11.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Braided Bun

Celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Event on Wednesday (December 10) in New York City.

Explaining her beauty inspiration, Jennifer said, “Karolina’s Valentino dress was beautiful and romantic so we wanted the hair to be modern and strong. We felt a centre part with sleek shine would work best. We also wanted something special in the back so I created a beautiful braided bun.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Jennifer began by spraying PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray section by section and blew the hair dry using a Mason Pearson brush. She made sure to spray from roots to ends in order to get a better grip on the ponytail and to make the hair thicker for the braid.

Once the hair was dry, she created the centre part. She used the Mason Pearson to smooth the hair and make the ponytail, securing it with an elastic hook. Once secured, she sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the ponytail to give it volume and a bit of texture.

Next she braided the ponytail and secured it with a small elastic band. She carefully shaped the braid to Karolina’s head and used small hair pins (matching her hair colour) to pin it in place. She sprayed a bit of Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray to tame flyaways. She also used a tail comb on the back of the braid to tuck in any loose ends and a small teasing brush (a toothbrush works well, too) to smooth the front of the hair.

The look was finished with Kerastase Touche Finale for extra shine, and she was carpet-ready.


PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray
Kerastase Touche Finale

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04.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Get The Look Karolina Kurkova's Easy-Looking Rimowa Opening Event Hair

Celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Rimowa opening event on Wednesday in Miami, Florida.

Explaining his beauty inspiration, Bryce said, “Karolina’s Delpozo look was strong yet feminine so we wanted to go with feminine, easy-looking hair. We decided on a very low loose pony.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Bryce blew her hair out with Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice, set it in soft waves and then brushed them out.

He secured the pony with a very small clear elastic band slipped over the hair (not doubled up) so that it just barely held the hair together and sat very low on her shoulders, giving the appearance it was barely secured.

The look was finished with a few drops of Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel through the ends.


Leonor Greyl ‘Au Lotus’ Volumizing Mousse
Leonor Greyl Eclat Naturel

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13.11.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kristen Stewart’s Rocker Chic ‘Still Alice’ Screening Edgy Look

unnamed (1)Celebrity hairstylist Giannandrea worked with Kristen Stewart for the AFI FEST 2014 premiere of ‘Still Alice’ last night (November 12), creating an edgy look for her Chanel frock.

Giannandrea’s inspiration was simple: “Rocker Chic”.

Here’s how to get the look.

He started on wet hair and applied ample amounts of Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer to the entire head. Then he created a deep side part on the left side of the head.

Then he combed the hair up and back as if he were creating a pompadour, and with a round brush he blew the hair dry adding extra volume. Next he smoothed the sides back with Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Treatment, giving the hair a sleek, tight look.

Once the whole head was dry he took a good amount of Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream and ran it throughout the whole top with his hands to create a heavy texture.

Next he took a flat iron and flattened it a bit at the ends to give it an extra edgy look.

To finish, he sprayed the hair with Macadamia Professional Control Working Spray, which set the hair in place without being too stiff.

Macadamia Professional

Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer
Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Treatment
Macadamia Professional Whipped Detailing Cream
Macadamia Professional Control Working Spray

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10.11.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Felicity Jones’ Classic Hollywood Glam With A Punk Twist Do

JonesCelebrity hairstylist Cervando Maldonado worked with Felicity Jones for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2014 Governors Awards.

Cervando’s explains he’s beauty inspiration, “The inspiration for the look was Classic Hollywood glam with a punk twist.”

Here’s how to get the look.

He started on damp hair, prepping it first with Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Mousse distributed evenly through the hair. Then he applied Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray to the roots all over the head and rough dried the hair with a Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000 until it was completely dry.

Then Cervando used an Ibiza Hair EX3 Medium Boar Bristle Brush and blew out and smoothed the hair beginning at the front of the head and around the face, continuing through the rest of the hair. After that he used a 1.5 inch T3 Tourmaline Curling Iron throughout to create loose textured waves. Once done, he sprayed Sachajuan Volume Powder through the hair to create volume and dry texture.

After this he sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray all over to create even more texture and separation. Once done, he parted the hair into a deep side part with the end of a bone-tail comb to create a severe part in the hair. Then he slicked back the hair on the left side of the head by using Osmo Clay Wax to hold the hair down in place. After he slicked it down he pulled the hair and wrapped it around the nape of the neck, adding black bobby pins to hold it securely into place, creating an asymmetrical look.

Once secure, he added a dime-sized amount of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil and applied it to the slicked back area, creating sheen and a wet look. Once that was set he put the remaining loose hair in pin curls and let it set for about 10 minutes. He then took it down and brushed it with a Mason Pierson brush creating a gorgeous, loose wave. Lastly, he sprayed the hair with Sachajuan Super Strong Hairspray, creating hold and shine for a modern, finished ook.


Kérastase Resistance Volumactive Mousse
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
Sachajuan Volume Powder
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Osmo Clay Wax
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil
Sachajuan Super Strong Hairspray

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06.11.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Rashida Jones’ ‘Big Hero 6’ Premiere Braided Messy Topknot

Disney's "Big Hero 6" - Los Angeles Premiere - ArrivalsCelebrity hairstylist Kylee Heath worked with Rashida Jones for Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ premiere on Tuesday (November 4).

Kylee shares her beauty inspiration: “We were inspired by the high neck and coolness of her electric-blue pantsuit to create a braided messy topknot.”

Here’s how to get the look.

She started on damp hair, spraying Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion from the roots to the mid-shaft and Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer from the mid-shaft through the ends. She rough dried Rashida’s hair and then polished the ends and bangs with an Ibiza Round Brush.

Once the hair was dry, she sectioned off the front from near the top of one ear to the other. Using a fine-tooth comb and a light spray of R+Co Outer Space Hairspray, she pulled the hair up into a ponytail at the top of the section. Then she pulled the front section back and sprayed with more R+Co, adding it to the ponytail, leaving only the bangs out.

The trick to a perfect ponytail is pulling it up in sections.

She then broke the pony into five sections, braiding three and lightly teasing two. She wrapped each section around the base of the ponytail and pinned them into place, creating a braided messy topknot.

Once the hair was up, she round-brushed the bangs to fall to one side. To finish she sprayed the bangs and bun with Leonor Greyl Laque Souple for added hold and shine.


Bumble and bumble Tonic Lotion
Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer
R+Co Outer Space Hairspray
Leonor Greyl Laque Souple

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30.10.14 Beauty, Hair, Makeup

Get The Look: Kat Dennings amfAR LA Inspiration Gala Makeup

Kat Dennings amfar makeupCelebrity hairstylist Gregory Russell and celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson worked with Kat Dennings for the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala on Wednesday (October 29).


On his beauty inspiration Gregory said, “We decided on a high-shine wave set to complement Kat’s gown tonight.”

Here’s how to get the look.

On damp hair, he applied R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse through the roots and lengths of the hair. He then blew it out with a ceramic round brush and pin curled each section, securing with clips. He then curled each section with a 1 inch curling iron and again pin curled to cool.

After hair was cooled, starting at the nape, he softly brushed out each section with a Mason Pearson Popular Brush. Once brushed all the way through, he sprayed Serge Normant Dry Oil through the lengths and brushed again until his reached his desired shape.

Finally, he pinned the waves where he wanted them and set the style with R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray.


R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse
Serge Normant Dry Oil
R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray


Sharing his beauty inspiration, Beau said “Kat really is a natural beauty, so I wanted to accentuate that. The inspiration for this look came from the beautiful colours in the skin from classical paintings. I wanted to heighten the beautiful skin colours I see naturally in Kat’s face and take them to a surreal level.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Her skin was kept matte using Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation on a flat brush. He used Cinema Secrets Concealer under the eyes and on any redness, and powdered the skin with La Mer Loose Powder.

Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral gave a soft natural flush to the cheek and sculpted the cheekbone and jawline using Surratt Blush in Grisaille to contour.

Her eyelids are naturally a really pretty peachy-brown, so he mixed two shades of blush from NARS (Silvana and Gina) and washed them (using a soft domed shadow brush) over her eyelids, blending them to slightly above the crease of her eyes to give a heightened sense of colour.

On her lips he applied Tom Ford Lipstick in Casablanca, blotted it, and then dusted on a tiny bit of loose powder to make it matte.

kat makeup

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation
Cinema Secrets Concealer
La Mer Loose Powder
Bobbi Brown Blush in Pretty Coral
Surratt Blush in Grisaille
NARS Blush in Silvana
NARS Blush in Gina
Tom Ford Lipstick in Casablanca

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