One of the reasons I love my job is because I’m lucky enough to have Ashley Greene's stylist on my speed dial. Hey, you never know when you may need cover-worthy texturized waves. Right?
The geniuses behind red-carpet hair and makeup are who I consider celebrities — really, really talented ones. I spoke to a few of my faves who work on stars like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Aniston (to name a few) to get their biggest secrets.
Ted Gibson: "My styling trick is that I use a curling iron on hair in smaller sections. Then, after curling the entire head, I come back with a flat iron. This creates an amazing texture and smooth sleekness for the hair."
Jen Atkin, Celebrity Stylist for Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy: "My secret eyeshadow trick: Whenever I do a big hairdo, I will ask my client's makeup artist for an eyeshadow that is close to their natural hair color and fill in their part on the hairline. Especially on brunettes, it makes the hair look fuller and thicker."
Mai Quynh: "I’m all about layering! To get your makeup to last longer, apply liquids and creams first and then powders on top to set them."
Sascha Breuer: "After preparing your hairstyle, take your favorite control hairspray and spray it on our brush. Then, simply brush it through your hair and distribute evenly over the length of the hair from the roots to the ends. This will allow your style to maintain its bounce and style."
John D., Celebrity Stylist for TRESemmé: "Wrap a small section of hair around a curling iron. After the hair is warmed thoroughly, carefully unwrap the curled hair from the iron, and while the section is still warm, give it just a light tug. Pulling lightly on the hair allows the wave to settle a bit. This creates that great, easy-going wave pattern that’s cool and easy for summertime!"
Kate McCarthy, Celebrity Makeup Artist for GloMinerals: "The trick to looking wide-eyed and bushy-tailed is this: chalky white matte eyeshadow. I used a little with a fluffy eye blender brush and blended it onto the cheekbone, and lightly pulled that into the under-eye area. The final touch was placed on the inner corner of her eyes as well as underneath her lower lash line."