Category Archives: Backstage Beauty

WEN Hair Care by Chaz Dean

After years of working as a stylist and colorist and witnessing the damaging results of shampoo on his clients’ hair, Chaz Dean knew something had to change. Lathering, harsh detergents and sodium laurel/laureth sulfates found in most shampoos were not only damaging their hair, but also their health and the environment. Most would experience color fading/stripping, dull, lifeless, frizzy and dry hair, dry scalps, oily scalps, scalp disorders, and hair loss.

That was “WEN®” he developed his concept in cleansing the hair without detergents or harsh chemicals. WEN® cleanses with astringent properties without lathering, while strengthening, adding sheen, luster, moisture and manageability to the hair. WEN® is invigorating and nourishing to both the hair and scalp. Color appears to be more vibrant and last longer.

WEN® is formulated with the perfect balance for all hair types and due to its high moisture content, it also performs amazingly on ethnic hair. Give your hair the love it deserves with WEN® cleansing conditioners and styling products and instantly notice the impressive results. There has never been a single product that changes hair so dramatically.

Say goodbye to your bad hair days, WEN is definitely a StyleDO!

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Organic Smoothie Recipe

Leann from Ford Models shows one of her favorite smoothie recipes. Just take a few bananas, blueberries (or other berries and water. It’s 100% natural and organic and dairy-free, just how I like it! Take her advice and add the flax seeds, you’re body will love the extra nutrients. If you need a little more energy, toss in a small handful of almonds while you blend. I also like to add some extra ice for a frozen experience. It’s really not that hard to make healthy choices, and the benefits are amazing. Remember you are what you eat!

Self Tanner Tips and Tricks

Avoid self tanning trauma with these top tips from Self Magazine. By now we are all aware of the sun’s damaging rays and realize how extremely detrimental they can be to our skin; causing age spots and skin cancer. So much so that we would never (yes NEVER) leave the house without some SPF on. But can a girl still lose the pasty pale look without sacrificing the health of her skin?

Sure with self tanner. And I’m not talking that ancient orange glow from years back when you used to (OMG- ick!) put sun-in in your hair either. I’m talking a golden brown that give you that sun-kissed skin that’s perfectly divine. Self tanners have come a long way baby.

This video features Leah Wyar from Self Magazine talking about the self-tanners on the market. Here are her picks:

1. Neutrogena Sheer Body Tint, $10- body bronzer, washes off like makeup. * mousse consistency spreads easily.

2. Lancaster Silk Bronze Moisturizing Milk, $22- creamy consistency that goes on easily, has SPF 6. * not too dark, so it’s good for those with fair skin.

3. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, $29 – good for people with oily skin. * lightweight gel with quick drying time. One of my favorites too!

4. Sunfx Instant Spray-on Tan, $43 * aerosol spray is good for someone who wants to do the whole body. * has a “mystic tan” result for someone who likes a rich color.

5. Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $8 * the gradual glow builds every day. * improves skin’s elasticity.

6. Estee Lauder Body Performance Golden Naturally Radiant Moisturizer, $35 * daily moisturizer with a low level of self-tanner ingredient, DHA. * citrus scent.

Leah also has tips for expert self-tanner application:

Feet and Hands: Moisture in advance to preempt overdarkening.on your ankles and knuckles. Coat finger/toenails with Vaseline to avoid stain. Always scrub palms afterward.

Knees and Elbows: These are naturally darker areas, so they pick up the color more intensely. Sloughing and extra moisturizing the day before will help. Use a gentle pumice.

Shoulders and Back: No partner? Buy a long-handled foam sponge to reach your back. This is a good time to use TINTED formulas so you can see what’s happening.

Fun Flirty Hairdo with Ken Paves

Jessica Simpson likes to change her hair as often as she changes her mind. Now you can too with Hairdo from HairUWear by Ken Paves – Stylist to the Stars! In this quick video, Rachel would like to grow her hair out long, but she’s not ready to make the commitment. So, just as he’s done for his Hollywood star clients, Ken shows her how to change her hairstyle quickly and easily with Hairdo from Jessica Simpson. Go from prim and proper to fun and fabulous with Hairdo – available now at HSN!

Flawless Skin with MARK

I’m loving MARK makeup right now. It’s super inexpensive but super high quality – the best of both worlds. Plus, with Lauren Conrad as a spokesperson, it’s getting a lot of attention lately, so I had to try it! Think of MARK as Avon’s fashion-forward hip, younger sibling. In this video, Cynde Watson will demonstrate the best way to achieve a flawless complexion in three simple steps. With expert tips like these, you’ll get a fabulous finish every time. MARK my words, you’re skin will look Just perfect!

No Makeup Makeup Tips

If you think all of our favorite starlets leave the house looking fab without any makeup, guess again! These quick tips from Jamie Melbourne for Ford Models will help you look ‘naturally’ beautiful with this minimal approach to makeup. Think chapstick and moisturizer, and a few expert tips. Shhh, no one will know your secret!

Runway Hair by Redken

Redken helps bring out what hair can be and has partnered with Ford Models for the fashion and beauty experience during the Canadian model search.