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6 posts tagged "Warren Tricomi"

Oscar de la Renta Provides the Comforts of Home; Get Your Hair Done (or Lasered Off) at Warren-Tricomi’s New Salon and Medspa; and More

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oscar-de-la-rentaSwiping those tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner from the hotel bathroom will be even more tempting now that Oscar de la Renta put his stamp on a collection of amenities for The Peninsula Hotels. [Refinery29]

Warren-Tricomi announced that a new salon will open in New York City’s Flatiron neighborhood on October 15, and will be joining forces with Adriana and Marisa Martino of Skinney Medspa. Now you’ll be able to get a blow-out and an age-defying blood-filtration treatment infused with “platelet-enriched plasma” in one conveniently located spot.

Is downward-facing dog really the path to serenity? Elle questions the healing powers of yoga. [Elle]

The beauty floors at Barneys in both Manhattan and Beverly Hills got treated to major makeovers. The new “neutral” environments—which include terrazzo tiles and French-plaster walls—serve as the ideal backdrop to showcase the luxe products that line the shelves. In both locations, you’ll also find skin-care salons developed by aesthetician Mila Moursi. In addition, the Beverly Hills location boasts an exclusive La Mer treatment room, while NYC welcomes B3 Barneys Blow Bar by Valery Joseph to the foundation level. [WWD]

Photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

Bird of a Feather

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bird of a featherIn the beauty realm, eyebrows wield a particular power. Too sparse, too bushy, too inky, too light—all can significantly alter a visage, for better or worse. Molding them is an art form that few have mastered. Kristie Streicher is among the virtuosos. Her arch-grooming talents led her to open her namesake Beauty Bar in L.A.’s Warren-Tricomi salon (she makes frequent trips to New York to see clients as well) and have garnered her favor among such discerning celebrities as Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt, and Julia Roberts. Here, Streicher talks about her signature (and trademarked!) Feathered Brow and reveals her all-time favorite arch icon.

You’ve become known for a style called the Feathered Brow. What is it exactly? Can you describe the shape?

“The Feathered Brow is my signature style. It’s a natural-looking and softly shaped eyebrow. The start of the brow is gently fanned and ends with a diffused tail. The Feathered Brow creates a beautiful, sexy brow that draws attention away from dark circles or other imperfections around the eye. The effect is achieved with tweezing, and seamlessly blends the eyebrow with the contours of the face and forehead, resulting in brows that are just naturally gorgeous. I came up with The Feathered Brow name because I really love the image of softness that ‘feather’ elicits. The overall look of a full natural brow closely resembles a feather, with the broad fanning of hairs at the front and a softly diffused tail.”

What motivated you to develop that signature shape?

“I really started specializing in the fuller, more natural brow style when I moved to New York in 2011. I found most women in my chair wanted to look younger and less tired. Everyone in New York works twice as hard as the average person, then you add the harsh weather and elements on top of it, and it’s above and beyond hard on the body, mind, skin, etc. I began seeing a significant change in the face when the eyebrows were fuller, stronger, and more abundant. Never having been a fan of wax to begin with, I started using tweezing as my main form of epilation. I found I not only had more control when shaping, but it left a more natural, less contrived look. Tweezing is gentler on the skin, especially around the sensitive eye area. I also found that coloring or tinting the eyebrows made a tremendous difference—it immediately helps to richen the brow hair color and add fullness to the base of the brow.”

How do you execute the Feathered Brow?

“The Feathered Brow is achieved by first applying a custom tint, usually a shade darker for better definition to the interior of the brow. Then strategic tweezing of hairs from the outer arch of the brow gives the feathered look. The result is a diffused edge, rather than a hard, lined, definitive brow. It softens the eyes and face, detracting from age lines and dark circles. The Feathered Brow looks great on every face because it is simply your own, natural eyebrow shape with just the few carefully chosen hairs removed from selected areas to open and widen the eye area.”

If someone can’t score an appointment with you, any advice on how they can DIY a feathered-style brow?

“The first step is letting your eyebrows grow out for three to four months in order for their natural shape to become apparent. For some, this is by far the most difficult part of the process. Then only tweeze the few hairs it takes to open up the arch. To find your natural arch, draw an invisible line from the corner of the nose straight up toward the forehead; this is where the eyebrows should start. The arch should fall just outside the pupil and go all the way across the brow bone. The biggest mistake women make is not finding their own natural arch. Oftentimes it is placed too close to the inner part of the brow, rather than the outer portion of the brow. If you try to arch your eyebrows too high above the bone, it will look unnatural. All bone structure is different, and so are eyebrows. Stay with the arch that works best with your bone structure. It’s the one that you naturally have. Eyebrows that are too long and come too far down can make eyes look droopy. Be sure to feather ends outward, giving the eye a lift. Look at your bone structure and hair texture as a guideline for your eyebrows. Softer, more delicate facial features look best with a slightly thinner, more elegant eyebrow, while a stronger bone structure is the perfect face for a thicker, stronger eyebrow. Avoid making the brows slant upward; this has the potential to create an angry look.” Continue Reading “Bird of a Feather” »

L’Oréal Professionnel’s INOA: We Try It

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When I was a kid, I had blond hair—flaxen, almost. Then, one day when I was seven years old, I realized it wasn’t blond anymore. I think I hadn’t had blond hair for a long time, but it had taken a while for reality to catch up with self-perception. Up to that day, I’d thought of myself as a boisterous, cherubic, blond-haired child, but apparently, none of that was true. Ten years later, I experienced the same jolt in reverse: After my family moved to Orlando, abundant sunshine (and chlorine) had bleached my coffee-colored hair back to flaxen. At that point, however, I saw myself as a dark character—the type of brooding beauty who wore turtlenecks and read Sartre and smoked Gitanes. Imagine my surprise, then, when on a visit to my future college, I overheard my pre-frosh host describe me as “tan and blond; very Florida.” What?

This history is all a lot of preface to a simple observation: Hair color is a state of mind. And for the majority of my adult life, my state of mind has been redhead. Not ginger, not fire engine red, but the auburn toastiness of Katharine Hepburn and Charlotte Rampling—that’s me, I figure. It is very, very hard to achieve this color via a dye job. The one time in my twenties I attempted to go red, I wound up with hair the color of a lollipop. Soon, the color washed down to something like a Nacho Dorito™, and I haven’t attempted red since. Until now: L’Oréal Professionnel has just introduced its new, ammonia-free INOA color system, which will roll out to salons nationwide next month. With it comes the promise of both subtle, hyper-pigmented, non-toxic color and the chance to have the job handled by a choice list of master colorists—which is what convinced me to give the process a preview. Auburn or bust…

I told Joel Warren, co-founder of Warren-Tricomi, that I wanted to err on the side of conservatism. He mixed up a shade just a little off my natural color and got to work. I barely noticed: When you have your hair dyed with INOA, there’s no smell and virtually no sting. There’s another big benefit, too. INOA uses MEA (monoethanolamine), an ammonia alternative that gently pries apart the hair cuticle, rather than busting it wide open like cops on a manhunt, which helps minimize damage. And among the 13 patents pending on INOA are technologies that deliver boosted lipid protection; I’ll skip the rest of the jargon here and simply attest that after the process, my hair felt strong and smooth, maybe even better than it had before. But what about the color? INOA delivered. Like all reds, there’s some fade after the first wash, and it’s possible my conservatism bit me in the ass, because I was having trouble seeing the color after a couple of weeks. But then, one day, I caught sight of my hair in a shop mirror, by chance, and it struck me that I’d gotten exactly what I’d always wanted: a warm, subtle red that you pick out in the right light. For once, I felt precisely like myself.

Photo: Courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel

The Minimalist’s Guide To A Great Haircut

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I am of the general opinion that the power of a good haircut lies in just how little post-salon maintenance is required. Do I need to use a flat iron? Forget it. A round brush? Nope. The goal is a wash-and-go end game, which I managed to achieve on a recent visit to stylist Kazunori Ueda at the newly opened Kayrunn Hirsch salon in Greenwich Village. He snipped my locks into shape, so all I have to do is shampoo and condition and somehow they just know what to do. Call it “scissor memory” or a miracle; either way, it makes my life way easier. A full-service destination providing cuts, color, Japanese straightening, facials, manicures, and waxing, Kayrunn Hirsch offers all the posh services of a midtown salon without the soul-destroying properties of actually having to get to one. The storefront is a stone’s throw from the NYU campus on LaGuardia Place, but these guys aren’t catering to coeds. Both Warren Tricomi alumni, Ueda brought his snipping skills over from Japan a little over a decade ago, while Stuart Hirsch has spent over 15 years as the master colorist at Upper East Side favorite Pierre Michel. Since opening their new venture this fall, the pair has racked up a clientele of boldfacers including Jessica Stam, Mandy Moore, and Riley Keough. As Hirsch puts it, “My specialty is blondes. Kazunori’s specialty is hair. Period.”

Photo: Courtesy of Kayrunn Hirsch

Fashion’s Night Out For Beauty Junkies

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Fashion’s Night Out is quickly approaching, and for those of you whose hearts go pitter-patter for makeovers more than for extended hours at Louis Vuitton, here are a few initiatives that should get the blood pumping—that is, if the Diddy PSA didn’t already do the trick. Click here for a full list of participants and check out Vogue Daily’s neighborhood maps with all the best beauty happenings on September 10.

Jurlique

Get a free, full-size cleanser with any purchase of two products or more. That’s $40 worth of certified biodynamic goodness made with pure-living botanicals, free.
Stop By: Visit Jurlique at 477 Madison Ave. between 51st and 52nd St. or 436 W. Broadway at Prince St. in Soho.

C.O. Bigelow

In keeping with the old pharmacy tradition of selling food and beverages along with creams and salves for what ails you, the oldest apothecary in America will be offering complimentary sodas from its vintage soda fountain all day. It’ll also be handing out free Mentha Lip Shines—you know, so you can gloss-it-up post slurping.
Stop By: 414 Ave. of the Americas at W. 9th St.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen manicurists will be offering complimentary manicures at Tracy Reese’s boutique in honor of the limited-edition nail polish collections Hansen has created for Reese’s runway presentations for the past seven seasons.
Stop By: 641 Hudson St. between Horatio and Gansevoort St.

The Plaza Beauty by Warren-Tricomi

The experts and icons behind the elite beauty brands carried at the Plaza Retail Collection will combine forces for the occasion. Makeup artists from Smashbox and Becca will be on site for free consultations, representatives from Sjal Skincare and Comfort Zone will be providing mini facials, hand massages, and other spa treatments, and renowned stylists Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi will be presenting hair demonstrations showcasing fall’s key trends. Samples of Lisa Hoffman Skincare, Tocca, Revitalash, Luzern Skincare, Kai, Santa Maria Novella, MLAB, and Sponge Skincare will also abound—and who doesn’t like free samples?
Stop By: 1 W. 58th St. at Fifth Ave.

Korres

Make the Greek apothecary your late-night stop on the 10th. It’s planned an evening of cocktails and makeovers, including a detox bar serving complimentary antioxidant-infused beverages based on the skincare brand’s star ingredients—wild rose, pomegranate, thyme honey, and sugar crystal. There will also be makeovers using the company’s green makeup line as well as gift bags. And cupcakes.

Stop By: Korres Manhattan, 110 Wooster St. between Prince and Spring St., or Korres Brooklyn, 140 Montague St. between Clinton and Henry St.

Cle de Peau

The luxe makeup brand’s color creator, Lucia Pieroni, will be holding court at Bergdorf Goodman for the day and offering consultations at the counter. As one of our favorite editorial artists and a backstage favorite at New York and Paris fashion weeks, the chance to have Pieroni assess your face isn’t so much an opportunity as an honor. See you there.
Stop By: 754 Fifth Ave. at 57th St.

Clarins

Clarins will be staging a series of “beauty parties” at locations across the city (as well as at Macy’s counters across the state) equipped with gratis Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention a series of complimentary mini beauty treatments.
Stop By: Click here for a list of citywide locations.

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Lovers of the original gourmand fragrance will have a chance to experience its creation through a hands-on workshop about its construction, followed by a mini spa olfactory journey with treatments using the award-winning Angel Les Parfums Corps collection.
Stop By: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and Saks stores throughout the city as well as Macy’s locations in Rego Park and Cross County.

Photo: Courtesy of The Plaza Retail Collection