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Academy Awards 2015: Scarlett Johansson

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Beauty |

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Wella Professionals Celebrity Color Ambassador, Jennifer J. recently transformed Scarlett Johansson’s hair color for the premiere of the upcoming movie Hail! Caesar; where she stars alongside George Clooney, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Her mohawk-esque cut and beautiful new color are sure to stun on the Oscar red carpet! The color in the front is platinum/golden blonde which blends perfectly into the highlights on the top and into her natural color towards the back. Stay tuned for Scarlett’s debut of her edgy new look and beautiful blonde color tonight!

How to Get the Color:

Sides of Head
•Wella Professionals Blondor with 30 Volume
•Tone using Wella Professionals Illumina Color 10/69 plus 9/ with 10 Volume

Top of Head
•Highlight front to back with Wella Professionals Blondor and 30 Volume
•Apply Wella Professionals Illumina Color 9/03 with 20 Volume on roots (front only) and fade into the back of head to her natural color

 

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Academy Awards 2015: Dakota Johnson

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

Dakota Johnson by Mark Townsend – Get The Look

“Working with Dakota has been such an incredible and inspiring experience. For the 2015 Oscars I wanted her hair to reflect her personality and style, and the Saint Laurent gown she chose to wear was very vibrant. We decided her hair should be off the dress, but not necessarily up, so I went for a young, cool ponytail. She has the most amazing fringe so we kept them down with some face framing layers to keep the style modern and perfectly imperfect.
•To create the look, I started by adding a few drops of Dove Youthful Vitality Silk Crème to her damp hair and blow dried with a Mason Pearson brush.
•For texture and grip, I liberally sprayed Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo throughout her hair, then gathered it just above the occipital bone, securing with a tight elastic.
•The key to dressing up a ponytail is in the details, so I pulled a small amount of hair from the ponytail, wrapped it around the base to hide the elastic, and secured with bobby pins.
•To create additional texture I sprayed Sally Hershberger Glam Waves spray in my hands and raked it through the ponytail.
•I finished by spraying Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to add shine and keep her hair in place all night.”

Nails by Deborah Lippmann

 

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Academy Awards 2015: Giuliana Rancic preps with Vidal Sassoon Salonist

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

The Look: Chic, Modern and Effortless “Make-Under”

After feeling inspired by the latest “make-under” trend sweeping the catwalk and the red carpet, Giuliana Rancic decided it was time to make a change for Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. After being blonde for about 6 months, Giuliana decided to take it into her own hands, coloring her own hair with Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent At-Home Colour.

“Award Season is the busiest time of the year for me and I am constantly running around, so I needed a fresh, updated look that I also felt comfortable doing myself and maintaining.” Giuliana explained, “I’m a natural brunette, so by trading in my blonde hair, I didn’t have to worry about an obvious root line. Vidal Sassoon approached me to see if I wanted to try their new color kit, Salonist. To be honest, I was a bit nervous to try at-home color again because when I’ve colored my hair in the past, it’s always turned out dull and flat. However, with Salonist, I treated my roots & lengths separately, similar to what the pros do, so I felt like I was in good hands.” Giuliana explained that “one of my favorite things in the world is to experiment with hair color. I love switching my color every six months to give myself a fresh new look, so being able to make that switch myself but still get great results is huge!”

Giuliana Rancic colored her hair using Vidal Sassoon Salonist in Medium Gold Brown, transforming her hair color into a natural-looking, rich golden brown. This effortless yet rich brunette shade paired nicely with her red lipstick and Mireille Dagher dress, giving her a classic Hollywood glam look for the Oscars. Giuliana’s red dress and red lipstick made her dimensional hair color pop, and drew all eyes on her new hair look.

1. Prep: Mix Vidal Sassoon Salonist Colour Activating Lotion and Rich Colour Cream into the bowl using the expert brush until smooth and blended.

2. Apply Colour Cream to Roots: Be sure to identify the line on the bottom of the bowl, separating it into sections of ¾ and ¼. Using ¾ of the mix, brush the formula on the roots until covered, beginning with the center part and working your way around the hairline. Wait 20 minutes for the formula to set-in on the roots and hairline.

3. Transform Formula with Serum: Next, add the Vidal Sassoon Salonist Serum to the remaining ¼ of the formula, and mix contents together with the brush until smooth.

4. Apply Glaze to Lengths: Smooth it through the lengths of your hair as done in salons. Be sure to massage all of the hair including the roots to ensure optimal coverage. Wait 10 minutes for the formula to set-in, and then rinse out the colorant and shampoo hair.

5. Protect and Rinse: To finish, use the Vidal Sassoon Salonist Colour Preserving Conditioner and leave it on for 2 minutes. Continue to rinse and style as usual!

Products Used: Vidal Sassoon Salonist Permanent At-Home Colour in Medium Gold Brown – $13.99, VidalSassoon.com

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Golden Globes 2015: Allison Williams

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

The Look:

Allison Williams kicked off the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet wearing a stunning floor-length strapless red dress and an asymmetrical bob. Her chic, classy look was a testament to Hollywood glamour.

Step-by-Step Styling:

1.       Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo and Daily Renewing Conditioner which helps hydrate, nourish and strengthen hair.

2.       Prime damp hair by applying 2-3 pumps of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier to the palms of your hands and distribute evenly throughout hair.

3.       Work in Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Curl Enhancing Mousse from root to ends.

4.       Create a deep side part and blow dry hair with a fine tooth comb.

5.       Take medium sections of hair, starting from the top of the head, curl hair towards the face.

6.       Using bobby pins, secure each curl flat to the head and lightly mist with Wella Professionals Spray Stay Essential Finishing Spray.

7.       Once the hair has cooled, remove the pins and loosely brush out the lengths.

8.       Shape the waves using Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray and Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance Shine Pomade to define and prevent fly-aways.

9.       Using bobby pins, curl the bottom of the hair up and under, and secure the hair to form the bob.

10.   Finish off by spraying hair with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray and Wella Professionals LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray leaving hair smooth, shiny and red carpet ready.

 

Credit Info:

Stylist: Wella Professionals Stylist Renato Campora

 

Hair Products:

·         Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo

·         Wella Professionals Elements Daily Renewing Conditioner

·         Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier

·         Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Curl Enhancing Mousse

·         Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

·         Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance Shine Pomade

·         Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray

·         Wella Professionals LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray

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Golden Globes 2015: Jessica Chastain

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |


The Look:

Jessica Chastain stunned on the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet with a modern twist to old Hollywood glamour. Her dress served as the inspiration for her look, combining loose curls with an elegant side twist.

Step-by-Step Styling:

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo and Daily Renewing Conditioner which helps hydrate, nourish and strengthen hair.

2. Apply Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Mousse to damp hair and blow dry using a round brush.

3. Using a 1.5 inch curling iron, curl only the bottom portion of hair to create voluminous curls.

4. Apply Wella Professional LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray to the top of the head to smooth any fly-aways.

5. Allow hair to cool for 5 minutes then lightly brush through the curls to create a loose look.

6. Apply a small amount of Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance Shine Pomade to fingertips and smooth down the front of the hair for a sleek shiny look.

7. Finish the look using Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray.

Credit Info:

Stylist: Wella Professionals Stylist Renato Campora

Hair Products:

· Wella Professionals Elements Renewing Shampoo

· Wella Professionals Elements Daily Renewing Conditioner

· Wella Professionals Elastic Energy Mousse

· Wella Professional LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Spray

· Wella Professionals Smooth Brilliance Shine Pomade

· Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray

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Golden Globes 2015: Ethan Hawke

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Beauty, Celeb-essence |

Celebrity groomer Lauren Kaye Cohen created the look for Ethan Hawke for last night’s Golden Globes red carpet using Montez Renault products

“Usually, when one of my clients is in the middle of filming a TV show or movie, we can’t change their hair cut or facial hair at all so that it keeps the continuity for the show.  Ethan just finished filming, so he had his hair freshly cut to his taste and we had a lot of fun creating a look to accentuate his own natural good looks.

A lot of times, people end up being in a rush at the last minute before the award shows, so I gave Ethan the Montez Renault 3-in-1 Performance Wash to shower with so he could shampoo and wash his face and body all at once which was wonderful and a total time saver.  It’s a really great product for anyone that’s traveling or just in a hurry.

Before shaving, I had Ethan use the Jojoba Smoothing Scrub to exfoliate.  I love the scrub so much not only for the result, but also because it has biodegradable exfoliating beads and not plastic ones.  It’s my personal preference to use products like this that are safe for the environment and not hurtful to ocean life.  I also love that it’s a medium grain exfoliator and not a rough scrub so it doesn’t irritate the skin, it’s the perfect balance.

After the scrub, I used electric trimmers to clean up the area around his goatee.  Then I used my hands to massage in the Facial Moisturizer to keep everything calm, hydrated and promote circulation.  It keeps the skin looking as healthy as possible.

To style Ethan’s hair, I first used a little Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste with my hands and twisted it in until I got the desired style.  To set the look, I used Oribe Dry Thickening Spray which is great because it doesn’t mess up the hairstyle like wet sprays can.  This dry spray holds the hair just a perfect as you left it and doesn’t change it at all.

To finish the look, we used Burts Bee’s original lip balm to keep the lips hydrated, but not shiny so therefore still matte and masculine.”

Montez Renault (@montezrenault) products are available at www.montezrenault.com.

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