Monday, March 29, 2010

New Work: Opus Beauty Artists and Minx Video

Check out the video stills from the new Minx video. The Opus Beauty glam team were on set - Stylist Dave Thomas, Hair Stylist Benn Jae, Make-up Stylist Sharon Gault and Manicurist Christina Aviles. This video was directed by David Courtmarche. Take a close look at the custom made, spiked headphones - created by Dave Thomas.

New Work: Hair Stylist Benn Jae & People Mag.

Check out the latest issue of People Mag. Hair Stylist Benn Jae worked with the Marcia Brady aka Maureen McCormick. Shot by Blake Little.

New Work: Hair & Make-up Artist Valerie Hernandez & Denimocracy

The new Denimocracy ads are out and Valerie Hernandez (Hair and Make-up Artist) worked on this shoot, applying the amazing body paint and bronzers. This was shot by Smallz and Raskind. Take a look at this crazy fun shoot!

New Work: Hair Stylist Benn Jae & Joe Manganiello from "True Blood"

Hair Stylist Benn Jae worked recently on a promo shoot with the actor Joe Manganiello who will be on the new season of "True Blood". Shot by Rodolfo Martinez.

New Work: Hair Stylist Riad Azar in Marie Claire Australia

Hair Stylist Riad Azar worked on a recent sporty chic yet edgy fashion shoot for Marie Claire Australia, shot by photographer Kevin Sinclair.

Are you curious about how to get this look for spring? Read below in his own words:

"I decided to go for 2 different textures on the same hair, more wet and controlled on the top, gradually going to a dry messy texture down to the tips.

I started by adding some extensions for extra length, then I did a long center part on the top and adding GELEE RICHE from L'OREAL Professionnel (which is a light oil based gel on the roots to reduce the volume and add extreme shine) to about 4 to 5" from the scalp.

I used SUBLIME TWIST from L'OREAL Professionnel (a texturizing spray) as well on the rest of the hair working with the blow dryer, without a brush, using my fingers to create that natural texture. And, that's how you get the look!"

Friday, March 26, 2010

New Work: Stylist Julie Ragolia - New Contr. Fashion Editor for Seventh Man Mag.

Stylist Julie Ragolia is now the contributing fashion editor for a new international magazine based out of the UK called Seventh Man. This is a bi-annual mens fashion magazine that hits newsstands on April 9th in London, Paris, Milano and New York.

New Work: Make-up Artist Rean Silva & Regina Hall for YRB Magazine

Make-up Artist Rea Ann Silva worked with actress Regina Hall for an editorial shoot for YRB Magazine. Check out these cool and fun images!

New Work: Groomer Kweli Calderon and Chris Brown

Check it out - another outtake from the Vibe magazine shoot with photographer Pier Nicola D'Amico. Chris Brown's groomer is our very own, Kweli Calderon. Looking good!

New Work: Hair and Make-up Artist Valerie Hernandez with Switchfoot

Check out Hair and Make-up artist Valerie Hernandez with the band, Switchfoot. They performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 17th. Apparently the boys loved the "Minerals in the Mist" spray by Youngblood cosmetics.

New Work: Make-up Artist Paul Innis and OPI

Make-up artist Paul Innis worked on this OPI ad with photographer Miranda Penn Turin.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Work: Stylist Martina Nilsson and J. Lo at ShoWest

It's ShoWest season and J. Lo is looking fabulous as ever in Vegas with the help of her stylist Martina Nilsson.

New Work: Hair Stylist Riad Azar & Actress Salli Robinson-Whitfield

It's Upfront season in NY and our Hair Stylist Riad Azar worked with actress Salli Robinson-Whitfield for the Syfy Party in New York on Tuesday, March 18th. She's a series regular on the SyFy networks show, "Eureka".

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Work: Stylist Donald Lawrence

This hot and sexy shoot of Victoria's Secret Angel model, Rosie Huntington, graces the pages of the international magazine, DT. Her barely there outfits were crafted by Stylist Donald Lawrence as he worked hand-in-hand with fashion photographer Yu Tsai. Take a look!

New Work: Hair Stylist John Blaine & Make-up Artist Bethany Karlyn

Hair Stylist John Blaine and Make-up Artist Bethany Karlyn tag teamed on a couple of editorial shoots for Kurv Magazine.

First one is of the actor Michael Wetherly from the CBS show, "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service".

A couple more images from fashion shoots...

New Work: Stylist Dave Thomas

We know you're dying to see outtakes from the Chris Brown shoot with Vibe magazine. This was shot by Pier Nicola D'Amico and styled by Dave Thomas. So, here are just a few teasers:

New Work: Hair Stylist John Blaine

Macy Gray has a new album coming out, "The Sellout". She looks incredible with thanks to Hair Stylist John Blaine. To get this look, here are a few tips from John:

For full control of any type of texture, from straight to extreme course hair. You must blow dry with a product that has an oil or silica base. The amount depends on how much of the existing texture you want to change and the desired end look. Once hair is blown dry, re-set it in hot rollers, curling iron, wet set, or flat iron. Top it off with a cocktail of styling creme and thermal setting spray.

New Work: Stylist Martina Nilsson in US Weekly

Grab the latest issue (March 22nd) of US Weekly and flip to the "Hollywood Trend Watch!" where you'll find styling tips from Martina Nilsson on the new trend of wearing shorts with tights. "Add sophistication by topping off the trend with a long-sleeve blouse or sleek blazer."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Work: Make-up Artist Paul Innis

Victoria's Secret Model and new "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Selita Ebanks looked absolutely gorgeous for the "What If and Why Not?" Book Launch in New York on March 12th. That's thanks to make-up artist Paul Innis.

New Work: Stylist Nonja McKenzie & Hair Stylist Tre Major

Stylist Nonja McKenzie and Hair Stylist Tre Major collaborated efforts in a recent shoot for Monarch magazine as they worked with the beautiful actress Nia Long.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Work: Make-up Artist Paul Innis on

Our Make-up Artist Paul Innis gives you his five top tips for your upcoming wedding on

New Work: Make-up Artist Rea Ann Silva & Mo'Nique

You guys asked for it, so here it is! Make-up Artist Rea Ann Silva dishes on how she achieved this beautiful look on Oscar Winner Mo'Nique on the Barbara Walters Oscar Special last Sunday, March 7th.

For the face, Rea Ann used Kevyn Aucoin concealer in No. 12. She used La Mer Bronze for the inner face and Make-up Forever No. 178 for the outer face, and then used Bobbi Brown powder in Orange yellow for top off the look. To highlight Mo'Nique's face, she used La Mer's The Powder in Translucent. "I like this powder as it has a wonderful iridescence to it, perfect for bringing out the high points on the face."

On the cheeks, she used blush by Scott Barnes in the 3-color palette in Brandy Wine utilizing all 3 shades. Those tantalizing eyes were created by using Christian Dior's 5-color palette in Night Dust. She used Damone Roberts in Latte for the eyebrows and lined the eyes with MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack. Rea Ann swears by Shu Uemura eyelashes and topped them off with Christian Dior Beauty's Diorshow in Black.

For lips, she not only lined but shaded the lips from the corners inward with Francesca Guerrera Lipliner in Dante Clay. She left the center of the lips nude, highlighting that area as well as the rest of the lips with YSL Golden Gloss in No. 2. And, for that all over body glow, she used Prtty Potion in Dark on the legs and body.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Work: Oscars Watch! Martina Nilsson and J. Lo

The incredibly talented stylist Martina Nilsson worked with the lovely Jennifer Lopez for the Oscars. Now, how amazing did Ms. Lopez look in this Giorgio Armani Privé iridescent icy pink organza gown.

But wait, there's more. How could you forget the highly-coveted Vanity Fair Oscars party?!? Check out J. Lo. in a black Gucci silk viscose jersey belted drape gown with black ostrich feather detail on her shoulder.