Makeup Monday: How I Keep My Hair Beach Ready

When I want to have an effortless beach look while home on Makeup Monday I like to take with me to the lake Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion and Surf Spray. To keep me cool, my face refreshed and hydrated I bring with me Caudalie Organic Grape Water. 
Bumble and Bumble Surf Infusion is an oil- and salt-infused spray to create soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen. This innovative blend of tropical oils and sea botanicals softens hair and adds shine while a sea mineral complex builds tousled texture. It’s perfect for those who need extra conditioning—in or out of the sun—for a softer, touchable finish. It contains UV filters to guard against the drying effects of the sun and offers beachy, windswept texture with volume and a matte finish. Keep Surf Infusion out of direct sunlight to preserve its sea-breezy blue color and prevent fading. If color does fade, don’t fret—performance is not affected.. 

How To Use
-Shake well.

-Mist Surf Infusion on damp or dry hair, focusing on the lengths.
-Style and let dry or diffuse. 
-If desired, squeeze or twist hair to encourage more wave.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray a saltwater-based styling spray. This styling spray adds volume and texture to the hair to create a sexy, wind-blown feel. Its salt-infused formula adds fullness, hold, and a cool, matte finish. Salt water is no secret to editorial stylists for adding volume and texture, and anyone who has been in the ocean knows of that salty, sexy, sun-dried, wind-styled feel (that seems such a shame to wash out). So while Bumble and bumble hasn’t exactly bottled the real thing, they’ve replicated and improved it, including seaweed and kelp extracts to enhance moisture. Excellent for wavy types and landlocked surfers with winter blues, this spray adds body to fine hair and adds a nice texture for silver hair. 

How To Use
-Spray evenly on damp hair
-Style and let dry (stand in the wind)or use a diffuser
-Layer Surf Spray on top of Grooming Creme for a soft, flexible, beachy, texture

Caudalie a 100 percent grape water toner enriched with moisturizing polysaccharides and mineral salts. This 100 percent plant based water extracted directly from grapes during the harvests. It soothes, refreshes and hydrate the skin.

Hair Style: Straight vs Curly

Trying to decide what my next hair style will be. Should I go BONE STRAIGHT or CURLY?

At Sundance Film Festival in the EW Lounge

When I was in Miami for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week I was able to get this beautiful bronzed tan with the help from L’OREAL Paris SUBLIME  line. _uacct = “UA-3446372-1”; urchinTracker();

Lots of Makeup Talk on the last day at Essence Music Festival

Last day of The Essence Music Festival and my most busiest day but so many amazing highlights all weekend. Besides getting Donna Richardson Joyner ready and the morning at her hotel. My first beauty segment in the morning is with Essence Magazine Beauty Editor At Large Tasha Turner. This afternoon only two of the ladies from The R&B Star gets makeup. Radio personality Angela Yee from 105.1fm gets glam for her segments. In Ambush Makeover takes place in the late afternoon with Beauty Editor Tia Williams.
By 6pm we (Hairstylist & Owner of BiBi Salon NYC Maisha Teacher) head to the hotel to eat while we get dress because we needed to get Greta Price the winner of Essence Magazine & Pebbles R&B Star performance at the Superdome. We finish up her hair and makeup inside the Saints locker room. Angela Yee gets one more makeup application for the evening and then off to party and enjoy the Essence Music Festival. Inside the Superdome we had our own section to celebrate, what a success Essence Magazine & was this year. Now it’s time for the wrap party!!!!

Doing a bold lip with Tasha Tuner
Ambush Makeover with Tia Williams, Maisha Teacher, Crystal & myself
Last beauty segment for the evening
Having a great time with Angela Yee
Last touch up of the evening inside The Saints Locker Room
Enjoying Mary J Blige at The Superdome

Sexy Beach Hair On Your Wedding Day

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It’s the time of year where brides are having outdoor destination weddings on the sand. Beach weddings are very romantic and have less hair and makeup fuss. Beach weddings are known for their casual and intimate settings, so the hair should be very laid back. Don’t worry about running late or sitting in the hair salon all morning long. All the bride needs to pack to maintain her wedding day hair is wave spray, a volumizing product, serum and gloss.
Tousled hair or sexy waves are very quick and easy for any bride to achieve on her own. To achieve this look, spray product on wet hair, comb or brush through the hair really good making sure you evenly distribute over all strands. Part your hair down the center, take small section of your hair, wrap in mini buns. On your wedding day just take down, finger comb your hair, and add a little shine product or serum. There’s no right or wrong way. The messier the hair is the sexier the hair looks.

*Fekkai Coiff Oceanique Tousled Wave Spray $23.00
*Oribe Volumista Mist for Volume $29.00
*L’OREAL EverSleek Frizz Taming Crème & Serum $8.99
*PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray $26.00

Written by: New York Bridal Makeup Artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Pictures courtesy by: FEKKAI, ORIBE, L’OREAL, PHYTO, GUESS, INC

Brandy Gomez-Duplessis is a Celebrity Bridal Makeup Artist who currently resides in New York and part time in New Orleans. Brandy is also an L’OREAL Paris Pro Makeup Artist. This New York makeup artist has worked with celebrities like; Golden Globe & Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Kerry Washington, Kim Kardashian, Jordin Sparks, Daphne Zuniga, Edie Falco, and Kathryn Erbe, to name a few. You recently saw her at Sundance Film Festival, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, NBA All Stars Weekend, and more. You can also keep up with Brandy by reading her personal blog “Inside the Life of a Makeup Artist”, her fashion blog “Black Tie Stiletto” or follow her glamxurious tweets on twitter.