Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Day Must Haves

Hello darlings!  In honor of Valentine's Day around the corner, I wanted to share a few items that will help create that ultra fab look for any specials plans you might have with that special someone.  Whether you’re seeking a flawless complexion, bright red lips, or hoping to smell like a bouquet of roses, you will want to check out some of the these must-haves from wet n wild, Arbonne, & Jurlique:

Wet n wild MegaSlicks™ Lip Balm Stain (; $2.99) can liven your lips with one stick for a kissable pout in no time! To keep you pucker-perfect, these all new lip balm stains glide on smoothly while conditioning the lips. Enriched with Acai Palm Oil, this amazing formula forms a protective shield on the lips to prevent feathering. Each gorgeous shade provides continuous moisture and leaves lips with a unique minty, cooling sensation.

Arbonne Cosmetics Perfecting Liquid Foundation (;42)  This luxurious fluid foundation is formulated to multitask and help your skin look flawless as It protects, moisturizes and gives the appearance of firmer skin as it lifts the look of facial contours. It also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing moderate to full coverage an even effect. Its satin-like texture glides effortlessly on skin and blends easily to create a natural, radiant complexion.
Nothing seems quite more like Valentine’s Day than the delicate smell of roses. Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll-On Fragrance (;$22) is an alcohol-free formula with the delicate essence of 10,000 rose petals in each rollerball! Complete with Jurlique’s signature alluring rose scent, this all-natural fragrance captures a scent that is soft, floral and feminine.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Press Release: Grand Central Beauty, Inc. Makes its Debut with a Smart Mask

(New York, NY) – A new skin-perfecting mask treatment for women and men provides immediate benefits in a simple 15-minute process that is designed for weekly and occasional use. The S.M.A.R.T. SKIN PERFECTINGTM MASK (named for its key benefits, Smooth, Moisturizes. Anti- Aging, Redness-Reducing, Tones) is a hypoallergenic, clinically-tested skin treatment product that is free of parabens, sulfates, and petro-chemicals, and can be safely used on all skin types as part of an ongoing beauty and anti-aging regimen. The product is packaged for convenient use at home or while traveling. It is available directly from the New York-based company at, and will soon be offered through a national network of premium spas and beauty retailers.

 Created by an award-winning chemist who has developed top- selling beauty products for leading global brands, S.M.A.R.T.-SKIN-PERFECTING®-MASK provides instant skin smoothing, deep moisturizing, anti-aging benefits, redness reduction and improves skin tone through a proprietary formula and application process. Designed for easy use and immediate results, the 15-minute mask draws out impurities and blackheads to brighten skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lightens up dark circles under the eyes, evens out skin tone, reduces oily spots and provides a healthy glow and clear complexion. The mask is easy-to-apply and requires only a little water to activate.

 In addition to reporting softer, smoother, firmer, clearer and more hydrated skin after one 15-minute application, clinical testers of the S.M.A.R.T. SKIN PERFECTINGTM MASK reported ease of use and integration into their daily personal care routines as important benefits of the new product. Targeted for men and women aged 20-50, the mask is designed to provide a convenient and affordable spa-class experience for a broad consumer audience. The product reflects extensive market research and was co-created by a marketing executive from top luxury global skin care and beauty brands.

“There was much consideration in the development of the packaging and naming of the product. There are custom molds developed for the packaging components to make sure the product is self-contained into a kit for easy usage. The product is much more of a home-spa experience,” says Co-Founder and co-creator Jackie Lee. “As for company name, we decided on GrandCentralBeauty as New York is a beauty capital, and although ‘traditional,’ Grand Central is a classic icon with modern twists. It is symbolic of global convergence with maximum efficiencies. The irony of a simple, classic name of GrandCentralBeauty was born with our tagline and promise: ‘Classic Treatment, Modern Results’.”

Only premium ingredients are used in the formulation of the S.M.A.R.T SKIN PERFECTINGTM MASK , including seaweed extracts for skin smoothing, an exclusive water-activated vitamin infusion for 24-hour moisture retention, natural marine algaes for anti aging and wrinkle reduction, and soothing botanicals for skin brightening and redness reduction. A blend of mineral-rich marine powders draw out blackheads, refine pores and provide tone and elasticity to skin that has been stressed by age, the elements and poor beauty habits.

The S.M.A.R.T. SKIN PERFECTINGTM MASK retails for $75 and is available at Henri Bendel in NewYork City, NewBeauty at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, other specialty boutiques and on

Monday, January 27, 2014

Get the Look: 2014 Grammy Awards

Las night's 56th Grammy Awards and was a star studded event where celebs like Beyoncé and Rita Ora strutted some of the hottest "gotta get it" hair styles!  Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite styles of the night, and shares some exclusive tips and easy how-to steps for recreating these red carpet looks!  
Beyoncé – "LOVE her ultra sexy chin length bob – this looks amazing because of the colors throughout…dark roots into dark blonde into bright blonde ends." - Jenny Balding

Get the Look:
  • If your hair is curly…
    • Create a middle part when wet
    • Apply a curl enhancing cream throughout from roots to ends (Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl is perfect for this)
    • Air dry or lightly dry using a diffuser on low speed and low heat from underneath so as not to create volume at the roots.
    • Shake out with fingers.
  • If your hair is straight or wavy…
    • Use a medium sized curling iron to recreate this look.
    • Prep hair by misting a light hairspray all over to create texture to the hair (Redken fashion work 12 versatile working spray is light and the perfect spray)
    • Create a middle part and use the curling iron vertically and wind small sections all over making sure to keep the top are on the flatter side.

Rita Ora  "This gorgeous, vintage hollywood inspired hair is very stylish and modern because of the color. Having some regrowth and then really blonde throughout is what makes this look." - Jenny Balding

Get the Look:
  • Create a low side part on one side
  • Blow dry smooth with a large round brush for the perfect foundation
  • Use a medium sized curling iron use vertically from mid length to the ends
  • Keeping the part  and the crown area smooth and no volume.
Photos courtesy of Getty Images

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review: Milania Hair Care Collection

As a hopeless addict of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, it's without saying that I was totally ecstatic over the release of Teresa Guidice's Milania Hair Care Collection .  One thing you have to admire about the woman is she has got some amazingly fabulicious hair!  And if she's willing to let us in on her secret, then I say we take full advantage. 
The collection contains three products including: the Argan Oil Infusion Serum , Keratin Heat Protector and Total Vitamin Leave- In Treatment  and each contains eight key ingredients: Silk protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Keratin, Argan Oil and Avocado Oil.  These aid in helping to reduce frizz, add moisture, restore vibrancy, condition, and improve the overall health of dry or damaged hair.  PR was kind enough to send me complimentary samples for review, and I was not disappointed. 
To start off with, the scent is absolutely delicious.  All three have the same uber sweet smell that reminded me of summer and with a beachy feel to it.  The nice part about it is that it sits lightly enough in in your hair that you catch gentle whiffs of it throughout the day, but it doesn't drive you nuts.       
Since my hair is on the dry side it soaked these products right up.  I applied the Leave- In Treatment every night to wet hair and swooned over the instant silkiness it created.  When brushing my wet curls, it caused the knots to just slide right out.  The formula didn't weigh down my hair and usually made it more manageable by morning.  The softness was evident and made it easier to style. 
The Keratin Heat Protector did a good job of acting as a shield before I did any blow drying.  It helped reduce the frizz I usually get when blow drying (even though I don't blow it straight, I blow it dry to remove the moisture) and it a nice cushion for my poor ends against breakage.  For years I had little hairs at side sports towards the front of my hairline and a stylist finally explained to me they were breakage from my flat iron.  Knowing this, I would apply a little extra protectant to these areas and it seems to be helping slowly but surely. 
The Argan Oil is in a phenomenon all on its own.   I love, love, love that this is in serum form.  Its consistency is a bit thicker (less liquidy then the others) which makes it way easier it way easier to work with.  I don't have to worry so much about applying too much and turning my head into a grease ball like other oils.  Two quick pumps are perfect for adding shine and giving my hair a really sleek finish.  Its light enough to keep from weighing down my hair, but heavy enough to keep a smooth finish for more then 3 minutes (when my flyaways tend to pop back up).
I feel confident saying this is a reliable, worthwhile purchase for those with dry, tired hair because they truly work.  You can purchase all three as a set for $59.99 or separately for $24.99 which isn't bad deal.  Each product works effectively on its own so don't worry if you can't get all three.  Expect to see fabulicious results regardless!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Press Release: FOREO'S Luna Range is Changing The Face of Skincare

 Innovative Swedish brand FOREO been making waves in top retailers around the US, UK and Italy after the launch of its iconic range of LUNA™ skincare devices that offers a completely new approach to skincare. Having been received with immense enthusiasm at leading trade fairs from New York and Paris to Milan and Dubai, FOREO have revolutionized the skincare market, bringing a never seen before innovative beauty device to the table.

In an industry that has been characterized by bold claims and active ingredients that promise the world to consumers, FOREO have raised the bar to a whole new standard for innovative skincare with a beauty device that does it all!

FOREO’s instant success comes from 10 years of research through a multidisciplinary collaboration between topflight specialists at the FOREO institute in which a unique breakthrough of smooth silicone touch points together with T-Sonic™ (transdermal sonic pulsations) was born. The first skincare brand on the market to adopt this concept FOREO’s collection of LUNA™s use a range of high and low-frequency T-Sonic™ waves that pulsate deeply across the dermal layer of the skin to cleanse deeply yet gently. The unique ‘LUNA™ cleanse’ helps to drive out dirt, oil and makeup residue, while also conditioning the skin for a smoother shave, all the while making your skin appear smoother and firmer as well as helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Gentler than other fibrous facial brushes currently on the market, the LUNA™ range is ultra hygienic, resisting the build-up of bacteria while improving the absorption of your favorite skincare products.

At FOREO our approach to skincare is based on radical, sophisticated innovations that deliver tangible, lasting enhancements and we are delighted to introduce the LUNA™ range to you, a collection of 100% waterproof skincare devices. A true beauty investment and with no need to replace brush heads, FOREO’s LUNA™ range lays the foundation for a lifetime of beautiful skin.


 The LUNA™ Total Beauty Care in One Device
Retail: $199.00

 Currently the flagship of the LUNA™ range, it delivers a more radiant and youthful looking complexion with 2 minutes of use morning and night.
  • - Instantly refreshes the look and feel of skin
  • - Helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • - Drives away dirt and makeup residue
  • - Up to 450 uses from a single charge
  • - 2-Year Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee
  • - Available in Pink, Blue & White each for different skin types
  • - RRP $199USD

The LUNA™ for MEN  – Hassle Free Skincare that Works
Retail: $199.00

 Designed specifically for a man’s oiler skin, this sleek take on LUNA™ ensures a closer shave after 1 minute us of use, while driving out the skin’s impurities to help prevent razor burn.
  • 60 second cleanse and done!
  • Preps the skin for a closer, smother shave
  • Helps to prevent razor burn and other irritations
  • Invigorates skin for a fresher morning look
  • Up to 450 uses from a single charge
  • 2-Year Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee
  • Available in black suitable for all skin types
  • RRP $199USD

The LUNA™ mini  – Small in Size, Big on Results
Retail: $139.00

 A stylish little cleansing device with unique silicone touch-points that is suitable for all skin-types, the LUNA™ mini promises brighter, clearer, healthier looking skin in just 3 days.
  • 1 minute cleanse both morning and night
  • Removes dead skin cells and blemish causing impurities
  • Refreshes skin for a clearer, brighter looking complexion
  • Small, compact, travel friendly design with a USB charger
  • Up to 300 uses from a single charge
  • 2-Year Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee
  • Available in Magenta, Grey, Pink, Blue and Purple, suitable for all skin types
  • RRP $139USD

 Press release courtesy of beautypress

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Press Release: Nicole by OPI Partners with Carrie Underwood

Nicole by OPI launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning recording artist Carrie Underwood. This collection features a colorful mosaic of hues in a variety of finishes, including pink, red  and coral crèmes; chunky and textured glitters in gold, silver and white; and rich eggplant and khaki green shades.

“Carrie is the perfect partner for Nicole by OPI Her music evokes powerful emotions in its listeners, and we wanted to give fans a way to express their feelings through color,” explains Suzi Weiss- Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality – from softer pastels and dark sultry shades to playful glitters.”

The Carrie Underwood Collection  includes:

Carrie’d Away
Carrie’s own gold record signature shade.

Southern Charm
Frankly my dear, this nude shade looks charming on you.

Sweet Daisy
A bouquet of southern peach blossoms.

Lips are Dripping Honey This multi-gold glitter is sweet on you.

Party Bus
Celebrate on-the-go with this party-perfect confetti glitter.

Some Hearts
You can’t beat this romantic coral dream.

American as Apple Pie
Tradition runs deep in this classic red.

Fisher Queen
I’m hooked on this deep, deep eggplant.

 Carnival Cotton Candy
This spun sugar pink is all about fun.

Goodbye Shoes
Hit the road, but leave me this standalone gray-green.

Backstage Pass
I want access to this brown with purple nuances.

Sing You Like a Bee
Put some of this frosty ice on that, honey!
Love My Pups Let’s “paws” for this adorably sweet pink.

Color Me Country
This soul-ful hot pink makes me want to sing.

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be in newly designed bottles featuring the NEW Nicole logo. These shades will be available January 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select CVS, Duane Reade, HEB, Kroger, Kmart, Ulta, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Meijer, and Harmon locations. In Canada, these shades will be available  for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target Canada, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, London Drug, and Loblaws.

About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based on OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology,  providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers. Known for its celebrity collaborations and partnerships, the brand invites consumers to be creative  and confident by expressing themselves through color. Currently, Nicole by OPI range boasts over 120 shades, including retailerexclusive lacquers, and serves as the color authority for the younger  demographic.
I love these colours, they're so flirty and fun!  Do you think you will check out the Carrie Underwood collection?

 Press release courtesy of beautypress

Monday, January 20, 2014

Free Beauty Events January- March Contest

Free Beauty Events had wowed us again!  For the months of January through March Free Beauty Events is offering the chance to enter and win yet another amazing beauty bundle for five lucky winners!  Each prize will consist of Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara, Extreme Black, COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick, and Minx Essence of Beauty Forever Paris Fine Fragrance Body Mist. The Contest runs from 1/1/2014 to 3/31/2014, and winners will be chosen on 4/1/2014 and notified by 4/15/2014. Click here  to enter.  Simply supply your name, email (only used to contact winners), and zip.

If you aren't familiar with the FreeBeautyEvents website, it is a fantastic resource for learning what beauty events are taking place in your area.  The events listed often offer free makeovers, samples and the opportunity to stay up to date with all your favorite brands.  The site is easy to navigate.  To find out if an even is happening near you, simply enter your zip code into the upper right corner of the page.  The site also offers the opportunity for spas and retailers to promote their events. Make a free event posting here .  

You can follow FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter.   In addition to listing in-store makeovers, they also features a blog on product reviews and run additional weekly contests with smaller prizes.  

So if you haven't checked out the site already, be sure to do so.  There could be an event happening in your area right now, and you don't want to miss it!

Have you ever used FreeBeautyEvents?  Do you think you will try it in the future?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Get the Look: Hair Styles from the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented thirteen awards for acting in film and television, but the pre-show red carpet glam shared the spotlight!  Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite SAG styles and steps for how to easily recreate them for your own next red carpet worthy event!

courtesy of Getty Images

Cate Blanchett, Winner of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role "Her beautiful, low chignon, placed close to the nape, is the way to wear a chignon this season as it's so beautiful and understated.  It's the perfect way to wear your hair off your neck in a effortless, looking manner, very elegant and fantastic for for any kind of event." - Jenny Balding

Get the look:

  • Blow dry hair with natural volume and soft movement throughout.
  • Sweep into the nape of the neck and place closely and pin to secure

courtesy of Getty Images

Amy Adams, Winner of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"This stunning 2014 version of the faux bob is a slightly more structured version of the usual soft textured faux bob. This is a fantastic style to change your longer straight, wavy or curly hair into a glamorous, shorter look for the evening. Perfect for an instaglam look!" - Jenny Balding

Get the look:
  • Blow dry hair very smooth with a round brush 
  • Use a large curling iron to create an 's' shaped wave throughout the front hairline and through the mid length to the ends
  • Brush through to enhance a luxurious feel
  • Instead of pinning hair under, roll hair up and pin lightly at the nape and sides

courtesy of Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence, Winner of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"It's refreshing to see shorter hair on the red carpet this season and Jennifer Lawrence has the perfect 'grown out pixie' look.  This haircut can be styled many ways but perfectly disheveled is the look when wearing such a structured beautiful gown as it compliments her look wonderfully." Jenny Balding

Get the look:
  • Make sure to keep layers slightly longer through the top area, but shaggy and textured to create an even flow throughout.
  • Have hair trimmed close to the nape so the weight is taken away from the ear area.
  • Style by using a light paste or styling wax

Friday, January 17, 2014

butter LONDON Inventory Sale

Now this is the real reason to be glad its a new year..  who doesn't love a HUGE SALE?!  Happening now butter LONDON is totally cleaning house and all last order items will be on sale at 50% off through January 23rd. The Big Tidy-Up Event is clearing out butter LONDON’s closets to make room for exciting 2014 launches, so this is the perfect time to snag your favorite gift sets, limited-edition products and lacquers!
Sale is happening on so be sure to check it out, and don't forget to come back and share your haul!! Happy shopping :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: Miss Jessie's Rapid Recovery Treatment™

If you're familiar with my past posts you may recall me raving about a brand I was introduced to called Miss Jessie's.  And why was I raving about?  Well, simply put, it is a curly haired girl's dream come true.  The entire brand is centered around catering to the needs of those with wavy, curly and kinky locks of various textures.  Curly haired ladies out there know just how much work it can be to maintain strong, healthy, manageable curls without the proper products. 
Founded by sisters Miko and Titi Branch, Miss Jessie's products came to light in 2004 and their salon in Soho Manhattan has become widely known for their curly hair styling expertise. 
I was fortunate enough to meet the sisters in the past, and after a quick evaluation, they recommended I try the Rapid Recovery Treatment™
 A quick run down of my hair:
- Ultra thick and slightly coarse
- Extremely wavy roots that turn in to tight ringlets
- Usually on the drier side of the spectrum
Retail: $18.00  8 oz.
Rapid Recovery Treatment™ is an intense weekly deep treatment designed to help restore hairs moisture and elasticity from week to week, and is ideal for damaged or dry hair with tight curls.  This had my name all over it.  It contains shea butter and avocado cream oil to help give it shine and smooth out your curls for a sleeker look. 
Directions: Once weekly scoop out a golf ball sized dollop in your hand. Smooth onto damp curls section by section from the root downward. Run a wide tooth comb through your hair to detangle. Leave in for at least 10 minutes, and then rinse out.

When trying this out, I applied it first when getting in the shower, combed it through, and then when I was done with everything else, I rinsed it out.  First thing I noticed was how it instantly detangled my hair.  The knots slipped right out and combing it through was a breeze.  The texture felt a little odd at first, almost like a lose wax, but also rich and silky.  The scent was addicting.  The shea butter is pretty evident but not overpowering.  If you like light, sweet fragrances you will enjoy this.  It doesn't linger long, but smells really refreshing while it's in your hair. 
One thing in particular that I liked was how it helped restore some life into my ends.   My hair has been in desperate need of a trim (which I am getting this weekend) and on the in between days, I starting applying a little soley to my ends to help maintain their strength.  I pull my hair up often and my hair usually suffers a lot of breakage because of it.  This helped add a little moisture which gave it strength to withstand the styling.  But ultimately it improved the overall appearance of my hair.  It was softer and healthier looking, rather then dull and tired.  It may seem a little pricey ranging from $9.00- $32.00 depending on its size, but the consolation is that you can make a little go a long way. 
Check out the Miss Jessie's Salon here
Do you have curly haired woes?? Does this sound like a product you might want to try?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January Beauty Box 5

Time for this month's Beauty Box 5 reveal!  For those who aren't familiar with Beauty Box 5 it is a fun monthly subscription that delivers five hand picked beauty products right to your door.  Its choice subscriptions include: $12.00/month, $30.00/quarterly or $99.00/ yr. As a part of the official BeautyBox 5 review team I receive each box complimentary in exchange for my review.  This is my third review and so far I've been nicely impressed with most of its contents. 
This month's theme is a hearty celebration of the new year and a "Cheers to You!". 
There were some really useful goodies this time around like the 1 fl oz. tube of H2O Plus' Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash H2O Plus happens to be one of my favorite brands and I was happy to try this out.  It has a gel consistency that lathers right up!  Its made with mineral- rich alga extract, vitamin E, water lotus and bamboo extracts which help maintain your skin's moisture balance and stimulate skin renewal.  It has refreshing, ocean-like fragrance that is a great stimulant in your morning shower.  
12.5 Fl oz
Retail $17.00 
Nubar Cuticle and Nail Oil was awesome surprise.  At first glance I assumed it was a base coat, but when I looked closer I realized it was cuticle oil. It is formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene free and is grapefruit scented making it smell completely delicious.  I've tried Sally Hansen's in the past and never really had much luck, but perhaps this one will do the trick!  After a few applications thus far, I have noticed my cuticles have softened a bit.
.5 Fl oz.
Retail $10.00 
Retail $3.39

I've never heard of Epic Blend before now, but I'm already a fan of their Hemp Coconut Lip Balm.  After just a few applications its been a life saver.  My lips have been so dry lately and started to crack this past week, but this felt so soothing.  Its already restored moisture back into them.  Its consistency is lightweight but coats your lips well.  Plus, its gluten and petroleum free, non GMO and not tested on animals :)
*Use promo code BB5 before 3/31/14 and receive 25% off sitewide!
Another must have product that has set up camp in my desk drawer at work is Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer.  Another great smelling product and what I like most about it is that it absorbs super fast.  I wash my hands often throughout the day (which we all know is rough on our skin) and this is great to have on hand to help keep them from frying out.  There's no greasy after feeling and its scent is pleasant and sweet.   
21 Fl oz.
Retail $6.99
Retail $5.00
Swissco Bath and Shower Exfoliating Gloves are something I wondering how much use I'll get out of.  Described as ideal for those who love a good spray tan, they're perfect for exfoliating.  (I don't tan much in general let alone the winter but who's to say I shouldn't start?)  If nothing else, they can be a nice supplement for when my body polishes or scrubs run out and I need an alternative exfoliator. 
The last item was a nod to the upcoming movie to be released January 31st, That Awkward Moment. The cute compact mirror will slip right in your purse for those lip gloss or mascara smudge emergencies!   
 Are you interested in Beauty Box 5?  Are you currently subscribing to another beauty box?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Get the Look: 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards

While there were a few sleek chignons seen last night, the biggest hair trend on the red carpet was undone and natural hair. This is certainly a departure from the more glammed up styles that we tend to expect from award season hair.
Seen wearing this look? The beautiful Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde and Heidi Klum are just a few examples of this red carpet trend.
Kerry Washington
Get the Look:
  1. Spray damp hair with a volumizer such as Pureology's Pure Volume Instant Levitation Mist.
  2. Blowdry damp hair with a round brush
  3. Use a large iron or big pin-curls heated up with a diffuser to give the hair added texture and movement
  4. Spray hair with Pureology's Strengthening Control hairspray
  5. Run your hands through the hair for a more undone and natural finish
The sleek chignon with a deep side part was another standout look from the Golden Globes.  One celebrity who wore it particularly well was Julianna Margulies. Her chignon had a few wispy pieces, which gave it an effortlessly elegant quality.
Get the Look:
  1. Apply Pureology's Root Lift spray hair mousse at the roots and Nourishing Nectar sculpting gel throughout the hair for body and hold
  2. Create a deep side part
  3. Brush hair back into a smooth ponytail
  4. Spray ponytail with Strengthening Control hairspray and twist into a messy bun
  5. Use pins to secure bun
Julia Roberts took a more traditional approach with her classically beautiful chignon.
Get the Look:
  1. Mist Pureology's Fortifying Heat Spray on dry hair for added thermal protection
  2. Take 1.5 inch sections of hair and mist with Strengthening Control hairspray
  3. Wrap sections around large hot rollers directing all sections backwards
  4. Once the hair has cooled, remove rollers and brush thoroughly with a soft bristle brush
  5. Lightly backcomb the crown area and smooth with a soft brush to polish hair
  6. Gather hair in a low ponytail and twist inward
  7. Secure twist with pins
  8. Allow fringe to fall forward and define pieces with Cuticle Polisher
  9. Finish with a mist of Radiance Amplifier anti frizz spray for amazing shine
This side profile of Ms. Roberts is by far the most stunning and an absolute favorite of mine.  Do you think you'll try to recreate any of these styles?
Step-by-steps provided by:
Ruth Roche, Pureology Artistic Ambassador
Sandra Joseph, Pure Artist
Angela Noreck, Pure Artist
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