The Privé Design Team led by master stylist Laurent Dufourg did a record number of shows at Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles this week. Launchpad’s Editor at Large Marianne Dougherty went backstage yesterday to watch the team prepare for the first show of the day, which featured three designers: Tina Marie, Silvia Bours and Cristina Nitopi. Dufourg’s son Chelby, who is Director of Education, gave her the lowdown on the three disparate looks. Let’s start with CrisTina NiToPi where the models sported very textured 1940s rolls but with a modern twist.
The Nuvela SS 2014 Collection draws inspiration from the 50's and 60's dreaming up a cross between an imaginary Shanghai beauty and a modern day Sophia Loren. The designs celebrate the female curvatures and exude a sense of melancholy for a long lost era of the great Italian divas of the silver screen. Hair design included tightly wound high knots led by Wella Top Stylist and owner of Studio DNA Salons, Aubrey Loots.Aubrey Loots talks about creating the hair looks for 14 shows and about 120 models all in one day for LA Fashion Week!
No Halloween costume is complete without the right makeup! Sarah El-Annan from NYX cosmetics shows us products that you can use to create unique and colorful Halloween makeup art!
For more information on NYX products visit nyxcosmetics.com!
Becky Dennington is a nail tech, a wife, a mother of two, an author… and a breast cancer survivor. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with the illness, and took to writing to deal with it. In 2011, she released a book detailing her experiences: Me and the Ugly C. Now in remission, she's been involved with and honored by the 18 Fore Life Banquet, the American Cancer Society, and the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program 2013 Symposium.
The entries are in! Now it's time for YOU to vote for your favorite Halloween hair styles!
HURRY! Voting closes Sunday, November 10th!
Hair Diadema | Art Director: Fabio Messina | Photography: Andrea RainoldiMakeup: Cristina Marzo per 20100Milano | Stylist: Chiara Tubia
Step 1: Create a part on the left side at a slight diagonal.
Hair: Diadema Hair Fashion | Makeup: Cristina Marzo per 20100 Milano | Photography: Stefano Bidini
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Step 1: Make a part from the occipital to the tip of the eyebrow and isolate the top.
Teresa Reagor shares her formula for taking over-lightened hair to a warm sun-sparkling blonde! She even shows how to pull color through just right to achieve the ideal low light effect. See more of her tips in the video below!
From rich dark browns to bold, mermaid-inspired hair, Z.One Coloring Concepts presents a new collection of beautiful hairstyles. Check out these four unique looks.
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OPI is releasing a violet metallic lacquer for a fantastic cause: Girls Achieve Grapeness. Girls Achieve Grapeness is a female empowerment organization that seeks to teach young women, especially those on college campuses, how to develop healthy relationships, as well as recognize and avoid dating abuse.