I took some notes and here’s what I learned:
Step 1. Divide the crown of your hair into a section and clip out of the way.
Step 2. Tease (back comb) the rest of your hair all the way around.
Step 3. Brush smooth one side of the hair half way around to the back of your head
Step 4. Using bobby pins, pin the combed back hair into place in a vertical line top-to-bottom. This will be the anchor for the up-do. / I really like Goody bobby pins best ($4.87)
Step 5. Comb the other side of your hair back over the line of bobby pins.
Step 6. Using both hands, work your hair around itself into a cone, tighter at the bottom and bigger at the top.
Step 7. Secure into place from bottom to top with bobby pins on the seam
Step 8. Take the crown of hair on the top and section out a front piece for styling later backcombing the remaining crown of hair.
Step 9. Using your brush, smooth the crown over the back top of your head. Where the crown hair meets the twisted up-do you created previously, sweep it over to the side and pin into place.
Step 10. Take the tale that is left from the top crown and twist it down the seam of the up-do pinning it in place as you go.
Step 11. Style the front section of hair to your liking and pin into place… if you have bangs how cute are you.
Step 12. Gently pull the crown of your hair up to give it more volume
Step 13. HAIRSPRAY / My favorite is TRESemme Extra Firm Control ($5.99)
This is how I did my hair for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
All PERMED up!
Last month I did something I’ve wanted to do my entire life: Get my hair permed. I’ll admit, the process takes a long time, it smells and you can’t wash your hair for 3 days (sexy) BUT… being able to step off the plane in Paris with still perfectly curled voluminous hair made it worth every second. I love not having to fight humidity, to know that when I go to bed in rollers it will hold the style throughout the next day. I’ll be going back to Bumble and Bumble for a touch up in a few months… and do I even need to say that I love going to the salon ala 1940s housewife?
Beauty secrets revealed. Done.
The Close-up: Beauty Notes
the cherry on top of our fall 2013 presentation looks?
the models’ head-turning hair and makeup (that lip!).
here’s how to get the complete look…
The Face: Fresh and Flawless
1. Prime skin with Laura Mercier Radiance Primer mixed with moisturizer to create a
clean, flawless look.
2. Dab lots of RMS Living Luminizer along the cheekbones for added definition and a
3. Brush translucent powder over the chin and under the eye as necessary to give skin
a smooth finish.
The Eye: Au Naturel
1. Prime lids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
2. Curl lashes (no mascara is needed for this look) and apply RMS Living
Luminizer generously at the inside corners to open the eye area.
3. Fill in brows with pencil for a full, strong look.
4. Use an eyebrow brush to sweep brows upward, then set with Tweezerman
The Lip: Bright and Bold
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying a generous dose of lip balm (we’re
partial to good ol’ Aquaphor).
2. Color the entire mouth with a Maybelline lip pencil in #50 ‘Red’.
3. Apply Hourglass Icon lipstick in ‘Icon’ liberally over the entire mouth
for killer shine.
4. Finish with a dab of RMS Living Luminizer at the bow of the lip for a perfect pout.
The Hair: A No-fuss Chignon
1. Spray small sections of hair with texturizing spray (we’re a fan of Bumble and bumble’s), then smooth slightly with a hairdryer and a round brush.
2. Spray hair with L’Oreal Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray to create even more texture.
3. Create a two-inch part over the center of the left eyebrow.
4. Gather hair back into a ponytail at the center back of the head and secure with an elastic. 5. Twist hair as if into a chignon, leaving some ends free. Secure the messy chignon with
6. To create volume, use Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum to smooth and lift a section on the
right side of the head, then secure with a pin.
7. Spray head liberally with L’Oreal Elnett hairspray and use fingers to gently lift out some flyaways from
the top for a casual, messy look.
See more action from our New York Fashion Week presentation here.
a few spritzes of Lavett&Chin® Original sea/salt texturizing mist, and
suddenly these ladies in our office have Greek goddess-y, beachy waves—without
a shoreline in sight.
Hairdresser-turned-stylist Brent Lavett is one half of Lavett&Chin (the other half is his
partner, Nan Chin), and he knows great hair when he sees it. He grew up in Southern
California and began surfing at a young age, so that just-out-of-the-waves hair is
something that has a permanent place in his mind. “I’ve always loved the texture you get
from being in the ocean, so I wanted to bottle that and create something that’s actually
beneficial to the hair and scalp.” Brent produced the first batch of sea-salt texturizing
mist back in 1999 and has reintroduced it just for us, using specially sourced ingredients
like rose flower water, Maris sea salt and algae extract. (It should also be said that Brent
is something of a J.Crew veteran, having worked on our Style Guide shoots for the past
14 years.) And if these gorgeous J.Crew ladies’ goddess-y locks above are any
indication, it’s clear that his motto—“If something is important, do it perfectly”—applies
to this wonder texturizing spray as well.
Photography by Bryan Derballa.
To shop Lavett&Chin Original sea/salt texturizing mist, click here.