30 posts tagged "Bumble & Bumble"
Those of you who, like us, fondly remember Tom Pecheux’s gorgeous blackberry lip from Peter Som’s Fall show were likely eager to see how the face painter would follow up the trend-setting performance. This morning, the answer came in the form of yellow eyeliner. “Peter is one of the few designers who loves to play with colors,” Pecheux said, explaining the bright, sunny hue he was drawing onto models’ upper lash lines with a mix of MAC Pro’s Acrylic Paint in Primary Yellow and its Chromaline pigment pot in the same shade. “Black represents the past, the glam, the sophistication,” he said. The more “playful, charming” color he chose injected a bit of youth and modernity into the proceedings. Pecheux kept his line straight, with no winged tips and no mascara. “That would be too classic and too glamorous,” he said of the details he deliberately left out before coating girls’ lips with MAC’s forthcoming Kissable Lipstick in So Vain, a peachy nude gloss. As for those languid tresses, coif master Laurent Philippon had beach hair on the brain. “It looks simple but it’s not that easy to do,” he said of the texturized style, which began with a hefty helping of Bumble and Bumble’s Prep mixed with its Surf Spray. The models’ hair was blown dry with a diffuser and finger-combed to retain definition while adding a light and airy finish.
We’re sorry to see August go. No more weekends down the Jersey Shore or weeklong jaunts to Chicago by way of Japan (don’t ask) until next year. In case you were OOO more than we were, here’s a look back at the month that was, complete with breaking backstage beauty news (T minus 12 days to NYFW), our favorite product picks, and a couple of high-profile Q&As, too.
In t-minus three days, something magical will descend upon select Sephoras nationwide. Bumble and Bumble officially enters the beauty mecca this Thursday, making its best-selling hair powders, styling aids, shampoos, and conditioners that much more accessible to the hair-challenged masses. The collaboration isn’t built on products alone: As a means of creating a synergy between Bb’s salon-caliber shower companions and its vast salon system, Sephora customers who purchase two Bumble products receive a $20 gift card, a.k.a. a “Nice Hair(cuts) Card,” which is redeemable toward services at participating Bb network salons. A discounted blow-out with that tube of Brilliantine? Yes, we’ll take that.
Today is the solstice, and if New York’s 90-degree temperatures yesterday didn’t already tip you off, summer has officially begun. What better way to welcome the season than with an abridged version of the best skin salves, fragrances, and humidity-friendly makeup out there? To save you the googling trouble, we polled our favorite bloggers from across the Web for their seasonal favorites in our new Summer Beauty Guide, and provided our own below. Enjoy the warm weather (and don’t forget your sunscreen!)
Celia Ellenberg, Senior Beauty Editor
“Full disclosure: I don’t wear deodorant in the winter. I don’t really need it, nor do I like the way it feels, so I just forgo application altogether. In the summer, though, I break out La Vanila’s The Natural Deodorant. It’s free of aluminum, propylene glycol, and parabens, yet still manages to work pretty well. Go for the lavender scent—very refreshing.”
La Vanila The Natural Deodorant, $18, www.sephora.com.
Phyllis Fong, Copy Editor
“I use Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps year round, but I especially like the Peppermint version for summer. It leaves skin feeling cool and a bit tingly—better than air-conditioning!”
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap, $15, www.drbronner.com.
Kimberly Sentner, Photo Associate
“My hair is wavy, and summer in New York is humid. Without Bumble and Bumble’s Grooming Crème, my hair becomes a bottle brush; with it, I actually enjoy looking in the mirror at the end of the day. Another big plus: It takes minimal effort.”
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Crème, $25, www.bumbleandbumble.com.
The newly opened Marie Robinson Salon in the Flatiron District just might be the biggest thing to happen to the New York beauty community in recent memory. First, there’s its made-for-Hollywood back story, in which Robinson, Sally Hershberger’s star colorist for the past seven years, quit to start her own, eponymous atelier and much of Hershberger’s staff followed, causing a mass exodus. Then there’s the salon itself, an extraordinarily large 5,000-square-foot space on Fifth Avenue laid out by Manhattan based-designer James Huniford—the construction and opening of which seems perhaps more daunting even than the idea of defecting from the queen of the $800 haircut.
But the vibe at MRS doesn’t reflect any of this tension; quite the contrary. “It’s kind of like a clubhouse,” senior stylist Allison Woodruff explained as she tended to my lob and we chatted about our favorite Beach House tracks. Woodruff, like most of Robinson’s personnel, has come up through Manhattan’s salon system. The highly experienced and sought-after team includes alumni from Pierre Michel, Bumble & Bumble, Oscar Bondi, and Sally Hershberger, all of whom have been coiffing together for years, making them not only peers but friends. “I just tried to surround myself with the most talented staff out there—people I’ve known since I was 18, in some cases,” says Robinson, who has had Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler, and Uma Thurman in her chair. “And it’s like, ‘I love your work…and I love you. Does it get any better?’ ” Yes, in fact; turns out it does. Celebrity stylists Danilo and Mark Townsend will also work from MRS when in New York.
The petite, platinum blonde Robinson, who says she’d never really had ambitions to go out on her own, had an epiphany a few years back and just realized that things could be “different.” She re-evaluated what she liked and disliked about the salon-going experience for both stylists and their guests and the “universe” made her new project a reality. Personal touches include two lounge/waiting areas, instead of one, so things stay calm “even if it gets crazy,” and a general sense of happy contentment that’s palpable when the elevator doors open. Full disclosure: I’ve never had a chatty relationship with my stylist before—it’s just not my thing—but Woodruff was so comfortable in her element that before I knew it, I had done the unthinkable and delved into boyfriend territory. Oh, and did I mention my hair looks amazing?
The Marie Robinson Salon, 155 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor, NYC, (212) 358-7780.