With the kickoff of South by Southwest, music festival season has officially arrived. Festival style means looking casual yet chic, but sometimes that requires a little planning ahead. We have your hair inspiration and essential beauty tips in today's Beauty Beat. On Kirbie: Club Monaco.
The pared down beauty was simple, but thoughtful at the Jenny Packham Fall 2013 show. Because the pieces in the collection — from the clothes to the jewelry and handbags — were so ornate, the team of hair, makeup, and nail pros left the beauty look a little understated yet elegant.
The look: A loose ponytail with a ribbon, glowing skin, and a gradient glitter manicure
The inspiration: 17th century opulence
Trends: Nail art
Makeup: "We wanted the makeup to look expensive," said lead makeup artist Talia Shobrook, who created the minimal look using Laura Mercier products. There was an emphasis on a glowing complexion, which was attained by using the Mega-Moisturizer Crème all over the skin with a touch of foundation. Shobrook accented the dewy look with lipstick as blush, while Tawny Eye Basics was swept on lids and Caviar Stick in Seashell was drawn along the crease.
Hair: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé created a simple, loose ponytail. First, she applied 24 Hour Body Blow Dry Lotion for lift and hold and blow-dried with a flat brush to achieve a straight look. She parted the hair in the center and gently teased the midlengths for a little shape in the back of the ponytail. She let any face-framing layers fall out, and tied the look with a ribbon for that 17th century feel.
Nails: The sparkling nails were created by Gina Edwards for Essie. To complement the lavish jewelry and handbags in the collection, Edwards decided to paint on a gradient nail art design using Essie Luxeffects in Set in Stones. She applied the glitter polish at the center of the nail and then tapped the brush back and forth to the tip to form the cascading look.
Split ends can make even the most carefully coiffed hairstyles look less than polished. And while the only real "cure" is to trim the frizz at the salon, there are a few things you can do to smooth your strands at home. Check out this easy, three-step routine that will keep your ends sleek and silky all year long. On Kirbie: H&M.
Getting ready for big events is half the fun, and that's why we went behind the scenes with Rebecca Minkoff as she prepared for her night on the 2012 CFDA Awards red carpet. So see how it went down, and learn how easily you can convert this trendy look from the red carpet for your next seaside vacation.
Twilight star Nikki Reed kept popping up backstage at New York Fashion Week, and now we know why she seemed to be everywhere. The actress was filming TRESemmé Style Setters, a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to take a look from concept to completion. The web series follows stylist Jeanie Syfu as she readies runway hair for Tracy Reese, Charlotte Ronson, and Rebecca Minkoff.
"I think hair completes the look on the runway," Nikki observes in one episode. "It doesn't happen as easily as one might think it does." (She would know — her mom is a stylist, too.) The just-launched series will roll out over the next eight months, following Syfu's team from the Fall 2012 shows into the Spring 2013 season. Nikki kicks it off, but keep an eye out for designer cameos along the way.
When creating the hair look for Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2012 runway show, Tresemmé celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired by the designer's mix-of-textures assemblage of sequins, knits, leathers, and metallics. But she also looked to something beyond the surface, exploring a "woman on a journey of self-discovery."
"I wanted the hair to look undone, and not perfect," Syfu explained. And that meant embracing models' natural texture: no curling and/or flat irons were used, and even the brushes stayed in their drawers. So be prepared to get blown away; see more of the undone side buns, along with tips for getting the look at home, now.
Photo: Megan Holmes
Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2012 clothing collection featured a Victorian-inspired motif of long hemlines and sheer fabrics, and as you might expect, this same old-era theme carried through into the beauty look, as well. Makeup was minimal and made to seem as if it was effortlessly applied; hair was texturized and thrown back into low ponytails, as if they were second-day versions. Want to try this casual-cool approach to beauty yourself? Find out three backstage tricks on how to get a glamorously unglamorous look when you read more.
Mara Hoffman is known for her colorful printed swimwear. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 show in Miami, models walked the runway in beauty looks to complement the designer's global-chic aesthetic. Tousled, double-braided hairstyles, darkly lined eyes, and bright orange forehead markings made for a striking combination.
Tresemmé stylist Elsa Canedo first spritzed on the brand's Curl Activator Spray. Once dry, Canedo used a curling iron all over and let hair set. Next, she backcombed to create a purposely undone effect, using Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for texture. Hair was then parted down the middle; each side formed into French braids that cascaded down into fishtails toward the end.
Make Up For Ever makeup artist Lottie began by applying the brand's HD Invisible Cover foundation on models' skin. Cheeks got a flush with Microfinish blush and Mat Bronze, while their foreheads received a smudge of Wet Make-Up in neon orange. "It's a mixture between a blessing and a tribal marking," explained Lottie. "For the rest of the face, we used black eyeliner [Kohl pencil in #1K] and then a clear, milky-colored gloss [Glossy Full Couleur in #10]."
Greasy bangs are the worst! We’ve all been there before — have a great hairstyle, bangs are cut just right, and two or three days later your hair still looks great but your bangs are a hot mess. They’re sticking to your forehead like glue and the oil is making the hair stick together in huge chunks. They're lacking movement and bounce, and they just sit there. I hate when this happens. If my hair wasn’t due for a wash, I would pin it all back and wash only my bangs and restyle them. This task does not fit my lifestyle whatsoever. Who has time to always wash their bangs every couple days? I knew I had to get over my fear of dry shampoo. I use to view dry shampoo as something "dirty." Please, dry shampoo isn’t dirty at all; it’s quite the must-have hair product for the quintessential girl on the go.
See more of what Krissy has to say about dealing with greasy bangs, along with a review of a great $5 dry shampoo. And when you're through, why not start an OnSugar blog of your own? You might be featured right here on Bella, too.
Hair can become dull, brittle, and lifeless over time. That’s why it’s important to use hair care products that breathe new life into your locks while giving you optimal hair benefits! Introducing TRESemmé Naturals, a collection of six products formulated with USDA-certified organic ingredients: aloe vera, sweet orange, and avocado extracts. Uncover your own naturally beautiful hair by infusing it with natural moisture and vitality, leaving your strands stronger and healthier over time.
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