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Fall On Me

Fall On Me


Q. What are the hair trends for women, Fall 2013? What look is not trendy but up to date ?

A. Hair should not be trendy but modern. This is a different concept since a great haircut can be easily converted to the right change without a lot of stress. A beautiful modern shape is blunt to the collarbone with sweeping layers that frame the face and beveled ends. The weight is taken out of the ends for softer parameter. This creates the flexibility to wear it smooth with movement or wavy .

  • Another great length is to the base of the neck blunt cut .. Very chic and can be be texturized with long or short layers .
  • Remember many changes can be done in th styling process too, hair has become fuller with more movement .  Hair condition with a clear gloss for added shine .

And my favorite product for Blowdry with movement is Kerstase boucles d’art fixation flexible hold sculpting cream


Q. Should men over 35 yrs old have super short sides and longer crown for fall?

A. I do love this shape on the men who are super style conscience. It can be a bit trendy but I find if the right products are used and a side part is made, combing it in place creates a more tailored clean look, modern classic.
However, one has to be careful that too much product is not used on the hair. It does not look untouchable or stiff. My favorite gel is by kerastase pour Hommme Capital Force strong hold gel mixed with molding mud. A great haircut should always enhance your features and a good stylist will always be conscience of how far they can go with your length.

For my men with thinning hair or balding issues, a shadow of hair that is shingled by scissor is less severe looking than with a buzzer. The shape is more tailored to the crown and slowly fades into nape. A trimmer is used for the parameter and shaping sideburns for detail cutting. My product of choice is Shu Umera Frame Wax for shine


Men and women should be mindful of sudden hair loss, excessive oil, dandruff, redness and sores on the scalp. The normal amount of shedding is 50 to 80 hairs a day.

Be proactive and visit to dermatologist, or a Trichologist (scalp specialist) and follow a simple regime for healthy hair .

  • A diet of with nuts, sardines, oysters, dark green vegetables like spinach, kale and seaweed are rich with vitamins biotin, iron and zinc for hair.
  • Scalp massages with conditioners or scalp treatments increase the blood flow.  Rinse hair with cool water for shine.  My favorite shampoos are Kerastase, Shu Umera, Aveda and Philip Kingsley .
  • Philip Kingsley Trichological clinic are scalp specialists.  A consultation is a great investment that will educate you and treat your scalp issues

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Summertime Styling and Beauty Tips

Summertime Styling and Beauty Tips

Summer Styling & Beauty Tips

Q What good does the summer sun do for my hair ??
A The truth ? The sunrays are so much stronger now and get a bad rap. The sun has valuable vitamin D, sparks up your blood flow and gives your hair natural highlights.
Q How can I wear my long hair without looking messy ?
A Summer hair styles should be less fussy and closer to your head, twisted , braided buns are the trend and  look super fashionable with lighter clothing ..
Q Hey there Men are you ready for the summer take down?
A A more tapered line to your cut,  less products are a vacation for your hair. The Look is fresh and youthful and compliments summer fashion. Try to wear less hats and allow your scalp to breathe. Getting a scalp massage is relaxing, stimulates blood flow and promotes hair growth.
Q What are the sun kissed makeup looks for Summer 2013?

A If you don’t want sun on your face, but love the glow? Use your favorite foundation or try a tinted moisturizer. Next step  use a spectrum  bronzer powder with a large dome brush to set your makeup. These discs are are skin toned with various shadings, use as your replacement to blush or use in place of foundation. You will look naturally tanned without worrying about sun damage. My favorite spectrum disc is by Guerlain, called the four seasons bronzer.  Pricey at $75, but a winner in quality. A descent knockoff is a Matisse bronzer disc that is sold at Ricky’s beauty store at the counter. My favorite location is the original store located at Broadway and Grand street in lower Manhattan.

A Lipgloss for summer 2013 range in bright reds and corals … Wear them translucent not so concentrated for day  with a nude lip color underneath. My favorites velvet matte pencil that are like lipsticks is NARS, colors: Sex machine and Bahama. NARS lipgloss is Giza , Cruella
A Go out and enjoy the sun after 2 pm for an 1 hour or so  then go in the shade you will still get the benefits of and beauty that the summer gives us !

Here are some summer hair maintenance tips :

  • Wash your hair less and tie up your long hair, braids wrapped on damp hair create a bun on the side of your neckline with a far side part . A messy bun or updo is so much sexier than overstyled looks.
  • For shorter styles , like the shaggy bobs I adore, I wear the hair with a 3/4 part above your brow line, drape your sides where the rest natural .. The style is in the cut ..
  • A great product for a natural dry:
  • Mixture of Moroccan oil hydrating cream ( about the size of a quarter ) and a dab of moroccan oil light ..put on damp hair and comb through from root to ends .
  • If you have fine straight hair , consider going for a shorter cut .  A super stylish long blunt cut to the base of your neck , with some highlights is a great change and makes blow drying a breeze , hair looks stronger in texture too .

Spring Is Here


Spring is a season that represents the beginning of new life , Hint..? Change ?

The most recurrent trend is bangs this season, ? Bangs or fringe can look super cool and look super modern ..they can also make you look like your 12years old .. not sure ?
There are two types of bangs:
-the non committal ones that grow into your layers and can be worn swept off to the side (my personal favorite ) virtually most clients can attempt this look successfully with little to no attempt at the perfect blow-dry .
-the straight across bang which are my favorite when the client is tall, soft , below the collarbone length hair , no cowlicks and a sense of fashion … These bangs require an upkeep of trimming , blow-dry and confidence . Yes a lot of requirements…..kind of .
Try this fun trick and tie your hair on top of your hair , take the edges of your ponytail and brush them along your forehead .. you can get a very good idea of what it would be like to have bangs ..
Please remember as an aside but definitely true that “Bangs are cheaper than botox”! Try them , they are an exciting step for change , modern and great if you don”t want to lose the length on your hair .

The Metro Man Skinny an Sideburns

Yes, guys .. all men should have side burns . the general length I like on my male clients is a nice tapered line to the “tragus “part of the ear … that is in the front middle nub , center of the ear .. Use your beard trimmer with put your index finger a little below to guide you for a straight line . if you happen to have patchy side burns make them as long as the hair grows . The no side burn looks very 1980″s and make some guys look bloated or uptight .. side burns sculpt the cheek bone line and are nice finish to a well balanced haircut.

Defining the Line on Lipliner

There are so many cool reds for spring . However fashion and reality can be met by creating a more wearable everyday shade . Try using a nude lip liner, fill the entire lip and add a ruby gloss for day. This will create a more translucent shade . For evening, mix a blue red lip liner lightly and add a more nude peachy  gloss for a more vibrant yet modern red . Prevent lip color by smearing by using just a dab of gloss . Letting it settle or dabbing with a tissue  .

My favorite lipliners are CHANEL and MAC , they are not too dry or chalky , my favorite glosses range from NARS,CHANEL  to NEUTROGENA, RIMMEL.. this is my personal favorite .. RIMMEL is a more expensive drugstore brand made in London.. , now available in the USA


winter hair care and makeup tips

Hooray ! At last, my first post for my beauty blog ! Welcome everyone to the beginning of my beauty tips for hair ,grooming for men and makeup ..

The 20+ years of experience with a clientele, fashion magazines and being a platform artist for Loreal, have given me a wonderful education to write beauty blog. Below are some answers to questions my clients have asked.. please leave your comments or questions you have .


Q Why are my split ends so bad in the winter time ?and my hair look so blah?

A winter hair tends to get split because of dryness from the artificial heat in environments. The lack of moisture and humidity are a key factor …
Deep condition with KERASTASE or SHU UMERA deep conditioner. These products work best if you shampoo, blot out water with a towel, apply and comb through with a wide tooth comb from root to end. Twist hair on top of your head, cover with a shower cap. leave on for 20 + minutes . (for extra conditioning dampen a towel and micowave for 30 seconds , wrap on head ) It is best to get into a habit of getting out of the shower and doing something to occupy your time, multitask! These products are pricey but work and penetrate the cuticle layer of hair with body heat .

A It is time to get rid of the blahs, perhaps a new style? above your shoulders? Of course do your research and consult with your hair stylist , get some pictures of hair ideas. Hair reacts best in the winter for styling because of the lack of humidity which is an added plus for change. The importance of a getting even a healthy trim and or a color will go amazingly far into the end of the season ..


Q How can I change my look without looking trendy ?

A Men’s hair can be trendy , a good balance is taking one solid good thing from a trend .. wearing your hair with clean cut parameter and slightly longer crown with a part is very modern . use a little paste or gel like KERASTASE CAPITAL FORCE HAIR PASTE FOR HOMME or KERASTASE CAPITAL FORCE GEL FOR FINE HAIR for keeping your hair in place with some texture . Towel dry hair or blow-dry with fingers, a fingertip amount in your palms and rub together, then apply to hair.
It is important to know who you are and how far you can go .. consider these things with your stylist . change does not have to be drastic but the small changes can make you feel more confident at any age.


Q How can I look more sun kissed in the winter but not overly orange ? I don”t want to look overdone ..

A Tinted Moisturizer’s are great because they have added moisture when your skin is dry . This product also creates a soft , supple appearance on the skin . My favorite brands are LAURA MERCIER, BOBBI BROWN and NUETROGENA ,
Oily skin : tinted moisturizers can be too oily and heavy , like mine I use an oil free foundation like NARS OR MAC and mix oil free face lotion on the back of my hand then apply. I customize it .
Remember to allow your skin to dry first then apply bronzing powder with a large dome brush ..Spectrum Bronzing discs are wonderful, they tend to have more of a natural finish. They made up of different tones in the skin and vary to where you are on the color spectrum . My favorite brands Guerlain , Channel , Makeup Forever , Benefit , Nars , Mac


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