Showing posts with label James Corbett. Show all posts
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentines Day Beauty Tips From The Experts

We at TME are freaking out because we’ve got Valentine’s Day beauty tips from our favorite top celebrity beauty experts -- from Celebrity Stylist Charles Baker Strahan to Celebrity Stylist Sarah Potempa and our beloved Clairol Color Director James Corbett to Dr. Jody Levine! We have everything that you will need to look, and feel, amazing no matter what you’re doing for Valentine’s Day… or night… whether you’re doing a romantic night in, a big night out or prowling with the girls!

Romantic Night In:

“You don’t need to go crazy with styling your hair, but it should definitely look and feel soft, nourished and hydrated. Try using a treatment such as the Herbal Essences Wild Naturals Intensive Treatment to give your hair an extra bit of love to make your strands touchable for [the love of your life]!” -Celebrity Stylist and Herbal Essences Brand Ambassador, Charles Baker Strahan 

Big Night Out: 

Charles Baker Strahan says it’s all about the curls! “There’s nothing more fun than voluminous curls for a big night out”. Whether you’re enhancing your natural curls or giving your straight hair a twist, here’s how to get sexy 'ringlets'".

  • After stepping out of the shower, use a mousse like Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffl√©. Mousse has a function, which allows hair to dry in a somewhat stationary position. When hair isn't jostled around in the drying process it is less likely to produce frizz
  • Use a diffuser! People with straight hair that doesn't “hold a curl” often blow their hair out with a brush and a blow dryer, making the hair straight and less likely to curl... stop doing this! Allowing the hair to dry in a basket diffuser with the high heat setting and low wind speed allows your mousse to force out the excess moisture and maintain any and all natural body or movement in the hair
  • If you have hair that is hard to curl you should do a set. You can use your curling iron to heat the hair and place the curl wherever you'd like but then use a roller clip to hold the curl in position while it cools

Celebrity Stylist and Aussie Brand Ambassador, Sarah Potempa also suggests curls for a night out, but Sarah’s take is all about that sexy polished wave look! “Polished Waves with a red lip combo is probably my favorite look for a big night out,” shared Sarah.

Polished Waves How-To:

  • To achieve this classically beautiful look, start off by curling your hair in the same direction
  • For a more retro look, curl your hair in towards your face. After you curl, spray a nylon/boar bristle brush with a flexible hairspray, like Aussie Sprunch Hairspray and fully brush out the curls. Doing so will bring all of your waves together and create a smooth, long-lasting style
  • To give the ultimate frizz-free finish, apply Aussie Miraculously Smooth Anti-Frizz Cream starting from the ends and working up into the roots

Girls Night Out:

Clairol Color Director (and TME <3) James Corbett offers these top-notch color tips for GNO!
  • This winter, special occasion hair is all about textured looks! On top of styling and cut, hair color can make a big difference when creating texture.
  • Use Nice ‘n Easy’s Hair painting Kit to paint in some lighter strands around your face; this will give hair a multi-dimensional look. Nice ‘n Easy’s Hairpainting Kit is easy to use at home, and works on all hair colors.
  • After coloring, ditch the blow dryer, and style hair in natural looking waves. Your new look will be effortlessly chic. (Perfect for a romantic date or Girls Night Out!)

Sarah Potempa offers: “For a girls night out, a dry shampoo such as the new Aussie Total Miracle 7N1 Dry Shampoo, is great to keep in your bag or desk at work for an instant touchup from day to night. Not only does it help to absorb excess oil and refresh your style, but also gives your hair a bit of texture if you want to pull your hair into a high ponytail or fun braid.”

We love the suggestions from our favorite celeb experts and you can find more beauty tips in TME’s CoverGirl section! Since we’re smack in the middle of winter, we thought it’d be a good time to check in again with Dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine and get the best skincare tips for Valentine’s Day … and the rest of the winter season!

Winter Skin Care and Prep – Courtesy of Venus Dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine:

Hair removal in the winter:

  • Many women skip shaving during the winter months. The trick to removing an abundance of hair is making sure you follow the right steps.
  • First, I recommend hydrating your hair with warm water and waiting two to three minutes from when you step into the shower before shaving. This will make the hair softer and easier to [remove].
  • Next, be sure to apply ample amounts of moisture rich-shave gel like the new Venus & Olay Shave Gel. Incorporating a shave gel is an important step in getting a great shave. Not only does it allow your razor to glide better and easier over the skin, but it also helps lubricate the hairs – so they’re soft and stand up at attention, making them easier to cut.
  • The type of razor you use is also crucial when it comes to removing a lot of hair. Make sure you use a high quality razor, with five sharp blades – so you’re getting a smooth, ultra-close shave.
  • Finally, shave with light, gentle strokes and exert as little pressure as possible – this will help reduce your chances of skin irritation.

Ensuring the closest shave:

  • To get the closest shave use a 5-bladed razor like the new Venus Swirl, which moves like no other to cover every unique curve and contour, helping to shave those hard-to-reach places and capture hairs that other razors might miss.
  • Lather up with a shave gel like new Venus with a Touch of Olay shave gel before shaving to ensure the razor glides easily over skin. Shave gel also helps you keep track of where you’ve shaved to avoid missing any spots.

Stay hydrated: While moisturization is great, you should be properly moisturizing at the right times with the right amounts. The best way to keep your skin beautiful is by keeping it adequately hydrated. Having dry dead skin is the foundation for irritation. When skin is dry, it is compromised and compromised skin is more prone to experiencing symptoms of irritation.

  • Moisturizer is much more effective on properly exfoliated skin and shaving is actually a good gentle way to exfoliate your legs. Shaving everyday with the right razor can help exfoliate dead skin. Try using the Venus Swirl for best results.
  • Put on a light moisturizer right after you shower. This helps to rehydrate your skin with moisture that was lost from showering. Using a moisturizer that has shimmer in it can also give your legs subtle shine to highlight its natural contours.

Avoid lengthy hot showers: Lengthy hot showers can actually dry your skin. The heat from the shower makes the skin's oils soften, much as butter softens when heated. Granted, this isn't an altogether bad thing; that same oil barrier traps dirt and sweat, which leads to body odor. Still, without those oils, the moisture in your skin easily escapes, leading to dry and itchy skin. The longer and hotter the shower, the faster this process takes place and the more moisture you're likely to lose. Try to keep your showers lukewarm or shorter.

TME’s Tip: Give yourself plenty of time to get ready and relax while doing so!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christina Hendricks Goes Blonde and James Corbett Shares How We Can Too

This article was first published March 30, 2015 on TME

In January, Clairol Nice ‘n Easy announced Christina Hendricks … Madison Ave’s favorite iconic redhead … as their new Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color Ambassador. Nice ‘n Easy has excitedly shared that Christina Hendricks has gone back to her roots – literally, revealing her new look as a golden blonde! 

Christina hasn’t been this shade since her teens! This hair color shift comes at a very pivotal time in her career as Christina says goodbye to her much-loved fiery red-headed character “Joan” in the “Mad Men” series finale and prepares for new projects on the horizon. Christina colored her hair with Nice ‘n Easy Permanent Color in 8G, Natural Medium Golden Blonde. For women looking to shift a shade like Christina just in time for Spring, we touched base with Clairol Color Director James Corbett to find out all about how to go bombshell blonde!

TME: With Christina Hendricks going from her signature fiery red to bombshell blonde, do you think that blonde is going to be the hot trend for hair color in 2015?

James Corbett: Absolutely! The blonde bombshell trend will always be a hot hair color, especially this year. The trend is saturated warm golden blonde just like Christina’s new color. A similar trend that will stay is Ecaille and the lighter version of Ecaille is in the golden hues like Christina’s. When a gorgeous Hollywood icon like Christina does a major color change it can help perpetuate the golden hair trend.

We’ve witnessed more than our fair share of over processed, damaged blonde hair. What causes this and how can it be avoided?

James: This comes from knowing when to do a touch up application of Nice ‘n Easy or an ammonia-based color, and when to do just the roots and when to run it through the hair.  The trick to avoiding over processed hair is simple -- don’t over process it! Most people run bleach or ammonia-based hair colors through the ends too many times, as they try to get their roots and ends to be even or match. This causes ammonia burn out or damage to the ends.  Ammonia is needed to get the lift that is desired in being blonde, so it is not always a bad thing, but it can be damaging if run through the ends too many times. 

Most of the time the ends just need a refresher of the tone because you are just touching up the roots.  The roots and the ends of your hair are two different things in a touch up. The roots are new growth and are different than the ends, so they are going to react differently and need to be treated as such. The ends have already been colored and most likely just need an adjustment of tonality and shine -- not needing to be “lifted” or lightened again.  Using a non-ammonia product like Natural Instincts is perfect to adjust tone and add shine.  It also has great ingredients like aloe that conditions to tone hair.

For women who want to go from a dark shade to blonde, what are the issues to consider?

James: The darker the hair, the more warmth (unwanted orange/ red tones / brassy) you will expose when going blonde. When shifting a shade, we recommend staying within two levels of your natural color for the most optimal results. 

Can we really go blonde at-home?

James: Yes, but you have to be realistic in your expectations. The darker the natural hair color the more difficult it will be to go blonde in one single process. You might need to shift a shade lighter, and then achieve blonder pieces by highlighting on top of your shade shifted base color. Again, we recommend staying with two levels of your natural color. 

What’s the best way to choose the correct shade of blonde?

James: Overall, hair color is also classified on a scale of 1- 10: 10 being the lightest and 1 being the darkest.  To achieve the most optimal results shift a shade with Nice ‘n Easy within two levels of your natural hair color.

Don’t be afraid of ash -- it kills the brass (orange tones). The natural brown / dark blonde will expose warm tones as you lift; you need ash to balance it out so it is a pleasing sunny blonde without being too brassy.  If you have lighter hair or if you have a large percentage of gray hair you have less brown to begin with so you will not be exposing as much warmth. If this is your case, choose a golden blonde shade to add the sunny disposition (color) you are looking to achieve.

Also remember that color does not lift color so you cannot expect to run a lighter blonde shade from roots to ends through previously colored darker hair and get a lighter all over result; this is usually the mistake that is made when you see a person with roots that are lighter and the ends darker.  

Once we’ve gone blonde, what do you recommend to maintain our locks?

James: Condition, condition, condition! Think of your hair as you would your finest silk blouse treat it with the same care.  The conditioners that come in every box of Clairol color are amazing and you almost always have extra so save them for weekly deep conditioning treatments. Put the conditioner in your hair and let Clairol make you gorgeous and glowing as you relax!  

Nice ‘n Easy offers true-to-you color that’s easy to find with 45 shades to choose from, delivering natural-looking tones and highlights. You can pick up a box of Clairol Nice ‘n Easy at mass retailer’s nationwide.

Note: A very special thank to James Corbett for again taking time from his very busy schedule to share his expertise with TME readers!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Celebrate National Color Day With James Corbett & Clairol Natural Instincts

In honor of National Color Day, today Oct. 22, we’re excited to share with you some new tips and tricks from famed celebrity colorist, James Corbett to help you celebrate! Changing your hair color is one of the most flattering ways to switch up your look, yet many women think a noticeable change requires a serious commitment.

Clairol Natural Instincts makes it possible to #FlirtWithColor by trying a new shade of shiny, healthy hair color that lasts just 28 washes. To celebrate National Color Day without the commitment, embrace a richer hue, bring out red or golden tones or cool down unwanted brassiness in just 10 minutes. 

A subtle tweak to your hair color can also bring out a whole new side of your personality, opening up a new realm of style possibilities. 

Does warming up your blonde make you feel more glam? 

Or does adding red tones make you feel bolder? Clairol invites you to celebrate National Color Day by flirting with a new shade and exploring an exciting new side of your personality with Natural Instincts.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Clairol Color Director James Corbett Dishes Color Tips in Exclusive Interview

The Makeup Examiner caught up with Clairol’s new Color Director, James Corbett on Oct. 23 for an exclusive TME interview. Training with the best colorists in the business, including Frederick Fekkai and Louis Licari, James has been perfecting his coloring craft for almost 20 years. With an understanding that the correct color can uplift a woman’s spirit, James shared his tips, tricks and techniques to make at-home hair color amazing and easily achievable … including tips for frustratingly color-resistant grey hair!

The Makeup Examiner: Can you share a bit about your background?

James Corbett: With almost twenty years in the [business], I’ve had the amazing opportunity to learn, observe and work with the most recognized names in the industry. Through these experiences, and constant honing of my craft, I decided to break out on my own and open James Corbett Studio in 2007 to create my own unique identity in the world of color.

My new role as Clairol Color Director gives me the opportunity to reach more women interested in color and I’m excited to partner with Clairol in my mission to make beauty attainable for all women.

It is also very important for me to give back so in 2011, I started Hair2Help, a nonprofit that provides beauty and wellness services to cancer patients and their caregivers.

What do you see as on-trend for Fall/Winter?

This season, I’m seeing a lot of blondes rocking dimension and depth. In the salon, women have requested to see their highlights pop with more texture. They are also becoming more comfortable with a darker base or adding lowlights.

As a general seasonal color transition, what do you recommend? (Blondes, Brunettes, Reds)

For the fall, embrace warm tones, even reds! Try something a little bit darker, you can experiment with Natural Instincts and go 2-3 shades darker. It lasts for roughly 28 shampoos, so you can switch up your shade. Bonus: In the spring and summer, your skin tends to be a little darker from constant exposure to the sun. I recommend lightening up a shade or two using Clairol Nice ‘n Easy.

Is it truly possible to achieve this season’s looks at home?

Absolutely! Natural Instincts in Cinnaberry can add the perfect touch of paprika tones for brunettes, I’m seeing many celebrities try this looks this season.

What are the “must-dos” for at-home hair color to achieve salon results?

The two most important things when it comes to achieving amazing hair color results are:

1. Read the instructions first, as every hair color formula is different!
2. Choose the right shade for your skin tone! Color should complement, not compete with your skin tone. For example, women with pink undertones in their skin should avoid warm hair colors, as it will only accentuate redness. Women with olive skin and strong yellow undertones should stick with neutral tones, or even a reddish brown. Those with darker complexions, try espresso and chocolate shades. The few women who have neutral skin tones without any obvious yellow, olive or pink undertones can try almost any hair color.

What do you recommend for color resistant grey hair?

Women experiencing more than 50% gray hair can be very frustrated with coloring as their hair porosity is less balanced as hair matures. Once you’ve applied color, deep condition at least once a week. The conditioner that comes in every box of Clairol is your BFF. Also, when coloring your hair at home, be sure to take small sections when applying your color and evenly distribute the product. Neutral, golden or warm shades are great for stubborn or resistant grays.

What causes that “brassy” look?

The “brassy” look occurs when women with darker hair choose to go lighter with a shade that’s too warm or golden. Darker hair is made up of mostly yellow, orange and red tones, so in order to avoid looking brassy, it’s important to choose cool or ash shades, which have blue, violet and green tones to counter the yellow, red and orange already in the hair.

If you are going more than two shades lighter than your natural hair color, you may not be able to achieve the desired results without unwanted brassy tones at home, and most likely will need to seek out a professional colorist

What is the best way to maintain our color to avoid color fade?

Treat your hair like you would you the finest cashmere sweater – delicately! To avoid fade, moisturize! The hair’s ability to absorb and maintain moisture is called porosity. When hair porosity is balanced, your color will last longer while maintaining its shine and healthy look. I highly recommend a good deep condition at least once a week to keep your hair porosity in check. I love the conditioner that comes within every box of Clairol color.

Sometimes chemically treated hair can lack moisture, how can we keep our locks looking lustrous, especially during the colder months?

All year-round, it’s important to protect your hair color from the elements – always wear a hat in the extreme cold and in the summer, wear a swim cap if you’re in the pool regularly.

Note: A very special thank you to James Corbett for taking the time to answer questions!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Clairol made an official announcement on Oct. 7 that James Corbett is the new Clairol Color Director! James is the owner and lead colorist at the James Corbett Studio in New York City, which opened in May 2012 and brought organic into the minds of the masses that visit the upscale salon.

Training with the best colorists in the business including Frederick Fekkai and Louis Licari, James has been perfecting his coloring craft for over sixteen years. With an understand that the correct color can uplift and inspire women, James intends to share his tips, tricks and techniques to make amazing hair color easily achievable.

From Clairol’s perspective, the brand shares the same philosophy of making it easy to achieve hair color “confidence,” as in confidence that the color we choose is going to make us look great. And by teaming up with James, who brings his passion for creating “walking, wearable art” for women, Clairol intends to make Fall 2013 hair color hot, beautiful, and achievable at-home. Readers, check back for a TME exclusive with James Corbett!