our first show, Dolores Cortés.
2:00 p.m. Shower and wardrobe change number two! This is when the nerves start to kick in; I begin mentally reviewing my pre-show checklist to reconfirm that everything is prepped and ready to go.
3:00 p.m. I arrive backstage at our first TRESemmé sponsored show, Dolores Cortés. After I set up my kit, we gather the styling team to discuss how to create the three-section elevated ponytail with wire accents. This season, the Dolores Cortés collection was influenced by an urban Safari and the hair look definitely brings this exotic theme to life. This pony is very complicated, and with only 8 stylists to complete 16 models, we have our work cut out for us!
4:30 p.m. We are halfway through our prep time backstage and things are CRAZY!TRESemme at Dolores Cortes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
5:45 p.m. The models are dressed and ready to walk the runway! The TRESemmé team uses this time to check the hair for consistency and last minute touch-ups.TRESemme at Dolores Cortes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Runway
6:00 p.m. It’s showtime! The music starts, the lights dim and the first girl takes the runway. The teams backstage are quiet, waiting to hear the audience’s cheers of approval. There is nothing better then the feeling you get when you hear the crowd go wild; it’s when you know that the entire look has successfully come together and the hard work has paid off.
6:15 p.m. The 15-minute show feels like it only lasted two seconds; the girls re-enter the backstage area, tearing off their clothes and congratulating their fellow models and design teams. Another successful show under our belts!
6:15 p.m. This is usually our time to celebrate, but not this season, we have to begin preparing for Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Show! We change out our TRESemmé products, clean our brushes, organize our pin boxes and lay out the extensions in preparation for the next show.
7:00 p.m. It’s hurricane season in Miami and as the girls begin to arrive a storm hits. I mean a crazy storm; the rain is so intense that it floods the backstage area and short-circuits all of the power to our styling area. This is so not good!TRESemme at Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
7:30 p.m. The power is finally restored and the TRESemmé team is ready to get down to business! The Beach Bunny look was influenced by the iconic 1960’s film Barberella and is very intricate. The hair must be curled and set in pin curls, teased and then styled.TRESemme at Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage
9:45 p.m. With the show scheduled for 10p.m., this is crunch time! We kick it into overtime and begin curling at record speed.
10:45 p.m. The girls are finally ready to take the catwalk with big, sexy hair courtesy of Team TRES! As soon as the first girl steps out the crowds erupts into cheers and applause- we did it!!
11:00 p.m. Time to pack up; the show is over and the team is getting their second wind thanks to all the adrenaline-pumping action. After celebratory hugs and high-fives, it’s time to party!1115pm
11:15 p.m. Late dinner and drinks with the team at Villa Azur. The fish tacos are amazing!
12:00 a.m. After dinner, we head to the Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds After Party. Attending after parties is one of my favorite parts of Fashion Week; I love seeing everyone celebrating their hard work!
2:00 a.m.-4:30 a.m. The Beach Bunny event is winding down but everyone is still in the mood to party, so its off to Miami hot spot Rec Room for after hours.
4:30 a.m. Bedtime! Up for 20 hours and sleeping for four, then it’s time to get up and do it all over again. While its not always glamorous, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I know how lucky I am to be a part of this crazy business called fashion.

Scarlett Johansson Preps for her Baby with a Bold Bowl Cut

By  July 30, 2014

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Scarlett Johansson is counting down the last few weeks of her pregnancy with a brand new ‘do!

The mom-to-be was spotted Tuesday in New York City with her fiancé Romain Dauriac rocking a bright blond shaggy bowl cut with dark roots that can be seen from the back. It makes sense that the star opted for the chop, as handling the sweltering city with a baby bump (she’s due in August) is no easy feat. Not to mention, little ones like to play (read: pull) with hair.

While last year’s pixie and this year’s lob were the cuts to covet, she’s found a balance between the two to beat the heat. What do you think of Johansson’s fresh cut?

Sprtizing and Styling with Bethany Mota

By  July 30, 2014

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Bethany Mota is going viral in more ways than one. The YouTube sensation has entered the closets and bedrooms of over 6 million subscribers through her partnership with Aeropostale. And now she’s staking a claim on their vanities as well with her first fragrance, which launched this week at the teen retailer. Glam got the chance to sit down with the socially and sartorially savvy star to get the scoop on her new scent and her beauty must-haves, plus, snag style tips to shift your wardrobe from summer to fall!

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On her reaction to creating her first scent:

I have always really wanted to create a fragrance so I was just like, “Is this for real? Are we actually going to do this?” I kind of didn’t believe it at first and then we had the first meeting where we went over basically a blueprint of what I would want the fragrance to be. Would I want it to be floral or would I want it to be super girly or a little bit more edgy? And then I was like, “Wait, this is actually happening.” So my reaction I was just so amazed, freaked out and excited all at once.

On her top beauty staples:

BB cream for sure because it’s so light and it has sun protection, and it’s just great. Definitely mascara; I like to use the Cover Girl Bombshell [Volume by Lashblast]. It’s double sided, and I feel like it just does so much for my lashes. Then an eyebrow pencil, I feel like eyebrows can just change so much with your makeup. You can be wearing very little makeup and just fill in your brows, and, boom, it makes such a difference so I always have my little brow pencil in there.

On who the Bethany Mota girl is:

Everything that I design I do with the mindset of ‘What would my viewers like?’ because obviously they’re the ones that are going to be buying the product. But it’s also finding the balance where I really love what I’m creating and they love it as well. I always get inspired by them using Twitter and Instagram; they’ll send me pictures like, “What do you think of this outfit?” I always ask them for help of what they would like to see in the line. So for me, it’s all about incorporating their ideas with my ideas to make it something that we all love.

bethany-mota-vanessa-hudgensOn her style and beauty icons:

Vanessa Hudgens. She’s very bohemian and I’ve actually been inspired by her style for a few years now. Lauren Conrad has also always been a big fashion inspiration for me because her style is just very classic and very classy. And then also Demi Lovato because my style isn’t super edgy, but every once in a while, I like to be a little edgy and I always get inspired by her to do that. She inspired this leather jacket [from my Fall collection].

On her favorite designer:

I’ve always been a big fan of Marc Jacobs.

On the best way to transition your wardrobe to fall:

Knee socks and tights; it’s a perfect way to take your summer dress or your summer skirt and still wear it in the fall time. When it’s really cold, I’ll wear black tights and I’ll take printed knee socks and put it over and then [add] some really cool combat boots and, boom. You can just pair that with a super summery floral skirt and it looks like it’s made for the fall.

The Lippies We Love for National Lipstick Day

By  July 29, 2014

Ever since we were little, we’ve been fascinated with lipstick. And as we grew up, our love hasn’t waned–all of us Glam girls carry at least one (if not three) lippies in our bags regularly. In honor of National Lipstick Day, the editorial team shares their lipstick lust with their favorite shades:

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1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture #13 Le Orange, available at Barneys.com for $35
Back in the day–2010, so don’t judge–I used to be obsessed with the Kardashians, Kourtney, specifically. I couldn’t get enough of the littlest Kardashian’s style! I had coveted her red lips and tips from afar and the moment she let it slip what color she favors, I knew I had to have it. She introduced me to the world of luxury lipsticks with this baby. I still wear it, years later.  – Channing Hargrove, Fashion Reporter

2. NARS Limited Edition Cinematic Lipstick in Short Circuit (similar shade: Jungle Red), available at NARSCosmetics.com for $26
I’ve been on a seamlessly never-ending search for the perfect orangey/red shade but thanks to NARS Short Circuit lipstick, I think my quest is finally over. NARS has mastered long lasting formula, so I can stop obsessing over it wearing off and spend more time left making pretty orangey/red kissy faces.  – Michelle Kushner, Designer

3. Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, available at CVS.com for $9.49
I love that this brings a pop of color to any look and is perfect for the summer. – Jenny Lee, Editorial Intern

4. Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Brigitte, available at Sephora.com for $22
How I ended up with this Stila lipstick is a mystery (I guess you could say it found me sometime during Fashion Week madness), but I’m thankful that I did. It’s a balm, so it leaves a satin-y finish but it almost acts like a stain. The creamy lip color is super pigmented, so it gives my lips a really deep color without drying them out. Best of all, the color is buildable, so I can achieve any color from just-bitten to full-on vamp with just a few swipes. – Lauren Kaplan, Associate Editor

5. Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid in Forbidden (similar shade: NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, available at Sephora.com for $26)
I’ve never been a big lipstick person, preferring to stick to glosses for their ease of application, but this matte pink won me over, hardcore. It’s an apply-and-forget sort of lipstick, perfect for girls like me who hate touchups throughout the night. – Bianca Posterli, Editorial Director

6. MAC Limited Edition Ruffian Red (Similar Shade:  MAC Russian Red, available at MACCosmetics.com for $20)
This is the best red, but since it’s limited edition, I save it for special occasions. I first got my hands on a tube backstage in 2009, and then the brand reissued it to the public in 2012 (when I bought 4 tubes). It is a beautiful intense blue red that’s a little bit retro for the 100% modern woman.  – Carolyn Hsu, Managing Editor

7. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Jilted, available at UrbanDecay.com for $22
Pink used to be a very bad word when I was in high school and I avoided it like the plague. But, I slowly but surely embraced the hue in it punchiest forms since beauty became my beat. The lipstick packs a lot of pigment without drying out my pout and provides a fresh alternative to the classic red lip for a pulled-together, yet effortless, look. – Valis Vicenty, Associate Beauty Editor

8. Dolce & Gabbana Cream Lipstick in Delight and Sephora Rouge Cream Lisptick in Miss Or Madam, available at Sephora.com for $12.50
The perfect pink can be hard to find. That’s why I blend two of my favorite lippies—Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Delight and Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Miss or Madam—to settle on this pretty hue. – Angel Lenise Robinson, Entertainment Editor

9. NYX Cosmetics Macaroon Lippies in Violet, available at NYXComsetics.com for $6
I picked the NYX Cosmetics Macaron Lippies Violet because it’s a fun, bold and a different color. It really popped against my skin tone and added some flavor to my neutral/natural eye and face makeup. — Sam Bortniker, Editorial Intern

Beauty Buzz: Buzzcut Season, Fuel the Fight With Treatmint Boxes, Straighten Some Color Into Your Hair

By  July 29, 2014

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We’re always looking out for the newest hair trends, and the next big one may be…no hair? That’s right, buzz cuts may be a major fall and winter trend, as shown by Gisele‘s Balenciaga fall campaign or Olivia Cooke at Comic-Con. While we can’t deny these ladies look fierce, it is certainly not a hairstyle for the weak of heart. [New York Times]

Subscription boxes just got a whole lot more meaningful. Treatmint Box is a subscription box service for men and women battling cancer, and its contents include inspirational note cards, organic beauty and skincare products, nourishing foods, and accessories with uplifting messages. The creator of the box, Kimberly Fink said, “Keeping your mind in a good place is half of the battle, and I think people benefit from visual reminders of their own strength.” It is certainly a beautiful way to show support for cancer treatment. [Huffington Post]

Getting two things done at once always sounds better. According to scientists at University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Labs, we’ll be able to do exactly that with straighteners that can dye your hair. How crazy? This ion beam technology uses no chemicals and permanently changes hair color by affecting the way light reflects on hair follicles. While the word “permanent” sounds a bit scary for now, we are looking forward to these fascinating straighteners. Ombré, anyone? [Fashion Telegraph]

You might want to toss that loofah you use to scrub yourself clean in the shower. As it turns out, it may not actually get you clean at all. Scientists found that natural loofahs, when not properly washed and dried, can be prime spots for bacteria growth. Yuck! [Huffington Post]

Love Donna Karan‘s Cashmere Mist? Watch the process of creating the campaign for this best-selling fragrance, documented in the short film, The Making of an Icon, told in Donna Karan‘s own words. Fans of this beloved scent will be intrigued by the story of Cashmere Mist, and how it came about. [YouTube]

Here’s a collaboration that’ll perk up your ears. Nicole Miller and butter LONDON are teaming up for an exclusive summer style giveaway. From July 20 to August 5, enter to win Nicole Miller’s Flower Spike Denim Dress and a bespoke set of hand-painted nails and the polishes and tools used to create the look. Nails from butter LONDON, dress from Nicole Miller? Consider our NYFW ensemble complete. [Glam Inbox]

At The Root of It: Mara Roszak, Celebrity Stylist

By  July 29, 2014

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Growing up with a mother who was an artist, it’s no surprise that L’Oréal Paris‘ celebrity hair stylist Mara Roszak enjoyed creative freedom from an early age. Roszak, who got her big break at seventeen styling Sarah Michelle Gellar’s hair, now works with fashion and beauty icons, including Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Kate Mara, and Diane Kruger. We got the scoop from Mara on how she got to where she is now as well as some insider tips for getting great hair:

How did you get your start in the beauty industry?

Shortly after graduating from beauty school, I got a call for a job from a family friend who happened to be a celebrity publicist. Her client was Sarah Michelle Gellar! I did her hair for an event, it went really well, and I was then hired to travel with her during the promotion of a movie.

How do you think growing up with a mother who was an artist influenced your career path?

My mom hugely influenced and inspired me to become a hairstylist. She is a creative soul, a true artist, and I was fortunate to grow up in a very open, creative space, watching her paint, craft, and create. I had real creative freedom from a young age. My mother recognized my passion and helped cultivate my art. She always was, and still is, my number one supporter and has helped guide me to where I am today. 

Who or what inspires you? Who are you beauty icons?

So many things inspire me — my mom, my sister, and all the women in my family are strong, independent, and artistic and inspire me every day. I also find inspiration from books, movies, art, and the people around me. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy is my beauty icon. She was so elegant, perfectly accessorized and simplistically beautiful.

Do you have any tips for caring for hair in the summer?

Moisture is key. The pool, ocean, and sun can all be really drying on hair. I recommend using hydrating masks–my favorite ones for the summer are L’Oreal Paris’ OleoTherapy Deep Recovery Mask, Advanced Haircare Power Moisture Moisture Rush Mask, and Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm.

What are some of your must-have hair products and tools?

My must-haves include L’Oreal Paris’ OleoTherapy Perfecting Oil Essence, Elnett Satin Hairspray, Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray along with my Parlux hairdryer, and curling irons in every size.

Any tricks for preventing frizz?

Dry hair tends to get frizzier, so use moisturizing hair care products. Also, if you blow-dry, use a nozzle to reduce frizziness.

What hairstyles are you currently obsessed with?

Still obsessed with the bob.

Any fashion, beauty, or hairstyle don’ts?

You should always have a certain level of comfort. If you’re not comfortable or confident, it can show. Wear your hairstyle and don’t let it wear you.

Soothe Sunburn With These After Sun Care Products

By  July 29, 2014

By now we know the best sunscreens and SPF products like the backs of our hands. But what about when, despite our best efforts, we return from our trip to the beach looking like brightly colored lobsters that shudder at the idea of anything touching our skin? Our body needs extra TLC after prolonged sun exposure to recover and heal. Here are some skin-soothing formulas to revitalize your skin after all that fun in the sun:

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1. Coola Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion, available at Birchbox.com for $32
This organic lotion contains agave, which takes the sting out of sunburn and moisturizes skin while reversing the effects of sun damage by promoting collagen production.

2. Kiss My Face After Play Air-Powered Spray Moisturizer Crème, available at KissMyFace.com for $11.99
Enriched with cooling coconut water and aloe vera, this spray crème lotion alleviates sun-damaged skin while extending the life of your tan.

3. Sisley Sunleÿa Age Minimizing After Sun Care, available at Net-A-Porter.com for $235
This lightweight lotion not only soothes but also provides anti-aging benefits and wrinkle-fighting natural moisturizers to banish sunburn and fine lines in one step.

4. Clinique After Sun Aloe Rescue Balm, available at SaksFifthAvenue.com for $23
Gentle enough for body and face, this balm helps to reduce peeling and is oil-free for lightweight and moisturizing application.

5. Mario Badescu After Sun Cooling Gel, available at Mariobadescu.com for $14
This non-greasy and lightweight gel formula cools skin upon contact to reduce the discomfort and pain of a sunburn.

6. Burt’s Bees Aloe and Linden Flower After-Sun Soother, available at Walgreens.com for $9.99
Coconut oil, bee pollen, and glycerin will restore natural moisture to dry skin while aloe and linden flower soothe it.

7. Decléor High Repair After Sun Balm for the Face, available at Decleor.com for $42
This highly nourishing balm reduces redness and prevents the appearance of aging.

8. KORRES Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel, available at Beauty.com for $26
This refreshing yogurt-based cooling gel provides hydration and relieves heat and stinging.

9. Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Hydrating Aloe, available at Sephora.com for $28
Natural aloe and cooling menthol make this light spray formula a must-have after too many hours in the sun.

10. Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask, available at Bloomingdales.com for $79
This healing mask doubles as a calming night cream and relieves sunburned and irritated skin, acting also as a brightening agent.

Old Glamour to Modern Take: Lip Trends Over the Years

By  July 29, 2014

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It is National Lipstick Day! In celebration of the non-official, but still wonderful holiday, we here at Glam have tapped into the most iconic lip trends from the age of the silent film to now. We paid homage to some of the most famous lip looks today, as well as to the original divas who have made them iconic.

4 Tips to Save Your Skin During a Cruise

By  July 28, 2014

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Even if you’re on a vacation, your skincare shouldn’t be. The sun, pool water, and surf can unfortunately leave your skin…intoxicated. Glam chatted up Canyon Ranch Facialist Bernie Williams after snagging an Environ Ultimate Vitamin Therapy Facial aboard the Celebrity Summit (which left us glowing, literally). She shared a few quick tips on how to ensure that your skin looks great from ship to shore:

Slather on the SunscreenSunscreen becomes top priority when walking on the top deck where the water reflects the sunlight and UV rays. Aside from saving yourself the pain of a bad burn, slathering on a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every 2 hours will keep aging at bay. “[It] is going to keep your skin looking younger for longer and it’s going to prevent pre-mature aging, which is a big problem that we have,” Williams said. “We can’t stop aging, but we can slow and reverse premature aging.”

Amass Moisture – Just because you’re floating on a body of water doesn’t mean it’s good for you. The combination of salt water, sun, and air conditioning can dehydrate skin cells, so maintaining that moisture balance is essential. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated but applying moisturizer will keep it from escaping. “You want to make sure you’re using a day and night cream so you’re getting that hydration and feeding [the skin],” she said.

Exfoliate Your Face – Regardless of what you use to slough off the dead skin, don’t forget to pack it in your bag! Regularly exfoliating will help maintain healthy cell turnover as well as keep your glow going at every port. Plus, it ensures all of your other skincare products sink in as they should. “The dead skin cells create a layer on your face and that prevents those products from penetrating into the skin,” she said. “It’s useless to have these wonderful products if they can’t get through that barrier.”

Top It Off with Toner – The trick is to swipe on toner after cleansing to balance and protect skin when it is most vulnerable. “The toner is there to help protect your skin after you’ve cleansed because you remove the acid mantle from the skin,” Williams explained. “When you remove the acid mantle, you open yourself up to germs and bacteria and outside pollutants, so that’s a protective pH coating so your acid mantle comes back into balance.”

Bon voyage, beauties!

Editor’s Pick: Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide

By  July 28, 2014

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Discover your next obsession with our Editor’s Pick series, must-have products for your home, wardrobe, makeup bag, and office curated by Glam editors.

Hot town, summer in the city…” and keeping a beauty look becomes a bigger chore than it’s worth. By the time I step down into the subway in the morning, not only do I want to turn around and head to the nearest shower, most of my makeup has melted off. While primers and powders help, nothing seemed to stand up to the power of my sweat.

That is until I got a glimpse of Laura Mercier’s new Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide. It blurs imperfections for a seamless application that you can easily build upon. The fluide comes in 24 color-true shades with a bi-phase formula that activates fresh pigment with every use. But what makes it a summer must-have is the sweat and humidity proof formula that leave a matte finish. After all, shiny is the worst thing you can call someone with oily skin. You can power up your look with primer prior to application for a fresh face that will stay put well after the sun goes down.

Flawless features that survive the sweltering subway? No sweat! –Valis Vicenty

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, $48