Category Archives: 2014

Glacage Thermiques – Your New Blow Dry Weapon

When it comes to beauty, it isn’t too common to hear the term “glaçage.” Most often used in the dessert world, the French term translates to “glaze” or “glazing.” That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that the new Kérastase Thermiques are like icing on the cake when glazed onto our hair. They are hair primers that should be used as a follow up to your favorite shampoo and conditioner on clean, wet hair. These paraben-free products are lightweight and coat the hair to protect and polish when warmed, so you will need to bring the hot tools out in order to get the best results. Your hair’s surface is protected once heat activates your Thermique’s mojo and then you’re on your way to maximum smoothness, movement, and a glossy finish! And if you need another reason to make it the building block for your blow out routine, then you should know that any one of the three varieties will help cut down your blow dry time and result in 85% less breakage from blowdrying!Thermique

All three stylers fight frizz, add shine, create softness, and offer humidity protection. To customize your hair’s daily needs, go green to give life to weakened hair with Ciment Thermique, replenish dry hair with creamy orange Nectar Thermique, or smooth with pink Keratine Thermique to help tame unmanageable textures.

The Peel Bar NYC (by BeautyRx Skincare)

Did you know that wrinkles account for only 5% of your face? It’s the other 95% that actually makes you look older. It’s enlarged pores, surface oils, dulling dead skin cells, and so much more. The BeautyRx Peel treats that 95% and gives you the younger and healthier looking skin you want.

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Dr. Neal Schultz has a thriving Park Avenue practice where he sees over 10,000 patient visits per year. Now his most renowned  “Lunchtime Peel” – a two minute skin fix that delivers glowing, gorgeous skin (without any downtime or irritation) – is now available at Butterfly Studio Salon every Tuesday thru Saturday…

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There’s a reason that Dr. Schultz has performed over 50,000 peels; it’s so effective and gentle that even brides come to the office for a treatment on the day of their wedding. The Peel delivers gorgeous, glowing skin while helping to treat acne breakouts, even skin tone, and minimize the appearance of pores – making the need for makeup minimal. After getting the superior exfoliation that only The Peel Bar can offer, your skin will never feel softer or smoother!

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Butterfly Gives Back To Breast Cancer (Event)

Your next beauty service can help make a difference so get glam for a great cause! Make time for a little self-maintenance on Sunday 10/26 and help women battling cancer fight back! Book a service on our special day of beauty and enjoy brunch cocktails, light refreshments, and cupcakes by Magnolia Bakery. Bring your hubby, kids, BFF, family or make it a special day for a survivor… Just don’t forget to strike a pose at our photobooth!

Online donations will also be accepted thru October.
For a full list of how you can participate this month, visit our Butterfly Gives Back official page.

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Style With Edge: ‘Blood Moon Rising’ Red Hair

Color by Joanna Gonzalez. Styling & Quotes by Jason J Dougherty.


Fall in line with autumn’s naturally favorite shade. RED! Or maybe you should leave it to the stars to inspire you with fall’s big color? The total lunar eclipse turned the sky blood red in October, and we took note. When the moon passed completely through Earth’s dark shadow, the moon gradually got darker during this type of eclipse and then took on a rusty, or bloody red hue. This influenced color expert Joanna Gonzalez to partner with stylist Jason J Dougherty and take on a stellar new hairstyle idea straight from mother nature!

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Total Hair Eclipse

Get hot with red copper hair and glow in the moonlight with the “it” color and a rockin’ new cut!

WHY: Add sass to your everyday style with ravishing rouged lengths and ride the new wave with an undone texture or finish with a smooth and straight 60’s feel.

BEST FOR: The outspoken girl; when you want to “start fresh;” or the woman who just started landed her dream career. It’s also perfect for anyone looking to make a bold fashion statement.

FASHION INSPIRATION: Mod, rocker chic, femme fatale. She’s come undone but is completely put together!

 

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ABOUT THE COLOR:
Color expert Joanna Gonzalez says…”For those who prefer their style a little edgy, this is the perfect way to spice up your hair and bring out your rock and roll personality for fall. Turn warm reds and deeper tones up a notch with a fiery crimson color and add balayage to break up the layers and bring out the movement of the cut. It’s a no-brainer to pair with your fall darks and all black wardrobe and to transform those with fair skin and light complexions. One thing is certain…it will bring out the color of the eyes! To keep your red color looking fresh, Oribe’s Beautiful Color line is a must!”

STYLING TIP:
The winds also pick up this season, causing the leaves to just about come undone from the trees. Make styling in the mornings just as easy with stylist Jason J Dougherty’s simple “undone” hair trick. This combo braiding and flat-iron technique will have you singing Beyonce’s ‘I woke up like this!”
braid trick
1. Blowdry hair smooth with a little Gold Lust Oil from Oribe
2. Now divide hair into about 6 sections and do a 6 quick braids.
3. Spray with a light hairspray (Superfine from Oribe)
4. Take a flatiron and go over braid a few times.
5. Take out braid, Spray with Après Beach from Oribe, use hands and lightly scrunch, keep layering with Spray and using hands to separate.

Follow: @JasonJDougherty and @JoannaGonzalez_colorist

Makeup – Cristina Marroquin // Photography – Edwin Pabon

How-To: Easy, Second Day Hair Solutions

When the last thing you want (or can) do is your hair, make a fast upstyle your go-to. During a recent episode of the Better Show, Butterfly senior stylist Jill Engelsen shared her no-effort styling tips and demonstrated two great base looks that serve as a quick fix for unwashed or unruly hair. Give these chic, quick updo styles a try and say goodbye to the basic, boring ponytail for good!

(Makeup on Jill and models by Kate Plec)

 


Jill Engelsen’s Updo Step-By-Steps

Image courtesy of Better Show

Image courtesy of Better Show

1. Start with dry shampoo at the roots to take some second-day oil away.

2. Brush out bangs and fan across forehead on a piece manner.

3. Start a 2 strand twist on the side of her head and pin as you go. Repeat the same on the other side. Gather the two twists and twist up and pin in the back center of the head.

4. Finish with a light hairspray.

Image courtesy of Better Show

Image courtesy of Better Show

1. Start with either dry shampoo or dry texturizing spray at her root to give it more volume or to take oil away.

2. Part the hair where desired, and gather into a low ponytail in the back. Then spray the pony tail with dry texturizing spray.

3. Braid the pony tail and secure the end with an elastic. Then pull apart the braid.

4. Spread and place the braid onto the nape area of the head and pin as you go to create a controlled, messy up style. Finish with hairspray, shine spray and pomade (on the part for flyways).

Remembering Fashion Legend Oscar de la Renta

A very long time ago, way before there was any social media, I had the privilege of doing hair for the iconic Oscar de la Renta. He was a dream to work for. I will always remember this great moment in my career because it was an opportunity to work with a guru and a beautiful man. He taught us all the definition of elegance and the importance of kindness. He showed us how to appreciate and embrace beauty inside and out. After all, Oscar was a walking example of all these things. From couture hair to runway fashion, to the many ways his legacy will continue to help us look and feel our best, the inspiring and unparalleled Oscar de la Renta will never be forgotten.
— Kattia Solano, Butterfly Studio founder and master stylist

Hair By Kattia Solano for Oscar de la Renta

Hair By Kattia Solano for Oscar de la Renta

Hair By Kattia Solano for Oscar de la Renta

Hair By Kattia Solano for Oscar de la Renta

“Fall” In Love With This Bountiful, Beautiful Braid

Hair & Quotes by Jason J Dougherty | Butterfly Studio Stylist

Fall fashion is BIG on volume. It’s also a season to start rocking layered clothing. More is more, so why not add another layer to your hair with a braid that is right in line with abundance and flow? This perfect-for-fall hairstyle offers a delicate balance of both braided statement and swooping effect around the side of the face. The end result mixes flowing feminine hair with a bold braid and an ample supply of volume!

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Bountiful Harvest Braid

A half-up inverted braid with a twist that “harvests” both volume and style!

WHY: Rock this season’s “big” trend in a braid that adds big layers to compliment fall’s layered looks.

BEST FOR: The girl with a lot of hair, texture that is “Too thick for a braid,” and the girl who needs to add some volume to a classic look.

FASHION INSPIRATION: 60’s Folk, The Rocker, The Hippie, The Yogi. Or, make it your weekend look.

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This braid gives the girl with thick, hard-to-braid hair a break by slitting her hair between a braid and strands that elegantly flow off to the side to balance out the bounty of hair. It also functions for the girl who has less of a “hair-harvest” but wants a fuller hair effect. To get the best look, braid the hair on a side-angle, allowing the remaining hair to create a side swooping element. This adds the illusion of extra volume and an added “layer.”

Follow: @JasonJDougherty
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Makeup – Cristina Marroquin // Photography – Edwin Pabon

Graphic Eyeliner On Lower Lashline Inspired by Nicholas K

Taking inspiration from the work of Avon’s global makeup artist Lauren Anderson, our very own makeup master Francesca Roman collaborated with POPSugar Beauty to highlight the “dos and don’ts” of layering black eyeliner and rework designer Nicholas K’s smoldering Saharan graphic eyes.

Pushed back hair look by senior stylist Jill Engelsen.
Photography: Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Prime-Lids

Prime Lids
With such a dramatic eyeliner look, Roman prepped lids with a matte, nude eye shadow. You can also use concealer at home to mask any veins or discoloration.

Line-Lower-Lashes

Line Lower Lashes
Dip an angled eyeliner brush in dark black powder or gel liner. “A brush controls how much powder you’re applying, and you can diffuse the look,” Roman said. “But crayon you have to smudge, which will give you a smoky eye effect.” Start by outlining the tear duct, then follow the lower lash line until you hit the outer edge of the iris. Don’t take it all the way to the corner.

Line-Upper-Lashes

Line Upper Lashes
On the upper lash line, add liner from the inner corner to the middle of the lid.

Extend-Wing

Extend the Wing
Moving back to the lower lid, draw the wing from the outside in, keeping the line straighter than the average cat-eye flick. Think of it more like an extension of the lower lash line rather than an angular shape.

Return-Upper-Lid

Return to the Upper Lid
Bring the wing back in on the upper lid, too, leaving a small space liner-free in the center of the upper lash line.

Repeat-Other-Side

Repeat on the Other Side
You can really vamp up the look by layering liner. “Use liquid liner for full blast,” Roman said. “You can do powder with liquid on top or liquid with powder.” But she does warn that using a felt-tip product will require extra fast motions, so a brush is your best bet.

Clean-Up-Moisturizer

Clean Up With Moisturizer
Roman used a moisturizer and cotton swabs to clean up any mistakes and give the liner a straight, sharp edge. The lotion (versus makeup remover) reduces redness if you have to do a lot of rubbing.

Conceal-Under-Eye-Circles

Conceal Under-Eye Circles
Hide any under-eye circles with concealer. For this look, it’s best to save your foundation for after the eye makeup.

Contour-Cheeks

Contour Cheeks
With such a strong eye look, the rest of your makeup should remain neutral. Roman used Kevyn Aucoin Natura Blush ($37) and Nerinese Lip Gloss ($30).

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And done!

Makeup Obsession: Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation

If you’re set on only one splurge this fall, make it a makeup buy and grab Kevyn Aucoin’s phenomenal new foundation. It’s a game-changer! There’s a reason why everyone is calling Sensual Skin Fluid the “MVP of makeup,” and why we’ve decided it’s our number one fall and winter skin fix. The formula is everything. It feels like cashmere in a bottle, and unlike your traditional foundation, it glides on and stays on like a serum – leaving a lightweight, smooth finish that stands out from the rest. Powered by time-release pigments, it will actually stay put all day and all night without budging…We’re taking 8 hours of continuous, even coverage! The fact that this unique foundation is powder, water, and oil-free must have something to do with that, too. Whatever the secret is, it’s made it an all-time Butterfly fave. Say goodbye to lines and unwanted texture and hello to skin as smooth as liquid!skin fluid Foundation

Ask an expert at your local salon or beauty counter to help match your shade.

New at Butterfly: Amber Sceats Hair Accessories

Introducing Amber Sceats Jewellery – a mother and daughter duo creating a line of timeless jewelry and versatile accessories that include necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and hair accessories! We are in love with their beautiful crystal headbands to add a simple sophistication to hair and glam up your look for a special occasion. Channel your inner-princess on your next birthday party, dance, shower – or even your big day! Pair it with a classic upstyle or add some elegance to a half-up, half-down ‘do. Butterfly’s Stephanie Johnson took inspiration from the sparkly design to create a stunning wedding hairstyle that is sure to make any bride or bridesmaid look flawless!

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Runway “It” Look: Mara Hoffman’s Mussed Braid

Jill Engelsen put her senior styling skills to work for PopSugar Beauty to bring this inside-out braid right off of Mara Hoffman’s SS15 Runway to life with a step-by-step tutorial. Makeup by master artist Francesca Roman.

Photography: Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Inside-Out-Braid-Tutorial Apply-DryShampoo
1 – Apply Dry Shampoo
This braid is a great style for second-day hair, but you’re going to need to add some texture. Start by spraying dry shampoo section by section through your strands. Start at the root and spritz to the ends.

Blow-Dry
2 – Blow Dry
Then you want to blow-dry the product into your hair to make sure it’s fully distributed. Use a round brush to blow-dry all your hair toward the back, which will give your roots a little lift.

Create-Middle-Part
3 – Create a Middle Part
To get your perfect middle part, you first want to comb all your hair back then locate where the hair naturally starts to divide. Use the tines of the rattail comb to make your part (not the end).

Make-Waves
4 – Make Waves
You want to divide your hair into three sections: two in front and one larger section behind the ears. From there, wrap hair around a large, one-inch barrel curling wand in big sections. How do you know when it’s time to let go? “Wait until the thickest amount of hair gets hot, otherwise it’s not going to curl,” Engelsen explained.

To create more texture, curl sections in opposite directions, and make sure the hair is completely cool before you continue or the waves won’t last. This is one occasion where you can totally skip hair spray because the finished look is meant to be soft.

Tease
5 – Tease
You want to start teasing the largest section of hair at the crown and continue all the way down to the nape.

Rake
6 – Rake
Then, rake your fingers through the sections to smooth down the bouffant for more natural-looking height.

Braid
7 – Braid
Now, it’s time for the inside-out braid. The typical plait starts with three sections, and this one does, too. But instead of bringing the outer sections over the middle piece of hair, you want to weave the outside portions underneath.

Deconstruct
8 – Deconstruct
Finish off the braid with a black rubber band (or one that complements your hair color). Then pull it apart to get a wider, messier plait.

Inside-Out-Braid-Tutorial Backcomb-Your-Bangs
9 – Backcomb Your Bangs
Now that the back section is braided, it’s time to wrap the side pieces around. First backcomb each side section. Then use the pointed end of a rattail comb to sweep down the teased hair. This will make it smooth, while still maintaining the volume. You can also try Engelsen’s “air frothing” technique, where you just backcomb lightly over the top layers of hair.

Create-Hair-Band
10 – Create a “Hair” Band
Take the bang section on the left side and tuck it underneath the braid. Secure it with a bobby pin placed horizontally (vertical is more likely to slip out). Combine any excess ends with the bang portion from the right side. Then bring all the hair over and around the base of the inside-out braid.

Secure
11 – Secure
Once you’ve wrapped the hair around a few times, tuck the ends back into the braid. Then secure with a vertically placed bobby pin. Don’t be shy about mussing the plait; it’s going to get even messier in a minute.

Tame-Flyaways
12 – Tame Flyaways
This style is all about texture, but you want to have one sleek portion — and that’s around the part. Use a blast of hair spray to tame this area. Then hold your comb there for a moment to make it stick. You can also tame any baby hair around the hairline using hairspray

Muss-Braid
13 – Muss the Braid
To give the plait even more texture, spritz it with dry shampoo. Then grip the braid and pull up and down, rub you fingers in it, and yank it from the sides, too. The messier the better! You want the final result to be 3D, not too flat.

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Become a DIY French Braid Pro And Rock Your Favorite Summer-to-Fall Looks

If you’re trying to cool off during summer’s last days, or if you’re looking for that pre-fall look to hold you over until your next salon visit, a French braid is a perfect way to add function and flair to your hairstyle. Working the ends into a braid is a great option for protecting weakened hair and for keeping hair color vibrant. Pushing your lengths back into a no-part braided look even works like armor for a sensitive scalp whenever you’re outdoors. Braids are also a fool-proof way to cover up a wild mane in a pinch, and wake up with loose, effortless waves without the work (or a beach). At the very least, a braid can be your best friend if you’re looking for a way to pull off headbands, scarves, and hair accessories while showing off your sunnies. Or better yet – while flaunting your new shade of seasonal lipstick!

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Step-by-Step Instructions by Jennifer Penny

  • Prep hair by spraying a styling mist or dry shampoo such as Oribe’s “Dry” texture spray at the roots. Take 1 to 2 inch sections and follow all over your head. Use your hands to help the product volumize the root area.
  • Rub one pump of Shu Uemura’s “Essence Absolue” through the ends of your hair to hydrate and add shine.
  • Brush out all tangles.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of Shu Uemura’s “Touch of Gloss” to the front of your hairline. This melt-in wax is lightweight and will tame all those little hairs for a perfect face frame.