Fresh colors, unexpected trends and power-packed products invigorate the season
• THE EXPERTS •
Top Artists Break Down Fall’s Bold Hues
KARA YOSHIMOTO BUA
Clients: Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Biel, Emma Watson
“Colored mascara paired with an almost naked tonal face is a fun yet chic way to bring in color trends. Same as a red lip with a bare face, but it’s more unexpected.”
CHANEL Joues Contraste Powder Blush in So Close, $45; Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in La Diva, $37; Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Character, $32; Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Espresso, $33, chanel.com.
Clients: Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Dakota Johnson
“I’m loving the ‘snogged lip’ created by Val Garland for the Preen show in pure reds or vibrant orange-reds. Apply with your finger, then blot to leave a stain with a soft lip line.”
CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Character, $32; Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in No. 1 and No. 4, $37 each, chanel.com. Glossier Cloud Paint Duo in Dusk, $18 each, Generation G in Zip, $18, glossier.com. Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermilion, $28, lauramercier.com.
Clients: Olivia Wilde, Ruth Negga, Amber Heard
“Bright colors on the eyes, like neon pink, electric blue and red, either as a sharp liner or as a one-color wash, is a great statement.”
Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow and Powder Blush in Mauve, $21, sephora.com. Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit, $165, patmcgrath.com. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Paradise Pink, $22, stilacosmetics.com. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Electric, $20, urbandecay.com. Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Subra, $29, sephora.com.
• THE PURVEYORS •
Kapulet, a new beauty website based in Los Angeles, is a gold mine of deals for skincare and cosmetics enthusiasts. For a $60 annual fee, it offers members access to high-quality, cruelty-free brands (including R+Co, Dermalogica, Pureology and Oribe), as well as smaller indie and cult offerings like Agent Nateur, Suntegrity, Prtty Peaushun and Philip B, at discounted prices. “We select the most in-demand and effective products,” says buying director Vicky Chuidian. Kapulet also sends its members surprise credits, complimentary samples and beauty tutorials, and often features philanthropic activities on the site. kapulet.com.
Washington, D.C.-based beauty retailer Bluemercury has California fever. In 2017 they opened nine new West Coast locations, including their largest store in California, a 2,200-square-foot space on Sunset Plaza. By the end of 2018 they’ll have opened 12 more, the first being in Downtown L.A. Stocked with more than 100 brands, including house skincare line M-61, most sites also offer spa services. “Our goal is to be the best in the world at giving beauty advice,” says Barry Beck, founder and chief operating officer. 8602 Sunset Blvd., W.H., 310-289-5220; bluemercury.com.
• THE EXPERTS •
While perennially in fashion, it’s fair to say that lashes really are having a moment. The fall runway shows were full of them: defined lower lashes, ’60s lashes, colored lashes—the list continues. On-trend modern eyelash extensions, which are attached individually with medical-grade adhesive, and lash lifts, which utilize a chemical solution, go above and beyond mascara and falsies. Consider visiting one of these in-demand experts.
Diane Buzzetta A master of meticulous extension application and natural glam style. Starting at $350. By appointment, 718-594-4395.
Tay Coats Favored for natural-looking lash extensions. Starting at $125. 463 S. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 3, B.H., 310-869-0775; winxed.com.
Sarah Maxwell Known for her versatility with lash extensions, lifts and tints. Starting at $150. sarahmaxwellbeauty.com.
Dionne Phillips Specializing in custom individual lashes to create a flawless look. Starting at $85. 9911 W. Pico Blvd., Studio 22, L.A., 310-552-8174; dlashes.com.
Jenn Streicher A whiz at enhancing lashes by lifting them at the root, using Keratin Lash Lift. $250. 9278 Civic Center Dr., B.H., 310-205-2600; striiike.com.
• THE TREATMENT •
Even those who freely indulge in med-spa menus tend to classify a traditional face-lift as “the biggie.” So the fact that a minimally invasive alternative is gaining traction is worth a second glance. Silhouette InstaLift, a 30-minute in-office procedure, helps lift and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area using “strings” made from biodegradable polymers with absorbable cones to lift facial sagging and provide stable support. Over time the “strings” start to dissolve and are replaced by collagen. New York- and Chicago-based plastic surgeon Dr. Julius Few has earned a reputation as the go-to guy for the treatment, and he often sees patients on the West Coast. While he’s discreet about his clientele, it’s safe to say he’s on many a Hollywood speed dial. From $3,000. 312-202-0882; fewinstitute.com.
Locks on Lock
• THE EXPERT •
Adir Abergel, the sought-after celebrity hairstylist who travels the globe with A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart, is also creative director of the hair product line Virtue (virtuelabs.com)—“the stuff is magic!” he says—and co-owner of Adir x Lelet NY (leletny.com), a collection of architectural hair accessories of his own design. “A lot of accessories skew young and kitschy—our line offers something sophisticated and refined,” he says.
Here, Abergel shares his go-to tips:
• Less is more. But using simple and chic hair accessories in groups of three takes the look to a very editorial place. • Choose your hair accessory as you’d choose your jewelry, to suit your skin tone and hair color. • A well-placed hair accessory can add detail and dimension to a hairstyle. It can make it romantic or edgy or sweet.
• THE NEW SPOTS •
This year, the fast-changing L.A. hair scene has welcomed a cadre of new salons owned by industry elite.
Headliner: Stylist Cervando Maldonado. Maldonado is responsible for Felicity Jones’ effortless fringe and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s fabulous locks. 454 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 323-454-1012; @454north.
Headliner: Stylist Kristen Shaw. Shaw, owner of Cabin and stylist to Tori Kelly and Liam Hemsworth, tried a pop-up salon in DTLA before settling down in Venice. 1502 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice; shopthecabin.com.
Jonathan Antin Salon
Headliner: Stylist Jonathan Antin. Reality TV pioneer Antin opened a stunning, gallery-like space in Beverly Hills. Clients include Katharine McPhee and Gavin Rossdale. 9635 Brighton Way, B.H., 424-359-3225; jonathanantin.com.
Ken Paves Salon
Headliner: Stylist Ken Paves. A favorite of Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria’s, the salon has doubled in size at its new location. 818 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310-205-0087; kenpaves.com.
Headliners: Colorist Lorri Goddard, stylist Cory Aaron Scott. In West Hollywood, the environmentally conscious studio lists Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and the Olsen twins among its star-studded clientele. 647 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 424-335-0322; loft647.com.
Packs a Punch
• THE WORKOUT •
Boxing is back, again. Numerous facilities have opened around L.A. to satisfy locals’ urge to jab. “We are blending a traditional boxing gym experience, where our community can train like athletes, with a modern boutique fitness experience that feels welcoming and supportive,” says Prevail Boxing owner Milan Costich. A typical stress-relieving session incorporates boxing technique, agility, plyometrics, core work and strength training, a cross-training regimen that produces lean results. Celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Bieber are setting aside their yoga mats in favor of this intense workout. “It gives you a sense of badassery,” says Erika Hammond, founding trainer of Rumble, another group-friendly boxing gym. Costich agrees. “Boxing appeals to the modern-day woman. Equally physical and mental, it’s strong but sexy.”
Aerospace High Performance Center $25/class. 1234 N. La Brea Ave., W.H., 323-919-2311; aerospacenyc.com.
Box ’N Burn $32/class. 11980 San Vicente Blvd. #106, Brentwood, 424-832-3036; boxnburn.com.
Gloveworx $30/class. 1415 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-745-2957; gloveworxusa.com.
Prevail Boxing $28/class. 5957 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-452-0101; prevailboxing.com.
Rumble $34/class. Coming soon to West Hollywood; rumble-boxing.com.
• THE TREATMENT •
For those wishing to drop a dress size, the Ballancer Pro adaptive compression system offers hope in the form of lymphatic drainage. “It is like wringing out a washcloth…the mass is lessened without the fluid,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu. The process also reduces water retention, bloating, inflammation and lymphedema, and alleviates after-workout soreness in athletes so they can train without pain. Besides treating cellulite, Ballancer Pro shrinks cells and enhances their firmness and elasticity, resulting in a firmer, younger-looking you. “There’s a noticeable difference after one treatment,” says Chiu. “Optimal results are achieved after six.” $200/45 min. 9454 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-888-8087; beverlyhillsplasticsurgeryinc.com.
Written and edited by KELLY ATTERTON.