Posts Tagged ‘Hot Tools’


Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Rowan Blanchard walked the red carpet at Saturday night’s LACMA Art + Film Gala.  Wearing an iridescent Gucci lurex dress with puffed sleeves and self-fabric bows, the actress and her hairstylist, Laurie Heaps, decided on a theatrical look.  “To complement her Gucci dress, we wanted to bring a little theater into the mix, while still keeping the hairstyle contemporary,” explains Heaps.  So how did Heaps create Blanchard’s modern “finger waves”?

Heaps began with an off-center part, curling 1-inch sections of hair with a 1-inch Curling Iron from Hot Tools.  “Before each section, I made sure to mist the hair with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Styling Spray. It not only works as a heat protectant but it is also a setting spray. When paired with heat, the curl created keeps its shape until shampooed out which is key when molding and brushing hair into a finger wave style like this.” (more…)


Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
AGE:  27
CITY/STATE:  Rancho Cordova, CA
PHILOSOPHY: Beauty starts from within!
MAKEUP STAPLES:  Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Becca First Light Priming Filter, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination, BareMinerals 5 in 1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow, Tarte Fake Awake Eye Highlight, Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer (used as Foundation), Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush, Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette, Honest Beauty Luminizing Powder, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illuminating Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder, Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Amazonian Clay Palette, Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette, Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Eye Liner, Tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow Gel, Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse, IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara, Tarte Amazonian Clay Universal Lip Liner, Tarte Tarteist Lippie Lingerie Matt Lip Tint
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer Perfume
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes
 FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL:  Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000 Turbo Ionic Dryer
 MISC:  Kindness and Compassion are Beautiful!



Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

nyfw-zeromaria-cornejoThe Zero+Maria Cornejo Spring 2017 Collection was inspired by the city of New Orleans — its sensual heat, hot-house flowers, the vibrant, soulful mix of cultures and people. The Crescent City’s layers of history, touched Cornejo’s memories of the music, various smells and tastes, the languages, and the rituals of a city who has survived centuries of change.  Cornejo’s collection focused on un-embellished, white designs; yhe absence of color allowed the eye to focus on cut, construction and form.

To recreate the soul and sensuality of the South, James Pecis for Hot Tools and PHYTO, created an eco-friendly and sustainable look.  He began by parting wet hair in the middle and prepping with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray.  Once dried, he began creating “S” shape waves around the face with the Hot Tools 1” Professional Marcel Curling Iron.  Starting at the top, he worked his way down, clamping the hair over and under the iron, repetitively.  Working towards the back, he repeated the technique with a 1 1/4″ barrel.  Then Pecis broke up the waves with PHYTO Professional Fiber Paste, rubbing it in all over to give it a slightly messy texture.  Next, he twisted the hair into four sections: crown, right, left and back, and clipped lightly for several minutes.  Once released, Pecis fingered the hair for added volume and texture.