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Celebrity Stylist Ben Skervin Styles Saoirse Ronan for the 2019 Met Gala
Saoirse’s hair made a fiery presence on tonight’s red carpet
Inspiration: Ben was inspired by the top 80's rocker icon, Debbie Harry, giving off her rocker chic vibes
To Recreate the Look:
- Start with wet hair, spray in the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner to hydrate and prep the hair for styling
- Blow dry hair with a medium round brush to give the root lift and volume
- Once dry, spray in the John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo into the roots to add in texture and grip
- Then, flat iron one inch square sized sections to create a loose wave into the hair, turning the ends in under
- Next, give the hair a good brushing, so it can become soft and fluffy
- To finish spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Forever Full Hairspray to hold the style and add body
Celebrity makeup artist, Denika Bedrossian (@dendoll), created last night’s makeup look on bareMinerals Clean Beauty Ambassador Hailey Bieber for the Met Ball red carpet. Please see below for the full look breakdown!
The Inspiration: For Hailey’s Met Ball look, Denika wanted to go with something sexy and mysterious to go with her stunning Alexander Wang gown. The vibrant color and shine of the fabric inspires us to go with a modern take on the classic Barbie.
How to Get the Look:
For dewy skin using the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, Denika lightly buffed it in with the bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush. She added highlight and natural glow by adding the bareMinerals BAREPRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Whimsy. She then stippled it in with her ring finger, creating a natural finish. Adding a dust of bareMinerals Endless Glow Pressed Highlighting Powder in Whimsy gave that extra pop of iridescent pink. Denika also dusted it on the eye lids for an additional highlight.
Denika then warmed up the skin and added a slight contour by using the bareMinerals Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth. She dusted the apples of her cheeks with the bareMinerals Loose Powder Blush in Hint.
For Hailey’s sultry eyes, Denika used the bareMinerals Lash Domination Liquid Eyeliner in black to create a dramatic and bold cat eye. She layered it to get an extremely bold pigment and brought down the liner to the bottom lash line using the bareMinerals Round the Clock Intense Cream-GlideEyeliner in the waterline and below the lashes. After layers of mascara on top and bottom, she then added a corner lash for drama.
For her perfect pout, Denika mixed together Smooch and Infamous in bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick. This gave a perfect little nude lip to pair with the most stunning dress and such a sexy eye.
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Sol de Janeiro’s NEW Glow Oils debuted at the Met Gala on celebs including Kate Upton, Lily Aldridge, Yara Shahidi, Tiffany Haddish, and Scarlett Johansson!
I LOVE a sexy glow! The makeup artists worked with a mix of top celebrity makeup artists to create some seriously ‘Heavenly Bodies’. The evening's glowing looks celebrated the brand’s launch of these limited edition Glow Oils - available in TWO gorgeous shades boosting sexy skin kissed by the light. Please see below for red carpet looks created by these amazing artists with quotes on how to get their glowing bodies.
Tracy Murphy for Kate Upton~
“I used the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil on Kate’s arms and legs, really blending it in for an even all over glow. I used a foundation brush and buffed it in around the collarbones, neck and décolletage. The result is stunning!!”
Quinn Murphy for Lily Aldridge~
"Before Lily was dressed I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil all over her body. Then I added the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil to the places where the sun hits/highlight like the collar bone and center of the chest. The combination gave her that bronze glow that makes a red carpet!"
Emily Cheng for Yara Shahidi~
“Once Yara was fully dressed I used a large fluffy eyeshadow brush and applied the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on all the high points like her shoulder, collar bone and arms. Then I used my hands to spread and blend.”
Dionne Wynn for Tiffany Haddish~
“I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on Tiffany's jawline, face and forehead for a super glowy look!”
Frankie Boyd for Scarlett Johansson
Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/frankieboyd/?hl=en
“Scarlett’s glow was achieved using the Ipanema Sunset Oil Glow applied with a buffer brush all over her body”
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Jillian Halouska styles Claire Foy for the Met Gala 2017
At the 2017 Met Gala, Claire Foy’s hair made a statement about in-betweeness. Claire’s look by Jillian Halouska, celebrated the style that Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons designer and 2017 Met Gala honoree is known for.
Inspiration: Jillian Halouska took inspiration from Rei’s work to create a look that was feminine and structured but also had some edge.
- To start, apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel on wet hair
- Next, using a rat tail comb, create a severe side part and section a piece of the hair in the front
- Begin to brush the rest of the hair using a boar brush (leaving the front sectioned area aside) into a ponytail and secure it with a bungee hair tie
- Apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum to the ponytail, working from the top to the ends of the hair to prevent any flyaways and frizz
- To create the sculptural look, take a long piece of leather and satin and secure it to the ponytail using bobby pins
- Then, take the sectioned hair from the front and comb it back and wrap it around the bungee to hide the elastic, pins and pieces
- Wrap the two pieces around the hair working down to the ends and secure it at the bottom with a pin
- To finish and lock in the style, spray John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray
At the 2017 Met Gala in NYC, Stella McCartney and guest Kate Hudson shined on the red carpet in gorgeous gowns and sleek hairstyles. Their go-to stylist Peter Gray used ABBA Pure Performance Vegan Hair Care and Cricket Co. Professional Tools to create Stella’s flowing waves and Kates sleek top knot. Please see below for his step-by-step:
Hairstylist: Peter Gray
Inspiration: The Met Gala Theme along with collaboration on the look with Kate
Look: White Top Knot
To prep the hair, I used the Thermal Protect Spray then applied ABBA Volumizing Root Lift Spray on damp hair from mid to end of hair and combed it through with the Cricket Silkomb Rattail Pro-50 to give it more texture and volume.
I used a tiny bit of Blow Dry Lotion mid to end of hair to create a bit of slip I then used the Cricket Copper Clean Paddle brush to smooth hair.
I used the Centrix Q-Zone Dryer to dry hair on low heat and low blow to create texture and a lived-in look, texturizing with the thumb and forefinger and applied ABBA Dry Shampoo to set the hair
Next I took the Ultra Smooth Professional Curling Iron to create diagonal curls and used ABBA Firm Finish Hair Spray as a setting spray.
Once the hair was dry I grabbed the hair from the back, pulled upward into a ponytail using the Amped Up Teasing brush and secured with an elastic. I used an E.V. hair pro human hair weft to add volume and length to the ponytail.
Next, I held the Cricket Silkomb Rattail Pro-50 at the center of the ponytail to create the top knot by wrapping hair around the tail comb.
Lastly, we sprayed talcum powder around the hair line, a ton of ABBA Dry Shampoo and then Firm Finish Hair Spray to seal the look.
Hairstylist: Peter Gray
Inspiration: Real and raw beauty
Look: Corn row part with waves
To prep the hair I used the Thermal Protect Spray then applied a ton of ABBA Volumizing Root Lift Spray on damp hair from mid to end of hair and combed it through with the Cricket Silkomb Rattail Pro-50 to give it more texture and volume.
I used a tiny bit of Blow Dry Lotion mid to end of hair to create a bit of slip I then used the Cricket Copper Clean Paddle brush to smooth hair.
around the hair line and blow dried hair with the Centrix Q-Zone Dryer in both directions to give it more volume and texture.
I applied ABBA’s Dry Shampoo and created two tiny cornrow braids on the side of her head and sewed an antique Cartier brooch into the braids using a crochet hook to pull hair in and out of jewelry and into hair comb which was attached to the brooch.
I then used an Ultra Smooth Professional Curling Iron to create waves and sprayed Firm Finish Hair Spray to seal the look.
With this year’s Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme for the much anticipated MET Gala, Claire Dane’s was guaranteed to kill the carpet! Celebrity hairstylist, Peter Butler, worked his magic for Claire’s architecturally couture look with the BEST products from Schwarzkopf GLISS and göt2b to express her style and individuality with care!
See below for the “Get the Look” from Peter with Schwarzkopf GLISS and göt2b products he used on Claire!
“GET THE LOOK” FROM PETER BUTLER:
- Claire Danes’ MET look was inspired by an architecturally couture look from Monse. Her hair complimented her effortlessly chic outfit by being pulled up into a loose knot with some strands framing her face.
- Her hair was prepared the night before with a Schwarzkopf GLISS Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask to be in the best shape possible for the big day.
- I set the hair after a rough blow dry, using my hands and some göt2b Volumaniac Hairspray for texture and volume.
- Then I used a 1 3/4 inch curling iron to create added volume away from her face.
- I combed out the set of curls with my hands and used an elastic bungee to tie her hair back into a knot.
- With a little göt2b defiant shine pomade, I smoothed over her fly aways which added separation and attitude…the perfect touch!
- To finish the look I used the göt2b Glam Force High Hold Hairspray before putting in an antique jewelry broach as special request from the designer.
She looks elegant and edgy and I am thrilled!
PRODUCTS USED FROM Schwarzkopf GLISS and göt2b:
Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask
GLISS™ Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Mask uses a high-performance formula with 3X liquid Keratin to precisely repair damaged hair and replaces lost Keratin leaving your hair restored and combable.
- Deep reconstruction of hair structure with Keratin
- Up to 90% stronger hair
Schwarzkopf Stylist Tip: For maximum results, cover treated hair with a bath cap and wrap head using a warm towel. Leave on for a maximum of 15 minutes for intense treatment. Rinse with cool water to close the cuticle locking in the caring ingredients provided by this nourishing deep treatment. Use 2-3 times per week.
göt2b Volumaniac Bodifying hairspray
This volumizing spray immediately locks in volume with enough hold for that drama that you crave. How to use: Hold 8-10 inches from hair. Spray evenly over hair for an all over hold or spot spray and use hands to create extra volume. Re-spray after styling to hold dry finished style.
göt2b defiant define & shine pomade
Whip your style into submission with the ultimate pomade to spike hair high or slick it down. Define it and shine it… Make it style your way! Work through damp or dry hair to deliver firm hold and super shine.
göt2b Glam Force High Hold Hairspray
A fine, humidity-resistant mist that provides a secure yet flexible hold with moveability and lasting memory effect.
How to use: Hold 8-10 inches from hair. Spray evenly over hair for an all over hold or spot spray. Use hands to create extended volume. Re-spray after styling to hold dry, finished style.
Find these products at: mass retailers near you!
The Met Gala was Monday, but I still have all of those dazzling celebrity looks still dancing in my mind.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, best known for her recent role in Concussion alongside actor, Will Smith, illuminated the red carpet at the most fashion forward event: The MET Ball,Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology. Gugu blew me away in Gabriela Hearst with a Simple, Sexy Hair Knot styled by Schwarzkopf ULTIME celebrity hairstylist, Richard Collins. Below, you can find the step-by-step on how to recreate her effortless ambiance!
Step 1: Start by applying Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Satin Frizz Control Heat Protection Spray to damp hair and blow dry for from root to tip.
Step 2: Using 1 or 1 ½ inch flat iron, depending on hair type, straighten all sections of hair, applying pea size amounts of Schwarzkopf styliste ULTIME Amino-Q Hold Gel for any flyaways. Pull hair back and secure in a low ponytail.
Step 3: Divide the hair into two pieces, start with one side by folding the hair up and securing with bobby pins. Repeat on opposite side to create a simple, sexy knot. Finish and secure the look with Schwarzkopf styliste Amino-Q Hold Hair Spray.
Schwarzkopf ULTIME products are available in retailers nationwide for $6.97- $7.99 each.
*Posted in exchange for product. All opinions are my own.
What did you think of all of that glamour at the Met Gala? One of my favorite looks of that night was that of Claire Danes. She looked STUNNING!
Claire’s hairstylist, Peter Butler, shared his “how to” for achieving her hairstyle using Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Collection and PRO Beauty Tools.
- Start with washing the hair using Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Shampoo, followed by treating the hair with Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Conditioner.
- After towel drying, spray the Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment to protect from heat and styling, tame fly-aways and also get that undeniable shine!
- Next, blow dry the hair using the PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor and a round brush going away from the face.
- Use PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼ Curling Iron just around the hairline to give hair beautiful glam curls. Then run fingers through the hair lightly to break it up.
- Finally, pull hair back smoothly into a low pony tail. Twist the ponytail into a loose knot and secure with bobby pins for that final look.
Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Shampoo is rich with intensive hair-healthy ingredients to strengthen and reveal hair’s true beauty. The i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins and amino acids, pampers and promotes soft, healthy-looking, manageable hair.
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Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Conditioner is reinforced with hair-healthy conditioners and shine enhancers to recharge, renew and deeply treat dull, damaged, stressed-out hair.
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Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment reduces split ends and tames fly-aways. Improves the quality of hair over time and protects against breakages. Instantly detangles wet or dry hair.
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PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor Dryer which uses Ionic Technology to expose strands to less heat and in turn, less damage, while retaining natural moistures for silky, frizz-free styles.
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*product received. All opinions are my own.
BEAUTY ALERT: LORDE at the Met Gala 2015
Amber Dreadon, one of the fashion and music industry’s most sought-after makeup artists has partnered with luxury beauty brands BABOR and Sisley to create a soft, glowing new beauty look for Grammy Award-winning artist LORDE at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit.
For the exclusive, star-studded Met Gala Amber will be using a selection of luxury skincare and makeup products from both iconic brands for LORDE’s Red Carpet look.
THE GIRL WITH THE GLOW: SKINCARE BREAKDOWN
"I believe that you can’t create a beautiful makeup application without first perfecting the skin, so I began LORDE’s Met Ball beauty ritual with BABOR SKINOVAGE PX Sensational Eyes Refreshing Active Pads. With a mixture of nutrients, minerals and hyaluronic acid, this professional product leaves the delicate eye area hydrated and refreshed.
I followed with a product that I am totally in love with, BABOR CLEANSING CP Thermal Spray, which supplies 100% instant moisture as it tones and mineralizes the skin. Next, I used one of BABOR’s beauty ampoules - FLUIDS FP Stop Stress Fluid, which contains power-packed active ingredients that quickly and effectively smooth, calm and strengthen the skin,” Amber said. “I followed with SKINOVAGE PX PERFECT COMBINATION Daily Mattifying Cream which has a light consistency, provides vital moisture, visibly balances and leaves a matte appearance. Finally, I finished with SKINOVAGE PX Sensational Eyes Cooling Eye Gel. Cooling and oil-free, this gel has amazing stainless steel rollers that visibly refresh, relax and smooth the eye area creating a perfect base for eye makeup.”
“We were inspired by the shades of the Calvin Klein gown she is wearing and the texture of the sequins - how they look in the light and dark and wanted to recreate that on the eye. Keeping that as the focus,” Amber said.
“Sisley Phyto-Teint Eclat oil free foundation was lightly buffed onto the skin to create a light weight flawless base. Sisley Transparent Face powder was used with a large powder brush to lightly set the foundation and to remove unwanted shine.Brows were defined using Sisley Brow pencil in Cappuccino and combed with the comb attached to the brow pencil. Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist in Bronze was applied to the lash line and blended outward. Sisley phyto 4 ombres in #1 dream & #2 mystery were used for a winged bronzed smokey eye with a hint of metallic blue along the lash line. Lips were gently touched with the Phyto lip twists in #1 and #2.”
Dreadon used the following products for LORDE’s Met Gala 2015 Red Carpet Look:
BABOR SKINOVAGE PX Sensational Eyes Refreshing Active Pads (Professional Only)
BABOR CLEANSING CP Thermal Spray, $25
BABOR FLUIDS FP Stop Stress Fluid, $48
BABOR SKINOVAGE PX PERFECT COMBINATION Daily Mattifying Cream, $76
BABOR SKINOVAGE PX Sensational Eyes Cooling Eye Gel, $56
Sisley Phyto-Teint Eclat Oil Free Foundation in Nude, $122
Sisley Transparent Loose Face Powder, $88
Sisley Brow Pencil in Cappucino, $57
Sisley Phyto 4 Ombre in Dream, $115
Sisley Phyto 4 Ombre in Mystery, $115
Sisley Phyto Eye-Twist in Bronze, $50
Sisley So Intense Mascara, $67
Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in 1 + 2 Mixed together, $50
Since 1956, BABOR, the world leader in professional skincare, has set the global standard for luxurious, innovative and results-driven cosmetics and wellness rituals. Our experts harvest powerful natural ingredients to create revolutionary, anti-aging formulations and treatments that, when combined, produce results you can see and feel. Available in the world’s finest spas and at www.babor.com
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