July 28, 2015

Two Summer Concert Hair Looks Mastered with These Brushes

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[Creating two summer concert hair looks with the EcoTools Styler + Smoother and the Quick Volume Styler Hair Brushes]

I love, love, love outdoor summer concerts. Every time the season rolls around, I must ensure that I have at least two on my agenda, and I actually just hit that quota as of last week (here’s me at one of them)!  Planning out the logistics of what to wear, is just as important as my beauty look for the show; the two have to correlate together, and the hair (and makeup look) has to endure for hours, potentially exposed to heat and humidity, a little perspiration, and endless amounts of dancing.

For this feature, I focused on creating two hair looks that work especially well on my newly shorn looks: the effortless, sleek, combed back look, which keeps hair off of my face, can be executed quickly, and only requires one EcoTools brush, and the shiny, smoothed under long bob (lob) refined look, created with two EcoTools brushes.

The ultimate goal is to keep the hair off of the face, and in place, and the best way to start the styling is with clean, damp hair. I add a heat protectant spray, and then a generous amount of mousse, for added volume, to start.

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I really work that mousse in, focusing on roots, and moving what’s left down to about the middle of the hair strands. Next, it’s time to blow dry! I pick up the EcoTools Styler + Smoother Hair Brush, a super lightweight brush that helps to dry the hair faster thanks to EcoVents found on the back of the brush. It also fights frizz and static, and is extremely gentle on the strands, never tugging or pulling.

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July 24, 2015

Fashion Pulse Flash

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Last week was the first New York Fashion Week: Men’s, and I attended a select number of shows in order to check out what all of the excitement was about and gauge the direction of menswear for 2016! I saw a few of my favorites (Duckie Brown, Nautica, Timo Weiland), and wrote a trend wrap-up piece for “The Today Show,” which you can read, here!

I also wrote two other features that I’m proud of that I’d love for you to check out: 4 spots your sunscreen is missing (and how to protect them) and Throwback flats: 9 styles from the ’80s and ’90s to swoon over (again!)

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Last, I’ve been pretty busy this week and next, so I apologize if the posting has been on the lighter side. I’m teaching a Fashion Blogging Bootcamp course as part of the Summer Fashion Lab LIM College in NYC! I’m thrilled to be back teaching this class for the third time, and I am so happy to be teaching a real-world, application-based class that I created and students can learn so much from, not to mention that the LIM staff and fellow professors are just so incredible to work with. For more info on the class and LIM College, click here.


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