August 30 2014

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Emmy Awards Beauty Download: The Secrets to Good Hair (and a Good Time) with Elisabeth Moss


I will fully disclose that I did not watch the Emmys last night, but let’s just say my Milan fashion week schedule wasn’t exactly conducive to American red carpets. Luckily, I had hairstylist Alex Polillo on the front lines in Los Angeles, getting the scoop while working with Elisabeth Moss (nominated for two best-actress awards). Here, his exclusive photo diary:

elisabeth-moss-1“That hotel room is party central! And we must have Wheat Thins—it’s not a real party till those are in the house. There was also a serious amount of Katy Perry going on (“Roar” was for sure on repeat), along with Jay-Z and the Smash soundtrack. In the middle of it all, there was a dance party.” (Moss—captured above with brush still in hair—gets her groove on, and the preshow jitters out, with publicist Erica Gray.)

“We were inspired by Michelle Williams’ ads for Louis Vuitton but needed something just a little more polished for the red carpet, since it was outside.”

To get the look, he prepped damp hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse, then used a round brush (seen above!) to blow it dry and away from the face. The top section was wrapped around one-and-a-quarter-inch Velcro rollers for volume, hit with some heat, and left to cool before unwinding. A messy side part was made, and Extreme Smooth Combing Crème was worked throughout strands for texture and topped off with a few spritzes of Flexible Hold Hairspray (seen here). For extra lift, Polillo teased the crown and smoothed the front pieces with a flatiron. He finished with more crème to define the ends and misted all over with hairspray to set.

Before a swipe of bright lipstick was added, Moss gets a touch-up in natural light from makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani.

The finished product: sexy, tousled hair with a black-and-white gown by Andrew Gn. The only snafu: “Right before she walked out the door, she was putting on her bracelet—a custom-made piece by her stylist, Karla Welch—and it broke! Luckily, Karla had a backup, so another beauty came out and off she went.”

Photos: Courtesy of Alex Polillo

Blunt’s Blonde Edge


Severe brunette dye jobs may be the big story on the Fall runways, but a band of starlets are singing a different, brighter tune and going blonde. Recall Natalie Portman’s unexpected color change at the Emmy Awards, and the peroxide pixie look Elisabeth Moss debuted at the New York premiere of For a Good Time, Call…. Emily Blunt is the latest actress to lighten up, sporting fresh honey highlights at last night’s Gotham Awards. No stranger to a dye job, Mrs. John Krasinski has been all over the color continuum this year. She went blonde last February for her role in Looper, before returning to her naturally darker shade over the summer, then presumably underwent this makeover for her latest film, All You Need Is Kill, which is currently shooting in London. Do you prefer a raven- or flaxen-haired Blunt? Let us know below.

Photo: Getty Images

Liz Goldwyn X MAC; For A Better Complexion, Drink More Coke; And More…


L.A.-based artist and red lipstick lover Liz Goldwyn has teamed up with MAC to launch her first beauty collaboration, a line of three makeup bags that will debut alongside the brand’s holiday collection later this month. [WWD]

Coca-Cola: beauty purveyor? The monolithic soft drink manufacturer has just inked a deal with Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company, to make a range of beautifying beverages that will launch at European drugstores this fall. But will they taste like Diet Coke? That’s what we want to know. [WSJ]

Dakota Fanning has ditched her blond locks in favor of a warm, chocolaty brown, making it that much easier to tell her apart from her younger sister Elle. Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss has also cashed in her flaxen locks for a shade of chestnut. [InStyle and Daily Mail]

The trickle-down effect of smash-success blow-dry bars like Blow and Drybar has finally arrived. Behold: the Bang Station, a new concept salon in Beverly Hills that deals only in fringe. [THR]

Also a long time coming: ChatPerf, the new USB port that can be plugged into your iPhone to release a series of fragrances from a pre-loaded app. [Popular Science]

Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Elisabeth Moss, The Latest Blonde


In the midst of celebrities’ embrace of Fall’s brunette dye job (Gaga, Amber Heard—you know who you are), little attention is being paid to some of Hollywood’s brighter moments in hair color. We’re specifically talking about Elisabeth Moss’ recent blonde conversion, which has seen the Mad Men star go from dark chestnut to light flaxen. The transformation—which includes a new, side-sweeping pixie cut—was on full display at last night’s For a Good Time, Call… premiere in New York, where Moss paired a black Dolce & Gabbana dress with a muted brick red lip and clean skin, thus highlighting her honey-hued crop. Don Draper’s dowdy copywriter no more, eh?

Photo: Getty Images