21 posts tagged "Oribe"
LEMONGRASS / lem-in gras / n / 1. Also known as Cymbopogon citratus, a perennial plant with long, slender leaves assembled on three- to five-foot-tall stalks native to India and Southeast Asia; / n / 2. A finely chopped citrus-y spice commonly used in Vietnamese cuisine; / n / 3. An essential oil with a sweet, fresh scent that’s popular in aromatherapy to soothe headaches, anxiety, depression, and jet lag; / n / 4. A topical elixir known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and astringent properties that can treat oily skin and acne; / n / 5. A natural hair serum that promotes brilliance and shine, e.g. “Stay calm, get shiny strands, and carry on with lemongrass.”
Try it: Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray with Lemongrass Extract, $36, available November 2012 at www.oribe.com.
Beauty Nostalgia is a new, weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.
The Pro: Oribe, founder of Oribe Salons and Hair Care
The Product: Part I
“Very early in my career, I remember discovering the Mason Pearson Medium Size Junior Brush. I was just starting out in hairdressing and it was a big investment, probably 60 or 80 bucks. When you’re 22 in New York City, you’d much rather go to the disco than spend that much on a brush. But I’ve always believed that the better the quality of my tools, the better the hair looks. For the last 35 years, this has been my signature brush. What I love about it is that it’s the perfect size to get at the roots and give a smooth finish, and it’s great for blowing the hair out straight, too. I prefer the pink color, and the baby blue is especially hard to find. I usually have this brush in my mouth, or pocket, at all times. Over the years, I’ve asked Mason Pearson, would you please make a brush for me? But they’re an old company and they weren’t interested. I’m not sure where I found the brush first—it must have been on a set or from a model. And at one point, I even put my logo on it—a sticker with a cartoon sketch of me with a comb in my hand—and I gave a lot of those away to clients. If I liked them, I would just let them keep the brush.”
If you want to get on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bad side, be negligent about tweezing. “That’s my pet peeve, bad eyebrows,” the Burberry Body face says. “Messy, badly plucked, thin. There’s a right eyebrow for every woman.” [People]
Despite that Rimmel contract, The New Girl star Zooey Deschanel claims that she “doesn’t wear a lot of makeup,” save for the occasional eyeliner. “I’m all bangs and eyes,” Deschanel says in the new issue of Allure. As for that signature fringe, she maintains it with a collection of staples from Oribe. [Fashion Etc.]
Dakota Fanning is the latest celeb to go pink. The Marc Jacobs Oh! Lola face was spotted sporting cotton candy tips in L.A. this week. And so the dip-dye domination continues. [Look]
When it comes to awards show manicures, Jessica Alba leaves the decisions to her 3-year-old daughter. “Honor did pick out my nail polish [for the Golden Globes],” the Revlon brand ambassador reveals. [Vogue.U.K.]
Oribe’s latest hair innovation makes us a little nostalgic for the summer that was. Après Beach, the coiffing star’s aptly named texturizing spray, simulates the kind of piecey waves reminiscent of those warm days spent in the sand and surf that are sadly behind us now. But while your short shorts and string bikinis will remain in storage for the next, oh, nine months, there’s no reason why you can’t still have beachy definition to go with the onslaught of sweaters, coats, and scarves that are about to take their place. Oribe has already proven himself to be just as adept at creating hugely efficacious products as wielding styling shears (his Signature Moisture Masque, a luster-restoring magic potion, is a personal favorite), and Après Beach is another winner; its big point of difference is that it has been formulated sans salt. The emollient-rich mist therefore manages to impart a shiny, tousled look without any of the sticky stiffness so many of its competitors—not to mention the ocean itself—can leave behind. No dreadlocked, mattified mess here, just soft, glistening separation that will not be bound by seasonal change.
As temperatures in Manhattan hover around a cool 60 degrees (and our over-air-conditioned office continues to resemble the deep Arctic), we can almost feel our tan fading—a sure sign that the seasonal beauty transition is soon to be upon us. Dermatologist-to-the-stars Dr. David Colbert touched on the topic here last week, recommending Fraxel laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and gentle cleansers to help minimize and reverse the physical effects of sun damage, but we’ve gone one step further and solicited a few of our favorite experts in all things skin, makeup, and hair to reveal their tips for easing your way out of summer and into a beautiful fall.
Who: Tammy Fender, aesthetician and founder of Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare
What: Slough-off summer’s dead skin
How: “As the intensity of the sun and heat come to an end, this is the perfect time to begin some form of intensive exfoliation before the drying harshness of winter sets in. It’s a wonderful way of removing the build-up of sunscreen, evening out skin tone, and refreshing the complexion to ultimately promote cell renewal. This process allows the skin to breathe more efficiently and allows for deeper absorption of the coming season’s rich moisturizers.”
Try It: Tammy Fender Epi Peel, $80, www.tammyfender.com