Textured Double Ponytail for Fitness Magazine

Working out takes a lot of focus and drive. Sometimes it takes the same qualities to break outside of the everyday to create a new hair style to wear during your workout. I recently created a fun style for Fitness Magazine using amika: Styling Products. Check out the style below and these step by step instructions to achieve the look!
How to Create the Textured Double Ponytail
-Generously spray Bombshell Blowout Spray to add thickness and smoothness to the roots and hairline during the blow dry
-Take large sections and spray Un.done Texture Spray thoroughly to give added roughness and volume to the midshaft and roots of the hair
-Lightly spray Touchable Hairspray to the midshaft and ends before curling with the 5P Interchangeable Barrel Curler and allow the curls to cool in loose spirals 
-After sectioning the hair in a U shape along the parietal curve of the head take the first section from the nape of the neck and below the parietal curve pulling it horizontally back and secure with an elastic. 
-Add a bit of height with more Un.done Texture Spray and lightly tease (think low mohawk) then secure the section at the base of the U parted section in the back vertically aligned with the previous ponytail below, secure with an elastic.
-Finish the look with a final application of Touchable Hairspray to manage the unruly baby hairs. 
-You can also wrap a small amount of hair around each elastic to give a more polished look or sport your favorite bright colored elastics!
This style creates a movement explosion for your hair every time you turn your head. It also provides some weight distribution for your neck as you work out. This is a great style option for girls with thick hair to help break up the weight of a heavy singular ponytail or topknot. If you have thinner hair it can give the illusion of thicker locks as the ponytails sit on top of each other creating fullness. 

I challenge you to try this look for your next workout! Send me your pics! I want to see this ponytail blow up as a new trend at the gym, in the parks and for all of you Soul Cycle enthusiasts! 

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I’m not usually that girl to make such statements as, “I am just LIVING for {insert cosmetic beauty brand}’s new collection” “I’m DYING for the launch of {insert cosmetic beauty brand}’s newest lipstick”. However, I have said both in regards to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s newest collection The DUNE GENERATION! I saw and worked with the DUNE LipTar Stained Gloss (a gorgeous light beige with gold shimmer) during Fashion Week and have been ridiculously impatient for its launch! 

The glosses in this collection are versatile for commercial, advertising work as well as brides and personal clients. The new LipTars have just a little less stick and a lot more blending power to them too so I know I’ll be using them on lids, as blushes and to add highlights.  

Make sure to check them out and let me know what you think about the collection!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - The DUNE Generation
Price: $18ea
Where to Buy: OCC Website or SEPHORA 

Simple Graces, photography by Easton Schirra for HUF Magazine

Imaging: Easton Schirra at 7 Artist Management/Studio.64
Styling: Delcey Fleming
Beauty: Lindsey Williams
Hair using Bumble & Bumble
Makeup using Make Up For Ever
Assistant: Angela Kaeser
Model: Ana Castelo at Marilyn

Fall/Winter 2014 Trend: Full, Dimensional, Highlighted Brows

The Fall/Winter 2014 show season gave us a plethora of clean makeup looks from no mascara to simple lip balm or lack of cheek color. The one thing never overlooked were the brows. Almost every show I was privileged to work on had a moment of attention to the brow whether it was softly groomed, heavily shaped or filled in and manicured with a brow gel. I found some of the tricks to be pretty cool and wanted to share a few of them with you!

Softly Filled in Brows
Brows are sisters not twins, however no one wants a straight brow and an angled brow on their face. Approach the brows with an intent to create closer symmetry but not clones. To achieve this I love using the Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencils to fill in any areas where the brows may be a little sparse. These pencils come in a vast variety of shades and the spoolie on the ends makes application that much easier.


Multi Dimensional Brows
Another brow trend has artists utilizing two shades of pencil to create depth and fullness. Use a shade one to two steps darker than the brow color in the lower line of the brow to add depth. Then use a step or two lighter than the brow to fill in the upper hairs of the brow. This gives the illusion of a deeper brow line adding a youthful fullness!

Shimmering Brow Gels
This was my favorite application this season. Almost every key artist I worked with in Milan and Paris used tinted brow gels. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel was a major “go-to”. Blonde was used on fairer brows and Caramel was used for darker. Both brow gels have a gorgeous shimmer to them which gave a beautiful highlight on the runway. These gels have great staying power so there’s never a worry backstage that brows will become unruly or the gel will flake or fade. I found that dabbing the end of the wand on the back of your hand or on a palette to remove some of the product helped avoid overloading the brows and “gumping” them up. You can always dip back into the remaining gel on your hand if you need more. Less is always better with brow gels.



Who knew there were so many tricks to brows? It takes time and patience to create a natural yet strong and shapely brow (unless your model is Cara Delevigne). I highly recommend trying the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow line. They have absolutely every tool in their arsenal to achieve the perfect brow. Run out and pick up the Blonde and Caramel Brow Gels as they will set you ahead and apart for the Fall/Winter 2014 trend!

I’d love to know what you think about doing brows! What do you use? Do you have certain pencils or brow gels that you’ve tried and love? Do you find it easier to shape your own brows or do you prefer to work on others?

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencils
Price: $21
Where to Buy: SEPHORA 

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gels
Price: $22
Where to Buy: SEPHORA

Had a great #shoot this past week with @bryanwhitely and several beauties from @newyorkmodels #hair #makeup #artist #nyc #sandboxstudios #clean #glow #skin #messyhair

SPOILER : Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit : for my friends and family who won’t be able to go, this is for you! #artist #fashion #inspiration #hair #designer #jeanpaulgaultier #brooklyn #ny #lifetime #detail #corsets #sparkle

Deported from my old and broken up palette, melted each pan to smooth, clean and revive. Then placed in my new palette!!#makeup #concealer #springcleaning #prepforFW #organization #reboot @maccosmetics #skin #likenew

Lip Palette Overhaul!! 12hrs, a TV mini series, one bottle of #wine, one canister of chocolate covered bugles, Lots of decisions, burned fingers and a lot of patience = a lighter kit, orderly work space and one beautiful palette for me to be proud of and protect with my life! 💋#lipstick #makeup #48faves #makeupgirlproblems #organization #ineedanintern

Lippies!!! They are lining up to go in the new custom #lip #palette …
#organization #OCD #perfection #artist #makeup #lipstick #matte #shimmer #glossy #nude #dark

DARPHIN - Wrinkle Corrective Eye Contour Creme

The world of skin care is a trial and error experience that can prove frustrating and expensive. This is one of many reasons I love going to Space NK to browse and try samples of the high end products before I invest. My bestie also works there so it’s a double win for me! On my most recent visit I was introduced to DARPHIN skin care and fell in love with this eye cream! 

Most would think, Wrinkle Corrective Eye Countour Creme? For Me? Well, I don’t necessarily have wrinkles but I have noticed a change in the condition of my under eye and crows feet area. I’ve only used it at night. When I apply my makeup in the morning, I find I’m using less product as the condition of my skin doesn’t require heavy application. The makeup lasts a lot longer through the day which is also a plus. I’ve used this eye cream on several photo shoots and it’s a dream for model skin prep! 

This eye cream comes in a .51oz jar. It’s standard for creams but it’s incredibly thick so I feel that it will last a long time. If you have any way to try a sample before purchase, I would highly recommend it. :-)


SpaceNK for purchase
$78 for .51oz jar