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Valentine’s Day weekend is officially upon us and while its coinciding with the start of fashion week is putting a bit of a wrench in our plans, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying all of the beauty specials on offer for your pampering pleasure. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the best bets for date-prepping or plain old indulging and ask only that you think of us trudging around the mean streets of Manhattan doing backstage coverage when you’re taking that soothing bath, getting that massage, or enjoying that free facial. Sigh… Click here to read on >
Is your hairstyle particularly indicative of who you are—or are you willing to pretend that it is in order to win a trip to New York? Well, get your camera ready because Frédéric Fekkai’s “Haute Hair” campaign is now taking submissions. In partnership with Brickfish, the social media advertising network, Fekkai is celebrating individuality in hair design and is looking for pictures or videos of your best hairstyle and a brief explanation of how it reflects your personal panache. Your pictures will be posted to the Web site and voted on by viewers, and the top 200 most popular images will be submitted to the judges. The grand prize winner receives a three-day, two-night all-expenses-paid trip for two to NYC, a complimentary hair cut by Frédéric Fekkai, and backstage access to select fashion shows during New York fashion week next fall. Our suggestion is to rally everyone you know to sign on and bolster your numbers (or just keep creating different screen names and voting for yourself).
The observant and trend-conscious among you have probably noticed a gradual end to the angular bob that trickled down to mainstream favor after Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham popularized the exercise in severity last year. While those two style makers have opted for shorter, feminized boys’ cuts, the rest of Hollywood seems to be going longer, sporting soft, layered bobs that hit just above the collarbone. Behold, the lob (the long bob), which Frédéric Fekkai stylist Adir Abergel is calling the seventies comeback cut of the season. A good option for emphasizing your neck and shoulders, the style (currently enjoyed by Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria) relies on a certain choppiness at the ends—so that it appears texturized, rather than blunt—and volume, lots of volume (the idea is soft and full, not sleek and Scientologist). To get added body, Abergel advocates for a good volumizer like Fekkai Coiff Bouffant spray gel. Use all over your roots, dry hair upside down to create desired fullness and then finish with Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray for definition.
Photo: John Shearer/WireImage
Always wanted to get your color done at Frédéric Fekkai‘s Fifth Avenue salon but can’t rationalize the hefty price tag or, worse, can’t get an appointment? Well then, prepare yourself for a little world rocking. The celebrity stylist trusted by first ladies and Hollywood starlets alike will not only be making a personal appearance at Bloomingdale’s today, but he will be offering personal hair consultations and styling tips in conjunction with—get this—a new DIY color line. Fekkai Salon Color, his new premium color collection, lets you achieve salon-caliber color without the trip to East 57th Street. Sure, you’re less likely to run into Hillary Clinton, Sharon Stone, or Debra Messing in your bathroom, but it’s not completely impossible. Word on the street is that you’ve got excellent guest linens.
Frédéric Fekkai will be at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street and Lexington Avenue location today from 4 to 7 p.m.
Photo: Courtesy of Frédéric Fekkai
Scouring the world’s hippest cities for trendsetters since its official launch last year, BeautifulStranger.tv makes stars out of the few, the proud, and the stylish in online telecasts for all to see. Its point of difference in the increasingly popular street style game is offering instant, clickable links to everything its subjects mention—from food, books, movies, and music to clothes, accessories, stores, and spas—the idea being that everything you see in the well-choreographed vignettes can be instantly purchased, provided you’ve got a flexible credit limit, of course. It’s a concept that founders Melissa Fedor and Abby Wallach have termed “fusion dressing,” and it’s gradually changing the way people shop, a success that no doubt helped convince the duo to tackle the beauty world as well. In October, they’ll launch Beautiful Spotlight, which will run interviews with celebrity beauty experts talking about their jobs, their products, their favorite jeans, and the sinful foods they can’t live without (that’s Earnest Sewn for Olivia Chantecaille and croissants for Frédéric Fekkai, both of which could be yours with the simple click of a button, although the croissants probably won’t travel all that well). Click here to watch the show’s teaser trailer for more fun facts about your favorite industry giants.
For more information about BeautifulStranger.TV or Beautiful Spotlight, see www.beautifulstranger.tv