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April 21 2014

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10 posts tagged "Julien Farel"

The Beatles on Beauty, Designers Discuss the Power of Scent, and More

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The Ed Sullivan ShowAll you need is not love, apparently, but good pancake makeup and eyeliner. Riccie Johnson, a makeup artist for CBS News, recounts the time she applied makeup on The Beatles for The Ed Sullivan Show, where the legendary quartet performed their first U.S. concert 50 years ago. (In a heartwarming twist, Sir Paul McCartney remembered her 40 years later.) [CBS]

Some designers use elaborate backdrops or whimsical installations to showcase their clothing (Marc Jacobs’ swan song at Louis Vuitton, anyone?), while others simply let the garments speak for themselves. But this season, designers are using another element to enhance their vision on the runway: fragrance. “Having a scent element in the show definitely complements the experience,” designer Joseph Altuzarra told the New York Times.

High-end hairstylists—think Sally Hershberger, Julien Farel, and Ted Gibson—are charging almost $1,000 for a haircut and a blow-out. The reason for such pricey trims? A “well-honed artistic vision and eye for detail,” cites the Wall Street Journal.

Versace is launching a made-to-measure couture fragrance this month. With ingredients personally chosen by Donatella herself—tuberose, jasmine, and violet—each bottle of Gianni Versace Couture will come in a napa leather case dyed to match their key ingredient. [WWD]

Photo: Getty

Lanvin Goes Triple Platinum for Spring, Brits Are Bulking Up Their Brows, and More

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Lanvin’s Spring 2014 campaign featuring Julia Nobis, Sasha Luss, and Irene Hiemstra makes yet another case for going platinum. [FashionGoneRogue.com]

Hair transplants are on the rise, but not just for men hoping to hide bald spots. According to a British plastic surgery group, inquiries about eyebrow transplants are up 45 percent since 2010. The average caller is 30 years old and 70 percent of potential clients are women who suffer from over-zealous plucking (a souvenir from the nineties). Inspired by Cara Delevingne, ladies are lining up across the pond for the $2,500 procedure that leaves them with bigger, bushier arches. [Daily Mail]

3D printing is raising the bar (along with the designs) on nail wraps. A company called Laser Girls is creating high-tech tips comprised of nylon plastic. [Refinery29]

No need to pack your hairdryer—at least not if you’re staying at the Loews Regency Hotel Park Avenue. Along with a $100 million renovation, each room in the New York City spot features bathroom amenities and a high-powered blowdryer created by salon owner Julien Farel.

Photo: Courtesy of Lanvin

Coming Soon: The Power Hair Salon

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As tailored suits and menswear-inspired fashion slowly invade our closets, it’s only fitting that we look to 1988 (and the era’s working girls who staked their claim in the boardroom) for the next big hair trends, too. Enter Julien Farel, owner of an eponymous salon in midtown Manhattan. The hair pro, who has worked with influential women like Ivanka Trump, Salma Hayek, and Lauren Bush Lauren, is set to open the first ever power hair salon in early 2014 at the Loews Regency in New York City. Farel and his team will be whipping up no-nonsense, coiffed styles for clients who want to make a commanding impression in the office or at post-work schmooze-fests. While hair spray is most likely required, shoulder pads are completely optional.

Photo: Everett Collection

Beauty-Grams From the U.S. Open: Tennis’ Mane Man

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are fierce competitors (which was evident in last night’s men’s final), but when it comes to getting tournament trims, they don’t mind sharing the same man: Julien Farel. While the hairstylist admitted to us in a recent interview that Nadal “doesn’t pop up” at the mini salon that’s situated next to the players’ gym at the Open (opting for a private appointment at Farel’s Manhattan location instead), Djokovic doesn’t mind the convenience of an on-site place to primp before a big match. Either way, both showed up on court with a winning look, which in my mind always separates the men from the boys.

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Beauty Gram Diary: Behind the Scenes at the U.S. Open

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I admit that I was in bed long before the match between Michael Llodra and Andy Murray came to a close last night (due to a rain-interrupted day, they didn’t set foot on the court until just before 10 p.m.). However, a little drizzle didn’t keep hairstylist Julien Farel and his team from upping many a player’s glam factor at his pop-up salon. Here, he shares some of the highlights from the past few days at the grand slam:

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Danish doubles and singles player Frederik Nielsen loses a few inches thanks to hairstylist Jackson Simmonds before Tuesday’s evening match. (We think it was the cut that gave him an edge—he and his partner, Eric Butorac, beat out the opposing team in the first round.)

varvaralepchenkoVarvara Lepchenko gets the five-star treatment (spa mani and pedi) before a practice session. Now, that’s our kind of warm-up.
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Farel chats up Jelena Jankovic while she has her nails done. They also talked future hair looks—perhaps we’ll see her wearing the appropriately named “net” style (below) later in the tournament.
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Photo: Courtesy of Julien Farel