Get Dazzling Holiday Beauty Like Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner
By Tatiana Toomer
Look strikingly glamorous this holiday season with a new on-demand service called GLAMSQUAD. The convenient new beauty app alleviates the stress of getting holiday hair and make-up ready by sending a trained stylist to your house in as little as an hour’s notice. You can get everything from bombshell curls and waves to smokey eye make-up and bold lips at an affordable price.
We spoke with GLAMSQUAD'S top hair stylist Erik McEwen and make-up artist Alix Taylor for quick tips and tricks to looking fabulous this holiday season.
Blake Lively stuns every time she dons a textured ponytail and it is one of top looks to try this season. McEwen suggests GLAMSQUAD'S Fresh Face ponytail. It is structured in three different sections to insure it stays in place.
“We incorporate everything into this as far as the security of it so it's not going to fall throughout the night…you can really personalize this too from the top, McEwen explains. “You can get a little more texture in there if you want.”
Make-up artist Alix Taylor says a simpler hairstyle will give you freedom to go for a bolder make-up look.
“The great thing about the ponytail is that since it’s so off your face you can feel free to be a little bit more bold with your make-up,” Taylor explains. “Do those flirty lashes and that bold red lip.”
Bold lip colors are a favorite among starlets like Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone. Taylor suggests starting with a lip balm to hydrate your lips and then opting for a lip stain so that the color will last longer.
Another trend to try is metallic eye shadow. It will brighten your eyes with a foil finish. “We’re seeing a lot of silvery metallic. Metallic for holiday is a staple,” Taylor says. “Last winter it was more gold and this year is a little more cooler toned.”
Kendall Jenner’s signature hairstyle with sleek and straight strands is also a great look for holiday festivities. Keep your hair smooth with a frizz control serum and control flyaways with a light weight hairspray. This will help maintain your hair's sleekness without making it stiff.
Check out the video for more on these celebrity inspired holiday looks!