Suave Professionals is Helping Women Everywhere Live Beautifully with New GLAM4GOOD Partnership

Suave Professionals is partnering with GLAM4GOOD to provide makeovers for deserving women and bring a touch of glam to women everywhere.

I headed to Times Square in NYC to hang with renowned style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, TV’s Maria Menounos and the Suave professional stylists who are usually working on big names in Hollywood.

mm times square“Suave is dedicated to helping all women live beautifully by giving them accessible salon-quality products, and our partnership with GLAM4GOOD helps us further that commitment in a deeper way,” said David Rubin, Unilever Vice President Marketing Hair, U.S. “Together we are giving women with amazing stories of survival and bravery the makeovers they deserve to look and feel their best every day.”

ma times squareSpearheaded by Mary Alice Stephenson, GLAM4GOOD, gives life changing makeovers, dramatic giveaways and transformative fashion adventures to deserving women. GLAM4GOOD can be found on The Huffington Post. Maria Menounos, host of “EXTRA,” star of “Chasing Maria Menounos” and author, joins the mission as she believes every girl should have access to beauty, whether it’s a head-to-toe red carpet experience or simply using good quality beauty products every morning. Together, Suave, GLAM4GOOD and Maria are infusing goodness across the country, granting hair makeovers to deserving women and, with a simple click, to everyone with a free sample of NEW Natural Infusion products.

I enjoyed catching up with the Miami based Leonardo Rocco. Check out how he kicked up my curls:

I am obsessed with the new products I learned more about at the event:

NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Anti-Breakage & Strengthening products with Awapuhi Ginger

NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Moisturizing products with Macadamia Oil

NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion All Day Body products with Seaweed


Lee Mas En Espanol….

Suave Professionals se une a la organización GLAM4GOOD para ofrecer cambios de imagen a mujeres a través del país, regalándoles un toque de glamour. El público puede recibir muestras de los productos y tener la oportunidad de regalarles muestres de productos a otras personas en

Con la nueva línea de productos Suave Professionals Natural Infusion– la cual ofrece tres colecciones de calidad profesional que están hechas con ingredientes exóticos especialmente escogidos y no contienen parabenos ni tintes. Suave® ayuda a las mujeres a vivir con belleza, por dentro y por fuera.
66136-suave-professionals-maria-menounos-1-original (1)Dirigida por la ex editora de modas y experta en belleza Mary Alice Stephenson, GLAM4GOOD, que se puede encontrar en The Huffington Post, ofrece cambios de imagen que cambian la vida, regalos espectaculares y aventuras en modas que transforman a las mujeres. Maria Menounos, presentadora del programa "EXTRA", estrella de la serie "Chasing Maria Menounos" y autora, se une a la misión ya que cree que toda mujer debe tener acceso a la belleza, tanto si es una experiencia de alfombra roja o simplemente utilizando productos de belleza de buena calidad cada mañana. Juntos, Suave, GLAM4GOOD, Maria y el estilista Leonardo Rocco están infundiendo este sentimiento en todo el país, dando arreglos de cabello a las mujeres y, con un simple clic, a todo el país, regalándoles una muestra gratis de productos NEW Natural Infusion.

"Como GLAM4GOOD, Suave cree que todas las mujeres se merecen un toque de glamour", dijo David Rubin, vicepresidente de Mercadeo de Productos para el Cabello de Unilever en los Estados Unidos. "La colaboración nos permite trabajar juntos por una gran causa, otorgando arreglos de cabello a mujeres en todo el país usando productos accesibles de calidad de profesional. Estamos encantados de continuar nuestro compromiso de ayudar a las mujeres a vivir con belleza todos los días".

Leonardo Rocco Styling Hair
Menounos dio inicio a la campaña esta mañana en Nueva York, donde estilistas de Suave Professionals incluyendo a Leonardo Rocco, ofrecieron arreglos de cabello y muestras gratis de los productos de la colección NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion a mujeres en Broadway Plaza en Times Square. La nueva línea ofrece tres colecciones de cuidado del cabello que no contienen
parabenos ni tintes:
 Productos de la colección NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Anti-Rotura y Fortalecimiento con jengibre Awapuhi
 Productos de la colección NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Humectantes con aceite de macadamia
 Productos de la colección NEW Suave Professionals Natural Infusion All Day Body con algas marinas

About Suave
For over 70 years, Suave has been committed to creating professional-quality products for consumers that work as well as high-end salon brands. The brand is challenging consumers everywhere to Rethink Suave®, and rediscover the quality that is in every bottle they sell. As one of America's top selling hair care brands, Suave offers a line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are proven to work as well as salon brands. The brand's commitment to quality is why more than half of American households choose Suave. For more information, visit

GLAM4GOOD is a fashion movement, community and organization that ignites positive social change through style by harnessing the healing power, joy and attention of fashion. Spearheaded by world-renowned style and beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson, GLAM4GOOD partners with nonprofits, fashion and beauty brands to provide life changing makeovers, dramatic giveaways and transformative fashion experiences for everyday heroes and people in need. Stephenson has served as fashion director, editor and stylist for the top fashion magazines and styled Hollywood's biggest stars. In 2013, Stephenson partnered with The Huffington Post to launch a new platform for GLAM4GOOD that shares inspiring stories of transformation and empowerment through fashion, style and beauty.

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Makeup

Let’s face it, buying makeup can get expensive. And the only thing worse than the expense is realizing that you really don’t use certain products very often. Did you know many of the products you have can serve more than one purpose?
With that in mind, Casey Casterline, co-founder of, a popular beauty sample swapping site, offers up some ways to get the most out of the makeup in your daily regimen.
“I live in a small New York City apartment, if I didn't come up with creative ways to use the products, I wouldn't have any place to sleep,” says Casterline. The following tips are great ways to use products in a unique fashion or have them pull double-duty.
Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Makeup
  • Mascara Wands
    • Use as eyebrow brushes or spritz a little hairspray on them and use to tame pesky flyaways.
  • Foundation
    • If it doesn’t match your skin tone it may serve perfectly as an eye shadow primer.
  • Lip Sticks
    • Have your lipstick pull double-duty as a blush if you realize you’ve run out at the last minute.
  • Powder Eye Liner
    • Add a little water to powder eye liner to turn it into a liquid for a different look.
  • Eye Shadow
    • Shadows that match your roots can easily be brushed in to hide them if your hair has grown out a bit.
    • Apply a dark shadow to your eyelashes prior to your mascara to give them a boost in volume.
  • Plain Lip Balm
    • Apply around the inside of the eye with your finger to act as a highlighter.
  • Hairspray
    • Allow a light mist of hairspray to fall on your face after you’ve applied your makeup to set it for the day.
  • Eye Cream
    • Use a hydrating eye cream in the place of lip balm if you run out. It will keep your lips supple and give them a light shine.
About eDivv launched in 2014 and was created by Casey Casterline and Jon Katz. It was the first online community created exclusively for users to swap beauty samples. As an avid subscriber to many beauty subscription boxes, Casey was frequently frustrated when she received products that she wasn’t interested in. In response, Casey and Jon went on a mission to develop a platform that would bring users together to effectively facilitate the trading of beauty samples in a fun and effortless way.
For additional information, visit

Be Bold: Lexus Looking for Close Shave on St. Patrick's Day

Lexus & St. BaldrickHow bold will you go for a good cause? To celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the all-new Lexus IS, a performance sedan with an adventurous personality, Lexus is partnering with the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, to create the Lexus Bold IS contest. This unique social media-driven challenge seeks out courageous people willing to shave their heads for a worthy cause—and the chance to win $2,500. The contest will help raise awareness about children's cancer, and Lexus will donate $25,000 to St. Baldrick's to help fund the best research to find cures for all childhood cancers.
Beginning today, the contest encourages brave participants to get bold and go bald at a local St. Baldrick's event, or on their own, and create a 15-second Instagram video stating what bold act they will perform if they win the $2,500 prize. Contestants will upload their video URLs to the registration page, where their videos will be available for viewing in a public gallery. By shaving their heads in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, participants stand in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during treatment. In a buzzworthy move, Will Nicklas, Corporate Manager, Lexus Marketing, Planning and Communications, will also be shaving his locks to boldly support this cause.
"Lexus constantly strives to push boundaries and take risks, and we encourage our consumers to participate in this grassroots program to help conquer childhood cancers," said Brian Bolain, Lexus corporate manager of marketing communications. "Children's charities are very important to Lexus and partnering with the St. Baldrick's Foundation for this program is a meaningful way to help kids."
"We are thrilled about this partnership with Lexus and encourage our legion of supporters to dare themselves to be bold with this opportunity," said Kathleen Ruddy, CEO of the St. Baldrick's Foundation. "With each new bald head, bold idea and the support of Lexus, we hope to raise more awareness and funds for lifesaving childhood cancer research, so all kids can live long and healthy lives."
Videos will be judged on creativity, the most compelling story, and the most "likes" on the site. The deadline to submit a video is March 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., and winners will be announced at the end of March. Ten entrants will win $2,500 each. Like your hair too much to part ways? An additional $1,000 prize will be given to one person chosen at random who registers on the site and votes for their favorite video.
Select Lexus dealers will also partner with the St. Baldrick's Foundation for local community events. Visit to upload your video or vote for your favorite entry.
About LexusLexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With five models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F models, including the LFA supercar, for top-of-the-line performance. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 233 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.
About St. Baldrick's Foundation
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. St. Baldrick's coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide where participants collect pledges to shave their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer, raising money to fund research. Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has awarded more than $127 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick's funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, and the new International Scholar grants train researchers to work in developing countries. For more information about the St. Baldrick's Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit

Beauty & Technology: @Matrix Class For Glass Kicks Off With Kika Rocha

I’m not sure about you, but I can never recreate what my hairstylist does after I get home. Try as I might, its just never the same! Now it looks like there may be a great solution.  In a perfect fusion of technology and beauty Matrix launched the "Matrix Class for Glass" series with the premiere video featuring Kika Rocha.

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Matrix, along with the L'Oreal Innovation Team, identified the Google Glass technology as a way to capture a unique perspective on how to create looks from the hairdresser's point of view while using wearable technology. Today marks the first of the "Matrix Class for Glass" series of hair 'how to' videos starting with Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver as he captures Kika getting red carpet ready.

In the debut "Matrix Class for Glass" video, Kika works with Ammon to prepare for an upcoming red carpet appearance. She works with him to find a new, fresh red carpet look outside of the traditional updo or ponytail she usually wears. They land on a modern, side chignon with a twist that is easy for her to replicate herself using the Google Glass video. 

Kika Rocha is an authority in fashion and beauty in the US and Latin America. She served as the Fashion and Beauty Director at People En Espanol and has been seen on the red carpet as a TV fashion critic on top Hispanic networks like Univision, CNN Espanol, and Telemundo.  She is currently a judge on the reality show, "Colombia's Next Top Model" and a blogger at "De Tacones y Mas, where she offers her famous #tipsdekika: pearls of wisdom on beauty and fashion.kika

With this program, Matrix is setting the standard in beauty and trend innovation by featuring the wearable Google Glass device for the next generation of beauty education.

These videos will offer a new and unique view from behind the chair and power the styling experience with unbounded technology.  The "Matrix Class for Glass" video series will showcase a cast of American bloggers as they explore the latest trends and share their experience. 

See below:

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Hair Obsessed: Molly Sims Goes Red!

Actress and model Molly Sims unveiled her dramatic hair color makeover – from sun-kissed blonde to vibrant red – to underscore the power of the new Nexxus Color Assure color care collection. The collection features a Pre-Wash Primer, our revolutionary first-ever pre-treatment, that shields hair against color fade before it's even a problem.

Molly Sims

Sims' color transformation was the vision of celebrity colorist Aura Friedman, who joins the brand as Nexxus Celebrity Color Expert to lend her expertise on color preservation and proper color care.

Best known as an iconic blonde beauty, Sims said she "has always wanted to go red" but worried about keeping the color vibrant. "I am obsessed with this color and I want to keep it looking this way!" says Sims.  She was inspired by the new Nexxus Color Assure products to experiment with her color because she is "confident that my color will last longer and my hair always will be camera-ready."

"We know women have an emotional connection with their colored hair - one that starts with elation which turns to frustration because of color fade and the inability to make that color last," said David Rubin, Vice President, Hair Care for Unilever U.S. "By developing Color Assure - with our breakthrough primer to help lock out water so colored hair stays vibrant twice as long - Nexxus makes it possible for women to love their hair color longer!"

Products in the Nexxus Color Assure collection are infused with a blend of clear, weightless oils, including almond, to lock in moisture, nourish hair and reduce breakage; coconut, to provide softness and elasticity; and argan oil, to improve shine and vibrancy. The color care system is sulfate free and provides two times longer color protection, compared with non-conditioning shampoos, when used over an eight-week period.

To celebrate that just-colored feeling, Nexxus is hosting a "Prime Color" contest** on Facebook beginning February 19, 2014 through April 1, 2014. Sims will kick off the contest by posting a selfie of her freshly colored hair, and encourage others to share their own just-colored selfies, using the hashtag #primecolor on Instagram and Twitter. Nexxus will be giving away a daily beauty bundle including the entire Color Assure system (Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner, Color Assure Glossing Tonic and the new Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer), as well as a ceramic hair straightener and curling wand.

For contest details and more information about Color Assure, visit the Nexxus Facebook page at

The Color Assure collection includes: Color Assure Pre-Wash Primer, Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Shampoo. Color Assure Vibrancy Retention Conditioner, and Color Assure Glossing Tonic. The products are now available at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. Suggested retail prices are $9.99 - $17.99.

We’re Gonna Have A Kiki: Kirsten Dunst Serves Face For @LOrealProUS #lorealpromuse

KIRSTEN DUNST Portrait - ©Matthew Brookes for L'Oréal ProfessionnelKirsten Dunst is the very first L'Oréal Professionnel global spokesperson.  In the US, Kirsten Dunst will embody the upcoming strategic launches of Beach Waves and Absolut Repair Lipidium available in salons in 2014.

Anne-Laure Lecerf, International Managing Director of L'Oréal Professionnel says, "Kirsten Dunst is a timeless beauty and is a modern woman, closely connected to fashion…She has the perfect attributes to embody the new values of L'Oréal Professionnel."

Dunst’s  passion for fashion and trends means that she is constantly playing with her style. When taking on new movie roles, Dunst is always keen to work with professional stylists to radically change her hair color, from reddish tones to bright blonds, from a smooth sophisticated look to a wilder, unruly style, to best prepare for the part. “I feel very close to L’Oréal Professionnel. The brand is strongly connected to fashion and I admire its commitment to innovation, constantly creating new professional services and products to achieve the most on-trend styles. L’Oréal Professionnel empowers hairdressers to transform and reveal the beauty in each woman all over the world. It makes me very proud to be a part of this stunning project.” says the actress.

2014 will mark the release of Hossein Amini's thriller, The Two Faces of January, in which Dunst co-stars opposite Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac.  In January 2014, Kirsten Dunst will start filming Jeff Nichols' science fiction film, Midnight Special, in which she will play a lead role next to Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon.  

lets have a kiki
Dunst is best known for her roles in Marie Antoinette, Spiderman, and Interview with the Vampire. Additionally, she was awarded Best Actress at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her role in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. This year Dunst co-stars opposite
Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac in Hossein Amini’s thriller, The Two Faces of January and will be filming Jeff Nichols’ science fiction film, Midnight Special, in which she will play a lead role next to Joel Edgerton and Michael Shannon.

Glow & Go: How To Get Gorgeous At Home With Conair


You need to look fab for your festivities this holiday season, right? Between the shopping for gifts and preparations for family gatherings and social events there's not time to get a much needed (and hard to get appointment) at the salon and/or spa. 

I love 'spa-ing' but its just not realistic to squeeze in over 2 hours (plus travel) worth of 'me' time. With parties and dinners, I need to look polished and refreshed in a flash. I am going to share my tips on getting ready quick (and for way less) at home and the two products you’ll need to do it.

So let’s "Glow and Go" with: the new Conair true glow Sonic Cleansing Brush (for face and body) and the new Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer Dryer. Whether throwing a dinner party, going to a big event or even just a girls' night out to toast the new year, your glowing skin and shiny hair will fit the festive sparkle. And best of all, you’ll spend less time getting more out of your beauty routine and avoid the busy, pricey salons. 


Did you know you hold the key to healthy, glowing skin? It’s right in the palm of your hand. Ditch your abrasive scrubs or dulling washcloth for the Conair true glow Sonic Cleansing Brush! It uses sonic technology with a built-in timer to gently and effectively remove the dead, dull layers to help purify and revive skin, unveiling a healthy glow in just 60 seconds. Want to know the best part?  You’ll be SAVING UP TO HALF the cost of what you would pay for other pricey sonic skincare brushes... It’s the perfect item to use year round.

What makes the Conair true glow Sonic Cleansing Brush a skincare essential?

It’s dermatologist tested! After just one use, it reduces the appearance of pores by 30%, reduces redness and makes cleansers 2x more effective.
Conair’s sonic skincare technology offers 3 speeds operating at up to 300 oscillations/second, expertly extracting dirt and makeup from pores to prevent the formation of blackheads, while leaving your skin feeling healthier.
Automatic cleanse-timer and 6-zone cleansing cycle allows you to customize your facial routine with a handy timer that beeps after 10 seconds alerting you to move to another area of the face.  With six key zones covered in just 60 seconds, your face is fresher and cleaner than using a cleanser alone.
Waterproof and rechargeable allows for safe use in the shower or out, shutting off automatically after completing the cleansing cycle.
Gentle enough for daily use with your choice of mild cleanser.
All over cleansing with two separate brush heads allow for use on the face and body.

The Conair true glow Sonic Cleansing Solution Kit comes with the brush base rechargeable handle, two brush heads (face and body), and a charging stand and can be purchased online or at mass, drug and some specialty beauty retailers  for an average retail price of $99.99.

For more information about this and other true glow™ items from Conair, visit

Styling your hair has never been easier than with the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Hair Designer with One ‘n Only Argan Oil.  This 3-in-1 styling system allows you to dry, straighten and condition all in one quick and easy motion.  Tourmaline ceramic straightening plates and ionic technology create shiny straight hair while the Argan Oil-Infused strip conditions and protects.

What makes the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Hair Designer Dryer unique?

3-in-1 styling attachment eliminates the need for a brush during drying and reduces styling time by up to 50%*
Tourmaline ceramic and ionic technology help minimize heat damage and reduce frizz by up to 75%** bringing out your hair’s natural shine.
Argan oil conditioning strip distributes the perfect amount of oil reducing hair breakage by up to 75% and increasing shine by up to 25%*

4-position tension control system adjusts for your hair thickness (wavy, curly, very curly, and thick), making it great for any hair type.
Automatic temperature control recognizes the attachment you’re using and adjusts the temperature and airflow for perfect drying and styling every time.
1875-watt motor helps you dry and style your hair faster.
360-degree rotating attachment for easy breezy use while drying, straightening, and shining.

The Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer Dryer can be found exclusively at Target for an average retail price of $39.99 and comes with a limited two-year warranty.  For instructional videos on how to use the Infiniti Pro Hair Designer Dryer visit:

Now you know Conair uses the latest in beauty technology in our hair and skincare products so you can spend less time getting more out of your beauty routine during the holidays or any time of the year. Both – the Conair true glow™ Sonic Cleansing Brush and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Hair Designer Dryer – do just that. They make for great gifts or special beauty treats just for you! 

For more information about Conair hair styling appliances and tools, including great holiday gift ideas, visit 

For more information about Conair hair styling appliances and beauty tools, including great holiday gift ideas, visit   


This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Conair. The opinions and text are all mine.

Red Carpet Beauty: Mala Rodriguez

Mala Rodriguez

MAKEUP INSPIRATION: For Mala’s makeup, Kim was inspired to create a smoky eye, paired with subtle soft lips to contrast the red dress Mala is wearing. She wanted to give a romantic feel and make it seem as she had just been kissed.

MAKEUP ARTIST:  Kim Bragalone


STEP 1: Kim prepped Mala’s skin by moisturizing with L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream prior to foundation

STEP 2: Next, she mixed two different foundation shades, using L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Natural Buff & Light Ivory to highlight and contour

STEP 3: She then used L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush using her fingers on the apples of her cheeks, which created a flawless rosy finish

STEP 4: For the eyes, Kim started with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Because I’m Worth It and used the gold shadow on her crease, spreading it all over her lid. She then applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in So Over It! , using the purple eye shadow and blending it in her upper lash line. To give the full smoky effect, she eye lined Mala’s upper lash line using  L’Oréal Paris The Blackbuster by Infallible giving it a winged cat eye

STEP 5:   To create dramatic lashes, Kim used the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara extending them outward from corner to corner

STEP 6: Kim created Mala’s nude pout by using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Lingering Mocha.

For her hair check out tips after the jump.

HAIR INSPIRATION: Mala was inspired to keep it very retro this year and wanted to recreate more of a “vintage hair” feel. Hairstylist Rene helped achieve this by keeping the hairdo soft and inspire a romantic, innocent look.


STEP 1: To start, Rene sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Triple Resist Ultimate Strength Solution throughout Mala’s damp hair for protection

STEP 2:  She then worked a small amount of L’Oréal Paris EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel while the hair was still wet

STEP 3: Rene blowdried, leaving hair slightly damp to easily section the hair by pin-curling, using one-inch sections. She sprayed each section with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray In Extra Strong Hold before pinning and finished off the blowdry on medium heat until fully dried

STEP 4: Once Mala’s hair was cool, Rene removed the bobby pins and ran her hands gently though the curls to soften, and texturized with L’Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Tonic.

STEP 5: Rene left the bangs to flow naturally, running a small amount of the thickening tonic just to even out the texture

STEP 6: Last but not least, to tame the fly-aways, Rene used  L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum and locked the look with her favorite L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray in Extra Strong Hold.

Runway Hair Lust: Beautiful Byzantine-Themed Dolce & Gabbana Do’s

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a soft, romantic Sicilian up- do that looked truly fit for a queen - or at the very least, fit for models dressed in the beautiful Byzantine-themed Dolce & Gabbana looks at the designer's Fall 2013 show in Milan.
But know that if "monarch" comes to mind, Guido did think "Italian princess" when he created this 5dg4look - but he added that it wasn't supposed to make a perfectly coiffed, straight-from-the-hairdresser's impression. He was thinking of the kind of woman with inherently beautiful style, who does her hair herself. Some of the models also wore gold, jewel-covered crowns in the show, but in case you aren't already envious enough of the woman that inspired this style, we have to add that with a look like the one Guido created today, she looked like the epitome of royal and romantic, crown or no crown.

"This elegant style is another variation of the Dolce & Gabbana woman this season, playing on that Sicilian idea of softness, romance, and a certain cinematic, womanly beauty. I took inspiration from the idea of an iconic woman with a kind of natural Italian allure- think the actress Sofia Loren or the women in the 1960 film la Dolce Vita. There's a natural ease to her beauty, she's sexy but in a conservative way. It's not at all a messy look, and it's all about the details - I wanted it to have shine, but to not at all look greasy - just a soft, glossy finish."

Get the look with our step-by-step guide…


Redken Products Used:
quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray
shine flash 02 glistening mist
guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam

5dg1Guido, Redken Creative Consultant, works his magic backstage at Dolce & Gabbana.

5dg2Create the Look:

  • Apply guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to damp hair from roots to ends and blow-dry with a round brush.
  • Add quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to the crown section by section, holding each section for a few seconds to let it dry before moving onto the next.
  • After the quick tease 15 has dried completely, backcomb hair with an oval boar bristle brush for light, airy volume throughout the crown.
  • Create a very small (1 inch) part that's slightly off center and then gently brush hair from front to back starting behind the 1- inch parted section in front, folding into a chignon flat against the head at the nape of the neck and securing with pins
  • Spray style with shine flash 02 glistening mist for a glossy finish.


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Camilla Belle’s Red Carpet Hair: Slick and Short Get the Look


Working with Camilla Belle’s newly cropped hair, celebrity hairstylist Gio Campora balanced glamour and femininity for the actress’s red carpet appearance at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts Inaugural Gala presented by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Get the look after the jump.

Camilla’s slicked back hair was sleek, chic and sexy, adding an edge to her tiered, feminine Ferragamo gown. 

76923174Step 1 – Prep

  • Campora started by mixing John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula ($9.99 drugstores) with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Curl Reviver Styling Mousse ($5.99 drugstores) and worked it into soaking wet hair.

Step 2 – Style

  • Using a blowdryer and brush, Campora starting to slick Camilla’s hair back away from her face.  While he blowdried, Campora added a bit of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Clearly Defined Styling Gel ($5.99 drugstores) for extra hold and to create a “wet” look. He then misted her hair with John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist ($5.99 drugstores) to add a little extra shine.

Step 3 – Perfect

  • To finish, Camporo sprayed John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) to ensure every strand stayed exactly where it was supposed to be.

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