HAIR & MAKE-UP2018-11-10T12:08:50+00:00

Look good from the ‘inside out’ is what all the supermodels say is best – well a little extra help from the ‘outside’ won’t hurt, so check out this section to find out the latest about hair & make-up trends from all over Europe and the rest of the world!

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE + SOLID & STRIPED II

Feel that beach hair vibe in an instant: for this one, Bumble and Bumble have teamed up with the swimwear label Solid & Striped to create a texture spray to create surfer hair, to make your locks look as if you’ve been out on the water for an hour before getting to work! Use just a few spritzes, take in that scent of the Montauk dunes, and feel that California ‘thang’ happening to you where ever you are…bumbleandbumble.com

CATWALK TREND AW18: HAIR BY TONI & GUY FOR HOUSE OF HOLLAND

It’s the detail that counts, so have a listen to what Toni & Guy’s international artistic director Cos Sakkas has to say about creating that layed back, slightly whispey city look (for girls, who appreciate a hike as well), chosen for House of Holland’s AW18 collection. Learn about their tips and tricks, whilst the stylists get the models ready for the show…

TREND AW18 ANNA SUI

TREND AW 18 ERDEM

TREND AW 18 ISSEY MIYAKE

TREND AW 18 KENZO

TWIST, TWIRL OR PLAT IT!

Chanel combined an afro-take with neat tailoring, we say: just deal with it whatever you’re wearing – it’s summer, it’s hot, and when frizz kicks in on the beach, you want to be in control! Chanel’s rubber bands are an excellent statement on the beach, so go for it gurrrrls, and don’t be shy!

BARBER & PARLOUR IN LONDON’S SHOREDITCH

Housed in a super cool factory style building in Redchurch St., this fully concepted shop for gurrrls’n boys is brilliant for getting yourself fixed up on all levels, and instantly so…and why are we not surprised: Soho House is behind all this! With their own Cheeky ranges for hair, beauty and nail paints, the concept couldn’t be more perfect for the busy townie, in short: the Londoner! Book yourself into the Cheeky parlour online and tonight is sorted…barberandparlour.com

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HAIR – Hair by Phil Hunt & team for Bao Ta’s fashion show during London Fashion Week

We went backstage to check out star-hairdresser Phil Hunt’s wicked creations for Bao Ta’s SS16 fashion show during LFW! He crimped, twisted and back-combed to his heart’s content to create this magical look!

PURE BODY NATURALS:
COCONUT OIL HAIR MASK

Got a hair emergency, as winter has taken it’s toll with overheated rooms everywhere, hat on and off, cold air zapping the life out of it, and want to give your hair a general overhaul in time for glamorous Christmas glamour? Here’s the answer to getting your hair back on track, making it look healthier, softer and sooo much silkier! Tried and tested in the office, we can highly recommend it as it also does NOT contain parabens or sulfates! Gorgeous stuff…amazon.com

PIXIE-CUTS will never die out, so get yr stylist to chop away, creating asymmetric lines for some added wow-factor! They are the perfect answer to something like: Can I please have a cut somewhere between ‘punk & bob’? This counts for guys as well, men’s grooming has to be on point: tousled or shaved, beard or no beard!

MR NATTY’s men’s hair grooming products are legendary!!! Everything will be under control with their fab range of hair preparation products – men only, girls!

BULLDOG SKINCARE FOR MEN

We’re in love with this natural men’s grooming range! It all makes sense: only natural high-quality products, no cruelty policy, no parabens, SLS, artificial colours or synthetic fragrances, their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Wow, we are impressed… bulldogskincare.com

BLONDE AMBITION - LOOKBOOK FOR BOYS AND MEN!

Trending on a all social media channels when he turned up on the scene, male model Lucky Blue Smith is to blame for a great deal for what swept the masculine world off its feet – Presley Gerber, Miles Teller and many others followed! Men hitting the salons for some peroxide has become this season’s guilty pleasure. Justin Bieber, Robbie Williams and Luke Evans couldn’t agree more. Male looks are suddenly more striking, quiffs are not to be miffed at anymore and suddenly the boys look altogether…. a bit more of a sexy and playful lot. Us girls, we are NOT complaining…the eye-candy palette has just gone bigger and better!

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FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA LAUNCHED
AT HARVEY NICHOLS UK AND IRELAND

Rihanna wanted to make real the vision she had about women ‘everywhere’, who should be able to match their typical skin tones, regardless of their ethnicity and where their come from, pinpointing universal shades in a range so complete in skin tones, that it should really be listed in the Guiness Book of Records. With a huge range of foundation shades (including a shade finder on the website), primers, blotting powders, skin-sticks, highlighters and all the other necessary make-up essentials, is this just a beauty range with a famous name on and that’s it? We don’t think so: Riri’s range of products is a true revelation in its approach, and should ‘allow girls to have fun’, and should never ‘feel like pressure or a uniform’! We’re all for that from disk ’til dawn…
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CLINIQUE’S
Beyond perfecting
super concealer
camouflage + 24hr wear
available in 18 shades –
summer skin sorted!

KEY LOOK: KATE SPADE AW18

Your complexion stays natural and rosy, but your eyes sparkle ‘like diamonds in the sky’, quoting Rihanna! Kate Spade got the festive season’s make-up down to a tee: neat and fresh, just add some grown-up glamour in the shape of the most lust-worthy diamanté eye make-up sparklers and you’re done! Get the earrings to match and you’ll be the classiest chick in the room…

LOOKBOOK MAKE-UP TRENDS AW18

DIOR DOUBLE ROUGE LIPSTICK
Brand-new range in dual-tone shades for
subtle brush blending from nudes to bold

SMASHBOX Be Legendary
Launching a blending triple-tone graduating
lipstick for depth, dimension & definition

MARK JACOBS AIRBLUSH SOFT GLOW DUO

The perfect combo for natural, fresh looking skin using a highlighter and blusher, introducing ‘Draping’ – a make-up technique that helps you enhance your face with blush! Blend the 2 shades and sweep below your cheek-bones, then ‘wrap’ from your eye to the temple in a sort of half moon shape to give your face contour and a bit of ‘drama’ (seriously), as this technique has been used on stage for donkeys years! marcjacobs.com

Nude tones go super well with those fleshy pinks, so get yourself Bobbi Browns ‘Nude Library’ – a limited edition to commemorate 25 years of fabulous Bobbi Brown cosmetics for all type of skin colours! 40 shades of delicious tones should make sure, that you are always perfectly made up, in either simple and fresh looking shades, or with added sparkle, including a fabulous range of metallics! Essential, say we… bobbibrowncosmetics.com

LUSCIOUS LIPS BY URBAN DECAY

Apart from their wicked range of names given to delicious shades for lip colouring, we love the daring attitude of UD’s lipsticks! It’s Insta-glam for the day job and we love the fact that it ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ when it comes to this winter’s pink palette! urbandecay.com

MAC MAKE-UP COSMETICS – THE BIGGEST RANGE EVER

January 2017 sees the launch of a brand new products range by our fave cosmetic line, comprising of no less than 50 lips, eyes and face products! Yes, you read right: FIFTY new, gorgeous cosmetics items, that will make you look utterly stunning, created by the star make-up artists Kabuki, Diane Kendal and James Kaliardos. We are madly in love with their shade palettes and can’t wait to get our hands on it!

LIMITED EDITION: ROUGE DIOR COUTURE REFILLABLE LIPSTICKS

This incredible set of refillable lipsticks in the ‘Bijou Edition’ has come at a perfect time: right for Xmas for sure, but perfect time for the cruise season, when we wanted to take as little as we can (yeah, right), so this range of lipsticks is simply divine: practical for travel, with perfect colour shades for different climes! Luscious, but matte in application, these classy shades should cover you for all occasions – get your hands on a set, before they’re gone…dior.com

With all the GLIMMER and the GOLD out there, we went backstage at red carpet designer Bao Ta’s fashion show during London Fashion Week, checking on the make-up team there and how they translated the look for Bao’s fabulous collection for this Spring/Summer season!