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BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA UNVEILS NEW “LIFE LIVED TRUE” CAMPAIGN WITH JULIUS CEASAR

May 29, 2018

The stunning men’s grooming barber shop Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, 515 N La Cienega Blvd LA unveiled a gorgeous visual campaign, an exploration of LA’s subcultures and it’s nothing short of incredible. I am obsessed with everything from Baxter, Julius and the incredible photos by Marcus Holt.

Head Barber Julius Ceaser

INSPIRATIONS: With these hairstyles and choices of products, I took the time to really try to understand the culture in which Baxter’s Live Lived True campaign stood for. Once that was made clear, I brought out a strong focus in building imagery that can be interpreted through hair to truly accentuate each individual’s own unique personality. In Today’s world, its almost an “anything and everything goes” type of expression, but it is important to let that translate almost instantaneously. Social Media gives the attention span a very short window, so the delivery of style must be intricate yet legible on the surface. With these looks, I made sure to not alter the individuals away from their genuine lifestyles, but made sure to bring their strong features to the forefront. Nothing is worst than style that reads off forced: you can see the discomfort in it all. One’s hairstyle and how they choose to present it to the world is definitely a prominent expression of freedom and life lived true.

HOW TO’S/NAMES:

RODNEY-  “THE SOPHISTICATED JIMI”

The Sophisticated Jimi brought back the nostalgia reminiscent of Woodstock and revolution, whilst pushing the envelope with a modern twist. The hair was set to bring out the natural fullness in curls by using Clay Effect Style Spray blowdried with a diffuser on medium heat low speed and lightly combed for a laser sharp side-part. As a musician, its important to find inspirations from the legendary forefathers of the game, and innovate new waves for today’s era. This pertains to not only through developing iconic sounds, but custom-tailored imagery…even with the choice of hairstyle.

ALEX PEDRO -“MANCHESTER SHAG”

The resurgence of longer hairstyles have been quite evident, and feeling like a rockstar has always held its place in prevalence in culture. Cut past the shoulders with added medium to long layers, and topped off with a soft fringe to frame the face, the Manchester Shag immediately yells out leather jackets and indie shows. This amazing hairstyle is meant to look free of worry, but with ideal attention to minuscule detail. Clay Effect Style Spray diffused in with towel damp hair is a great choice to pull out those layers and have them sit nicely on a modern approach to a classic shag.

ALEX CUTLER- “SUNSET SLICK-BACK” 

Paying homage to classic Southern California sunsets and kick-push culture, the Sunset Slick-Back is meant for those on-the-go, while still looking good all at the time. The hair has been cut to be easily styled in a multitude of forms to fit whatever occasion sees fit. For everyday get-up and go styling, Clay Effect Style Spray  applied liberally into towel damp hair and blowdried with medium heat high speed using a vent brush and locked in with the cold setting, and followed by a hand applied finish of Cream Pomade. A more sleek look can be achieved by simply applying  Soft Water Pomade to towel-damp hair for a manageable shine and amazing hair.

REBECCA -“TEXTURE EL NATURALE”

The care-free and accentuated raw edge approach renditioned thru the Textured El Naturale, fits well with today’s visual artists. cut short and square with the purposeful texture and wispy outline; the delivery of this confident look can work quite well with those that choose to be different without forcing it too heavy. A light amount of Clay Pomade emulsified into the fingertips and palm can be applied onto towel damp hair followed by natural air dry to carry out a low maintenance hairstyle that is easily manageable throughout the day.

Agency:  Exposure
ECD: Tom Philips
Art Director: Mitchell Lyne
Producer: Clark Jackson
Production Director: Sammy Green
Portrait Photographer: Ben Grieme
Videographer: Max Cutting & Sam Greene
BTS Photographer: Will Richter
Video Editor: Max Cutting
Hair (Cut & Style): Julius Cvesar
Skin/Grooming: Ananda Tuyes

 

Candace Marino – Aesthetician at Jason Emer, MD.

April 8, 2018

Some people get excited when they spot a celebrity. I get giddy when I meet a new practitioner, healer, therapist, colorist, doctor, teacher, and in this case, aesthetician. Candace Marino is one of those rising stars. Candace works out of the mecca that is Jason Emer, MD’s office. It really is way more than an office, it’s a destination. Dr. Emer is on the cutting edge of everything. Recently he performed some facial contouring and sculpting with Radiesse, Belotero and Xeomin and I am in awe. His eye is impeccable and his understanding of the face is as well. It’s the combo of artistry and technique that catapults a doctor to the top of, and it’s no wonder Dr. Emer is the most sought out person in town. I never want anyone else to touch my face – I am totally obsessed with my cheekbones right now. I look natural and just…better. Not fake, not stuffed, not tacky, not like a Real Housewife of anywhere. Just really freaking solid for my age. And well, prettier. Wow. I can say that. That is for sure not something that comes easily to me.

Ok, so in Dr. Emer’s office, the lovely Candace is doing her facial magic. Because this is a medical practice, Candace can do low-to-high grade medical peels and lasers of all kinds (I have never seen more in any office, btw). I had been really interested in the Reve peel and we discussed this but I didn’t have the downtime. So Candace looked at my skin and devised a custom facial : Dermal Infusion, Fire and Ice and Oxygen. Of course there was wonderful facial massage and cupping and it was all divine. Candace really knows her biz and also has that intuitive level of just being able to read someone’s skin. I am psyched to go back for more and really uncover even more of her talent. The practice is not a frou frou spa- it means business. Go when you are ready to really deal with your skin (once and for all). I cannot wait for you to try out Candace, you will LOVE her and everything this practice has to offer. You are in incredible hands.

9201 Sunset Blvd. Suite 708
West Hollywood, CA 90069
 424.320.0813

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Harness the Power of Rose with gulsha

April 2, 2018

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES

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With summer just around the corner (yippee!) now is the perfect time to refresh your skincare routine. I just discovered Gülsha Ultimate Rosewater and I couldn’t be more excited!

Produced drop by drop from fresh rose petals in pure copper alembics, Gülsha rosewater contains all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the precious Rosa Damascene flower. Powerful antioxidant properties protect the skin from harmful radicals while the rosewater soothes, refreshes, acts as an astringent and naturally moisturizes the skin. All this while the incredible light scent instantly relax and improve your mood.Translation: enhance wellbeing and beauty plus petal soft, happy, glowing summer skin.

ADDED BENEFITS:

Rosewater provides a welcome relief from the effects of the summer swelter, and it is ideal for spraying the face before and after a day in the sun. Beach bag essential!

Insect Bites: Apply rosewater to help soothing insect bites and itching. Glamping essential!

Swellings: Apply rosewater compress to help reducing swelling on your face or body. Beauty essential!

Headaches: Apply rosewater around the eyes, on the forehead and temples to help soothing headaches. Office essential!

Deodorant: Rosewater will help neutralizing sweat. When you apply a few drops of rosewater to your underarm area, it will prevent bacterial growth and eliminate unpleasant odors. Purse essential!

High Fever: Rub rosewater on your hands and feet to help reducing high fever. Diaper bag essential!

Nausea: Boil rosewater and steam your face for 5 minutes to help overcoming nausea. Travel essential! 

The rose skin care ritual includes: Purifying Rose Dust ($16), Ultimate Rosewater ($20), Perfecting Rose Elixir ($40), Regenerative Night Rose Elixir ($40)

www.gulsha.com

XX Natasha

Phytomer’s NEW launch TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil Face, Body, Hair

March 16, 2018

Phytomer’s TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil Face, Body, Hair is my go-to dry oil right now. It uses five marine and plant oils to quench, nourish and protect skin.

The scent:  jasmine, bergamont, white flowers, vanilla and coconut.

I spray it literally all over, first body, a dab on face, then smooth excess into the ends of my hair.

Click here for the direct link to buy this gorgeous, golden oil. This finish is satin and not greasy. The marine oils quench the skin and prevent water loss while natural plant oils replenish lipids, giving a nourishing effect.

Buriti Oil provides an antioxidant action while contributing to the subtle, golden glow and finish.

Designed for all skin types, TRÉSOR DES MERS Beautifying Oil can be used daily, morning and/or evening on dry or damp skin. It absorbs quickly into the skin. Perfect as we ease into spring and out of winter.

Directions for use: spray on face, body and hair. Apply all year round, both summer and winter.

$61.50

Key ingredients:

Marine Duo Oils: Mekabu Oil + Glasswort Oil

Mekabu Oil – extracted from Weaving Algae, a laminaria algae with exceptional moisturizing properties. Reinforces cell cohesion and epidermal-dermal connection to limit water loss in the skin.

Glasswort Oil – improves moisture circulation and storage of water and urea in the epidermis while strengthening the lipidic barrier.

Sesame and Macadamia Oil – intensely infuses the skin with essential unsaturated fatty acids to replenish lipids in the skin.

Buriti Oil – high in antioxidant carotenoids, which gives it its red-orange color. Traps free radicals and protects cells against free radical attacks.

 

 

HOTBOX – NEW INFRARED CHROMOTHERAPY

WOOT! A new spot just opened to get your get your sweat on in DTLA! It’s call HOTBOX.

I had a great sweat the other day. The place is totally gorgeous. The sweat is not at crazy as Shape House and feels very different as you are not in the tight blanket. It’s more of a post gym type of sweat or the kind I would love to own in my home. Many people do!

Each suite also has chromotherapy and a vitamin C infused rain shower, an iPad for tunes or Netflix (I went for Gongs!) and its a hot spot to totally chill. 

HEAT

THE DIFFERENCE OF INFRARED

Developed in the 1970’s by Japanese health practitioners, infrared saunas were designed for those who want to look and feel their best. Infrared offers the same health benefits as traditional Finnish saunas, but provides a gentle and soothing experience.

HEALTHY HEAT,
BREATHABLE AIR

Unlike traditional Finnish convection saunas which heat the body from the outside-in, resulting in hot, often intolerable air – our infrared saunas heat the body from the inside-out, leaving the air pleasant and comfortable, allowing for a longer sweat.

A CLEAN SWEAT

Perspire in a pristine, spotless, private suite, equipped with your own vitamin C rain shower. Infrared heat kills 99% of bacteria, creating an inherently sterile environment. Relax your mind and rejuvenate your body in confidence.

TOTAL BODY WELLNESS

HotBox technology allows for increased sessions providing higher detoxification. Experience glowing beauty, cleansing immunity and more from the proactive benefits of a vibrant sweat.

DETOX

Feel the difference of 7x the toxin cleanse from heating your body directly. 

GLOW

Enhance your beauty, reduce wrinkles, cleanse your pores and renew skin elasticity. 

PERFORM

Increase your endurance and build muscle naturally with the release of HGH. 

RECOVER

Speed up injury recovery time from aches and pains to chronic conditions.

  

SLIM

Pump up your heart rate and melt away up to 600 calories per session.

VITALITY

Lower blood pressure and improve circulation for longevity and rejuvenation.

IMMUNITY

Easily increase core body temperature and eliminate toxins to create healthier cells.

RELAX

Let the pure heat of infrared relieve stress and improve feelings of happiness.

RELIEF

Help the body heal naturally. Reduce soreness of nerve endings and muscle spasms.

COLOR

A HUE FOR A NEW YOU

During any session, treat yourself to Chromotherapy, the science behind the healing power of color. Experience HotBox in a positive light through the natural benefits of visible electromagnetic colors.

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