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03.24.14

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point. 

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.

 Shop the Black Tie Lookbook 
Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point.

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.


Shop the Black Tie Lookbook

Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

03.07.14

Party Girl: Spring 2014 Runway Makeup

For the Spring 2014 Show, I liked the idea of a girl who partied the night before and didn’t bother taking her makeup off afterwards. I usually like the girls to look a bit tough, very downtown. (The hair had a grunge feel but still quite polished, so we could go stronger on the make-up.)   I worked with long-time collaborator, the creative, talented makeup artist Sil Bruinsma, and below are his notes for those looking to create the effect themselves:

Skin is left quite bare, just a bit of concealer where necessary. Eyebrows are strong and on the darker side using TAUPE. The focus is really on the eyes; dark, kohl rimmed and smudged, in EBONY and PRUNELLA pencil. A smear of MIX MEDIUM on the lids and a dab of concealer on the lips finish of the look.

-Use a lighter to warm up your pencil before applying kohl on the waterline, it will stick better and glide on thickly.

-For a real smoldery effect use a black pencil inside the eye and a deep plum or brown/bronze around the eyes. Smudge out with a q-tip. The two tones create extra depth.

-Don’t be too delicate when applying mascara, really work mascara into the root of the lashes and wiggle over bottom lashes, a little residue on the skin is nice actually and gives a slept-in effect.

-I prefer NOT to curl lashes when I do a tough girl look like this. It just looks cooler.

skin:
MAC Matchmaster Foundation
MAC concealer
MAC Blot Powder

brows:
MAC brow pencil in TAUPE or LINGERING

eyes:
MAC eye pencil in EBONY and PRUNELLA
MAC studio sculpt shade and line in EBONY
MAC mix medium shine
MAC mascara ZOOMLASH

Follow Sil on Instagram:  @silbruinsma1

12.30.12

Tuned In - NYE 2013
Memory-making party playlist from downtown DJ Chelsea Leyland:
Rebecca Taylor by Chelsea Leyland on Grooveshark

Tuned In - NYE 2013

Memory-making party playlist from downtown DJ Chelsea Leyland:

Rebecca Taylor by Chelsea Leyland on Grooveshark

01.03.12

All That Glitters