Archives for February 2015

February 24, 2015

Get Jenna Dewan’s Look with KMS California at The 2015 Oscars

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All eyes were on Jenna Dewan on the Oscar’s red carpet with her sleek modern ponytail and her stunning Zuhair Murad couture dress. Celebrity hairstylist, Derek Williams, said, “I love Jenna’s darker hair color in contrast to the white dress and really wanted to show off her eyes.” This was the inspiration to keep the hair sleek and modern with some added slight texture to the ponytail.

To get this look, first Derek started with Jenna’s hair towel dried and applied KMS California FREESHAPE hot flex crème ($20.99) and blew it dry straight using a flat brush.

Once dry, Derek went over Jenna’s hair with a flat iron for a more smooth finish, concentrating it on the ends of her hair. Then he ran a dime sized amount of KMS California SILKSHEEN polishing serum ($13.50) throughout her hair for shine and brushed it back into a low, sleek ponytail.

To finish off the look Derek sprayed Jenna’s ponytail with KMS California HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray ($18.99) to give the ponytail some slight texture and movement.

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February 24, 2015

Jenny Balding’s Favorite Academy Award Styles

87th Academy Awards honored the best films of the year and stars showed off glamorous, elegant and chic hairstyles to compliment their red carpet look! Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares her favorite Oscar styles.

Margot Robbie’s deep side part sleek bob

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Margot

This sleek style proves that an updo isn’t necessarily the best option for evening wear. Margot Robbie accents her Saint Laurent gown with a sleek, just above the shoulder, deep side part bob.
•Ask your stylist for a cut just above your shoulder with a very subtle slant towards the front
•Part your hair into a deep side part, whichever side suits your face shape best.
•Blow dry smooth and straight, slightly bend the ends so it is not stick straight.
•Finish by using Redken Diamond Oil Airy mist for glossy finish.

Reese Witherspoon’s luxurious smooth wave

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Reese

•Create a precise middle part
•Blow dry using a large round brush creating a wave throughout the mid-length to the ends.
•Take the section in front of the ear on both sides and smooth back into a small ponytail at the nape.
•With a small oval type brush, blend the back and front together.
•Mist Redken Fashion Works hairspray throughout for versatile hold and shine.

About Jenny Balding:

Jenny Balding

Jenny Balding

Jenny Balding New York City Salon, Fashion Week & Editorial Stylist
As one of New York City’s most sought after hairstylists, Scottish born Jenny Balding brings nearly two decades of experience in both the UK and NYC. Her salon, Fashion Week & editorial experience have shaped her into the expert stylist she is today.

Jenny is a Senior Stylist at New York City’s Cutler Salon and specializes in cutting and styling women and men of all hair lengths, textures, colors, and special occasions. Her personal mission is to help each client find the cut and style that works best for them and their lifestyle, not just the hottest trend, and she achieves this by working with the hair’s natural texture to create maximum versatility and fluidity. Jenny also lives the salon’s motto “bringing runway to reality” as she consistently leads shows each season during New York Fashion Week including Paola Hernández, Red Dress Show, Diego Binetti & 5:31 Jérôme. Her work backstage has also been seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Proenza Schouler, Badgley Mischka and Carmen Marc Valvo. With inspiration from Fashion Week around the world, Jenny translates the season’s hottest trends into wearable, achievable, musthave styles for her clients.

In addition to her salon and Fashion Week work, Jenny’s hands have also styled the locks of Princess Eugenie of York, Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Chanel Iman, Alyssa Milano, Jillian Michaels, Rachael Ray, Gabby Douglas, Dannica Keller, the Foo Fighters, and Kendall & Kylie Jenner, to name a few. Jenny also serves as Redken’s Grooming & Styling Expert and consults with the brand on new launches and styling techniques.
Prior to moving to New York, Jenny was based in the UK where she pursued her love of hairstyling at the early age of 18 and became Art Director & Director of Education at the legendary Rita Rusk International in Glasgow, and then Creative Director of the Alternative Hair Show, the most prestigious hair show in the world. Jenny has been featured in top publications such as Allure and Harper’s Bazaar, and on television programs including The Rachael Ray Show, Extra!, Good Day New York, and the CW 11 Morning News. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys rollerblading in New York and watching films and theater with her husband, Patrick.

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February 23, 2015

Oscar fashions!

Throughout the entire 87th Academy Awards I could not help but keep looking at all the beautiful fashions. From Faith Hill, Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga there was something for all of us to admire. Even “Uncle Jessie” lol. Even some very dapper looking gents. All the looks were very elegant and tasteful. I don’t believe in fashion don’ts. Fashion is a way of “speaking” without actually using words. Everyone has their own fashion sense but here are a few that caught my eye!

Lupita, Faith Hil, Nicloe Kidman & Felicity Jones

Lupita, Faith Hil, Nicloe Kidman & Felicity Jones

Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow

Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow

John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris

John Stamos, Neil Patrick Harris

JLo, Keira Knightly & Jennifer Anniston

JLo, Keira Knightly & Jennifer Anniston

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February 23, 2015

Oscars 2015 Recap

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Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Costume DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Makeup and HairstylingThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Foreign Language FilmIda
Short Film Live ActionThe Phone Call
Documentary Short SubjectCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Sound MixingWhiplash
Sound EditingAmerican Sniper
Actress in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Visual EffectsInterstellar
Short Film, AnimatedFeast
Animated Feature FilmBig Hero 6
Production DesignThe Grand Budapest Hotel
CinematographyBirdman
Film EditingWhiplash
Documentary FeatureCitizenFour
Original Song: “Glory,” Selma
Orignal ScoreThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Original ScreenplayBirdman
Adapted ScreenplayThe Imitation Game
Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Actress in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best PictureBirdman

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February 23, 2015

Patricia Arquette Inspires Us All!

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February 23, 2015

The Oscars: Best Dressed Males

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We all talk about the fabulous females and their gowns, however, what the male nominees and stars wear is now big style news too – although a classic dinner jacket never goes amiss on the big night!

Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Robert E. Blackmon, Alec Baldwin and others killed it on the Oscar red carpet and after-party carpets with their stylish looks!

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February 23, 2015

Straight from the stylist: get the look

Rosamund Pike’s look was a showstopper at last night’s 87th annual Academy Awards.
Her hair was styled exclusively with Oscar Blandi products by Kylee Rae Heath. Here is the breakdown straight from Kylee:

“It was key to have it look easy and untried. We wanted to create tons of texture.”

Kylee Rae Heath

Kylee Rae Heath

TO CREATE THE LOOK:
1. Starting on damp hair I sprayed Oscar Blandi Protein Mist throughout the hair.

2. I then applied Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse and combed the product through.

3. Next, I blew her hair out creating volume and movement. Before using a Sultra 3/4 inch sized barrel and a 1inch sized marcel iron to create texture, I sprayed Oscar Blandi Dry Styling Heat Protect Spray.

4. Once the texture was in place, I used a comb to section from behind the left ear, over the head to the top of the right ear.

5. I pulled the back section into a ponytail. Then, looking in a mirror together, I pulled the front section back to meet the ponytail securing with bobby pins.

6. I sprayed the look into place and twisted the ponytail into a bun and pinned it. Then finished the look with the Pronto Lacca Medium Hold Hairspray and applied the Polish Glossing Creme to the short hair of her undercut.

Oscar Blandi

Oscar Blandi

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February 23, 2015

Make it happen

We all have something that we love and are passionate about. When you attend the Salon Professional Academy in The Villages, FL that passion is all about the beauty industry. 5 years have passed since I was a student there and on Friday Feb. 20 I got to go back, this time as a guest speaker.

I couldn’t believe that I was back in my alma mater giving my story to the next top 20 stylists in the making. It was a true honor. I got to meet many new faces and be reunited with some familiar faces. When I was in school, my educators taught us that this industry has many avenues where you can excel. Holding a cosmetology license can not only lead you to work behind the chair but other aspects of the beauty industry also.

The Salon Professional Academy

The Salon Professional Academy

After I got home it was unbelievable how much the students and staff appreciated me being there. Getting to be an inspiration for them is even more than I expected. I can tell these students are the industries next big thing! Remember guys “if you wake up in the morning and all you can think about is the beauty industry than that’s where you belong”. But most of all always remember to be humble. Don’t be afraid to learn something new, take a chance and most of all just remember to always be you!

So to my readers who are wanting a career in this incredible industry be sure to check out www.thevillagestspa.com and schedule an appt. with Erica or Tyler to visit it for yourself. 🙂

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February 23, 2015

Kiera Knightly’s Oscar Look was Amazing!

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Best Supporting Actress Nominee and mom-to-be Kiera Knightly stunned the crowd with her elegant look. Get the starlet’s bold brows and pretty pout with Gerard Cosmetics, while topping off loose waves with a Mia Beautyembellished headband.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Berry Smoothie, $19 via www.gerardcosmetics.com

Mia Beauty Embellished Headband, $20 via www.miabeauty.com

Gerard Cosmetics Brow Bar to Go, $28 via www.gerardcosmetics.com

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February 23, 2015

Get the Oscar look of Gwyneth Paltrow

GWYNETH PALTROW: GET THE LOOK WITH JOHN FRIEDA HAIR CARE

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

THE LOOK: Elegant, polished and refined

INSPIRATION: Inspired by Penelope Tree’s pre-fringe look, celebrity hairstylist Blake Erik gave Gwyneth Paltrow a simple, chic, and beautifully sleek look.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:
•To begin, Blake washed the hair with John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Shampoo and Conditioner.
•Next, he prepped the hair by applying John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz Immunity Primer.
•Then, Blake blowdried her hair straight using a round brush.
•For added sleekness, he flat-ironed hair from the chin down, keeping the lift at the roots from her blowout.
•Next, he created a deep side part and sectioned off the front side of the hair on both sides. The remaining back side of the hair was parted at ear level and pinned up.
•Blake then brushed the front sections back and under the pinned hair. He tied both sections together using a clear elastic band and let the remaining hair fall over the secured sections.
•For a touchable finish, he spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray all over her hair.

For more info on John Freida visit www.johnfreida.com

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