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Wild card Catherine Bellis made history yesterday when she beat out Dominika Cibulkova, a player ranked 13th in the world, in the first round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old is the youngest player to win a match at the tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996—a record set before Bellis was even born. The teenager’s beauty moves were just as on-point as her game: She wore a banded ponytail seen on the runway at Valentino’s Fall ’14 show. Here, hair pro Guido Palau breaks down how to get the winning look.
2. Blow strands straight with a natural bristle brush and create a clean center part.
3. Comb hair straight back, creating a slight lift at the crown, and then gather the length into a low ponytail.
4. Place elastics every 2 to 3 inches down the ponytail and pull strands gently between each band to create a “puff.”
5. Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 finishing spray. Tennis visor optional.
For Mara Roszak, hair is a family affair. The sunny blond, California-born and -based stylist who boasts both a formidable client roster—including Emma Stone, Kate Mara, and Michelle Dockery (the latter two she styled for the Emmys last night)—and a coveted L’Oréal Paris contract (she is their consulting celebrity hairstylist) happens to be in the biz alongside her husband, fellow hair whisperer Alex Polillo. The couple share a similar hair sensibility and aesthetic which they hope to eventually channel into a future shared creative working space. Here, Roszak takes a break from styling oh-so-very-famous tresses to share some of her favorite style spots and beauty products.
THE SKINCARE ESSENTIALS: iS Clinical and Shani Darden
“IS Clinical is the first skincare line that doesn’t irritate my skin; every product I’ve tried has been wonderful. I use their Cleansing Complex face wash, Pro-Heal vitamin C serum, and Active serum, which is basically magic in a bottle. My facialist Shani Darden literally changed my skin and turned me on to these wonderful products.”
THE HOME GOODS GO-TO: Nickey Kehoe and Santa Maria Novella
“For the home, I love Nickey Kehoe. [Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe] are incredible interior designers with impeccable taste who opened their own store. It has a lot of great vintage furniture pieces and rugs, including an amazing assortment of tchotchkes—from pottery to candles—that make great gifts. And Santa Maria Novella, which has a store on Melrose Place, makes my favorite potpourri. The smell warms up a room and is a great alternative to candles…I’m constantly panicking I forgot to blow them out anyway.”
THE QUICKIE MASSAGE SPOT: Pho-Siam
“For a last-minute massage, I go to Pho-Siam. It’s the best Thai massage on the East Side and is great for spur-of-the-moment relaxation any time of day.”
THE LOCAL OUTFITTER: Mohawk General
“I love shopping at Mohawk General Store. There are stores in Pasadena and Silver Lake and they carry a great medium- to high-end mix, from local L.A. designers to Dries Van Noten. They also have an amazing shoe selection and beautiful home items.”
THE REFUELING STATION: Beverly Hills Juice
“For juice I am addicted to Beverly Hills Juice. They are the originators of juice press and have been in the same location since the 1970s. It’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall store selling only in-season juice and smoothies. The Banana Manna is my go-to smoothie—it’s made with smashed-up, frozen bananas and almonds at the base, and blended with your choice of juice. And my days are just better when I start my morning with a Green Genie.”
THE HAIR TRANSFORMER: L’Oréal Paris
“For hair there’s nothing like L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free Deep Recovery Mask for a weekly treatment. The number one concern women have with their hair is dryness, which not only doesn’t look great, but makes hair almost impossible to style. This mask will save your hair! I use it at least once a week and apply a shower cap while in the shower, allowing it to penetrate deeper from the steam for at least five minutes.”
“My husband and I are traveling this summer to Italy for the first time for vacation. We’re flying into Venice, then driving five-plus hours through Italy to stay at Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, which is a dream come true. I’ve heard the spa is incredible and uses all Santa Maria Novella products, which I adore. And Big Sur is absolutely next on my list of places to travel to when I have a few days off. I can’t believe that I grew up in California and still have never been there! I have a strong feeling that once I go I may never want to come back.”
THE MAKEUP MUST: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
“My makeup artist friend recently turned me on to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, which is truly magic. I’ve gone out and purchased more so I never run out…I can’t imagine a day without it. It isn’t dry and has great coverage. On mornings when I have no time to get ready, I’ll tap it on a few [strategic] places, blend it in with a brush, and that’s it.”
THE ACCESSORIZER: Broken English
“For jewelry, my friend Laura Freedman owns a store in the Brentwood Country Mart called Broken English. She has such an amazing eye for unique, beautiful pieces with a mix of vintage and new. I always go there when I need something special.”
We thought we saw a lot of buns at the VMAs, and then the Emmys happened less than 24 hours later. This time around we’re talking about the kind you wear high or low on your head…not the voluptuous curves seen on the likes of Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, and Jennifer Lopez. While the styles tonight’s television stars wore didn’t twerk or fill out a dress, the low-dos that Claire Danes and January Jones sported were equally as impressive. Here, the pros that gave the classic chignon a radical red-carpet update break down how to get these not-so-basic buns.
A Givenchy gown with a glittering collar of ruby-encrusted dragonflies called for hair to be up, explained pro Peter Butler of Danes’ “not too coiffed” look. After working Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice through damp strands and misting Voluforme around the hairline to boost roots, he blew everything dry and finished by making a soft side part. Using a bungee band, Butler gathered the length into a low pony before spritzing the tail with Laque Souple for grip. Next, a fishtail plait was formed and tied off with a clear elastic, wrapped counterclockwise around the base, and secured in place with straight U-shaped hairpins. “The French kind without a zigzag through the stem move in and out of the hair faster, and I think they’re actually sturdier,” he said. (Note to self: Pick up a few packs of bobbies next month in Paris.) Butler finished by gently pulling the braid apart for texture.
Hair guru Renato Campora adapted the “Victorian roll” to fit Jones’ “modern Grace Kelly” gown designed by Prabal Gurung. He created a strong foundation by prepping strands with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Mega Firm Hold Gel and Heat & Protect Spray, then rough-drying them with a blow-dryer. After splitting the hair into two equal sections and applying more gel to the palms of his hands, Campora twisted the sides back, starting just above the ear and finishing at the nape. He joined both sides together, tied them off with an elastic, and pinned the ends up off the neck. Jones’ bangs were then trimmed to just above her brows, treated to the same product cocktail, and broken up with fingers and a blow-dryer. “A round brush would make them look too pretty,” noted Campora. And when you’re the blond bombshell that is Betty Draper, pretty is the least of your problems.
For mane master Mara Roszak, this evening’s Emmys were all about “cool girl” hair. While both her clients, Michelle Dockery and Kate Mara, had drastically different looks, they shared a similar vibe in that neither was the least bit “fussy.”
The Downton Abbey star’s Rosie Assoulin dress called for a “simple but modern” chignon, capped off by a graphic gold barrette from jewelry designer Ana Khouri. To add an element of hold, Roszak began by blowing out Dockery’s strands with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Blow Out HeatSpray and a round brush. Next, she separated two sizable sections on either side of a center part and pulled the rest of the length back into a braid, eventually winding the plait into a low bun at the nape of the neck. “The braid is a beautiful detail, but it also helps hold and seal in those little hairs that [typically] poke out of your bun,” Roszak explained. To finish, she took the two front sections and wrapped them around the base of the chignon, securing both in place with pins.
Before Roszak started styling the former House of Cards celeb, she cut a few inches off the back of the Mara’s bob to give it “an A-line shape that wasn’t too blunt.” To enhance the natural texture, she rough-dried strands using L’Oréal Paris Boost It High Lift Creation Spray before giving them a slight bend with a one-half-inch curling iron and piecing out the ends with TXT Hyper-Fix Putty. The final effect was “beachy” and “effortless”—the perfect juxtaposition to Mara’s rather intricate black-and-white J. Mendel gown.
Tonight’s Emmy stars are likely putting the finishing touches on their hair and makeup, downing that final flute of nerve-canceling champagne, and getting zipped—or for many, sewed into—their designer gowns. Here, the tools three top pros are using on TV’s elite.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream: “It’s important to make sure the skin [from the neck down] looks just as flawless as the face. This cream adds sheen and blurs out imperfections so I don’t have to layer on body makeup—nobody wants that all over their gown.”
Tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers: “I keep these stocked in my kit. I would rather my girls blot away shine than add layers of aging powders throughout the night.”
NuFace Trinity: “This mighty, microcurrent tool tones and lifts the face. Every woman wants more defined cheekbones!”
Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo: “I keep this shampoo in my kit just in case a client needs their hair washed before we begin the glam process. I love it because [the formula] leaves hair smelling delicious and feeling soft.”
Ibiza round brushes: “These add shine and volume whether hair is worn up or down.”
Croc Greenion eco-friendly blowdryer: “I use this on every client. It’s efficient without being too loud or heavy.”
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: “This beautiful moisturizer leaves skin plump and dewy, and lends just the right amount of sheen.”
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator in IL-01: “I add this to the bridge of the nose and the very tops of the cheekbones to bring life and light to the face. The shimmer is very finely milled so skin looks moist and dewy—not sparkly.”
Dior Manicure Essentials: “I always have an edited nail kit including a nail file, polish remover, nippers, and a few basic colors. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve done a glamorous 30-second, three-toed pedicure!”