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Start Summer With Stronger Hair!

STRONG IS SEXY. Girls who’ve got it going on, keep their colored strands strong and healthy! Send breakage and lackluster hair packaging fast with these celebrity-loved strengthening treatments holding a seal of approval from our experts and the colorists-to-the-stars…

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SMARTBOND is our new protective and strengthening service, and a must-have for reinforcing color-treated hair. We can add SMARTBOND’s unique bond strengthening system to every color service, from single process and double process color to balayage highlights. Experience shinier, stronger, and softer results on your next visit and protect hair while coloring it!

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Olaplex is insurance for your hair and a staple for the best blondes in the business. Dramatically reduce breakage after highlights, balayage, or bleach outs and make your sure your color lasts longer and looks bright and beautiful as ever… Ask for Olaplex!

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Along with your choice of expert vouched in-salon hair repair, we’ll supply you with a complimentary Oribe Everlasting Color take-home kit to help you protect your investment! Available while supplies last.

Kit includes samples of Shampoo + Conditioner for Beautiful Color, Glaze, and Split End Seal by Oribe.

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Butterfly Studio’s Holiday Gems & Steals

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Between shopping for presents, holiday parties and family gatherings, it’s easy to get wrapped up in making the holidays perfect for your loved ones. Here’s where we step in and remind you to take this festive opportunity to relish the treats and enjoy a gift for yourself. We’re adding your sparkle to our list and making sure that you’re getting a shimmering share of the season’s spoils – because after another amazing year together, we know that you deserve to feel fabulous. Let’s raise a glass and celebrate YOU!

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The gift with the most glitz is reserved just for you… Your first Butterfly Blow Dry of 2017 is on us! Receive a gift card for a complimentary blowout with your December purchase of 3 full-size products from any line of haircare.

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HOLIDAY TREATS FOR WINTER SKIN

It’s the most glamorous time of year – and also the driest. To help get your skin holiday-ready, beauty expert Tedrick LaMar is offering a complimentary Joanna Vargas Mini-Facial along with your eyebrow shaping or makeup application this month. Eliminate dull skin and renew your complexion with the perfect boost of moisture to complete any glam or glowy look!

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Pick up any 3 of your favorite (or new favorite) Joanna Vargas Skincare essentials and receive a moisturizing Miracle Bar gift! ($22 value) To balance out impurities, simply suds up with JV’s deep-cleansing charcoal soap & rinse.

 

Join us for Butterfly Gives Back!

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It has become a Butterfly Studio tradition to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by coming together with our community. On Sunday, October 23rd, our annual Butterfly Gives Back event returns for its 6th year, and you’re invited to PARTY WITH PURPOSE by booking an appointment for your favorite beauty experience on this special day.

Transformations, big and small, can make an impact on Butterfly Gives Back Sunday. Join us for a fun-filled day at the salon and make a contribution to the fight against breast cancer with your next beauty splurge…Enjoy mimosas, brunch bites, and a bonus treat for your tresses. Anyone who books a hair service will receive a COMPLIMENTARY Kerastase Fusio-Dose instant conditioning ritual to top off that fabulous Butterfly service! ($50 value) Haircuts for kids will be offered at a special event rate of $60, making it easy to give back with the whole family. We will also be embracing the spirit of Halloween in our children’s playroom this year with spooky surprises and fun activities to keep your little monsters (tigers, fairies, etc) busy while you primp! Costumes are welcome.

There’s no better time to try a new service, book a blow dry date with your bestie, or spoil yourself with a day of pampering. 100% of every service booked will go directly to our favorite NYC-based cancer care organization: Breast Treatment Task Force. The BTTF is a nonprofit organization helping uninsured (and under-insured) New York women get the care, resources, and treatment they need to battle breast cancer.

To book, contact us at 212-253-2100 or email info@butterflystudiosalon.com

Introducing Danielle & Anastasia, Our New Hair Experts!

Congratulations to colorist Anastasia Georgas and stylist Danielle Allyson on their recent promotions! These two talented hair mavens have worked meticulously on their skills and honed their craft for years, creating one fabulous mane after another. We are so proud and excited to have them join us officially as Butterfly experts, on the floor and behind the chair! To book an appointment or a consultation for styling and hair color services, contact us at 212.253.2100 or info@butterflystudiosalon.com!

 

Anastasia Georgas, Colorist

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Danielle Allyson, Stylist
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Butterfly Gives Back – A day of beauty for a great cause

NOW BOOKING…

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Our favorite tradition of giving back to breast cancer with a day of beauty, brunch, and charity – is finally right around the corner! This year we’re celebrating 5 years since our first Give Back Sunday, so we’re planning for our most exciting October event yet with special perks like raffles and giveaways for our Butterfly Babes. Back by popular demand, we’ll also have fun activities for the kids! Please join us on 10/25 to help support local women battling cancer. Reserve an appointment for your favorite beauty service today! 212.253.2100 | Info@butterflystudiosalon.com

-Brunch menu courtesy of Benvenuto
-Cocktails for the adults and treats for the kids
-Event caricature artist
-Kerastase FusioDose express hair treatments – just $15
-Kids cuts offered for $55
-Children’s play area and activities
-Raffle prizes and more exclusive event perks

 

Illustration courtesy of Sujean Rim

Instagram Contest Alert!

Calling all Instagrammers! Join us on Instagram (@butterflystudiosalon) for a chance to score complimentary services and win luxury beauty swag from your favorite brands! Starting 7/23, we are launching a two week sweepstakes on Instagram and sharing our favorite ways to protect and revive summer hair. Butterfly Babes will have multiple opportunities to snag a prize!

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Stay tuned for posts about Butterfly’s favorite solutions for treating and maintaining healthy tresses for a chance to win. We will be offering our lucky winners glam prizes to keep hair in the very best shape through the season. Ready to play? Take the following steps to enter the contest… Participation Rules:

  • Follow @butterflystudiosalon
  • Look for posts with our contest hashtag #winbutterfly
  • “Double tap” or “Tag a Friend” for a chance to win!

Event Recap: Art of Contour Workshop

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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 | info@butterflystudiosalon.com

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!

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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: midtown.barmethod.com or soho.barmethod.com. 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.

Enjoy!

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!

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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…”

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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…

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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.

 

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

Next Page — View Tamara’s Recent Work

Date Style: Ideas For Rocking A Little Black Dress

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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 dailylook.com….

“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

Stay On Point With This Top Notch Knot

Hair & Quotes by Jason J Dougherty | Butterfly Studio Stylist

The Top Knot Bun is the best accessory to showcase with your fashionable evening attire. This regal and sophisticated look will make any girl feel as striking and powerful as royalty. When the hair is pulled in tight off the neck, it allows the eye to be drawn to the supple curves of the female body. During the season when your look needs to be the most polished and glamorous (think romantic outings, formal parties, and award ceremonies), the Top Knot(ch) Bun will help you achieve the perfect “Knock ‘Em Dead” look for all fancy, festive, or fashionable occasions that come your way!

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Top Knot(ch)Bun

Polished and sleek knot hairstyle.

WHY WE LOVE IT: This look was seen at fashion houses from Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera, to Jean Paul Gaultier. It’s the perfect look for any party or black tie event this winter!

BEST FOR: The woman whom wants to make all eyes turns when she enters the room. She embraces her femininity yet exudes confidence, expressed by this dramatic statement.

WHEN AND “WEAR”: Formal Attire, Sophisticated Date, Weddings, Red Carpet. Pair with gowns, dress pants, power blazer – or a draped, flowing look.

TIPS & TRICKS:
1. Use a little hair oil (Oribe Gold Lust) and blowdry hair until smooth.
2. Flat iron the hair to get it more sleek and shiny.
3. Mix a generous amount of pomade and oil in your hands and apply through the hair. (Try Shu Uemura’s Shape Paste and Oribe’s Gold Lust)
4. Use a Mason Pearson Brush and smooth out the hair, brushing taught into a high ponytail.
5. Create a loose braid and wrap it around into your desired knot shape.
6. Anchor with hairpins and spray with a hairspray such as Superfine from Oribe.

Follow: @JasonJDougherty
Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest

Makeup – Cristina Marroquin // Photography – Edwin Pabon

Gym Hair: 4 Easy Post-Workout Styles

We’ve all experienced a styling dilemma after an hour at the gym… It’s either major frizz at the front of your hairline – or your hair gets so sweaty that it becomes near impossible to leave without washing it first. Then you realize you have only 20 minutes to get to work, so what do you do? The good news is that there are some quick fixes that won’t make you sweat over that messy hair look… Stylist Dana Tizzio shares her tips for cleaning up your flat or frizzy gym hair so you can skip the shampoo and hit the town sooner!

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Products and tools to have in your gym bag (or when you’re in a time crunch):
– Comb
– Bobby pins (standard and U-shaped)
– A few small elastics and a big one to tie a pony or to hold up a bun
– Touché Finale serum by Kerastase to smooth and shine
– Kerastase Form Fatale to use as a light hold gel
– Oribe Impermeable anti-humidity spray which will work as your hairspray
*Carry compact shapes and travel-sizes so they can fit in almost anything!

Girls With Curls: Why You’ll Love Balayage

If you’re looking for a way to define your ringlets and make your curls shine, it doesn’t get more beautiful, more fun, or even more customizable than balayage highlights. This versatile method of coloring is a match for enhancing the look of curly hair for hair lengths short, medium, and long. In fact, it’s a great alternative for trying something new in the middle of a grow out – or when you just want to freshen up a specific style or haircut you’re already happy with. (It also offers a way to reinvent yourself when you don’t have the inches of hair to loose!) Color expert Faye Coronado explains, “When you create a look with balayage on curly or wavy hair, it becomes all about playing with the curls to accentuate the cut and natural texture as much as possible with the color.” By adding dimension to any hairstyle, balayage better shapes the look of your curls.

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“I chose to frame the face and brighten Cortney up for the winter by adding hues of gold and honey throughout her curls,” says Faye. “These warm tones highlight her skin and draw attention to her gorgeous blue eyes.” If your curls are ready for a glam makeover, pick warm and toasty or go for more towards an icy, platinum touch. There’s also the new Ecaille trend which pairs sun-kissed ends in gold and caramel tones with darker, more natural looking roots. “Balayage becomes the most customized accessory for a woman, which she can continue evolving into the tastes and trends of the new year. Or, you can opt for not much upkeep at all since it’s one of the most low maintenance hair color choices out there!” Balayage can even benefit the gals who prefer to tame their curls by wearing the hair up and away from the face. Whether you choose loose, full, cropped, twisted, braided, wrapped or pinned hair – the addition of balayage adds extra shimmer and flair to make a style more unique. The results glisten when the light hits your strands so even the most simple looks are never boring!

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Wellness Bazaar Event: Healthy Choices and Solutions

Stop by to sip on a “greentini” and explore healthy options for your body, hair, and skin! Learn how to live healthier, smarter, and more beautifully in just one night with ALOHA foods & supplements,  THE PEEL BAR by BeautyRx Skincare,  The Bar Method NYC,  and Butterfly’s expert styling team…

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RSVP: EVENTS@BUTTERFLYSTUDIOSALON.COM 

– Win a complimentary blow out and express hair treatment! Raffles will be held every 15 minutes.

– Complimentary Glycolic Facial Peel – first come, first serve.

– Offer from The Bar Method: 30 day trial, only $100!

– Receive 10% off when you shop our healthy brands and product recommendations.

– Customize your own beauty box of 3 or more health & wellness products and receive a voucher for a customized deep-conditioning treatment on your next visit.

– Take home a healthy goody bag for attending!

Get Jessica Chastain’s Romantic Winged Eye Makeup

Makeup: Cristina Marroquin; Hair: Jill Engelsen; Photos: Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Source: Getty / MARK RALSTON

Source: Getty / MARK RALSTON

Can’t stop thinking about actress Jessica Chastain’s coffee-colored smoky eyes and angled shadow from the Golden Globes? Now you can take the stunning look that walked the carpet and master it at home with these tips by makeup artist Cristina Marroquin! (We’ve got this combination of beautiful brown and shimmery chocolate in a winged eye shape at the top of our list for Valentine’s Day!)

How to Get the Perfect Winged Smoky Eye Every Time via PopSugar:

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Step 1: Prime Time
When doing a smoky eye, always start with shadow first — even before foundation. To begin, apply primer to the eye area to balance out redness and create an even tone. “You must prepare the skin first,” Marroquin said. “Just like on a canvas, you paint primer first.” Next, dust on a light, neutral eye shadow all over lids to create a base. Choose a shade similar to your natural skin tone.

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Step 2: Smoke Signals
Top the neutral shadow with a dark-brown shade from lash line to crease, leaving the inner corners clear. Use a shadow brush with a flat edge to help create the winged shape of the shadow. Then, blend with a fluffier, domed tool.

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Step 3: Black Out
Layer a black shadow on top of the brown. Focus the darker color just around the lash line, along the outer corner, and in the crease. Extend the black shadow color down to the lower lash line, stopping about two-thirds in. This leaves the area around the tear duct clear.

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Step 4: Wings Up
As the final step for the eye makeup, draw in the wing with a metallic gray shadow. Use a straight-edged piece of paper to get the perfect angle that follows the curve of the lower lash line. You can use a makeup-removing oil or serum to gently erase any mistakes and sharpen the lines before coating the top and bottom lashes in mascara.

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Step 5: Finishing Touches
Now that the smoky eye is complete, apply concealer and foundation. Then add color to the cheeks and lips. Marroquin layered two separate blushes — a bright pink shade followed by a bronze natural tone for a lit-from-within flush. Finally, apply a muted pink lipstick and swipe on a matching gloss.

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To complete your sexy eye look, senior stylist Jill Engelsen recommends adding a touch of Old Hollywood glam with soft, sideswept waves. For a look that’s more modern and less retro, keep curls loose and easy. The hairstyle will feel elegant and pulled together while keeping your overall vibe classy and effortless.

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Skip Your Regular Routine – Make 2015 More Beautiful!

Change does not have to be complicated – or boring! It’s time to start over and love yourself!

1. LOOK YOUNGER IN MINUTES. As seen in January’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar: “Improve your skin while getting your hair done! Check out the BeautyRx Peel Bar at Butterfly Studio, where you can experience dermatologist Neal Shultz’s 40 percent glycolic acid peel.” For a limited-time only, the treatment is just $39 so sign up for smoother, glowier skin – and get it in a New York Minute!

2. GIVE “GREEN JUICE” AN UPGRADE. Beauty and wellness starts from within, so why not enhance yourself with a boost from ALOHA’s powerful Daily Good Greens? Simply stir a pack into your shake, sprinkle onto your yogurt – or for the purist at heart, mix a pack with bottled or coconut water to take on-the-go. You can even add the greens to your salad dressing or a healthy recipe, so there is plenty of room to be creative!

3. DARE-TO-WEAR, A-LIST HAIR. There’s currently one thing that Hollywood and the chic New York chick have in common: Short hair. We know you’ve been eyeing a shorter look, so why not change it up? The start of a new year is the perfect time to sport a cropped haircut and embrace that sexy, shaggy texture before the hair trend becomes even hotter this Spring.

4. DON’T GET STUCK IN A MAKEUP RUT. Want to learn that editorial or celebrity look? How about a tutorial on airbrushed skin or face-slimming contouring? Schedule a makeup lesson with our beauty experts to brush up on the newest application techniques and learn the pro tricks for becoming a master of the makeup bag!

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5. BUMP UP THE BRIGHTNESS. Our trend-savvy color experts are turning up the shine with L’Oreal Professional’s latest ammonia-free hues. Warm up your shade with a bit of balayage, or get your tone on with a bronzed brunette or brilliant crimson. For the at-home solution gals, Shu Uemura’s new Color Lustre collection is a must try. This superior treatment system brings color-treated manes back to life and into the spotlight!

6. PURIFY YOUR SKIN. Slough away signs of the winter weather and reveal a cleaner, healthier complexion with Butterfly’s all-natural “Skin Perfecting Facial.” Joanna Vargas’ renowned techniques and healthy skincare shine during this tranquil service with esthetician Cristina Marroquin. Just relax while we renew!

7. DON’T SWEAT YOUR WORKOUT. If you’re looking for a way to get lean and tone your body without breaking a sweat, there are just three word to get familiar with: The Bar Method. Time and time again, “Bar” tops our favorites list for its unconventional and fun fitness routines which quickly get us into shape. It’s the fastest way to get rid of flab and get back to feeling trim. It works!

8. TRANSFORMATION TIME. When hair becomes dehydrated, it’s a hint to treat our hair a little nicer. Completely transform your tired look and replenish hair by choosing one of our expert-recommended treatments – be it an in-salon service like Chronologiste, or a take-away treatment such as Home Lab or a hydrating hair mask.

9. LEARN A LITTLE (OR A LOT!) The shortest road to better hair days is with knowledge. Stop by for a blow dry and get invaluable styling advice customized specifically for your hair type. Our hair specialists will show you anything from up-to-date tips for an entirely new blow out to the proper use and cleaning of tools for maintaining a smart styling station at home.

10. MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES. If your 2015 goals include watching your diet, then take your pick from Aloha’s tasty Protein Shakes. These satisfying organic beverages are full of good-for-you, non-GMO ingredients that don’t require a blender to enjoy. Bring these healthy meals with you so you can eat good and feel good wherever you go!

“Heidi To Hollywood…” Milkmaid Braid How-To

Hair: Jill Engelsen; Makeup: Cristina Marroquin; Photos: Caroline Voagen Nelson.

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How to Get the Milkmaid Braid Right Off the Golden Globes Red Carpet via PopSugar:

Update your plait with a glamorous milkmaid style braid and get yourself on the best dressed list at your next event! Senior stylist Jill Engelsen shows us how to achieve a trendy braided updo inspired by Golden Globe winner Joanne Froggatt at home…

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Step 1: Blow-Dry
Begin by applying dry texturizing spray to the hair from roots to midshaft, and blow-dry the product into the hair for a smooth finish. Using a round brush, give the crown of the hair extra volume. To prevent tangles, Engelsen recommends putting the blow dryer down altogether.

“Set the blow dryer down, take a section at the top of your head where you want the volume, and place your round brush into the base of the hair, going away from your face,” she explained. “Then pick up the blow dryer and move the nozzle with the brush all the way to the ends.”

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Step 2: Tease
Create a middle part, but don’t worry if it’s not quite straight. Follow the natural flow of your hair to get a less-than-formal fringe. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a zigzaggy part half an inch from the hairline on both sides of the center part. Pin away these bangs.

Back-comb hair starting at the hairline and working back to the nape in an alternating pattern, as if you were laying tile. “[Teasing] creates volume and a grip for the bobby pins when you put the braid on top,” Engelsen said. Once you’ve teased the entire back section, smooth all the hair back using a bristle brush.

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Step 3: Pigtails
Make a diagonal part from the top right to the bottom left of the larger section using just your fingers. You eventually want this part to disappear, so using a comb would make it too stark. Secure two separate pigtails with an elastic that matches your hair color.

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Step 4: Plait
Apply more dry texture spray to the lengths of each pony, and then braid. As you go, pause periodically to loosen the plait to get a fuller, more textured milkmaid. Secure the ends with an elastic.

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Step 5: Smooth
Using the long end of a rattail comb, lift the hair at the crown to make sure the lifted portion is even and the part is invisible. Then, smooth the section down and apply a wax to tame flyaways. This section should be sleek in comparison to the mussed-up braids.

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Step 6: Pin
Flip the left braid up and cross it over the base of the right braid. Use bobby pins to secure the braid above the ear and over the hairline. Repeat on the other side. Where the ends meet front and center, tuck the elastics underneath the braid to create a seamless crown.

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Makeup artist Cristina Marroquin recommends pairing your braided updo with a makeup look that places a bold focus on just one feature. For our shoot, Cristina chose the eyes. She kept it simple with classic black liquid liner, taupe gloss, and fresh, even skin to match. Enhancing the eyebrows is also an important touch when wearing you hair up. Fill in color with a brow pencil then brush to give your brows a deeper, natural-looking definition.

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New ‘Do: Above The Shoulders Crop Haircut

If you’re looking for a way out of mundane hair styling days, there’s just one simple (yet surprising) solution: Lose the length. From the long list of short hair debuts on celebrities to the many customized ways shorter styles are evolving recently, it’s hard not to opt for the crop!

Color expert Aneesa Dial before and during the chop!

Color expert Aneesa Dial before – and during – the chop!

“Short hair is really hot right now, complimenting women of all ages,” says master stylist Kattia Solano, “The short look of today is classic yet modern – and the style has a simplicity that I love!” Most people find themselves gravitating towards cleaner, shorter hairstyles than ever before – even if the length is somewhat out of their comfort zone. Kattia says, “Make no mistake about it, a short haircut is a very striking look that will turns heads. Women will notice it and wish they can have it, or just wish they would have the guts to do it!”

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The lines of a short crop are simple but very powerful because it exposes your neck – a very sexy part of a woman! Cropped hair also opens up your face to show off your sexiest facial features, such as the jaw bone. Will you have your crop moment in early 2015? We say the cold season is by far the best for trying something on the shorter side… After all, short hair is a fabulous accessory for all those chunky sweaters and bulky scarfs we’re wearing now! The absence of humid, frizzy hair days that come with warmer weather is also a styling plus. A shorter length is easy to maintain and comes with a versatility that’s hard not to love.

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“You can style it straight and sleek or a little messy and wavy. Wearing it straight is more classic. Wavy tells a whole different story…” Whether you choose just a little bit of bend in your styling, “cool” and relaxed waves, or defined party waves – the look can transform from fashion forward and feminine to playful and trendy. From “model” to “new mom,” this haircut will leave you bold babes out there beaming with confidence and major sex appeal! A short cropped look such as the one pictured here by Kattia, best compliments fine to medium thickness and textures ranging from straight to wavy hair types. For the best results, try Kattia’s pro trick: “I like to cut the back with a razor to create a very soft line that blends and gives the look of perfect movement. Then I finish the sides with my shears to give a more defined line.”

Perfect Party Eyes: New Ideas For A Smoky Eyed Look

Reinvent sexy, bold eye makeup for your New Year’s bash or a wintertime party by adding an eyeshadow with sparkle or high shimmer. Master makeup artist Francesca Roman recommends using “it” colors of the current season such as burgundy, browns, and bronzed tones. “Warm tones are a fun alternative to the traditional black or charcoal gray smoky eye.” For more ways to step up your smoky eyes, follow Francesca’s steps below…

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#01- Start with defined and groomed brows and apply a shimmery shade of Cream Eye Shadow. Smooth on using one to two fingertips first. It’s a much easier way to blend and achieve the perfect smokey eyed application. You have more control, and without the use of multiple brushes, there’s no mess or fuss!

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02- Use your brush tool next. Just one is all you need! When using a brush with cream shadow, choose a short bristle brush for bolder strokes and for contrast and definition. Do not use a long fluffy brush. Apply to upper lash line and also along lower lids.

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#03- Continuing the smoky eye effect… Use a kohl liner on the inside of your eye’s water line and underneath. Use the same small bristle brush to blend. Blending is the key to your best smoky eyes!

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#04- Apply mascara to top and bottom lids before applying false eye lashes.

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#05-  Though optional, a lush pair of lashes are a great way to maximize your party-ready eye makeup. Adding false eye lashes will add a more dramatic va-va-voom to help dress up your look.

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TIP: Use tweezers to move your lashes easily and place them with precision. Then use fingers for adjustments and apply a light pressure to set.

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#06- Always add concealer under eyes last. This finishing touch will brighten and deliver those neat, professional results. Your eye area will look and feel fresh and illuminated!

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TIP: Remember… It is very important to clean up as you go along. Just because it’s a “smoky” eye, doesn’t mean it should be runny or messy!

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Bring your sparkly eye look forward with face-framed bangs or sweep hair back into a simple ‘do to keep the overall look clean and focused on the eye area. Keep cheeks more natural and as for lips, the green light is on to make a statement with brighter lipstick. Just make sure the color choice compliments the hues of your eye shadow. When in doubt, a light pink or nude is a soft and pretty pair for sultry, shimmery colored lids!

Pinot Noir Ombre…The Red You Have To Try In 2015!

Master color specialist Min Kim has recently created a new shade of wine-inspired crimson that’s just to die for! Below, Min explains how to transition old highlights and achieve a red ombre that will warm up your winter locks and make your personal sense of style all the rage in the new year… Make this balayage hair idea your own with a customized red wine hue and shine on!

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A beautiful red is the perfect choice to warm up your insides AND your summery highlights…As the weather chills out many turn to richer more vibrant colors to warm up their pale wintery skin. Those with hair on the lighter side (your ends turn golden in the sun) should stick to copper and lighter shades of red vs. their darker cousins (your ends turn shades of red- chestnut, copper, auburn) that should stick with deeper versions of red (picture the different types of red wines- some are redder and some have a deeper violety tone).

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To refresh old summer highlights or overdue color, the chosen shade of red can be painted on using the Balayage method of highlighting to connect the regrowth and create a subtle transition from new to old. The ends are then saturated with the same red color or a slightly lighter shade to create a Pinot Noir inspired Ombre. Follow up with another visit in 3 weeks to maintain the vibrancy as red has a tendency to fade out, especially in previously highlighted hair.

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And a word to the wise.. put away your new or white towels and grab your older darker ones in case some of the dye should bleed out (it happens!). Don’t forget to use a color safe shampoo that isn’t going to strip away your investment! I’m obsessed with Shu Uemura’s Color Lustre. Not only is it sulfate free, it also leaves hair feeling silky and super shiny!

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Before, during, and after…

Black Tie Braid: Tips For A Fancy Fishtail

Dress up with a fabulous fishtail and a single statement earring! Set yourself apart from all of the blown out waves in the room with these fishtail braiding tips by stylist Dana Tizzio

1. For a better braiding base, start with textured hair. Use your 1 inch curling wand and set the entire head in small sections.
2. Make sure that your braid stays put all night long by applying a texturizing wave spray such as Oribe’s “Dry.”
3. Decide on your hair part and pull your lengths over to the side it feels most natural to braid on.
4. Split hair in two sections. Put a little pomade on your hands first and run it thru for extra shine. This will help keep your layers inside the braid.
5. Begin your fishtail by taking a little section from behind one half of your parted hair and pull towards the other section. Then take hair from that section (another chunk from behind) and pull it towards the first section. Keep tension in the ENTIRE time or the braid will get loose and fall out.
6. Continue your fishtail braid down to the ends and use a small elastic to tie and secure.
7. Loosen the braid and make it your own by softly pulling at the fishtail with your fingertips. And remember…Undone is the new done up!

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Makeup by master artist Francesca Roman

Products Kattia Solano Never Travels Without

Our salon founder and master stylist lists what you should always pack for your holiday away or when you vacation to a beachy resort destination…

Travel Essentials

Travel-size Hair Essentials: Your hair will need as much moisture as it can get when spending time in the sun and exposed to the elements. Leave in hair treatment oil for nourishment, Moisturizing shampoo & conditioner for soft hair (effective enough to treat the hair but not too heavy weight), Beach wave spray for shine and texture, Non-sticky dry shampoo spray for definition, hold, & refreshed volume (skip the hairspray) and a must for curly textures… Curl gloss (non-sticky gel) to enhance the look of wave structure and provide humidity protection to help your curls last without the fuzz.

Mason Pearson Brush for detangling in the shower, smooth styling touches, and upstyle days.

Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum for the face. Fatty acids help fight wrinkles and replenish your skin from sun damage by promoting cell renewal. A must for every day of your trip, morning and night.

Hair ties in different sizes and widths – it’s important to pack a variety for your changing texture and needs during your trip. I always pack options to be one step ahead.

Tinted Moisturizer. Laura Mercier is amazing for that natural, dewy glow!

– A color blush and contour duo (two-in-one for space saving) such as the best-selling NARS palette

– YSL Concealer stick for on-the-go touchups and brightening

– 1 basic black eyeliner and 1 fun colored liner (there is so much you can create with just the combination of the two. Single wear, double up on the same line, alternate top and bottom colors, etc)

– 1 Bright Matte Lip Color (You can also pack a moisturizing, colorless gloss for versatile results and a change in finish)

Lash curler and mascara. Even if I do nothing else I will always at least curl my lashes and apply one mascara coat for a more fresh, awake look.

– An all-natural sunscreen/broad spectrum SPF is a must for full body coverage (hands, feet, chest – everywhere) and hair protection before even stepping foot outdoors. You will most likely be traveling with a mini size so it’s very handy to take with you as you will need to reapply!

-Pack a hair mask treatment however possible for styling and a post-swimming treatment for fatigued, dry hair. Luckily Oribe purse size products offer UVA/UVB filters for lasting sun protection which will help you beat any harsh drying effects on the hair.

Winter Hair Color Idea: Rich Chocolate Brunette

Give your hair a break during the cooler months with an anything-but-boring brunette color! A rich chocolatey brown – similar to the seasonal delicious cup of hot cocoa – is a beautiful choice for winter. “Chocolate brown tones have just the right balance of cool and warm tones to create a brunette hue that mixes depth and richness, so the results won’t ever look flat or hollow,” explains color specialist Faye Coronado. “It’s a very flattering shade for olive complexions.” Our expert colorist created the gorgeous cocoa brown hue pictured, which has a hint of red that gives a gorgeous shimmer when a beam of light strikes the color. It’s just enough to create a subtle yet striking enhancement that does its part to decorate your mane.

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Dark locks always look best when the shade is more natural. It should keep people guessing, “Did she or didn’t she?” A unique touch of customization is required to get there, making it somewhat difficult to achieve your best brown shade at home. Faye advises keeping your skin tone and eye color in mind when making your decision… “Dark complexions tend to compliment warmer, richer brunette tones such as the chocolate brown. Lighter skin tones and cooler eyes, such as shades of blue and gray, work nicely with deep neutral browns. And very dark brunettes should stick with an icy undertone.” For color that stays true to tone longer, make sure an extra boost of moisture and shine becomes a daily part of your hair regimen. This is particularly important when it’s cold out, but color is also known to keep better overall on healthy and nourished hair.

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Beautiful brunette also means that you can amp up your makeup game! And if it’s wintertime, you have full range to play with deeper shades. You can feel more confident about pulling off those bolder, darker colors – especially on the lips. Cranberry, plums, and wines are always a favorite during the holiday season. And if you’re not a lipstick statement kind of girl, try similar shades on your lids for a colored smokey eye. You can even get graphic with your liquid liner and create a more striking eye makeup look.

Men’s Hairstyle How-To For The Dapper (Holi)Days

During the holiday season, we all look for ways to shine. Even men seek a hair look that can take their winter wardrobe up a notch. For the Butterfly guys that need to clean up, or for those who want to amp it up, our best hair tip is NOT to shy away from hair product. The right products become particularly important when you want to add volume and keep your hairstyle looking full and fresh. When stylist Jason J Dougherty wants to rock his favorite tie and put his best self forward, he turns to a combination of Oribe haircare essentials to help him suit up and achieve a style that is equal parts cool and sophisticated. Read on to learn Jason’s easy steps for nailing a classic yet modern men’s hairstyle that would get a seal of approval from GQ Magazine. Channel your inner Don Draper and try it yourself to impress during the holidays, and welcome the new year with cool!

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1. Start with clean, just washed hair and comb through before applying product.
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2. Using a quarter-sized amount of gel serum, emulsify using your hands and apply product throughout hair.
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3. With a fine tooth comb, comb through front half of hair and blow dry on a low setting. When blow drying the back half of your hair, simply run fingers through as you blow dry.

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4. Spray texturizing spray such as Oribe’s “Dry” to roots at the front for a boost. Your style will thank you later. Sculpt hair with hands.
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5. Apply a styling wax like “Rough Luxury” by Oribe on sides and back of hair for a polished, smooth look. Comb through if desired.
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6. Finish with a medium, more flexible hairspray like Oribe’s non-sticky “Super Fine” throughout for extra shine and hold. If you don’t want to fuss over your hair or worry about it for hours at a time, say yes to hairspray to ensure a put together look that lasts. With Oribe, you also get the bonus of a sexy scent for the win! Jason Final

Party-Ready Ponytail With More Volume And Texture [Video]

Stylist Amanda Colihan recently showed us a bodacious hairstyle that had us smitten and completely mad about mod. Now she shows us another voluminous look that you will be running to try! Sweep your hair back and learn the double ponytail technique – a pro trick that will change the way you pony up. It’s an easy way to create a longer, fuller pony look that’s posh, pretty, and perfect for your next party.

Pony Up Tutorial via Happi.com

The 10 Minute (No Brush!) Festive Braid

If you’ve made last minute plans to attend a holiday party but find your hair a mess, or if you’re stressing over how to leave the office for a hair appointment in the middle of your crazy holiday schedule…You can still get fancy and fabulous in a flash! Expert stylist and braid specialist Dana Tizzio  suggests a “face forward” DIY ‘do and accent braid to dress up your look for an elegant occasion. What better way to accessorize than with a pretty plait – especially when there’s no time needed to prep your hair for the look? Dana’s life-saving holiday styling tip is something we all need to carry in our back pocket. It’s just as simple to achieve as it is stunning!

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Even if the winter weather has made your hair dry, frizzy, or flat – or when you’ve skipped a day since your last shampoo – there’s no reason to let your hair’s condition stop you from getting glam on your time. This quick upstyle is ideal for “last minute” or on-the-go emergencies because you don’t even need a hairbrush to complete this look! All that is required to go from boring-to-black-tie can be placed at the bottom of your bag or clutch: a few pins, hair ties, and a mini/travel-sized version of your favorite dry shampoo/texturizing spray (something we never ever leave the house without anyway!)… And if you’re lucky, a fabulous pair of earrings or a shiny choker necklace is also in your reach to top off the look! (All jewelry on Dana by NYC’s Jaline Design.)

HOW-TO
1. Section 1/4 hair from side part to ear, and add Shu Uemura “Texture Wave” spray for volume.
2. Start braid at part, focusing braid at the very front of forehead. Secure end with elastic.
3. Spritz more “Texture Wave” spray throughout hair. This helps enhance texture for easier styling and will keep everything in place better for the long haul.
4. Without brushing, twist all of hair to the side of braid and secure with elastic to create a ponytail.
5. Braid ponytail, including the front braid, and secure ends with an elastic. (It does not need to be tight.)
6. Hold one piece of the braid at the end with one hand. With the other hand, push entire braid upward from the bottom with your fingers to create “rouge” effect. Wrap braid and shape into a knot. Nestle it off to one side for the best look. (You want this to be a focal point!)
7. Secure with bobby pins, and use the hair pins to manage any loose ends. You can either embrace the bobby pins by creating a design to compliment your style, or make sure to place them strategically so that they are hidden.
8. Loosen the front of the braid and work your way back. For results that will beautifully frame your face, widen from the start of the braid and continue to pull hair apart gently on each section. This will create a softer and more romantic, evening-ready braided look.

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Winter Hair Update: Refresh Hair Color With Low Maintenance Balayage

“Whether you’re a professional girl or a party girl this is a service that works for everyone…”

Min Kim, master color specialist/L’Oreal Professionnel artist, shows us that there can never be a dull moment for your hair when you choose balayage. Through this customized painting service, Min takes summery gold strands to a more seasonally appropriate snow bunny blonde. Watch how she paints her way through her client’s last balayage service from SEVEN months ago to evolve the tone with newly added low lights and face-framing highlights that are perfect for enhancing anyone’s winter style or special holiday ‘do. With this refreshed and equally low-maintenance look, hair color can stay bright all season long and transition beautifully into 2015!

(Original story at According To Dawn)

Winter Balayage @ Butterfly Studio Salon via Kissi Media.

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Give a Nod To Mod With This Simple, Chic Style [Video]

If you’re all for adding a vintage touch to your layered winter look, or if you’ve got your heart set on going retro glam for the holidays, then you will be excited to try this easy hair idea from stylist Amanda Colihan, which will bring a touch of mod and a whole lot of chic to your styling game!

When we want to add flair, we add volume… But it’s not always easy to determine if we’ve done it right – or if we’ve gone too far into the sixties! Follow these steps to create a sexy style that will give your hair a boost while keeping your look modern and minimalistic. If you can’t get enough of wearing your hair down, the good news is you can stick to your lengths and sexy blow out for this look because this sultry ‘do embraces loose, long strands. All you will need is just a few pins, a little product, and hello, Brigitte Bardot!

Via Happi.com: Butterfly Studio showcases an easy, stylish hair look for the holiday season straight off the runway.

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!”
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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.”

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Runway Trend: DIY Blue Mascara & Holographic Eye Makeup

Master makeup artist Francesca Roman teamed up with PopSugar Beauty to show us how to make blue mascara at home, and how to apply glitter makeup on our eyes to recreate Christian Siriano’s runway look from NYFW! Try this backstage beauty trend before Spring 2015 by wearing fun, sparkly eyes to your next party – or make it the secret to your glitzy holiday look! (Don’t miss Francesca’s trick for easy glitter removal below.)

Model hair: Senior stylist Jill Engelsen// Photography: Caroline Voagen Nelson.

Mix-Your-Glitter

Mix Your Glitter 

To get a similar look to the holographic discs used on the Christian Siriano runway, we used a large glitter from the craft store mixed with MAC Reflects Purple Duo glitter ($21). While it’s hard to find chunky cosmetic-grade glitter, it’s better to use something with a circular shape so that the jagged edges won’t injure your eyes (just take our word for it — it’s painful). Contact lens wearers should be extra careful.

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First, you want to create a clean and even base for this glittery eye makeup look. Roman primed the lids with concealer (or you can use a nude shadow at home). Then cover the area from lash line to crease with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($21).

Apply-Glitter
Apply Glitter

You don’t need to use any tools to apply the glitter. Your finger is enough to grab the flecks, but you can also use a small ball of wax to pick up the tiny product and place them on your lids. Roman recommends staying away from the inner corners of the eye and tear duct (as a safety precaution).

Fine-Tune
Fine-Tune

You’re sure to get glitter where you don’t want it with this look, so use a dry mascara wand to get rid of any excess sparkle.

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Add More Glitter

Keep layering on the glitter until you get the density you desire.

Make-Your-Own-Mascara
Make Your Own Mascara

Now on to making that colored mascara! First, blend the dry MAC Pigment ($21) in Marine Ultra and Hi-Def Cyan on a piece of foil. Roman’s bold blue hue used two parts of the bright cyan to one part of the darker navy color.

Dip a mascara wand saturated with MAC Prep + Primer Lash Primer ($17) in the powder and stir on a clean section of foil. Keep adding more powder until all the bristles are covered in blue. Apply to lashes the same as you would apply your favorite black mascara.

Add-Blush
Add Blush

To balance out the disco-ball eye makeup, Roman added a soft pink blush on the cheeks called Shadore by Kevyn Aucoin ($37).

Apply-Lipstick
Apply Lipstick

Although the lip was neutral on the Christian Siriano runway, Roman gave this look added oomph with a bubblegum-pink, glossy lip hue. She mixed three shades to get the perfect color: Kevyn Aucoin Matte Lip Color ($33) in Tenacious and Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss ($30) in Cloudaine and Janelline.

Finished Look
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The Removal Process
Removal
This is important: DO NOT remove glitter with soap and water. That is a sure way to get tiny product particles in your eyes. Instead use a piece of scotch tape to remove all the eye makeup. Just be sure to keep the sharp edges away from your sensitive retinas.