Tuesday, August 28, 2018

“Glass Hair” - Get the Hottest Celeb Hair Style

“Glass Hair”:  It’s all over our instagram feeds and one of the standout beauty trends of late summer, and is surprisingly flattering for most women. Celebs and their hair stylists are cutting, straightening and flat ironing to achieve hair that shines, literally, like glass.  The style is not simply a bob that has choppy ends softly framing the face and sitting right above the shoulders like seasons past.  The new bob is cut to be blunt with sharp edges that are straight across without an angle, falling between the jawline and collarbone and parted in the center.   

“Glass hair” works for all hair types and the level of effort needed depends on whether you have curly or straight hair since flat ironing in small sections creates the most smooth and shiny surface of the hair that reflects the light.  Straight-haired beauties are the lucky ones who can usually skip the flat iron and get a shiny look using a brush and blow dryer. 

Hair stylist to the stars Justine Marjan -  @justinemarjan - has created some of the best versions of glass hair on her star clients such as Khloe Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, Ashley Graham, and Brittany Xavier, proving that this style works for so many hair types and face shapes.  It’s an updated classic that channels the early 90’s while being completely 2018. 

Choosing the right products to get the ultimate shiny surface to your hair is key.  Apply Kerastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray section by section to towel-dried hair before blow drying to add shine and fight frizz.  It protects the hair shafts from damage from heat appliances like driers and flat irons while creating a smooth finish.  Ouidad Shine Glaze Serum can also be applied before drying or to finish the look by applying it to the bottom half of the hair to avoid weighing the hair down while eliminating frizz.  It’s reflective properties add luminosity and shine.  

*** Kerastase and Ouidad products available at Sephora.com.  

For those who don’t want to commit to either the effort or the actual cut, hair extensions can give you the same look and add a bit of volume and weight for maximum hair swing-ability, which is so gram-worthy.   If you have ruled out a blunt bob for yourself or your hair is too fine or short, try a topper to add volume to fine hair, or crown clip in extensions for length.  Either way it skips a haircut and flat ironing, and is an easy way to play with the look without committing to scissors or upkeep.  Try Hidden Crown Hair Extensions to find the exact color and type of extension to suit you.  

*** Hidden Crown Hair Extensions available at HiddenCrown.com

                                                             XOXO Shelley

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Teen Models: How Young Is Too Young?

The modeling and fashion industries are in the process of redefining standards of employment and treatment of models, due in part to the #MeToo movement, and frankly, it’s about time.  Now that power players like Conde Nast are creating employment and work standards that address the imbalance of power and abuse of models the rest of the industry is beginning, however slowly, to wake up and get on board.  

Vogue has gone as far as to take a stance on the use of models under the age of eighteen and is throwing it’s powerhouse weight into the equation to affect change, declaring that all models appearing in Vogue editorials be eighteen or over, that the model will have the right to express their approval over poses and styling, and that the models will not be left alone with a single person while on set.  Conde Nast also has a code of conduct that applies to every person on set that is a condition of employment with their magazines.  Finally, some protection for models, young or not so young, giving them a voice and security while working. 

I spoke to a few of my friends who modeled both in NYC abroad during the nineties and into the 2000’s and their experiences over time and location demonstrate that modeling as a teenager is just as volatile now for current models as it was then.  They recount stories of girls as young as fourteen sent to Tokyo to model for months at a time without a parental chaperone, girls aged fifteen and sixteen modeling in Paris and throughout Europe without completing tenth grade and without proper funds to support them leaving them very vulnerable to exploitation.  Models under eighteen have not finished growing or maturing and are not ready physically or emotionally to handle the pressures of the industry.  Bodies and faces change during these teen years and a super tall, willowy girl could find herself in hot demand doing shows for free or in for exchange clothes one minute, and thrown aside and forgotten the next minute when she develops any slight curves at all.  Having an understanding of the business aspects of the industry is rarely possible for any new model and agencies are not always forth-coming with the necessary advice and information to help models make informed decisions.  

There is a place for models under eighteen years old in the industry at a more local level so that  they can continue and finish school, learn about the business through regional print work and fashion shows, to practice in front of the camera, and most of all the gain maturity and finish growing into their adult body and face.  Local mother agents and agencies are able to spend time developing these new faces so that by age eighteen they are mature enough to handle all the things the industry will throw at them, good and bad.  Time to grow a bit of a thicker skin and have a better sense of self in order to stand up for themselves and deal with rejection.  There doesn’t need to be this sense of urgency that a model needs to have established her career by sixteen or seventeen.  Those who peak early are often the ones to disappear or burn out before they are out of their teen years.  A model needs to be able to make the most of the experience and benefit through the opportunities modeling can provide such as traveling to other countries, working with amazing creative people, and developing her own identity, both for herself and her brand.

There is so much to be done to protect models internationally to improve working conditions, and Vogue’s firm stance on underage models is a great step forward in affecting change industry wide, including the fashion and beauty industries and their own hiring and work practices.  Vogue no longer wants to be a part of the exploitation of teenage models and is pushing the fashion universe to adopt the same level of integrity.  Step by step the modeling world is catching up in labor rights but there is still such a long way to go.  Thankfully Vogue is taking the position of leader in bring the business up to acceptable standards. 

                                                               XOXO Shelley

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Monday, August 13, 2018

New Season - New Skincare Regime: Face-Saving Fixes to Kickstart Your Fall Beauty Routine

All model photos by Olga Rubio Dalmau for Grazia Bulgaria

Maybe you weren’t as diligent in re-applying your sunscreen as often as you could, the A/C dried out your skin, humidity left you with an oily complexion or pimples, or perhaps you just slacked off in the skincare department over summer, but here we are facing Fall and you want your skin to be ready for the new color palettes and stronger pigments that signal cooler days.  No need to panic as there are new treatments and products that will help you refine your complexion, clear up the acne, rosacea and hyper-pigmentation, de-puff, draw out oils and pollutants, brighten, exfoliate, hydrate, and calm all your skin issues.  

Many of the new top-rated treatments can be applied several times a week or in conjunction with each other for maximum benefit.  Overnight treatment masks that are ultra-hydrating give skin a younger-looking bounce by morning and are available in formulas for both face and lips.  Look for eye patches that address your own particular concerns such as dark circles, fine lines, or puffiness.  Aim to exfoliate once a week to draw out all the pollution that settles into skin creating buildup, clogged pores, and acne.  

If you aren’t using treatment products or tools already you are missing out on all the benefits that can take your skin from okay to amazing.  Masks, LED chromatherapy devices, and gentle acid peels reveal younger-looking, healthier, bouncier skin which is ultimately the best foundation for any beauty look you want to achieve. 

Here is the Face This: A Model’s Secrets guide to the hottest skincare treatments for Fall 2018:

All products and tools available at Sephora.com

                                                               XOXO Shelley

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Monday, August 6, 2018

A Model’s Secret - How To Find The Right Modeling Agency for YOU

The right representation can make of break a model so choosing the right agency is a crucial step in the development of your career.  It is daunting for all of us and simply knowing what agencies to approach can be difficult, depending on where you live and what sort of markets are available to you.  After a lengthy modeling career I have had my share of experiences with agencies and I am often asked for advice about getting started in the business.  

I’ve written posts to answer many of these questions such as how to get scouted and how to identify the right modeling market for your type and look to help take some of the mystery out of the situation for model-hopefuls. You can read them here at these links:

Modeling is a business so treat it like a business:  It is important to remember that you are trying to break into a field where you are an independent contractor, will be working freelance, and interacting with other contractors, agencies, and clients, so treating it like a proper business right from the start is the correct approach.  When meeting with potential agencies or scouts it is in your best interest to be as informed as you can about the industry ahead of time so that you can ask the right questions.  Do not hesitate to ask for clarity when you are confused or overwhelmed with information.  It is a nervous situation to begin with so mentally preparing your questions ahead of time makes good business sense and every proper agent and scout will be glad to take the time to answer all your questions.  

Agencies and bookers: personalities and atmosphere counts: Meeting with several agents before making a decision to sign a contract for representation allows you to compare business practices, get a feeling for the energy, atmosphere, and vibe of an agency, and see which booker’s personalities fit with your own.  Getting off on the right foot in the relationship is important and if your personalities clash then that’s not a good sign, and you can’t expect that to improve or not be an issue over time. You want a booker who is really in your corner, will fight to help you get ahead, will open doors for you, have your back, and will always be there to help guide and educate you about the business and have time for you.  If your overall sense of the agency isn’t positive, or you find it overly quiet or maybe frantic, then visit other agencies. Signing with an agency just to say you have representation is not a good way to start your career, and you will spend more time trying to figure out how to extricate yourself from the contract than you will advancing your career.  Go with your gut instincts.

No one comes to the business without a lot of questions and the lack of information and guidance can be intimidating so do your research and get informed.  I’ll answer your questions if I can, so leave a message!

                                                 XOXO Shelley  

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