Category Archives: HAIR

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT GLAM: HOW TO GET RED CARPET GORGEOUS HAIR IN FIVE STEPS OR LESS By Top Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills Stylists

February 10, 2017

Five High Style Looks Made Simple By Top Cristophe Salon Beverly Hills Stylists

With award season underway we are seeing all the stars out on the red carpet. For those that want to look glam on any given night out but do not want to spend hours getting ready, two top stylists at renowned Beverly Hills salon, Cristophe, are sharing their top looks that can be done in five steps or less.

Here Master Stylist Egle Miciene breaks down two unique takes on classic styles:

Edgy Fishtail Braid: start the look with sleek hair. (OBSESSED!!!)

  • Create a low side ponytail with a side part.
  • Wrap a section of hair around the rubber band to hide the band.
  • Fishtail braid the rest of the ponytail and pull hair out from the braid to give a more natural/loose look.
  • Flip the fishtail up the side of the head and secure with bobby pins.
  • Pull pieces out to compliment around the face.

Sexy Messy Bun: start the look with wavy hair.

  • Use a texturing mouse at the roots to create tousled texture.
  • Create a ponytail at the crown of the head and tie a sponge around it.
  • Tease the ponytail and use flexible hairspray to hold in place.
  • From the tail wrap it around the bun securing it with a rubber band.
  • Pull some pieces out to give a sexier/tousled appearance.

Here Senior Stylist Tonia Day reveals three chic styles:

 Modern Ponytail Or Chignon:

  • Pull hair into ponytail where desired and secure with a rubber band.
  • Wrap easy pliable wire around the base of the ponytail.
  • Separate the ponytail into two sections and continue to wrap wire around each section down to the ends.
  • Pull hair out in between wire for a more textured and full look.
  • The ponytail can be left down or twisted up into a chignon. Two styles in one!

Classic Glam Wave:

  • Curl hair with a 1” iron.
  • Use a heat protectant which will also add shine and hold.
  • Brush curls with a Mason Pearson brush to smooth and form the wave.
  • Finish with medium hold hair spray.

Sleek + Chic:

  • Smooth the ends of hair with a blow dryer and round brush.
  • Use a serum mid-shaft to ends to seal ends and add shine.
  • Use a styling wax to comb hair back into a sleek wet look.
  • Once brushed into desired look, use a shaping hair spray to finish.
  • Hold shape with duck bill clips and let dry.

About Cristophe Salon:

Founded by renowned stylist Cristophe, Cristophe Salons are located in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Newport Beach and St. Barth. The cutting-edge, distinctive salons are celebrated for their professional, knowledgeable team of dedicated stylists and colorists, and their incomparable five-star customer service which has attracted an international following of VIP clientele as well as top celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Kate Hudson, and Hillary Clinton, among others. The luxury salons provide cut and styling, color services, make-up, skin treatments and nails. For more information, visit www.cristophe.com.  

Address: 348 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 274-0851
Products and Services: places.singleplatform.com

RENE FURTERER TREATMENT ATELIER MAKES WEST COAST DEBUT AT CRISTOPHE SALON;

February 7, 2017

On-Site Consultations And Customized Treatment Plans

Everyone’s hair is different. Many of us go through life complaining about our hair, when really any hair concern stems from the scalp. Now with the patented technology of the Capilliscope, a diagnostic tool that examines the hair at the root bulb, Angelenos can have their hair concerns scientifically diagnosed and treated. The Rene Furterer Treatment Atelier will offer one-on-one consultations by trained Cristophe Salon professionals with on-site treatments and personalized hair care regimes to achieve lust worthy hair.

“A healthy scalp is the foundation of healthy hair,” says Cristophe, Founder of Cristophe Salons. “We are excited to partner with the hair and scalp experts at Rene Furterer to offer our clients the leading technology in the industry that can diagnose all hair concerns. Our trained stylists will formulate a personalized treatment plan while providing a relaxing and luxurious experience.”

“We are very pleased about our partnership with the prestigious Cristophe Salons” adds Francois Viargues, Vice President of Rene Furterer USA. “Cristophe’s team is very talented, they will perform the best hair and scalp diagnosis and offer the appropriate scalp treatment and massages to its clients with our very natural line”.

By magnifying the scalp using the Capilliscope, the Cristophe Salon stylists can determine which personalized hair care ritual is best suited to each individual. Once the diagnosis is determined, the scalp is first prepared and cleansed before applying any treatment. To start, the hair is brushed with a specialized technique to breakdown scalp build-up and stimulate hair follicles. Following is a 9-step massage that relaxes the scalp, improves blood circulation and promotes lymphatic exchange to allow maximum penetration of key ingredients. The hair is shampooed and then the deep conditioning mask and scalp treatment that has been selected is applied. Hair technicians will also provide a suggested at-home regime.

Offered will be instant treatments to enhance color and nourish dry scalp and hair, express treatments to cleanse and soothe the scalp, premium express treatments for thinning hair and hair strengthening, and luxury treatments for hair renewal and nourishing. Clients who have already received the diagnosis can opt to come in just for a wash where they will be shampooed and conditioned with products picked specifically for their needs, get a relaxing 10-minute scalp massage as well as specific scalp and hair treatments.

Address: 348 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 274-0851
Products and Services: places.singleplatform.com

About Cristophe Salon:

Founded by renowned stylist Cristophe Schatteman, Cristophe Salons are located in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Newport Beach and St. Barth. The cutting-edge, distinctive salons are celebrated for their professional, knowledgeable team of dedicated stylists and colorists, and their incomparable five-star customer service which has attracted an international following of VIP clientele as well as top celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Kate Hudson, and Hillary Clinton, among others. The luxury salons provide cut and styling, color services, make-up, skin treatments and nails. For more information, visit www.cristophe.com.  

About Rene Furterer:

Stylist René Furterer’s 50-plus years of experience and philosophy that just like a plant in fertile soil, beautiful hair grows only from a healthy scalp, led to the development of this luxurious hair care brand. Using pure essential oils and key plant extracts, René Furterer products reveal, enhance and beautify by addressing the needs of both the scalp and hair. Combining scientific expertise and the mastery of hair styling to create high quality formulations, these professional based products reveal immediate and visible results. For more information, visit www.renefurtererusa.com.

Philip Kingsley PK Prep: In Search Of Volume Part 1

January 23, 2017

I grew up with a mother who was graced with the most gorgeous locks. No matter what style she chose, each piece would continue to know its role in landing effortlessly and beautifully, it was a talent to say the least. My father, although incredibly equipped with many fantastic features, hair was not one of them. Sadly, I inherited his thin wispy hair and have spent most of my adult life hunting for that magical serum to add luster and volume to these unfortunate locks of mine. As we girls go through our own journey into vanity, trial and error play a role and most of the serums that came into my life did not hold up their end of the bargain.

Until Philip Kingsley PK Prep came along and boy oh boy do they understand the concept of plumping. I can finally report that I do see a difference and that difference is grand. I love this serum, it does what it says it is going to do and I know we ladies appreciate that in more ways then one. Try it, love it, see your hair turn into what you have always wanted it to be. Full of life, healthy happy voluminous hair. 

xx Kira

More Valentines Goodies from Clarins, Art of Shaving + Vilebrequin

January 20, 2017

Limited Edition Daily Energizer Lovely Lip Balm: With a lightweight texture, Clarins Lovely Lip Balm perfectly smoothesover lips and leaves a subtle veil of rosy radiance. Its innovative pigment reacts to the pH of the lips, creating unique shades of pink, Formulated with cocoa, sheabutter and red currant to deliver 8 hours of hydration and instantly provide suppleness, comfort and protection so lips feel soft, smooth and beautiful. Available for $20 at all Clarins counters nationwide and on www.clarins.com.

 

Limited Edition Skin Illusion Blush: Clarins Skin Illusion Blush’s ultra-fine powder is enriched with skin-loving minerals and pure plant extracts for a naturally radiant finish. Clarins Laboratories have pinpointed Pink Opal Powder’s unique light-deflecting ability, to recreate a luminous effect on the skin’s surface. Available for $21.50 at all Clarins counters nationwide and on www.clarins.com

Vilebrequin

 

Vilebrequin’s Gold Palm Collection is a love story in itself. A collection inspired by the romance of cinema’s golden star couples, Bardot and Trintignant, Schneider and Delon and Le Grand Amour. Ranging from $200-$300 and the Gold Palm Collection is available on vilebrequin.com and at your local Vilebrequin store location. The collection includes:

The Art of Shaving

OUD Collection: This February, The Art of Shaving is launching its most exclusive fragrance, Oud Suede, across the four elements to men can continue to elevate their grooming routine. The new collection includes, Oud Suede Fragrance (100ml/30ml), Oud Suede Pre-Shave Oil, Oud Suede Shave Cream, Oud Suede After-shave Balm. The combination of Oud and Cypriol naturals enables a deep woody ambery sensuality with a full focus on the skin-like warmth, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Available for at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com) this February.

The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Full Size Kit: Combines high quality products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to provide optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts. The Full Size Kit offers Pre-Shave Oil (2 fl. oz), Shaving Cream (5.0 oz), After-Shave Balm (3.3 fl. oz), and a handcrafted Badger Shaving Brush and comes in the following signature scents, Lavender, Lemon, Ocean Kelp, Sandalwood and Unscented. The Full Size Kit is available for $120 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Carry On Kit: Combines The Art of Shaving’s aromatherapy-based products, handcrafted accessories and expert shaving technique to provide optimal shaving results while helping against ingrown hairs, razor burn, and nicks & cuts. The Carry-On contains a Pre-Shave Oil Pump (1 fl. oz.), Shaving Cream Pump (1.5 fl.) oz., Badger Shaving Brush, After-Shave Balm Pump (1 fl. oz.), which are essentials for a close and comfortable shave while you are on the go. The pouch is designed with a zip top closure for secure transport and is ideal for packing into your carry-on luggage. The Carry-On Kit is available for $60 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The Morris Park Collection Signal Red Razor: The Art of Shaving’s vintage racing inspired Morris Park Collection™* Razor combines smooth handling and bold style to evoke the confidence of a vintage race car. Exclusively designed by The Art of Shaving, each razor features a classic racing color polished to a beautiful finish and accented with chrome details. The Morris Park Collection Razor also comes in Royal Blue and British Racing Green, each for $60. Available at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com)

The Rose Gold Safety Razor Set by Mühle of Germany adds a touch of classic elegance to our line of safety razors. The well designed rose gold colored handles will deliver a close shave while setting itself apart as a stylish addition to any shaving routine. Available for $355 at The Art of Shaving Stores (theartofshaving.com).

 

 

 

Valentines Day Delights Just For You

January 12, 2017

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching—and whether you’re about to be wined and dined by bae, having a Galentine’s Day party with the ladies, or staying in solo to pamper yourself, everyone wants to feel their most beautiful on the day of love. Me, well, I’m prob home with my kids this year (sniff sniff) but I am for sure celebrating love anyway.

Below are some fun picks to keep you feeling fabulous last long past the dozen roses and chocolate binge – they also come in festive shades of red and pink (making a perfect gift for all the single ladies -hello – me)!

For Fabulous Hair

YOUNG.AGAIN.WASH: Does your hair need a pick-me-up before V-Day? Start using this restorative shampoo now!

BODY.MASS: He’s picking you up at 8? Spray your hair before you leave for a thicker and fuller look, instantly.

BODY.BUILDER: Let’s be real… our hair might not stay put together tonight. Boost your locks with flexible fullness and hold so it stays in tact all night long.

POWDER.PUFF: Create a messy casual volume before the big night with this instant poof in a jar.

For the Window to the Soul

Glitter Pigments: These shadows combine the saturation of a loose pigment, the cushion of a cream and the silkiness of a powder, all with a beautiful high glitter and pearl finish. He won’t be able to look away

Expressions:  Don’t have time to get ready before dinner? This product can be used all over the face; as a blush, eye shadow or liner.

Pure Pigments:  The perfect fusion of high intensity color and sophisticated formula—perfect for a high energy night with the girls.

For Luscious Lips

Electric Lip Slides:  A hybrid of a lipstick, gloss, & stain infused—these are long wear and extremely moisturizing, but don’t kiss and tell!

Lipstick: Classic red lipstick… need I say more?

Lip Vapour: Hydrating, plumping lip gloss offered in 5 luscious shades will have you ready to plant one on him.

Lip Pencils: For when multiple layers might be necessary.

Puts a Ring on It

Omega Labs Nail Lacquer: Your nails definitely need to be painted tonight. Don’t forget your toes if you’re wearing heels!