The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Beauty Issue released this week with profiles on some of Hollywood's top stylists. Starworks Artists makeup pro Kate Lee took the cover with client Anne Hathaway and hairstylist Mara Roszak (far right) was also featured for her work with Olivia Wilde. Click the links below for the behind-the-scene's videos.
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Our favorite television stars stepped out on Sunday for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The red carpet was a hotbed of modern style and glamour. Rose Byrne was an obvious show-stopper in a custom Calvin Klein cropped outfit and rose tinted lip. Michelle Dockery also gets major style points for her sleek bob and ultra chic Prada gown. Starworks Artists had a hand in many of the night's most stunning looks. Check below for our full styling credits.
Hair - Marcus Francis / Starworks Artists.
GET THE LOOK:
INSPIRATION: It is a big day for Kerry being a nominee for Best Actress in a Drama Series, and we both wanted to make this look a memorable one. Her Marchesa dress has a soft elegance to it that subtly commands one to double take. Kerry and I agreed that we wanted the overall look to be ‘classic simplicity’ with bouncy, shiny waves.
STEP ONE: We first started with Leonor Greyl Masque Quintessence and left it on for 15 minutes to help promote shine as a part of the foundation. Then we cleansed the scalp and hair with Shampooing Reviviscence.
STEP TWO: On towel-dried hair, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelle from roots to ends. This helped to protect her hair from heat while giving volume throughout. Then, I combed through to help distribute and applied a large amount of Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice to the ends for added bounce and lasting texture. I blow-dried with a medium size round brush working around an off center part. Then, I set a large velcro roller at the crown to give that natural lift and height.
STEP THREE: Taking 2 inch sections of Kerry’s hair, I lightly sprayed Leonor Greyl Voluforme on each piece before wrapping it around 1 1/4" curling iron from roots to ends. I pinned each section vertically throughout to promote lasting volume at the ends. Then, I wrapped the hair away from the face on each side, and alternated directions in the back. For the face framing layers, I just took the curling iron and wrapped around once to create a bend at the eyes and let set without pinning.
STEP FOUR: After 10 minutes, I unpinned all the sections and brushed out her hair (with a paddle brush like by Mason Pearson) to soften the curls into more of a natural wave shape. I undid the velcro roller at the top and gently teased for a little extra height (you can tease for more height as desired). Then, I used a quarter size of Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel styling cream to seal the ends and smooth out any unwanted frizz. Once we had the look of easy, effortless wave and body, I gave a final spritz of Spray Structure Naturelle for all night touchable hold.”
TOP & SKIRT - Custom Calvin Klein
SHOES - Charlotte Olympia
CLUTCH - Jimmy Choo
JEWELRY - Tiffany & Co
GET THE LOOK (MAKEUP):
INSPIRATION: Rose wore a custom gown that was the most amazing blush shade, so I wanted to make sure that she didn’t “disappear” with a look that was too natural.
STEP ONE: I prepped Rose’s skin by misting her with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Essence Mist and then following quickly with CHANEL Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux. Next, I used a small amount of CHANEL Le Lift Creme Fine to give a beautiful, velvety, firm texture to her complexion.
STEP TWO: Rose is blessed with beautiful, even-toned skin, so I just used CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 No. 30 to diffuse the light and give a velvet matte finish. I applied it with a large brush then used a damp beauty blender sponge to melt it into the skin for perfect coverage.
STEP THREE: I decided on a late 70’s Helmut Newton-esque look. I started by defining the socket with the darkest color in the CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Eclosion. I then blended the peach above the socket to melt the socket away. The lash line was defined by wetting the matte brown shadow and blending out. I finished the eye by adding a coat of CHANEL Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Noir, then feathered in a few extra lashes from both strip and individual Ardell.
STEP FOUR: I used Le Blush Creme de Chanel in Presage to add an apricot hue to Rose’s apples; it’s a great neutral and pairs very well with a warm brown eye shadow.
STEP FIVE: The lip was a beautiful deep rose with a violety hue: CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Byzantin. The lip balanced out the eye and completed the look.
DRESS/CLUTCH - Custom Prada
JEWELRY - Fred Leighton
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INSPIRATION: Michelle wore a custom made Prada Gown for the 2013 Emmy awards. This dress is the epitome of modern glamour. Its clean lines and jewel tones create a timeless and elegant statement. Inspired by Michelle's Prada gown, I wanted the hair to have a classic clean feel. The hair trends to come are effortless, yet polished styles - beautiful blowouts that are soft, touchable and have an element of natural ease.
STEP 1: Creating a beautiful, touchable blow out begins with a great moisturizing conditioner. I recommend my clients use L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hair Care Power Moisture Rush Mask before any event.
STEP 2: I prepped Michele's damp hair with L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight Cream all over. This lightweight cream helps smooth the hair while blowing it out, without weighing the hair down.
STEP 3: Then I added a dab of L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum to the ends of the hair. Because the ends tend to be the driest, I always like to add a serum to help seal the ends for a healthy, shiny look.
STEP 4: I then parted her hair deep to one side, and blew it dry with a small round brush, keeping volume and movement. The trick to maintaining volume is by starting at the top of the head, and working your way down.
STEP 5: Once Michelle's hair was dry, I applied a dab of L'Oréal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Tousle Cream to palms of my hands and then gently ran my fingers through her hair. This cream was used to tame any frizz, while adding a bit of definition to her hair.
STEP 6: After that, I tucked her hair behind the ears for a more modern effect, maintaining a soft shape with the hair across her forehead. For added shine, since shine is key on the red carpet, I used L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Dry Oil as a finishing mist. Since I like just a mist of shine, I spray from a 1/2 arm's length away from the hair and allow the product to fall onto the hair.
STEP 7: The final step for any look is Hairspray to ensure this style lasts all though the night... and then some, I used L'Oreal Paris Elnett Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray all over the hair. This spray leaves the hair with that soft touchable hold key for this style.
Hair - Aviva Perea / Starworks Artists.
GET THE LOOK:
"I coated Anna's hair with Phytovolume Volumizing Spray and blew out her hair using a spornette mixed bristle brush. Then I wrapped 1" sections around a 1 1/2" curling iron. I then coated her hair with Oribe Dry Texture Spray and shook out the waves. We wanted a big loose chignon so that we would see her hair on both sides no matter which side she was photographed from. I pinned parts of her hair loosely until the back was created and then framed her face with super soft curls. I finished the look with a heavy dose of Elnett!"
DRESS - Custom Houghton
SHOES - Aldo
CLUTCH - Ashlyn'd
JEWELRY - Tiffany & Co.
GET THE LOOK (HAIR):
INSPIRATION: Jessica Pare's Oscar de la Renta gown at this year's Emmy Awards made a statement both with its color and beautiful silohuette. The hair needed to be less coiffed and to keep this look modern and young. Looking at the recent fashion shows I was inspired from Dolce & Gabbana and Alberta Ferrerti which had the hair feeling sexy and whimsical. Pinning Jessica's hair up full of texture and flyaways kept the look feeling natural and effortless.
STEP ONE: On damp hair spray Phyto Volume Actif to the roots while applying Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice the the mid shaft and ends. Comb through the hair, then add a quarter size amount of Living Proof Style Extender throughout the hair.
STEP TWO: Blow dry the hair with a medium size vented round brush, and begin to style around a center part.
STEP THREE: Using a 3/4" iron curl away from the face on either side, and randomly in the back. Spray L'Oreal Elnet and let the hair set for 5 minutes.
STEP FOUR: Brush out the entire head using a paddle brush like by Mason Pearson for a more soft, fluffy wave.
STEP FIVE: Keeping it loose around the face and emphasizing tousled height on top, pull the hair back in sections and twist and pin as you go. Aim for the crown when securing to keep this look feeling young, really allowing for flyaways.
STEP SIX: Spray Oribe Superfine Hairspray to freeze into place the loose structured undo."
DRESS - Custom Thakoon
SHOES - Custom Stuart Weitzman
CUFF - Neil Lane
RING - Jorges Adeler
EARRINGS - Marina B
CLUTCH - Amanda Pearl
Hair - Mark Townsend / Starworks Artists
GET THE LOOK:
INSPIRATION: Working with Allison Williams for the Emmys was a dream come true! Once I saw her beautiful Ralph Lauren gown and talked with Allison, we decided to keep her hair down and go for a classic all-American beauty look.
STEP ONE: I started by applying a large dollop of the Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse to her damp hair and blow-dried with a medium round brush to get lots of volume and keep her hair smooth.
STEP TWO: I took 3 to 4 inch sections of hair and curled them with a 1 inch curling iron away from the face. To break up the curls, I scrunched the hair while spraying Oribe Après Beach spray all over.
STEP THREE: For a little piecey-ness on the ends, I sprayed Sally Hershberger Glam Waves on my hands and then raked my fingers through the ends.
STEP FOUR: Just before Allison left for the red carpet, I sprayed Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray all over to keep the hair full and shiny without looking stiff.
Hair - John D / Starworks Artists
Hair - Adir Abergel / Starworks Artists
GET THE LOOK (MAKEUP):
I started with Lancome Bienfait Aqua Vital Lotion and applied it all over her face. Next, I primed her face using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15. Then, I applied Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation in Golden Beige, using a Beauty Blender sponge. For her cheeks, I first layered Stila Convertible Color in Lillium. Then I set her face using NARS Pressed Powder in Desert using a powder brush. Finally, I brushed on NARS Blush in Deep Throat to the apples of her cheeks.
For her eyes, I started by applying Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette. I mixed Tease and Suspect to her lower eyelid, from the lash line to the crease. Next, I applied Busted above her crease, to create a 60's silhouette. I blended all the shadows together to soften the look. I smudged Tease and Suspect to her top and bottom lash line using a smudge brush. I applied two coats of Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
For her lips, I applied Laura Mercier Creme Lip Colour Lipstick in Sparkling Pink.
Hair - Aviva Perea / Starworks Artists
GET THE LOOK:
"I prepped her hair using Oribe Surfcomber Mousse and Phytovolume Volumizing Spray then rough dried her hair with fingers. Then I wrapped two inch sections around a one inch curling iron and then loosely crisscrossed piece into a low chignon down the side of her neck. I finished the look with Alterna's Bamboo AntiHumidity hair spray which keeps frizz away and has super strong hold."
DRESS - Honor
CLUTCH - Calvin Klein
JEWELRY - Kwiat
SHOES - Christian Louboutin
Styling - Michael Fisher / Starworks Artists
TUX - Ports 1961
Click through to our STEP&REPEAT page for more Starworks Artists red carpet looks.
On Friday ELLE introduced ELLE Weekly, a digital feature for their iPhone and iPad subscribers. The fashionable add-on features all original content (not just tidbits regurgitated from the monthly glossy) as well as collaborations with style and beauty experts from around the globe.
ELLE Weekly tapped Starworks Artists makeup pro, Robin Black, as their Beauty LookMaker for the first issue. Black's blog, Beauty Is Boring, has recently reached cult status in the makeup industry. So, it's no surprise that she's been asked to recreate her signature blown-out high-glam images for ELLE's new app. The whole process is very hands-on for Black; from casting the models and designing the looks to doing makeup and shooting all the images herself. The hard work definitely shows through in her final product.
Check below for the first of (we hope) many makeup tutorials from the beauty maven.
Yes, it's August 8th and we're already receiving September issues from magazines. To the masses this rush-to-print may seem a little crazy but for the style-obsessed few (current company included) the autumnal glossies couldn't come fast enough.
Celeb hairstylist John D shares our anticipation; the pro coiffeur scored his first Cosmopolitan cover this month! We checked in with the mane man to talk about the milestone shoot and to get the inside dish on covergirl NIna Dobrev, the many hairstyles and the behind-the-scene's shenanigans.
THE CONSTELLATION: Nina looks like a glam wilderness girl. What exactly was the inspiration for the shoot and what was the location?
John D: The inspiration was derived from the setting in which we were able to work. The whole shoot took place in and around Woodstock, NY. Up in the picturesque Catskill Mountains. The feel was kind of an earthy glam.
TC: Did knowing this shoot was for a September cover change the way you approached this job?
John D: No, not really. No matter who I'm working with my goal is always the same.... Make my client look and feel gorgeous. And hopefully get a few stellar hair shots out of it for myself too. ;)
TC: There were many different hairstyles throughout the editorial. How did you decide what 'do to create for each moment?
John D: Well- we were shooting in Woodstock, in the forest, in the midst of a very humid summer. Our Cover tries were all hair-down looks. Which worked really well, while shooting indoors in controlled (cooled) conditions. But as soon as we would venture outdoors... we'd hit a wall of humidity. And as many of us know, hair and humidity are not really great friends. So we thought... "what works best, hair-wise, for this story?" And we all agreed that incorporating braids into the story was the way to go. Simple, elegant and cool.
I felt that the braids really lent an organic vibe to the overall aesthetic. Which worked really nicely against the backdrop of the Catskills, paired with some really gorgeous designer clothes. Not to mention, Nina (who's just drop dead gorgeous and the coolest chick) had never worn her hair in braids for a shoot before. So collectively - we went for it.
(photos courtesy of Nina Dobrev Instagram)
TC: Nina posted some pretty hilarious photos from this shoot day on her Instagram. Do any fun moments stand out in your mind?
John D: We all got to enjoy a really delicious Italian dinner in a cute little restaurant that was in town. We had a really great group of people that were out there working hard on this cover and story. For me its always a standout when work and pleasure get to overlap like that on a job.
Click through to our STEP&REPEAT to check out all the Starworks Artists editorial work.
This prom season get your winning looks straight from your favorite stars of the red carpet. Hairstylists Adir Abergel and John Ruggiero break down two styles perfect for a night to remember! (MTV STYLE)
AskSWA is a weekly segment dedicated to resolving your beauty and style questions with expert advice from our Starworks Aritsts team. Please send your AskSWA submission to AskSWA@starworksartists.com.
SWA EXPERT: Mai Quynh
THE INQUIRY: I've been following your work with Jessica Chastain for some time. I'm also a redhead and it's difficult to find makeup that compliments my hair and fair skin. Do you have any tips going into Spring? What new trends work for a redhead?
Laura, San Francisco
THE SOLUTION: For Spring, bright lips are in as well as understated smokey eyes. I'd pick one feature to focus on; either eyes or lips. I think redheads look great in warmer tones.
EYES: Use colors such as bronzy browns/coppers (Tarte Beauty & the Box Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad in In the Buff), soft pinks/peaches(Shiseido Lumizing Satin Eye Color Trio in Pink Sands), plums(YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in 2 Indian Pink) or mossy greens(Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo in 17 Khaki Discret).
Jessica looks beautiful in so many colors, either on the eyes or lips. She prefers a classic red lip and black eyeliner if it was up to her.
Starworks Artists makeup artist Mai Quynh
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The 55th Annual Grammy Awards brought out the best in the world of music. Artists like Miranda Lambert, Alicia Keys and Drake looked to Starworks Artists to create their red carpet looks. Across the pond, Hollywood's biggest stars stepped out for the BAFTA Awards. Check below for the styling credits on Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Lizzie Olsen and a special GET THE LOOK from Jennifer Garner's hairstylist, George Northwood.
Grammy's (Pictured Above)
Miranda Lambert. Hair by Mara Roszak for Starworks Artists.
Alicia Keys. Styling by Laura Jones for Starworks Artists.
Allison Williams. Makeup by Mai Quynh for Starworks Artists.
Drake. Styling by Laura Jones for Starworks Artists.
Anne Hathaway. Hair by Sascha Breuer for Starworks Artists.
Lizzie Olsen. Styling by Cher Coulter for Starworks Artists.
Jennifer Garner. Hair by George Northwood for Starworks Artists.
Amy Adams. Makeup by Stephen Sollitto for Starworks Artists.
GET THE LOOK!
Jennifer Garner. Hair by George Northwood for Starworks Artists.
CREATING THE SHAPE: Center part the hair and from the hairline begin to back comb the roots with a spritz of Redken Quick Tease to make it easier. Work backwards down the the nape, spraying each section with Quick Tease and lightly back combing the roots for foundation.
THE MESSY LOOK: Next, directionally back comb the sides towards the nape too. Lightly brush over the surface of the hair with a Mason and Pearson to smooth any really messy areas but remembering you want a slightly tousled look. Then spray the mid lengths and end lightly with Quick Tease for grip.
BUILDING THE BUN: Divide the hair in three and form three little buns of hair at the nape (a bun is created by twisting the hair and wrapping it around itself and pinning into place). Keep pinning bits of hair into place and mould the hair into a messy design of your choice.
ALL NIGHT HOLD: Next finish with a generous amount of Pureology Hairspray to fix the style into place and to rid any fly aways.
To see more red carpet looks from our Starworks Artists team click through to our STEP&REPEAT page.
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Celeb hairstylist Adir Abergel's portfolio can be linked to show-stopping red carpet looks from A-listers like Krysten Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Biel. As of late, he's been the premier coiffeur accompanying Anne Hathaway during her road to the Academy Awards. E! News sat down with Starworks Artists' mane man to discuss his childhood passions, his signature approach to hairstyling and how a minor foot injury changed his life forever.
Click through to Adir Abergel's portfolio for more looks from the celebrity hairstylist.
Check out our AskSWA feature and get your style and beauty questions answered by Adir and the rest of our pro team!