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Event Recap: Art of Contour Workshop

contour class

Learning how to contour correctly was nothing short of a magical experience… Thanks to the illuminating tricks and bronzing tips given to us by genius/ makeup artist Tedrick Lamar, we never need another photo filter in our life! Thank you to everyone who made the night so fun and successful. Bronze on, Butterfly Babes!

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The Art Of Contour (How-To Workshop Event)

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If you’ve ever wondered about how others find the time to contour their face everyday, here’s your chance to be in-the-know and finally cover one of those #lifegoals! Sign up for our workshop class to learn how to “sculpt” the face and discover hands-on tips and tricks that will allow you to easily create the perfect contoured look for day or night. We will be joined by makeup artist Tedrick Lamar, who will demonstrate two versions of a beautiful bronzed look and unveil those glowy industry secrets for making sure it all looks natural.

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Ready to master the art of highlighting and contouring? We will provide you with everything you need to get glowing at our event! (For those who are feeling an attachment to your makeup bag, feel free to bring your own products and tools to use during the class.) Space will be limited, so we recommend making reservations in advance. Kindly contact a client coordinator to secure your ticket. (212) 253-2100 |

Follow updates about the event on Facebook or get tickets online at Eventbrite.

OFFER: Following the contour workshop, we are pleased to offer one-on-one summer makeup lessons with Butterfly pros Francesca Roman and Cristina Marroquin at a special value. Your individual beauty tutorial can be booked for a limited-time value of just $100 (that’s at least 50% off the normal service charge). Customize your experience with a choice of mastering a specific technique, on-trend look, or just come in to brush up on your overall skills!

The Bar Method NYC’s Exclusive June Offer

Our good friends at The Bar Method SoHo and The Bar Method Midtown are offering a special discount for a limited time only. Through June, Butterfly clients may purchase their introductory offer (“New Client 30-Day Unlimited”) for just $99. Regularly priced at $195, it’s an amazing deal that will keep you looking and feeling great!


The Bar Method is a boutique fitness studio that delivers a one-hour, total body workout. (It’s the Butterfly expert’s ultimate favorite for staying strong and trim!) Classes are fast-paced and incorporate a form of interval training that maximizes caloric burn during and after every class. Suitable for varying body types, ages and fitness levels, students will achieve slimmer, leaner bodies after just a few months of regular attendance.

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To take advantage of this offer, please visit: or Purchases can be made online by using the promo code “THANKUBUTTERFLY.”

Here’s how:
1) Click here to add the New Client 30 Day Unlimited to your shopping cart.
2) Login and go to your shopping cart.
3) Enter the promotion code “THANKUBUTTERFLY” and click the “Apply” button.
4) Once you see the $99 price confirmed, complete your purchase and schedule your class.

You may also call the studios directly to complete a purchase and book a class: 917-722-0866 (Midtown) or 212-431-5720 (SoHo). Please reference “Butterfly” to receive the special discount.


Image Credit: The Bar Method HQ

Shop Our Boho Boutique – A Jaline Shopping Event!

On May 7th and 9th, Butterfly becomes your destination for unique jewelry, vintage style, and perfect accessories to flaunt on Memorial Day – and beyond! Join us to celebrate the sexy spirit of summer and tap into your inner beach babe with style inspiration from a fabulous boho-chic collection curated by JALINE DESIGN!

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Stop by on Thursday from 11am to 7pm or Saturday from 9am to 5pm – and don’t forget to enter our special TRUNK SHOW RAFFLE! If you’re feeling like a lucky Butterfly babe, then you have a chance to win a versatile accessory worth treasuring! The winner will receive a fashionable gold cuff replica inspired by one of Jaline’s vintage finds.

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Shop summer statements straight from the May issue! From Jaline’s fringe tunics and handwoven textile vests to an exclusive selection of beachwear and one-of-a-kind accessories handmade by artisans.

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#TransformationTuesday: Effortless Butterfly Waves

To kick off the spring season, we partnered with our chic friends at Hooked Up Shapewear for a make-under event, where stylish babes flaunted their feminine shapes and healthy, sculpted hair waves! Special thanks to our VIP guests, beauty editors and bloggers for making the fabulous day a blast!


Top: Dawn Davis, Total Beauty
Middle: Liz Black, Refinery29


Top: Syden Abrenica, Family Circle
Bottom: Victoria Lincoln, Real Simple | Julia Fawal, Woman’s Day | Adrianna Barrionuevo, The Fashion Spot


Top: Katie, Bridal Guide
Bottom: Elaine Vaun, Vaun’s View | Pandora & Kayla, OK! Mag | Dory Larrabee, Hollywood Life


Top: Samantha Shelton, Redbook
Bottom: Caitlin Miller, Style Bistro | Julie Ricevuto, You Beauty | Soelis + Vicglamar + Milena, Mamas Latinas


Photo Booth via Digisnaps.

Turn A Few Twists Into An Amazing Game of Thrones Look

Create a wearable Game of Thrones inspired braided hairstyle with a few curls, twists, and the following tips by senior stylist Jill Engelsen!

Game of Thrones - Hair by Jill Engelsen

1. Part the hair to your preference then start by curling the hair in vertical sections away from the face using a curling wand. You want to let the hair twist naturally as you wrap it around the wand. This will create that extra wavy texture that can’t be achieved just by using a traditional curling iron the standard way.

2. Start a twist about a 1/2 inch away from the hairline and twist towards the back of the head. Make sure to alway twist the top piece over towards the ear, then back under towards the part while grabbing more hair from the area between the part and where you want the twist positioned. Continue to grab more hair until you reach the ear, then start twisting without grabbing more hair. (You want to allow some hair to hang down untwisted in the back of the head from the crown down.)

When you start the rest of the twist, keep in mind that there are three types of twisting happening at once. First, you always want to twist the hair in each hand out, away from each other – then twist the hair from your top hand over your bottom hand (continuing the same twisting you’ve been doing, without adding more hair) and repeat. Jill says, “It will seem counter productive but trust me, that’s how it stays!” Once finished, secure with a rubber band and clip in the back of the head. Proceed to the other side, and repeat.

3. Secure both sides at the back of the head with a rubber band. Then repeat two more rows of smaller twists under the ones you just did. When done, secure them with a rubber band.
TIP: “You can cut off the rubber bands when you’re done if they’re too visible.”

4. With the three twists that are each bound in the back, carefully undo the band and twist one over the other and secure with a hairpin. Repeat with the next two twists.

5. Braid together the remaining ends of hair left over and secure with a band. Then grab a piece of hair from each side and wrap around the braid to create a stronger look and secure with hairspray on the ends.

6. Last but not least – brush the hair that is hanging loosely with a Mason Pearson brush to loosen the curls and give you the look of a less contrived style.

7. Have fun with it!

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Sexy Spring Hair: The Longer Lob

The inspiration for this versatile shoulder-length hairstyle idea is Kim Kardashian’s new lob. Since most of us are a little scared of going too short in one shot, master stylist Nicole Descoteaux compromised on leaving some length. “I cut the back shorter than the front, which is the classic idea of a lob and what separates it from being a regular bob look…”


For more of a statement, Nicole decided to keep the bangs a little longer, too. “I’m sort of into the grown out little bang look that’s on trend now,” she says. Styling was all about working with the interior layers of the mid-length cut using the hair’s natural texture. Super simple! To top off the fresh feeling of sexy hair, makeup master Francesca Roman combined a mix of sultry and nude to create a gorgeous glow with softly glossed lips.

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New Chronologiste – An Exceptional Hair Treatment Range

Words from Taylor Brock, stylist and treatment specialist:
With new additions to Chronologiste’s in-salon caviar pearl ritual and the introduction of an at-home regimen, “the finest haircare treatment ever created by Kérastase” has just gone up another level…


Chronologiste is considered to be the ultimate deep-conditioning treatment for all hair types because it contains the most active ingredients ever offered by Kérastase. The new and improved version now offers a renewing pre-shampoo hair treatment that targets the scalp to receive specialized stabilization and repair. A healthy scalp allows hair follicles to produce easier, therefore resulting in faster hair growth. But the science doesn’t stop there – the product also works as a super hair primer, opening up your hair to grab as much of the treatment as possible to enable top notch revitalization. Also new to the line is the nutrient-packed shampoo and conditioner, directly inspired by the transformative treatment we’ve come to know and love. And don’t forget the nourishing Chronologiste oil fragrance, your last step styler for adding shine and softness. Regardless of the vitamins, moisture, strength and antioxidant properties found in this complete treatment system – the scent alone is enough to get you hooked. It will leave you asking, “Why can’t everything smell like this?” The bottom line is, when hair gets compromised on any level, there’s nothing better at reviving it than Chronologiste. The results were amazing before but the new additions will make you a groupie!

Check it out, Chronologiste speaks for itself…

New Hairstylist Spotlight: Jennifer Penny

Congratulations to new Butterfly stylist Jennifer Penny for earning her expert chair – and her place among the ranks of the city’s top hair professionals! While training under Butterfly’s senior eductators, Jennifer’s talent and eye for beauty has already landed her placements in both print and online publications such as Newsday and AMNY! Browse tabs below to view highlights of her work…

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(For bookings, kindly contact reception at 212.253.2100)

Covered! Looks From NYFW Fall/Winter ’15-16

Stylist Jason J Dougherty worked backstage at Ranfan – where the look was all about making a strong statement with sleek, low ponytails and bold center parts. Yarok organic hair products were used to get the shiny, slicked back look just right.

Introducing Cortney and Tamara…Our New Colorists!

Congratulations to our color mavens on their next career step as Butterfly hair color experts! To book an appointment for all over color, highlights, balayage, or color correction contact us at 212.253.2100.


Cortney Crace

Cortney Crace

(Click images to see each gorgeous makeover in full view)

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Date Style: Ideas For Rocking A Little Black Dress

(Image: Daily Look)

No Valentine’s Day, romantic date, or special occasion is ever complete without the perfect evening outfit. That’s why we turned to the fabulous Tisa Monét – Butterfly’s education/business development manager and fashionista (known as The Gold Curve) – who gave us all the right advice with an easy fashion guide for date night! “The Little Black Dress is synonymous with chic and sexy,” says Tisa. “It’s the one statement piece that works for any Butterfly babe – and it also makes the man in your life feel extremely special when he sees you in a LBD!”

Here are her flirty outfit ideas featuring LBDs and other items chosen from….

“The perfect look for a classic Valentine’s Day night, including a romantic dinner in the city!”

Look #1:
Sultry Mesh Panel Bodycon Dress
Giles & Brother Mini Pied De Biche Bracelet
Chinese Laundry Lace Jeopardy Heels
Classic Leatherette Clutch

“A textured and chic LBD, finished with a red lip is sure to give your man butterflies!”

Look #2:
BB Dakota Branson Dress
Kapowski Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag
Finely Contoured Midi Ring Set
Everyday Bangle Bracelet Set
Chinese Laundry Jinxy Booties

“Classic will always be in style, but sometimes it’s good to change it up. Flaunt your curves in a fashionable romper! Perfect for your next all-girls night, when you’re going out for cocktails and dancing.”

Look #3,4,5…
(and so on when you mix and match!)

Three Of Something Tidal Playsuit
STYLESTALKER Love Story Jumpsuit
Lovers + Friends My Way Jumpsuit
Modern Vice Ghillie Heels
Heart Soul Patricia Heel
Chinese Laundry Jinxy Booties