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Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Celeb-essence |

SAG 2013: Jennifer Lawrence, Dove Hair, Dior, Chopard, Jimmy Choos and…walking pneumonia?

Jennifer Lawrence could not miss the 19th annual SAG Awards.  Even walking pneumonia couldn’t keep the twice nominated “Silver Linings Playbook” (and winning) actress away, and she still managed to look stunning while under the weather.

Decked out in Christian Dior Couture, she graced the gown with a 38-carat diamond necklace, emerald-cut 6-carat diamond studs, and a diamond ring , all from Chopard. Her Jimmy Choo “Tease” sandals graced her feet, but it was her cascading curls that gave her a kiss of health.

Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend gives Solessence readers the background for his inspiration and steps so you can try this at home or for your stylist at the salon:

“For the Screen Actors Guild Awards I was inspired by Old Hollywood glamor, so I wanted Jennifer’s hair to show that influence and inspiration, but I wanted it to be young and very modern as well.

– To get her side swept waves, I started by applying a nickel size amount of the new Dove Color Care Leave On Conditioner into Jennifer’s damp hair; she’s colored her hair so much lately so her hair needs added moisture and protection.

– Next, I loaded her hair with the Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse and blow dried with a large round brush. To give her hair a loose wave, I wrapped sections of hair varying from 2 to 5 inches around a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, leaving the ends out.

– Then, I took a small amount of Dove Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum in my hands, rubbed my hands together, and then raked my fingers through the waves to break them up and give the hair amazing shine.

– I then took the hair from the right side, twisted it, and then pinned it in the back with a few bobby pins. To give the hair a cool, lived-in texture I sprayed Oribe Dry Texture Spray from mid-length to ends and scrunched with my hands.

– As always, I finished by spraying Dove Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray liberally all over to keep her hair in place all night and give the hair even more shine.”



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Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Celeb-essence |

Bang! Bang! Get Michelle Obama’s fabulous fringe, courtesy Fekkai Hair

First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the new year with a bang (literally!) She updated her signature layered bob with a face-framing fringe that, just like her fashion sense, is setting a new bar for White House-chic. Fekkai stylist Lindsay Block gave us her insider tips on how she recreated FLOTUS’s look on a Fekkai model:

Get the look:

1. Start by washing hair with a protein-infused shampoo and conditioner. Lindsay used PrX Reparatives Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish strands and ensure sleek, soft hair.

2. Lindsay recommends having a stylist cut bangs that will frame and compliment your face. Complete the the cut by trimming split ends and requesting long layers to add volume and body.

3. Blow dry hair straight using a large round brush and go over strands with a flatiron once hair is completely dry for a sleek look.

4. Using your hands, apply Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème to keep bangs looking shiny without weighing them down.

5. Lightly spray the entire head with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray for a flexible hold on your new look!

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Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Beauty |

Double Duty Products: Moroccan Oil

This serum’s a treat, from your hair to your hands and feet

If you are crackling from head to toe due to the dry weather, slather on this salacious serum from Moroccan Oil. Hair’s straw texture is absolutely transformed in an instant to soft, fragrant strands.

And on hands? The silicones in Moroccan Oil lay a silky, protective coating to guard or heal up windburn hands, ragged cuticles and dry heels.

Wash and pat dry hands first (leaving damp) and apply a layer of oil for extra healing protection.

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