Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity Trends’

New Kardashian Trend? Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

There was a time when going to the gym was akin to waking up in the morning without any makeup on. Going to the gym was an effortless task-simply throw on some shorts and a t-shirt, and you were good to go. These days, going to the gym is a full-out production for women like Kim Kardashian. Women who want to emulate the celebrity’s style have been seen sporting medium brown shadow, gloss and deep shades of lipstick to the gym.

It seems that there is now a huge trend where women want to look like glamourous celebs at the gym. According to a recent survey, seven out of ten women reported that they wore makeup to the gym on a regular basis. Just this past July, Kim Kardashian was seen wearing berry lipstick and eyebrow pencil to a Studio City gym.

The most popular workout make-up trick has been to sport mascara to the gym. According to a recent survey, women reported that lengthening their lashes with mascara is their favorite beauty boost before the gym. 34 percent of women reported that they love to wear foundation to the gym. Lastly, 21 percent of women reported that they love to wear lip gloss to the gym. In last place, 17 percent of women reported that they are always sure to get a spray tan before heading to the gym.

There were also women who reported that they love to spend over 15 minutes in getting ready for the gym. Looking good for the gym does require a bit of a time investment. One needs to find the perfect pair of shorts and that cute tank top for the gym. Of course, completing the look means doing one’s hair and applying just the right amount of makeup for a workout session.

If you want to find the perfect hairstyle for the gym, then you may want to ask your hair stylist about different hairstyle options at your next appointment. Your hair stylist will be able to help you find a hairstyle that is easy to manage for the gym. You may also want to try the salon that is available at cosmetology schools. Cosmetology students are always on the latest cutting-edge of hair styles that are flexible and easy to manage. You may be able to get great advice from a student who works in one of the student-run cosmetology salons.

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Sporty Cheeks Beauty Trend Just In Time For The Olympics

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

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Whenever you see Giuliana Rancic covering events for E!, she always seems to have a healthy glow. Take a look at other celebrities on the red carpet, and you will likely notice they have effortless bronze cheeks. This look, also known as the “runner’s glow,” is the hottest look for this upcoming summer. This look can easily be achieved with the following tips.

The first thing you should do is find the right bronzer on the market. Some bronzers appear too harsh on the skin, and these bronzers are usually sold in cheap cosmetic stores. Bronzer is one makeup item in which you should invest a little extra cash. Obtaining a sun-kissed glow does not have to break the bank, but it does require a bit of an investment. Try out the Benefit Sunbeams cosmetic highlighter. This bronzer adds a touch of radiance to your cheeks. For an event more elegant summer look, apply some of this bronzer to the brow bones.

To apply bronzer correctly, simply sweep a little dust on the apple of the cheek. You can also do a bit of contouring in extending the bronzer to the higher cheekbone. Just be careful not to overdo it, otherwise you can end up looking like a tire ran over your face. You may want to dust a bit of pink blush over the bronzer to get a more “real” appearance. A touch of pink blush can add the right hue to really make your sun-kissed glow come alive.

If you only want a bit of sun-kissed beauty, then you may want to try a dusting powder. This type of bronzer is a powder that is in a small plastic container. The loose powder can easily be dusted onto skin with a big makeup brush. Celebrities like Evangeline Lily swear by the MAC bronzing powder.

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer is a good option for women who want a heavier bronzing effect. Using this bronzer will give a woman the appearance of having an exotic tan. This product recently received the Belk Best in Beauty Award.

Even if you are not one who likes to run outdoors and get that healthy glow, there are easy ways to make your skin subtly shine. Using the MAC liquid bronzer may be the best option for the indoorsy girl. This bronzer is also heavier than a powder and stays put for longer periods of time. Instead of running to the tanning salon, just rub some of this bronzer in all over your body. You will feel like you have been out in the sun for hours with this bronzer.

The bronzed look is back, and it is sizzling for this summer. Be sure to try it out and enjoy being beautiful.

The Top 5 Most Gorgeous Celebrity Hair Styles of All Time

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Celebrities have a way of making fashion and beauty statements that last a lifetime. We become so entranced by the beauty of one celebrity’s hair style that we never forget it. It becomes a fixture in what we consider to be classic beauty. From Farah Fawcett to Audrey Hepburn, few Hollywood stars have left an imprint on the world of hair trends than these following 5 women.

1. Farah’s Wind-Blown Locks

In just one stunning photograph, Farah Fawcett left an impression on the hearts of millions of men in the 1970s. Her famous poster of her wearing a red bikini was also popular for reasons apart from the hot bikini. Her hair simply looked divine in this poster. With wind-blown curls surrounding her face, Farah Fawcett emulated a look that top hair stylists still try to emulate in today’s fashion world. Right now, this is the look of the moment for Summer 2012 too.

2. Marilyn’s Raunchy Curls

We will never forget Marilyn Monroe’s fun and carefree curls. Her look in the Seven Year Itch continues to be seen on celebrities like Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore. Thousands of celebrities and millions of ordinary people have tried to copy this look.

3. Hepburn’s High Bun

In Breakfast at Tiffany’s, none of us will forget that gorgeous high bun of Holly Golightly. The adorable choppy bangs that surrounded this hairstyle are equally as unforgettable and added pizazz to the look. Even the hair coloring on this hair style was edgy for its time. With light caramel highlights placed on a chocolate brown color, this look has continued to impress thousands of celebrities and hair stylists.

4. Jennifer Aniston’s Bob

The layered bob that Jennifer Aniston donned in “Friends” has become beloved by millions of women. To this day, thousands of women carry in cut-out photos of Jennifer Aniton’s hair style in “Friends” and ask a hair stylist to replicate the look. With soft golden highlights set against dark brown hair, this will always be a winning and chic look. During the 90s, this look could be found in every top fashion and teen magazine.

5. Meg Ryan’s Wild Locks

Meg Ryan created a look in the 90s that still resonates in the world of fashion. Her shaggy locks have come to be known almost as well as a trademark symbol. This look first became famous when Meg Ryan played the leading role of Kathleen Kelley in “You’ve Got Mail.” Since that film was released, thousands of men have found the hair style to be a complete turn-on.

These are the top 5 and most unforgettable celebrity hair styles of all time. If you are ever in doubt about the hair style you should receive at the salon, take in a photo of one of these looks.

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The 10 Hottest Summer Beauty Trends

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Oil from coconuts.Summer 2012 is just around the corner, and it is time to get one’s look up to date. With celebrities like Blake Lively embracing pastel colors, there is no better time to update the wardrobe. Other singers, like Ciara, are embracing dark roots and blonde ends, so it may also be time for you to update your hairstyle too. Get ready for Summer 2012 by adding these 10 hot trends to your look.

1. Dark Roots

Ciara was recently seen on a red carpet event donning dark roots and blonde extensions. The votes have been counted, and this is officially the hottest look of Summer 2012. Other celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Rihanna and Jennifer Aniston have also been spotted with dark roots on the red carpet.

2. Tangerine Lipstick

Tangerine lips are all the rage for this summer. This subtle look creates that effortless summer beauty that we all try to achieve for the summer.

3. Coconut Oil

Not only is this oil healthy for your skin, but is also helps it achieve a stunning glow. Coconut oil also smells amazing, and it helps keep skin moisturized and protected from the sun. Dab a little coconut oil all over your body before heading to the beach this summer.

4. Loose Braids

Look on Pinterest, and you will find hundreds of photos of loose braids. Loose braids give an effortless elegance to any look. Even if you are attending a cocktail party this summer, try wearing a loose braid to the event and notice the stares of envy surround you.

5. Painted Toes and Exfoliated Feet

All eyes will be on the feet this summer, since leather sandals are also a part of this summer’s trends. There is no better reason to get a pedicure or exfoliation treatment than to get your feet ready for showing off some new sandals. Hot pink is also a popular color for toe nails in the upcoming fashion season.

6. Subtle Highlights

Gone are the days of bright blonde highlights. This summer, subtlety is key in achieving an elegant and refined look. Subtle highlights are the way to go for showing off one’s bronzed skin.

7. Makeup Primer

Makeup primer is essential to use this summer because it will keep makeup from smearing on the skin. Makeup primer also helps make-up to stay put on oily skin.

8. Shimmer Gloss

A simple shimmer gloss will make lips look soft and pouty for the summer. The key motto in wearing makeup this summer is “less is more.”

9. Aqua

Aqua is the “it girl” color of the moment. Try picking up an aqua romper or aqua dress to get in style.

10. Leather Satchels

Leather satchels look great with any outfit, and they can also be used in the fall or winter months.

These are the 10 hottest summer beauty trends that you should add to your look.

The Gorgeous Katie Holmes and Her Incredible Bob Style

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Katie HolmesKatie Holmes has taken the fashion and beauty worlds by storm with her medium bob. This sassy and chic look can be seen in the pages of Vogue, Elle and every other high fashion magazine. It looks stunning in any setting, whether one is attending a red carpet event or grabbing an ice cream cone with the kids. Since Katie Holmes first appeared on the red carpet in 2008 with her medium bob, hair stylists remain inspired by the look and continue to alter it in different ways.

High-Class Bob Cuts

High-class bob cuts are also known as “personalized” bob cuts. These cuts are tailored by a hair stylist to frame your face in an interesting way. When a woman’s hair has a geometric shape so that one side is longer than the other, this is an example of the tailored bob look. A stylist takes your cheek bone structure into consideration in cutting hair to the exact perfect length with this bob.

Unique Colors

Lady Gaga was seen wearing a bob with her hair colored in different hues of gray at a red carpet event just months ago. Gray has come back as one of the trendy hair colors of the season. While Katie Holmes has never been seen wearing gray, she has influenced the hair style behind this gray shade. Women look sophisticated and chic in the gray bob hairstyle. If you want to be on the cutting edge of the hair world, then try out a gray bob for a few weeks. A hair stylist can always alter the color if you find that gray isn’t the look for you.

Choppy Layers

Choppy layers have never been hotter when paired with the bob look. Choppy layers are great for the woman who already has a head full of hair and wants to manage it. A hair stylist can eliminate some of the extra weight by cutting choppy layers into the bob style.

Straight Bangs

Straight bangs add a dramatic touch to any bob haircut. Katie Holmes was seen wearing straight bangs when she had the bob style. Straight bangs give a woman an air of mystery, yet they also add a sweet and innocent vibe to any look. Side-swept bangs are another rendition of this look. For the woman who wants a softer look without all the drama, side-swept bangs are the perfect option.

Short Length in the Back

Having the bob cut with a shorter length in the back is essential for this look. Look at any picture of Katie Holmes, and you will notice that her locks fall slightly longer in the front of her face.

The medium bob is a hair style that likely will stick around on the fashion scene. It has become a hair style that is adored by thousands of women.

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Shine Like Taylor Swift With Glitter Eyes

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

If you want to shine, why not add a little sparkle to your daily makeup routine without having to go to beauty school. Get ready to take a step back in time; a few of the hottest trends of the ’80s have been reborn and are being seen everywhere we look. One of those trends is glitter.

Glitterlicious is one of the trending looks and if you need evidence, consider the brilliant blue lips Katy Perry displayed during her performance at the Grammy Awards.

So, if you want to ‘make a glitterlicious entrance,’ follow this recipe and create your own glittery look:

• Hair

Use water to lightly mist your hair and then sprinkle the glitter (6NYX multi-purpose glitter on-the-go) over it. You can use any color glitter that you like, do not limit your choices!

• Lips

To add pizzazz to your lips, use the GlitzyLips foil. It is easy to apply. This foil can actually be used almost anywhere. There are temporary tattoos as well. Other brands to consider are Violent Lips and Trendy Lips.

• Cheeks

To give your cheeks the luscious shine you are looking for you need to use cream blush. Put the blush on and then gently dab multi-purpose colored glitter over your cheeks.

• Eyes

Use glitter eyeliner to outline your eyes. Then apply some glittery false eyelashes and eyeshadow on your eyelids. Now, apply multi-purpose glitter over your eyeshadow by patting it on with your makeup brush. Do not rub it onto your eyelid. Now, watch as your eyes shine.

• Body

Moisten your skin with body. This will make your glitter stick. Then, sprinkle the multi-purpose glitter all over your cleavage and neck.

You are now ready to make your entrance. Just remember to be glamorous as you show how glitterlicious you really are!

If You are Not into Glitterlicious, Consider Adding a Gentle Moondust Glow

If you are not ready to take the leap to the glitterlicious side, maybe you could just give yourself a beautifully elegant moondust glow. You can do this quickly and easily by adding a little shimmer to your makeup. Even the slightest bit of glitter will give your style a sparkly boost. However, in a case like this, do not overdo the glitter.

Adding a Light Moondust Glow (All these products are available from the majority of makeup companies)

• Lips

Sheer lip-gloss with glitter

• Eyes

Shimmery cream eyeshadow

• Nails

Nude polish with shimmer

• Cheeks

Powder blush that has shimmer

Now, you shine just like Taylor Swift and whether you choose to shine a little or a lot, you will be glamorous!

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Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012


Rock Bold Brows –

Rocking bold brows seems to be the only way to go lately, according to the hottest style websites and latest magazines. Celebrity makeup artist Julianne Kaye told me, “The makeup trends of the 1990s, we hope, will never come back,” which, as we all know, has a lot to do with those pencil-thin eyebrows we had during beauty’s darkest years. Remember the lip-liner and nude lipstick look? Yuck! That’s about as bad as the pencil-thin eyebrows.

Top 10 Beauty Trends: Spring 2012 –

The leaves are back; flowers are popping up…looks like spring is here!! Straight from the runway to magazines, these top beauty trends for spring are a great way to embrace the season. The great thing is, you may even have some of these in your collections already and if you don’t, you can find them fairly easily.


See how edible cosmetics are becoming the hottest new trend in the beauty industry, claiming to enhance your beauty from the inside out. Are cosmetic candies the future of the beauty industry or just another Hollywood fad?

Spring Makeup Trends Suitable off the Runway – The

When nature is blooming with all kinds of bright and beautiful colors, it’s nice to show more color in your makeup. There’s no better time to experiment with your makeup than springtime. Where to start? Find out what’s new on the trend-setting fashion runways and identify looks that are easy to wear for work and play. We’ve done some looking for you and have three looks to suggest.


Think Rainbow Hair won’t work for you? Think again!If you’re on Pinterest like our Alena, you’ve probably seen this amazing picture of tousled waves with red, white and blue tips– and like us, you might have sighed in jealousy. “I could never do it,” you would say. “Rainbow hair looks great on the internet, but I don’t think the higher-ups at the office would agree.”
Here at Best-of-Boston Maxime Salon, we know the biggest hair secret in the world, and we’re ready to share it.

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Cosmetology for the Stars? Your Future as a Celebrity Stylist

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Thinking of a future in cosmetology? Most people only think of working from home, going to cosmetology school, then proceeding to a salon. And it’s true that many cosmetologists go this route. But did you know that cosmetology can lead you into the exciting world of fashion, the heat of a political race, or even the set of of a movie? If you keep an open mind and seek opportunities, there are lots of ways to use your craft! Let’s take a look at a few “big-time” cosmetologists who have found another route to success:

Oribe Canales is so successful that he needs only go by one name. The stylist does hair and make up for photo shoots for models and magazines around the world, including Vogue. Supermodels and celebrities are his clients. He has his own product line. Oribe is at the pinnacle of his profession.

James Cornwell is the make-up artist for Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader. Helping a major national politician get ready for appearances on national television, at press conferences, and on the campaign trail is no easy task, but Cornwell is up to it. Through this exciting and rewarding profession, a future cosmetologist like yourself just might help determine our future president!

Andre Walker is the personal hair and make-up artist for Oprah Winfrey, trusted for many years with the task of getting Oprah looking good for her many public appearances. Is there any job in this profession better than having one of the most famous women on the planet as your client?

Mary Ann Valdes reached the pinnacle of her profession when she received an Emmy nomination for her styling work in the comedy Ugly Betty. She started in television working on the set of the iconic 1980′s hit Miami Vice.

As you can see, there is plenty of room for excitement, variety, and advancement in your career as a cosmetologist. While you may start in a salon, continuing to work there is only one of a number of options. Through hard work and skill, you might find yourself doing make-up for magazine covers, or wearing that new dress on Oscar night for your “make-up effects” nomination!

It’s important to remember that few celebrity stylists become successful overnight. Most, if not all, of them have a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and try new things. These are the keys to making it big!

The Secrets Cosmetology Schools Use to Extend Hair Color

Friday, May 4th, 2012

hair schools secretsPerhaps you have wondered why your hair color does not last as long as your friend’s color? Maybe you have pondered what you can do to prevent fading? You may be surprised and frustrated to discover the environmental threats that undermine your hair color on a daily basis. Thankfully, you can take a number of steps to curtail fading and extend the life of your color.

The degree of fading often depends on the shade and type of color used. Katy Perry’s temporary blue hues probably will not last as long as Christina Aguilera’s permanent platinum locks because of the way the color is deposited. Temporary hair dye only coats the outside of the hair shaft and typically lasts one to six washes. While permanent hair dye penetrates the hair shaft to deposit or lighten the pigment of natural hair and lasts four to six weeks.

The most frequent cause of color fade relates to the hair care products themselves. The most common ingredients in soap, shampoo and conditioner rob color from hair, and chief among these is sodium laurel sulfate. In order to avoid sodium laurel sulfate, you will need to use products specifically designed for color-treated hair.

The chemicals in hair dye remain active for quite some time, so avoid washing your hair for at least 24 hours after coloring. When you first shampoo, start with warm water to open the cuticle and finish with cool water to close. Wash your hair this way to lock in color and boost shine.

Ultraviolet light interacts with certain pigments in hair dye and causes an oxidation reaction that produces gold and brassy tones. Invest in products that block the sun’s UV rays. Do not to forget to keep you hair covered on days when the sun is intensely bright.

Exposure to chlorine can strip the color from your hair. Stay away from the pool for two to three days after you color. Beyond that, all you can do is protect against chlorine shock and buildup. Wet your hair with bottled water upon entry and exit of the pool. If you swim frequently, use a clarifying shampoo to remove any lingering traces of chlorine.

Skip the blow-dryer because excessive heat zaps the color from your hair. Let you locks air dry instead. When you exit the shower, gently ring the excess water from your hair and blot it with a towel. If you need to use a flat iron or other styling device, apply a product designed to protect hair from heat damage.

Routine trims eliminate faded ends and go along way toward keeping your hair healthy. If you use permanent dye, you can restore the color with touch ups. Let the dye primarily set on the roots. Do not apply color to the ends until the last five minutes. Allowing dye to set on the ends for excessive periods creates a dull buildup.

Learn How To Do The Cat Eye Makeup Trend

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The cat eye makeup trend is one of those classic looks that always seems to find its way back into the spotlight. Magazines and red carpets are known for celebrities pulling off the cat eye, which is also known as winged eyeliner. It’s bold and sassy, and it’s even easy to do at home.

You’ve probably wondered at one time or another if you were wearing too much makeup. The cakey, clumped, overdone look is never hot, so by drawing attention to one area of your face and leaving the rest of the face au naturale, you can draw attention to your best attributes without overdoing your look. The cat eyes highlight your eyes, and allow for the rest of your face to remain nude. You could try using softer hues of lipstick and blush to spice up the look, while still allowing the eyes to be the main feature.

To add some pizzazz to the traditional cat eye—a look that uses black or another solid shade of eyeliner to highlight the entire eye and extending slightly outward—try adding some color. Eyeshades like bright metallics can highlight your eyes and really make your eyes pop. Teal works well for this purpose too, and it looks fabulous with blue, green or brown eyes.

You might want to play around with the winged eyeliner look by doing a double flick. This particular look occurs when you extend both the top and bottom liner out to the sides without touching one another.

Not all eyeliners are created equal. In fact, some clump to your eyelashes, peel off or wear off quickly. If you’re wondering which eyeliners work the best, we have a few suggestions for you. MAC Penultimate Eyeliner has an ideal formula that goes on smoothly. Additionally, the brush is just the right size to make a bold statement with your eyeliner. Another felt tip eyeliner is Dior Liquid Eyeliner, which lasts long, produces a thin and precise line. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner does what its name states, last a long time. The gel formula goes on like a liquid eyeliner; however, applying it is much easier. It doesn’t crease or smear, so your cat eye will be beautiful, bold and smooth.