Saturday, November 14, 2009

Holiday Hair and Makeup Tips from the Rita Hazan Salon

Passing along some info I got from The Rita Hazan Salon. Celebrity Hairstylists and Makeup Artists from the New York Salon have shared some trends and tips for the holiday season. Start reading…

Tis’ the season to glitter, shimmer and shine. With holiday festivities and New Years Eve events upon us,Celebrity Makeup Artists Sandy Linter and Celebrity Hairstylists Eugene Toye, Ryan Cunningham and Eddie Ngai from the Rita Hazan Salon are here to tell you the trends of the season and how to achieve the perfect holiday look:


All That Glitters: When using a glitter-based shadow, make sure to apply your eye makeup before applying your foundation. This way any residual glitter that falls will not ruin any previous applications. Any remaining glitter can be wiped away with a gentle eye makeup remover and Q-Tip. A trick to making glitter shadows stick is to apply a crème eyeshadow all over your eyelid. Than with your fingertips or a sponge applicator, pat on the glitter. The crème shadow helps the glitter adhere to your eyelids.

Add A Little Length: To transform your eyelashes for a more dramatic look, try Shu Uemura’s False Eyelashes. When applying lashes, be sure to bend the lashes back and forth so the band is not stiff. After applying the false lashes and once the glue has dried clamp you lashes with an eyelash curler to set the look. When wearing fake lashes, do not use colored shadows. Instead use a neutral gold shadow on the lid, such as Lancôme Filigree and contour the crease of your eye with a brown taupe shade, such as Lancôme Chic; making the eyes look big and festive but not (cheap!)

Bright Idea: Brighter shades of lipstick always work for the holiday season. Check out Lancome’s new lipstick, La Laque Fever in Raze Red or Electric Pink. Designed to have a high potency of color and unprecedented shine; this full cover lipshine will offer you up to 8 hours of vibrant color.


The Ponytail is a classic yet fun style for the holiday season. To achieve this look: Start by blowing out your hair using a volumizing spray. Once the hair has settled, slick back your hair and wrap a rubber band around the pony leaving a few chunks of strands. Wrap strand around rubber band to hide the band, and tuck leftover piece into the rubber band.
To glam it up wear a jeweled headband.

Finger Waves, classy just like the 40’s. This style works best on naturally wavy hair although these waves can be re-created on any hairstyle. To glam it up wear a jeweled headband. In order to achieve this look you will need some gel, hairpins and some curlers. Once hair is curled under, you will want to pin the curls in place at the nape of the neck. Long straight pins are the key to securing your locks and holding this updo in place. Make sure to insert pins in opposite direction.

Classic Chignon (Messy Version), perfect for holiday rushing and party hopping. To create this look: To give hair just the right amount of movement and keep it from being too close to the head, use a volumizing cream and apply to freshly washed and well-towel-dried hair. Comb product through hair and put a deep side part in hair. Blow dry hair with a medium round brush for added body. Then, brush hair back into a low ponytail and fasten just above the nape of the neck. Begin winding the hair around the base of the ponytail, securing it underneath and on top with bobby pins as you go. Leaving the ends out. It’s more modern to have pieces out for a look that’s slightly undone. Use gold or colored bobby pins to spice it up for the holidays.


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