Melissa chatted to the brand’s session master, James Nicholson, as he prepared models for the Autumn 2016 Contemporary Brands Launch, and discovered that this season is all about nurturing the hair.
“We’re seeing a lot of natural ‘dos and colour palettes at this time of year,” Nicholson pointed out. “Summer can be really damaging for the hair in terms of sea salt, bleaching and chlorine, so autumn is a chance to give it a little more care. Even if the style is simple, it can be made fun and personal with a small embellishment.”
He said a looped ponytail can be jazzed up with some detail, like loose waves, as witnessed at the VAMFF show. He shared tips to achieving this look with us here…
Bioderma is a pioneer in the use of micelles in skincare; in fact, Bioderma Sensibio H2O (formerly known as Crealine H2O) was the first company to create a micellar cleanser for use on the skin and as a result was able to patent the best micelle available on the market.
What is so special about Sensibio?
An extremely gentle face and eye cleanser and make-up remover, Bioderma Sensibio H2 O is a true ‘cult product’. It is particularly loved by make-up artists, celebrities and models the world over for its effective, gentle and hydrating properties.
Sensibio H2 O was the first and only micellar cleansing water that is perfectly compatible with the skin. It requires no water to rinse, is hypoallergenic, soothing and fragrance- and alcohol-free, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin and skin prone to redness.
The secret to Sensibio
The secret is Sensibio’s unique micellar formula. Bioderma pioneered the use of micelles in dermocosmetic products. This was extremely innovative, as micelles had only been used before in biology and not skincare. The micelles in Sensibio H2 O work by:
• One part of the micelle has an affinity for water so, when used with a cotton pad it ‘sticks’ to it (this is why you need a cotton pad and can’t use the product in your hands)
• The other part of the micelle has an affinity for fat and stays at the top towards the outside: so when you apply the cotton pad on the face, the part that likes the fat goes directly on the skin and attracts all the dirt, impurities, pollution and make-up – just like a magnet!
When you remove the cotton pad, the micelle closes again and stays on the cotton pad taking all the impurities with it. Initially prescribed by dermatologists for its complete respect, efficacy, single-step practicality and gentleness, it rapidly caught the attention of other skincare professionals: make-up artists. With Sensibio H2O they could finally apply and remove make-up at will without reddening the face of their models or spoiling the products. Between experts’ recommendations and word-of-mouth, Sensibio H2O worked its way to the top.
Melissa’s expert tip
Did you know that one bottle of Sensibio H2O is sold somewhere in the world every three seconds? Having won countless awards internationally for its revolutionary formula, here in Australia the product has now been recognised as the number 10 product in beautyheaven’s Top 100
Beauty Products of all time, was one of InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys for 2015 and was a finalist in Women’s Health’s Beauty Hall of Fame Awards. So what are you waiting for? Run to purchase yours here.
If there’s a silver lining to the fact that summer is officially over, it’s surely this – the hottest hairdo for autumn is the humble ponytail!
KEVIN.MURPHY debuted the style at his recent fashion launch, revealing that it was inspired by Chloe Sevigny’s signature wet hair look, pulled back at the nape.
“Headpieces, headwear and jewellery embellishments have been incorporated into the launch so the hair needs to be chic and simple to ensure balance. It’s important that the hair doesn’t look too complicated or intrusive on the fashion,” the guru himself, Kevin Murphy, explains.
Achieving this ‘do at home couldn’t be easier – just follow the steps below!
Whether your hair is naturally curly and voluminous, or you tend to style it that way, mix up your look with a little help from ghd! Follow this tutorial to learn how easy it is to go from afro to straight with just one tool.
No make-up make-up pioneer Bobbi Brown is known for their classic, effortless cosmetics and yet all-too-often, this is harder to achieve than a regular made-up look! Melissa sat down with the brand’s Retail Education Executive, Chantal Morrill, for all the goss on how to achieve Bobbi Brown’s signature style…
Keep blemishes, dark circles and pigmentation at bay with Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. Skin will be brightened, tone neutralised and your overall look lifted!
Take your pick from Bobbi Brown’s range of bases to create a classic canvas. Whether you like light or heavy coverage; liquid, cream or powder formulas; or something with or without sunscreen, these foundations keep you flawless for hours.
Add a flush of health with Bobbi Brown Blush. The brand recommends choosing two shades – a natural one, stroked across the cheekbones, to match your lips – and a pop of colour, applied on the apples, for to add vibrancy.
Make your eyes pop, thanks to Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow. Start by sweeping a light flesh tone all over the lid, followed by a mid-tone applied from lash line up to the crease. Choosing a dark shade to softly line the eyes, apply the powder as is, or wet it for a stronger, more liquid look. For a more defined finish, use Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner across the entire lashline.
Mascara is the trick to a stylish, youthful and wide-awake look. Wiggle a few coats of Bobbi Brown Eye-Opening Mascara onto the top and bottom lashes for instant volume and blackness – great to accompany a smokey eye.
Finish off your visage with the soft-matte, beeswax and vitamin laden formulation of Bobbi Brown Lip Color. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a vibrant shade, but as a rule of thumb, choose a shade that will enhance and lift the natural colour found in the lips after prepping with lip balm.
Give skin a glow with Bobbi Brown Face Mist. It’s lightweight and full of nutrients, so your complexion stays refreshed and moisturised all day long.
If you’re anything like me, your standard office hair is either out, in a ponytail or scooped up into a top-knot. Whether your excuse is lack of creativity or lack of care, the one thing we can’t blame any more is lack of time – because SACHAJUAN has created the perfect work-appropriate style that takes only six steps!
1. Wash your hair
To create this bouncy blow-dry, begin by preparing the hair with SACHAJUAN Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Do a double shampoo, rinse thoroughly and apply a 20 cent piece-sized amount of conditioner to the mid-length and ends. Brush through with a large rake comb to de-tangle and rinse with cool water for maximum shine.
Blot the hair dry with a towel, squeezing out excess moisture. Apply a golf ball-sized amount of SACHAJUAN Hair Mousse (medium hold) evenly through the hair. Tip your head upside down and blast with a hairdryer until hair is 60 percent dry.
Take a three inch section of hair at the bottom of your head, clipping away the remainder. Using a large round brush, begin blow-drying the hair with firm tension, repeatedly rolling the brush through the mid-lengths and ends to create bounce and volume.
4. Create volume
Repeat the round brush blow-drying through the top and the middle of the head. If your hair is particularly frizzy, you may need to re-wet the top layer slightly to obtain a smoother finish. Blow-dry the top part of the hair, over directing the hair backwards for extra root lift and volume. If your hair is fine, or limp, put rollers in while the hair cools to give extra hold.
Allow the hair to cool completely and then apply a few drops of SACHAJAUN Shine Serum to the ends of the hair. Tip your head upside down again and lightly spritz the hair with SACHAJUAN Light & Flexible Hair Spray. Flip your hair up and move it into the correct parting. Give the top a final spritz for good measure.