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April 19 2014

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22 posts tagged "Salma Hayek"

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

Clay Nation

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beautyAfter a recent excursion to Martha’s Vineyard, a friend with an impeccable eye for beauty trends told me that she observed beachgoers slathering themselves in clay from the brightly colored Gay Head Cliffs. (Side note: These steep ridges are attached to one of the few nude beaches left in the U.S.). While incorporating clay into beauty rituals is not a new phenomenon—Cleopatra is said to have used it to preserve her complexion—it made me think of the many options that don’t require a ferry or a flight to this Massachusetts island in order to receive the benefits of the natural substance.

Two of my favorites: The Ageless Clarity White Clay Treatment Mask from Nuance Salma Hayek contains kaolin (a soft white clay), lemon extract, and camphor to detoxify, exfoliate, and soothe sensitive skin. And Clayspray, a brand that recently arrived Stateside from Spain and includes a range of white- and red-clay emulsions for your face infused with super-moisturizing macromolecular hydrogel. My go-to for toning down T-zone shine and eliminating impurities: Clayspray Mattifying Red Clay, a blend of collagen-boosting silica, healing magnesium, and circulation-improving iron. Plus, its airtight container ensures this formula never dries up. While I’m all for breaking the mold and taking on a beauty adventure, I’ll go for one of these at-home options over stripping down to my birthday suit outdoors any day.

Photos: Courtesy of Poke PR; Nuance Salma Hayek; Clayspray

Sleeping Easy; Shiseido’s New Antiaging Range for Millennials; and Marie Robinson’s Favorite Brunettes

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brunettes-salma-hayek-mahogany_resizeResearch conducted by Chanel revealed women don’t sleep as much—or as well—as they used to. Whether it’s insomnia or a jam-packed schedule that’s keeping you from getting enough zzz‘s, beauty companies and former beauty editors are coming up with new ways to fake a well-rested glow. If you toss and turn, onetime British Vogue beauty editor Kathy Phillips’ collection, This Works, could help. The range includes candles, sprays, and balms infused with lavender, chamomile, and vetiver, all of which naturally soothe restless sleepers. If a dull complexion is more your problem, Phillips’ upcoming night treatments—like No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture and No Wrinkles Tired Eyes—include hyaluronic acid, retinoids, and water-absorbent cactus flower to hydrate and plump your skin overnight.

They say it’s never too soon use antiaging products, and Shiseido is making it easier for millennials to get started. The company’s newest product line, Ibuki, targets women ages 25 to 34 and aims to combat the “typical” twentysomething lifestyle: lack of sleep, oily skin, visible pores after a night on the town, and poor nutrition. The line has seven products, all of which include Shiseido’s innovative PhytoResist Complex, which inhibits cell shrinkage and boosts moisture in surface cells with trehalose and white nettle. The collection is reasonably priced, ranging from $24 to $45, but if you’d rather give it a test run, a Starter Kit containing two-week supplies of the Gentle Cleanser, Softening Concentrate, and Refining Moisturizer goes for $25.

Who says blondes have more fun? Celebrity colorist Marie Robinson, whose clients include Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, and Liv Tyler, says the color of the season is brown, but with a unique twist. “It’s about enhancing, not extremes,” she says. From Emma Watson’s shimmering beachy brown to Salma Hayek’s rich mahogany, Robinson narrowed down her list of favorite brunette celebs. The key, she says, is to stay within two shades of your natural color—and get a really good haircut, of course.

Jessica Alba Reveals Her Post-Pregnancy Body-Bounce-Back Secret; Gwyneth Talks (More) Health And Wellness Tips; And More…

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As the fallout from Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Most Beautiful” title continues to play out, more and more details are surfacing about the minutiae of her extensive diet-and-exercise regimen. Tracy Anderson Method is in, as we discussed yesterday, as is aerial yoga. Running, however, is a firm no. “Tracy says it builds square quads in a woman, better to do dancing,” says Paltrow. As for her skincare regimen, it’s all about Ilia organic oils. “I am obsessed,” she says. [Elle UK]

While Paltrow’s regimen made her post-pregnancy journey back to the perfect body look easy, Jessica Alba chose a slimming road less traveled. “I wore a double corset, day and night, for three months,” she reveals of her struggle to lose weight following the birth of her daughter Honor. “It was sweaty but worth it.” [Net-A-Porter]

Butter London, the cheeky British nail brand responsible for No More Waity, Katie, a lilac glitter greige polish created in homage of Kate Middleton’s engagement to Prince William, has just announced the launch of Pitter Patter. The dark amethyst lacquer is a tribute to the arrival of the couple’s first child. [Refinery29]

Salma Hayek is making some smart business decisions with her CVS-stocked beauty brand, Nuance. To further her belief that “every woman should be entitled to preserve her youth, no matter what her background,” Hayek has teamed with Birchbox to offer a Nuance-sponsored box that will be shipped next month, at no additional cost, along with subscribers’ monthly Birchbox. [WWD]

Juicing With Salma

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All right, style tribe members: The show has begun. With fashion month officially under way and no rest in sight until early March, the time for prep work to get your head and body in gear has passed. But there are a few expert tips that should help make facing each day a little easier. Just ask Salma Hayek. “I’m never without my black Saint Laurent blazer, a good pair of black jeans, or Gucci walking boots with small high heels, which are essential for traveling,” says the front-row regular who plans to be very present at Christopher Kane and Gucci this season. Also important to Hayek’s jet-set lifestyle? Juicing. After becoming addicted to Juice Generation, the actress/mother/director cofounded Cooler Cleanse in 2008, a juicing company that delivers bottled juices to your home in fresh, chilled packs. “I do my [juice] cleanse for a day or two, sometimes even three days, depending on the level of the damage I have done,” Hayek jokes, alluding to her hectic schedule that includes constant back-and-forth between film and fashion sets. “Cleansing is like a meditation. It makes me stop, focus, and think about what I’m putting into my body,” she adds. As meditative focus becomes harder and harder to attain over the next few weeks, Hayek shares the recipe for her essential green juice, right here, right now. “It’s a great way to start your day, and is full of vitamins—plus it’s great for your skin,” she says. Street-style superstardom, here we come.

Essential Green Juice

Ingredients:

Handful of spinach

3 stalks of celery

Small handful of parsley

3 leaves of green kale

2 Bartlett pears, seeded

1/4 lemon, peeled

1/2 cucumber, peeled

Instructions:
Bunch up the spinach, parsley, and kale and push through juicer with the celery and pear. Follow with the cucumber and lemon. Scrape off the foam and serve over ice. For variation, add dandelion greens or watercress.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Courtesy of Cooler Cleanse