Julie – Vintage Curls-On-The Go Technique

What’s it like coloring hair in a fast-paced Manhattan salon if you’re not yet fluent in English? “It’s a bit strange, but I’m learning day by day,” Julie said. “I don’t feel stressed, I’m confident in what I’m doing and clients are pleased.” This French blonde with thick, straight hair is new to New York and has been a stylist for five years, fulfilling a childhood dream. Her fashion inspirations include Chanel, “I love that minimalist, classic style,” she said. What is Julie’s go-to daily ‘do? “With my own hair, I like to straighten and curl a little bit then pull into a pony tail.”

Her hair is moderately thick and quite long, so we decided on a loose look, curled with a vintage tissue-curling technique. David Cotteblanche, Red Market salon owner, explains that this method has fallen from popularity due to the prevalence of curling irons, but when you’re traveling or in a pinch for styling supplies, all you need for sultry texture and soft waves is a box of tissue, hair spray and some time.

How To:
1. First, I parted Julie’s hair straight down the center and combed to detangle. For texture that makes hair easier to style, I lightly sprayed with K Keraste Hair Spray.

2. Taking a box of tissues, I rolled a single sheet into a long tube slightly thicker than a pencil. Then, separating a section of hair approximately two inches wide and creating a “T” shape against the tissue, I rolled from the end of the hair under, towards the scalp and knotted loosely.

3. For allover curls, I repeated until every section of Julie’s hair was rolled into tissue-secured ties.

4. This style may be left overnight if you have time, or to quicken the process you may choose heat to instantly set the waves. I directed a hairdryer on medium heat over each curl, then spritzed with hair spray for a stronger hold.

5. Once complete, I untied the soft knots to see Julie’s hair fall into smooth, undulating waves. For a lift at the roots, I used the blow dryer to blow her hair directly up, then finger combed throughout for a natural wave.

6. At this point, her hair was had a pleasant bed-headed vibe. I drew two small sections of hair framing her face to the back, then twisted into a knot at the nape and secured with a bobby pin.

7. To complete Julie’s style, I ran my hands lightly over her hair with a dollop of Davines No 13 to tame any unruly strands.

Voila! Julie’s hair had soft, elegant waves with a laid-back knot.

| Make Up by Roberto Casey

Sarah – Scarlett Johansen’s Bouncy Curls

Dressed casually in lace-up booties, acid-wash boyfriend jeans and a crisp chiffon top, fashion student Sarah described her role in the industry. “I’m a design student at FIT—still learning exactly what I want to do, though I know I want to create women’s wear.” Her studies are grounded in looks she might personally wear. Accessorizing simply with a chunky beaded necklace plus chains and glass accents, the cutouts at her shoulders and layered neutrals contributed to a trendy and casual vibe.

“I have a couple of tattoos,” Sarah intimated, eyes sparkling. “I have one on my lower back that I got very young—my parents were not happy. My mother always called me the wild child,” she continued. She laughed often, and we felt a bubbly, curled look inspired by Scarlett Johansen’s unassuming beauty would complement Sarah’s style.

How To:
1. First, I created a side part in Sarah’s hair and blended Keraste Lift Vertige Fixation Gel into the roots for a dense, textured lift.

2. Then, I misted all over with K Keraste Hair Spray. Lightly applying hair spray prior to heat styling gives it great texture for a workable hold.

3. Sarah’s hair was now smooth at the roots, but I wanted bouncy volume at the ends so I blasted air from the blowdryer straight up and tousled.

4. To reduce frizz, I loosely styled with my fingers, then heated a flat iron and began straightening two inch sections from root to tip.

6. Styling away from the face, I flicked the end of Sarah’s hair into curls, a subtler version of Farrah Fawcett’s iconic look. Curling away from the face nicely frames your features!
7. For allover curls, I periodically lifted the upper layer of Sarah’s thick hair to curl underneath, alternating directions until her entire head was styled.

8. Once more, I used the blow drier to spray up from under the hair and tousled for body.

9. Smoothing things back down, I spritzed with Davines Sea Salt Spray and reshaped her curls by hand for a devil-may-care bounce.

10. To finish Sarah’s look with a smooth and brilliant shine, I applied Keraste Gloss Appeal to control flyaways.

Voila! Sarah’s hair was now styled into a lively bob channeling one of Scarlett Johansen’s best curled looks.

RobertoOur guest makeup artist Robert dances to the beat of his own drum. He applied Julie and Sarah’s makeup backwards, a trick learned while teaching women to perfect their makeup. “When I apply it backwards, the only thing blocking their face is the brush. They can watch what I do in the mirror and learn it,” he said. “I love, love, love to teach makeup. I teach classes of up to eight people at a time—eight different eyes, eight different looks.”

What drew Robert to the industry? “Working at a department store once, I once saw an uber-hot woman walk up to the M.A.C counter and said, why am I hanging out with guys in the back, when I could be hanging out with her?” he laughed. It took time to get into the rhythm; “I absolutely hated makeup until I figured out why I actually like it. I like the instant gratification. I love stepping back and saying, ‘wow, I did that?’”

Musically inclined with impressive dance moves shown later in the evening, Robert explained that his background is in drumming, though he currently plays the guitar in a band. Infectious laughter and frequent smiles punctuated his makeup application. Robert created simple, natural beauty looks for both Julie and Sarah, with impressively fresh looks in shimmering earth tones.

Guest Makeup Artist: Robert Casey

We have the pleaser to have Roberto Casey has guest Makeup Artist for HAPPY MONDAYS. We’re very excited to have Roberto’s talent to our HAPPY MONDAY sessions.
Stay tuned to watch Roberto in action!

Roberto Casey is one of the top makeup artists in the industry today, Roberto Casey is the recipient of two New York Emmy® Awards.

He has worked with photographers such as Roxanne Lowit, Mark Seliger, Luca Babini and Lee Clower. His experience includes editorials, print, ad campaigns, film, television and videos, fashion shows, events and his work has been featured in awards shows such as The New York Emmy® Awards, Daytime Creative Crafts Emmy® Awards, CEW Awards with Allure Magazine, and the Fifi Awards. He has worked on fashion shows for Vera Wang, Son Jung Wan, Douglas Hannant, Calulla Lillibell, John Bartlett, Paws for Style and BET’s Rip the Runway, and Keyed all of Priscilla of Boston Bridal Fashion Shows.

His work has been seen in print media including the cover of New York Times Style section, Genlux, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Gotham Magazine, Instyle Weddings, Jolie, Be Beyond, CBS Soaps in Depth, Star Magazine, Soap Opera Digest, Bridal Guide, A4 Magazine, and numerous catalogs such as Marshall Fields. Roberto is proud to have worked with personalities Harry Belafonte, Lorraine Schwartz, Bill Richardson, Chad Hurley and Steven Chen, the founders of YouTube, Kate White, the Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine; Bonnie Fuller the Editor in Chief of Star magazine; Janice Min the Editor in Chief of Us Weekly; Antonio Soddu, a founder of Bumble and Bumble; Erica Jong, Charlie Rose, Penny Marshall, Michelle Ray Smith, an international model and actress on Guiding Light; Jessica Stam, Jane Hanson, Sade Baderinwa, Marvin Scott, Roger Reese, Kevin Jonas, Sonja Morgan, Pedro Almodovar, Nellie and Aylin, from Glee Project and Lillias White, actress in the hit musical Chicago.