Back-to-school is sweeping the nation! My lovely high school senior — Jazz — got creative (while hinting at the same time), and picked her personal fave back-to-school looks!
Remember when I told you about the Beauty Trend Revolution! Well we caught up with TRESemme very own UK Stylist — Matthew Curtis! Hair is an amazing piece by Matthew, for you lovelies! Enjoy — and let us know how your style comes out!
From 60’s inspired beehives to chic surfer waves — TRESemmé UK Stylist Matthew Curtis has a gorgeous — show-stopping styles for you to try == from creations a la Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim — which took place in Miami — for designers Dolores Cortes, Lisa Blue and White Sands. Below, Matthew highlights his secrets behind each of the styles he created backstage, offering tips to recreate chair-worthy hair at home.
Matthew Curtis Backstage for TRESemmé®
Dolores Cortes – 60’s Inspired Beehive
1. Prep towel-dried hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, applying to palms and throughout the entire hair for volume
2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for extra fullness
3. Take a square section of hair from the forehead to crown and backcomb throughout
4. Roll the square section of hair under and secure with pins just behind the crown at the top of the head. This helps to create a solid base for the style
5. Working around the head, backcomb small sections and pull them over the base and secure with pins
6. Repeat until all hair is pulled back into the style
7. Finish with TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hair Spray to keep the look in place
Lisa Blue – Goddess Coils
1. Prep dry, day-old hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, applying to palms and throughout the entire hair for volume
2. Part the hair in the middle and pull all hair back toward the nape of the neck
3. Divide hair into two sections and spray with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Non Aerosol Hair Spray
4. Starting just behind the ear, twist each section inward, creating two coils
5. Stitch the coils together with thread to create a plaited effect and tie off at the end
Stylist Secret: When recreating the style, skip the needle and thread and secure the coils together with pins or a plait
6. Finish with a spritz of TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray to add shine and help keep the look in place
White Sands – Surfer Chic Waves
1. Prep towel-dried hair with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, applying to palms and throughout hair for volume
2. Blow dry hair with a round brush for extra fullness
3. After parting the hair down the middle, take 1-2 inch sections of hair and curl using a 1 and 1/2 inch barrel-curling iron, spraying each section with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Curl Activator Spray prior to curling to aid in protecting hair from excess heat. Make sure to leave ends out of the iron to give hair a beachy feel
4. Once the entire head is curled, run fingertips through the curls to break them up slightly for a looser, more modern style
5. Create a deep side part and pull the fringe over the forehead and secure just behind the ear with a pin
6. Finish with a spritz of TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray to add shine and help keep the look in place
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Today’s tribute is to the fashion conscious mavens — like the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week & GREENshowroom — an amazing fashion & green fusion –was a huge success. This integration highlighted sustainable fashion’s rise. Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin continues to house this event, now in its 6th year. Sustainable eco fashion trends are showcased to the vast international & national attendees.
Among the 25 labels — were Anne Gorke, Deep Mello and Sarah Reinhard. If your label would like to send your models down the runway — you must prove (in advance) that no less than 60% of your collection is sustainable.
Make up throughout the show was sponsored by AVEDA — the natural cosmetic brand, who opt to use pink eye shadow in soft rouge, adorning the outer corners of the eyes; while the rest of the makeup remained natural — with only the lips accented with pink lip gloss.
Voluminous hairstyles and soft colors set the stage for this unique show.
Photo Credit: GREENshowroom
Magdalena Schaffrin and Jana Keller, founders of the exhibition were delighted with the success of the event.
“It is great to see such a positive mood and enthusiasm amongst the exhibitors and the audience. This shows us that consciousness is growing towards a more sustainable living and Green Luxury is en vogue. We are very pleased that the idea and concept of GREENshowrooms is so well received. “
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Hello Elite Socialistas,
Our good friends over at BeautyPress – in collaboration with Guido Palau and Redken – gave us access to hair trends seen globally – from the Spring/Summer 2012 collections at fashion week.
Images courtesy of Redken
All About the Natural Order of Things.
“This Spring/Summer 2012 season was all about natural beauty, which was reinvented in modern ways. Each city had its own distinct personality—in New York we saw more casual and sporty hair, Milan had a very rich feeling, and in Paris we stepped out a bit more and really pushed the envelope.” — Guido, Redken Creative Consultant
Spring & summer totally redefined the “wet look,” moving it beyond the usual slicked-back tresses. These styles boasted texture, body and movement—for style that’s anything but watered down. Was last seen trending at Alberta Ferretti • Bottega Veneta • Diesel • Lanvin • Ports 1961 • Victoria Beckham • Yves Saint Laurent.
Designer Hair Style courtesy of Diesel, Alberta Ferretti & Bottega Veneta
Did you know that the low ponytail – seen at Diesel, was inspired by a French girl’s hairstyle in the 1980s? “It’s easy and effortless, like she’s just come off the beach,” says Guido. “It has that wet look without actually having sopping wet hair.” If you want to get the look, wet hair and apply a generous amount of Guts 10 Root Targeted Volume. Spray foam from roots to ends. Scrunch to create a wavy texture, then pull into a low pony, leaving out some pieces around the face. Finish with shine/glistening mist.
The long, center-parted tresses seen at Alberta Ferretti, were not only demure, but dramatic as well. “I wanted the hair to look very innocent with some edge,” says Guido. Get this look by blow-drying the hair, curled all the way to the ends, to create a slight bend, then finished with shine/glistening mist, concentrated at the ends for edgy appeal.
Guido took texture one step further at Bottega Veneta, where he created a chic fresh-from-the-pool knot. “It’s sexy, summery and uncomplicated,” he says. Pull hair back into a low ponytail, then wrap the tail around the base and secure to create a messy bun.
Strong shapes set the season’s styles – whether sculpted into a high-drama pinup do or even woven into intricate braids. The shape shifter trend with artistic appeal — was seen at Dolce & Gabbana • Jean Paul Gaultier • Jil Sander • Louis Vuitton • Marc Jacobs • Rag & Bone • Valentino.
Hair style tips from Valentino • Marc Jacobs • Jean Paul Gaultier
All fashion forward mavens knows — braids are here to stay. The braided updo Guido created at Valentino epitomized the beauty and elegance of this timeless style. To get the look, blow-dry hair. Divide hair into three sections, and French braid, starting in the middle and continuing counter-clockwise around the hairline.
The tousled French twist seen at Marc Jacobs was a nod to the 1960s, with a hint of inspiration from the 1920s. “It’s the look of a girl who was dancing all night,” says Guido. Start with damp hair and let air dry to add a rough dry texture. Create a left side-part, then pull hair into a French twist and secure with bobby pins. Tie headband 2 inches from crown to enhance the shape.
With models sporting tattoos and piercings, the look at Jean Paul Gaultier was anything but tame. Guido relied on body and control – needed for this highly sculpted shape. To interpret it for everyday, roll your sides back and slick hair into a neat bun.
Think of it as texture with a point of view—tough, chic and utterly cool. This trend started with Alberta Ferretti • Alexander Wang • Balenciaga • Lanvin • Miu Miu
Balenciaga • Lanvin • Alexander Wang Hair Tips
Casual-chic-cool was the look at Balenciaga. “It’s as if a girl is wearing the most amazingly designed clothes, but hasn’t bothered with her hair,” says Guido. To style models’ roughed-up waves, Guido created a messy center or side part, tousle then blow-dry hair until it was 80% dry. Hair was then left to dry naturally, to bring out texture.
Building on the look seen at Balenciaga, the models at Alexander Wang walked the runway with a sporty, just-out-of-the-shower look that contrasted perfectly with the high glam collection. Get the look by creating a clean center part, then rough-drying to enhance texture. Guido created the “wet look” effect by over-applying All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil. For everyday, apply a small amount to ends to boost shine.
Want to ramp up your own natural texture? It’s simple. “Just toughen it up with more product,” says Guido. Try forceful 23 super-strength finishing spray to add strength and control to any style.
Whether wavy or straight, hair that’s worn down has undeniable elegance. “This style is always in fashion—it’s about updating it in new ways,” Guido says. Seen trending at Akris • Celine • D & G • Loewe • Prada • Sonia Rykiel • Versace
Akri • Sonia Rykiel Tips
Inspired by the “minimal and controlled” aesthetic of the house, the look at Akris was clean and defined. Guido applied blow-dry lotion to damp hair, blow-dried hair straight, then flat-ironed the lengths for a super sleek look. Finish by tucking the sides behind the ears.
The healthy, shiny hair seen at Sonia Rykiel is something every woman wants. “It’s 1940s meets 1970s, very flirty and pretty,” says Guido. To get the look, apply satinwear 02 ultimate blow-dry lotion to damp hair and blow-dry with a round brush, lifting the roots away from the scalp to create volume. Once hair is dry, create a center part, mist on hot sets 22 thermal setting mist section-by-section, and curl hair with a 1-inch iron. Brush out the curls gently to smooth, then finish with fashion work 12 versatile working spray.
Sometimes, nothing but the perfect blow-dry will do. That was exactly the look seen at D&G, where models’ bouncy blow-outs stole the show. Get the look by applying velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel to damp hair and blow-drying with a round brush, then smooth on a small amount of All Soft Argan-6 Multi-Care Oil
& REDBOOK are searching for YOU, real women - for the” Real Women Model Search.” Winner will become the face of Beyond the Rack’s homepage for one month, model an exclusive sale for Beyond the Rack, and be featured in an upcoming issue of REDBOOK magazine. The prize package includes an all-expenses-paid weekend for two in Montreal to visit Beyond the Rack’s headquarters for a professional makeover and photo shoot, as well as a designer look valued at over $2,000. Oh my!
Now until July 5th, 2012, you FAB divas are officially invited to enter by submitting a photo and a few sentences to explain “why they’re beautiful inside and out.” Decision is based on a panel of judges including Lori Krebs, Beyond the Rack’s Manager of Public Relations, Joshua Jones, BTR’s Manager of Photography, REDBOOK’s Fashion Director, Audrey Slater, and Executive Editor, Meredith Rollins.
“We are proud to partner with REDBOOK magazine to honor women around the world,” said BTR’s Manager of Public Relations, Lori Krebs. “This model search celebrates true beauty, inside and out. We are looking for women who possess a winning attitude, confidence in their own skin, and a love for fashion.”
“We celebrate real women and great style in every issue, so for REDBOOK, this partnership is a perfect combination. Beyond the Rack brilliantly mixes amazing fashion and smart deals—exactly what the REDBOOK reader is looking for!” said REDBOOK Executive Editor, Meredith Rollins.
Beyond the Rack, North America’s premier online shopping club offers its members the most sought-after designer brand apparel, accessories, beauty products, home decor, and leisure travel packages at up to 80% off retail. Ranked by Internet Retailer as North America’s fastest-growing e-tailer in 2010, Beyond the Rack sells its products in the context of two-day, first-come, first-served, limited-quantity events. Members can expect up to 15 new events each day, starting at 11AM ET. The privately held company has offices in Montreal, New York, and Las Vegas, with a staff of 350 full-time employees. Beyond the Rack proudly serves seven million members across North America. Follow BTR on Twitter @BeyondtheRack.
REDBOOK is the only magazine in America focused on the needs, wants, passions, and opinions of young married women as they dive into their busiest and best years yet. Readers can interact with the brand on the digital front, REDBOOK mobile, and via Twitter and Facebook. REDBOOK reaches over eight million readers each month and is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified communications companies. Hearst Magazines publishes more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles.Hearst Magazines the largest publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. (ABC 2011) and reaches 87 million adults (Spring 2011 MRI).Hearst Magazines has published more than 100 applications and digital editions for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, as well as the Droid platform. In addition, the company includes iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency. Follow REDBOOK on Twitter @redbookmag.
John Varvatos takes it to the streets! On the bus tour for his latest fragrance, John Varvatos STAR USA, his fans couldn’t wait to take part in the action as they RECREATED the brand’s, “The Fragrance for Your Sixth Sense” commercial. In the original commercial, a hand raises “six” fingers, representing the “count-UP” to peace! Fans throughout the tour in various New York locations starred in the commercial and raised their six fingers, creating their version of the six finger peace sign. Check out the commercial re-made by consumers (MOV video attached) and see how they raised their six fingers for peace and the STAR USA fragrance.
Lord & Taylor will exclusively launch the Mercedes-Benz fragrance for men today, Thursday 6/14 at its flagship Fifth Avenue location. Customers can stop by the store and have their photo taken with the Mercedes-Benz SLS parked outside and see if their key unlocks the prize for a special Mercedes-Benz gift basket.EDT, 4.0 oz $85.00 EDT, 2.5 oz $65.00
Father’s Day Koveted Kollection Finds:
Here’s what’s buzzing on the fashion scene:
WHO: Asia’s World City, Hong Kong, was featured in a 2-week episode special on May 16, 2012 all about Cycle 18 of “America’s Next Top Model.” The remaining divas soaked in the city’s expansive skyline view while traveling along the famous Victoria Harbour on the iconic, Red Sail Junk Boat and competed for unique prizes, supported by Hong Kong Tourism Board. Sophie Sumner was chosen to become the face of Marisa Zeman’s international luxury resort wear collection, “Nude Is Rude” for a full year, while Laura LaFrate won the ultimate prize to appear in a music video alongside celebrated Hong Kong actor and international pop star sensation, Nicholas Tse.
|WHAT:||The airing of cycle 18 of “America’s Next Top Model” featured the fashion epicenter of Asia, Hong Kong, which was also showcased in a previous episode of the show. Episode 11 followed the final three contestants as they experienced the city’s nightlife and architectural beauty on the iconic, Red Sail Junk Boat. The models competed for the coveted prize to return to Hong Kong as the face of Marisa Zeman’s international luxury resort wear collection, “Nude Is Rude” for a full year. Sophie Sumner will be welcomed back to Asia’s World City to make another splash onto the Asian fashion scene.|
Additionally, the previous week’s dramatic episode focused on Hong Kong’s thriving movie and music industry. The five contestants were challenged to showcase their best martial arts techniques alongside special guest, celebrated Hong Kong actor and international pop star sensation, Nicholas Tse. Winner Laura LaFrate received the ultimate prize to fly back to Hong Kong to appear in an upcoming Nicholas Tse music video.
Promotional consideration for both episodes were furnished by: Hong Kong Tourism Board
WHEN: Episode 11, entitled “Jez Smith” aired on Wednesday, May 16th at 9PM (EST) on The CW Network (U.S.) and “America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion” currently airs on Star World in Hong Kong.
Visit http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model/episodes to watch episodes filmed in Hong Kong.
WHERE: Hong Kong (highlights include Victoria Harbour, Red Sail Junk Boat, Central Pier, and more)
MORE: Visit www.discoverhongkong.com/usa for more information on Hong Kong and follow @hongkongtourism on Twitter for daily updates. Also, check out Marisa Zeman’s website for more information her “Nude is Rude” collection at www.nudeisrude.com and visit www.nic-zone.net/ to view Nicholas Tse previous videos.
About AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL:
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with Bankable Productions. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which is now airing its 18th cycle in the United States. Currently, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 local versions in production. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.