13.04.15 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Kate Bosworth’s Part Braided Part Bun Coachella Hair Style

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Bridget Brager worked with Kate Bosworth for the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

“The inspiration for Kate’s festival hair was a nod to the 90’s half up half down, grunge chic, slept in hair with a twist (or a braid!).” said Bridget.

Bridget explains how to recreate this look.

“Starting on second day dry hair, take a small section (no larger than the width of the tip of your ring finger) of hair where you would normally have a centre part. This section should end at the crown of your head, just before your head starts to curve.

Once this section is created, begin to make a cornrow braid towards your forehead. Finish the braid where your hairline stops on your forehead and make two sections by splitting the third strand of the braid. To secure the braid, use a small bobby pin. Push the pin up the middle of the braid as flat to the head as possible. Split the lengths of the hair around the face to create framing.

Next, sprinkle Kevin Murphy Powder Puff to lengths of hair for added texture. Then gather hair, starting from the top of the ears, back in to a half up half down knot. Secure with a clear elastic band. Let any pieces around the face fall down to tuck behind the ears.

Finish the look using Bumble and bumble Does It All Hairspray.”

08.04.15 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Trend Spotting: Unicorn Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting 'Unicorn' Hair

A constellation of beauties have undergone a mythical transformation, channeling their inner unicorn with a kaleidoscope of bold hair hues. These pastel princesses have left their roots behind to seek out more colourful pastures, turning the idea of ‘au naturel’ on its head with their allover shades.

Julianne Hough is one of the most recent starlets to embrace the trend, as she flaunted a new pretty-in-pink, bubblegum ’do to perfection for a simultaneously sassy, girly, and chic effect.

Hilary Duff perhaps surprised many us when she also looked to the rainbow for inspiration and debuted her mermaid locks, experimenting with teal-blue waves.

Meanwhile, Amber Rose clearly decided that blues have way more fun than blondes taking her platinum buzz cut to a vibrant electric shade.

And while Katy Perry may have just recently sheared her mane into a brunette crop, her chameleon-like tendencies have seen her rock all varieties of candy-coloured shades, including lavender-purple at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

My Little Pony has nothing on these manes.

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27.02.15 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: January Jones’ Clean Modern ‘The Last Man On Earth’ Premiere Hair

"The Last Man On Earth" Los Angeles PremiereCelebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager worked with January Jones for the premiere of ‘The Last Man On Earth’ on Tuesday (February 24).

“Our inspiration was clean, modern, soft structure,” said Bridget.

Here’s how to get the look.

She prepped January’s air dried hair using Phtyo Volumizing Spray at the roots, on the top, and on the sides of her head.

Using her Bumble and bumble Boar Bristle Flat Brush and her Harry Josh Blow Dryer, she smoothed out her hairline and added a bit of volume to her hair.

Next she created a deep side part and also parted her hair from just behind the ear to meet the deep side part at the crown of her head. She clipped the top left and side section away. She then gathered the rest of her hair into a sleek bun just below the crown of her head using Oscar Blandi Pronto Instant Glossing Cream to smooth out flyaways and give a clean sleek look. Using hair pins to hold the bun in place.

With the remaining hair, she created pin curls by setting 3/4 inch sections of hair with a 3/4 inch curling iron. Once the set hair was cool, she brushed the hair down and toward her face and created a deep smooth wave effect.

To finish using Oribe Superfine Hairspray once all over.

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Phtyo Volumizing Spray
Oscar Blandi Pronto Instant Glossing Cream
Oribe Superfine Hairspray

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27.02.15 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lupita Nyong’o’s Modern Glam Oscars Beauty Look

lupita2Lupita Nyong’o dazzled in pearl embellished Calvin Klein Collection dress at Sunday evening’s 2015 Oscar Awards red carpet. With such an elegant custom gown, it was only natural for Celebrity Makeup Artist Nick Barose to create an equally stunning beauty look.

While keeping the eyes soft and polished, Nick concentrated on enhancing her radiant skin and topping off the look with a stunning Old Hollywood deep red lip. The final look featured elements of classic Hollywood beauties while playing up Lupita’s best features.

Here’s how to get her glowing modern classic Hollywood look.

Well prepped skin is an essential step for this look. Nick began by blending Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate onto Lupita’s skin and Lancôme Genifique Eye Light Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate over the under eye area. To ensure a flawless base, he primed the skin with Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer.

Once skin was fully hydrated and primed, Nick applied a neatly blended layer of Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500 (launching April 2015). For a more precise and flawless finish, Nick corrected any imperfections along the skin with a blend of Lancôme Le Duo Stick in Suede and Lancôme Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550.

Once the skin was perfected, Nick moved onto the eyes. For a more prolonged wear, Nick prepped Lupita’s lids with Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5. Moving onto color, Nick created a subtle neutral look using Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee and lined the both lash lines with Lancôme Artliner in Noir and Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir.

Nick began by moisturizing the lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm. For that beautiful rich vintage color, Nick lined Lupita’s lips with Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate and topped it off with a swipe of Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet.

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Lancôme Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme Genifique Eye Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate
Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 500
Lancôme Le Duo Stick in Suede
Lancôme Le Corrector Pro Concealer Kit in 550
Lancôme Aquatique Waterproof Eyecolor Base in Sienne #5
Lancôme Color Design 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Gris Fumee
Lancôme Artliner in Noir
Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
Kiehl’s Lip Balm
Lancôme Le Lipstique Lip Coloring Stick in Sheer Chocolate
Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Aubergine Velvet

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