Get Kate Beckinsale’s look

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Celebrity hairstylist Creighton Bowman of Tracey Mattingly used his favorite go-to René Furterer styling products to create this elegant look for actress and presenter Kate Beckinsale at the recent Golden Globe Awards.

“Our inspiration for the evening came from Kate’s stunning Elie Saab gown and the idea of adding length to her silhouette by adding height to her hair,” said Creighton. “Thanks to the versatility of the René Furterer products, I was able to deliver this extremely statuesque and sexy updo. These products helped make my job so easy!”

Here is the how-to get the look from Creighton Bowman:

First, on towel-dried hair, I applied René Furterer VOLUMEA volumizing foam – no rinse at the roots and René Furterer FIORAVANTI shine enhancing no rinse detangling spray on the ends.

Also, I sprayed on René Furterer LISSEA thermal protecting smoothing spray to help protect the hair from my heat-styling tools.

Next, using a medium-sized round brush, I blew out the hair.

Once Kate’s blowout was finished, I curled the hair with a 1¼” curling iron and then set the hair into 1″ sections.

I then brushed out the curls and sprayed René Furterer NATURIA dry shampoo all over for added texture and thickness.

To begin the updo, I pulled all of the hair to the top of the crown and secured it with a ponytail holder.

Once the ponytail was secure, I wrapped all of the hair around the ponytail base in a forward motion and secured it with pins in the front of the ponytail.

Finally, I used René Furterer VEGETAL FINISHING SPRAY to hold the look in place and to smooth any flyaways.



Three looks in one night

12TFDo you ever wonder how the female hosts of a live awards show like the Golden Globes pull off so many different looks in one night? Celebrity hair stylist Richard Marin of CloutierRemix shares all the steps and products he used to create Tina Fey’s three trendy looks at the recent Golden Globes.  

“I had three looks to accomplish in one evening and on live TV, said Marin. The layering of the products on Tina’s hair worked beautifully and let me achieve the styles and textures I needed to create.” 

First look: Easy Glamour

I began the look by applying René Furterer Fiorvanti shine enhancing no rinse detangling spray from roots to ends on towel-dried hair. I then blow-dried the hair with the Remington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Dryer. This combo gave me ultimate shine and bounce for her hair. 

Next, I applied René Furterer Lissea thermal protecting spray to prep hair for styling with the Remington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Multi-Style Wand to create relaxed waves.

 After pulling half of the hair off her face, I pinned it in place in the center at the back of her head.   

Finally, I used the René Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray to set the hair naturally, but still give it movement. Tina was ready for the red carpet.  

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To transition into Tina’s second look, I first took the pins out from the back and misted René Furterer Volumea volumizing conditioning spray – no rinse throughout. I shook the hair while using the Remington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Dryer to loosen the waves. 

Next, I used the Remington T-Studio Silk Straightening Iron as a curling iron to bend the root of the hair with the edges of the plates. This created height and texture on the ends of her hair. 

To lock in the volume, I applied René Furterer Naturia dry shampoo to the roots. I shook the hair for fullness, creating a final, sexy, bombshell look. 

 For the final touch, I spritzed René Furterer Glossing Spray to ensure enhanced shine.  

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For Tina’s third and final look, I started by working the René Furterer Modeling Paste throughout the hair, giving it an easy, moveable texture.  

I then pulled the hair back into a French Twist, pinning two-inch sections at a time so I could maintain an easy, loose, touchable feel. This created a modern, edgy take on a classic updo. 

I ran the Remington T-Studio Silk Ceramic Multi-Style Wand through the loose pieces along her neckline, creating a bend in the hair with a minimal curl, relaxing and softening the look. 

Finally, I dabbed René Furterer Modeling Paste to the ends of the wisps to give them a bit of weight.

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Hair how-to, straight from the runway

Celebrity hair stylist Nelson Vercher of the Rita Hazan Salon and Agent Oliver discusses his inspiration for designer Gemma Kahng’s Spring/Summer 2013 show. “I wanted the girls to look like they had just stepped off a farm. We were going for a free-spirited look.”
To complement the feminine collection, he created sleek, sculpted, braided looks using René Furterer styling products. 
“The original idea was spun from Amish women,” Vercher explained. “We took the notion of this Amish woman who was strong and rebellious. This is an Amish woman with an edge.”
Vercher and Kahng developed the concept together. There was even a black headdress in the collection that was evocative of bonnets worn by Amish women.
“I wanted to stay within the braiding world while pushing it forward and doing it big," said Vercher.
Here is Nelson Vercher, telling us how he did it:
First, I applied a liberal amount of  René Furterer Straighening Gel to dry hair and combed it through from roots to ends to help achieve the sleek, no-volume look we were going for. Using a blow-dryer with a nozzle attachment, I then straightened hair in sections with a round brush.
Next, I used a tail comb to make a clean and precise center part. After extensions were added to each section of hair to add length and fullness, I gathered hair into a tight ponytail as close to the nape and flat against the head as possible on each side of the part. Using a bungee cord, I tied the two ponytails together, making sure to keep the hair close to the head and leaving the center part intact.
I wanted a fresh take on the braid trend, so I separated the gathered hair into three parts and began crafting a sleek, not too tight, yet not loose, thick braid and held it together with a clear elastic band. To add more dimension to the overall look, I also had several braided hair pieces on hand ready to be added into the hair.
To prepare the braided hair pieces, I combed through the hair with a small, round Mason Pearson brush smoothing any flyaways with René Furterer Styling Wax. This helped to create a clean, glossy plait that would seamlessly blend in with the model's hair.
After braiding the model's hair, I then wrapped a braided hair piece into a bun, and pinned it above the model's main braid, which served as my base to begin sculpting the final look. 
Making sure to keep all hair as close to the head as possible, I joined the braids together.  But I carefully weaved and twisted the braided hair in and out of the base bun in several directions, holding everything together with hair pins, and adding in additional braided hair pieces, if I felt the structure needed it. Above all, I wanted the braids to look like they weren't just sitting on top of the head, but rather, flatter against the head for a sleeker, more sculpted look.
Finally, I misted hair with René Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray to hold hair in place and to keep it as sleek as possible. The final piece of the puzzle was a black, floral-appliqued Gemma Kahng headdress, which carefully framed the ‘do and capped off the whole country chic look. Farm girls have never looked sexier!

Non-toxic beauty, please

Beautiful organic hair colour by Hilton BelMy mother used to say you had to endure pain to be beautiful, as she yanked and pulled my hair into hard rollers for Shirley Temple-like curls. Ironically, I grew up a full-fledged beauty junkie who does not believe in pain to be beautiful – and my mother is actually a grooming minimalist.

As soon as I was old enough, I seized control of my own look and got a blow-dryer. I learned to set my hair on electric rollers. They are still part of my beauty arsenal today. Electric rollers have made a big comeback for their ease of use and ability to give hair big volume with no damage. There was no way I was going to sleep on hard rollers or pull my hair.
Beauty and style take effort, even for the natural beauties among us. Everyone has to exercise, eat right, and take care of their assets, but that’s a far cry from pain and poisoning – and don’t let anyone tell you different.
Luckily darlings, we now have a greater array of choices. Recently I visited a salon for a hair and scalp analysis by experts from René Furterer, an established line from France. It uses essential oils and plant extracts to care for hair and revitalize it. The products and the results are amazing – a gentle, effective, and luxurious way to treat hair.
Capilliscope tells you if your hair is healthyAccording to René Furterer’s experts, the crucial first step to recommending the best products for your specific needs is analyzing your scalp and hair. They use a special tool called a Capilliscope. Based on visual and tactile observations, this machine can determine concerns such as sensitivity of the scalp, weakened roots, split ends, and healthiness of hair.
I found this a helpful process as I had been reacting to harsh salon products. I wanted to see if there had been extensive damage to my hair. Luckily there had not been, although my hair was dry. You don’t have to take the technician’s word for it; they actually show you your hair’s roots and explain all the stages of hair growth to you. I assure you that what they said jibed with everything I have learned from my many interviews with top medical experts in the field of hair loss.
I agreed with their analysis: my hair was dry and the ends needed to be cut off.
Rene Furterer regimeThey gave me a great massage, to stimulate my scalp, and conditioner made of natural ingredients, to revitalize my hair from the inside out. My hair looked and felt amazing. I can continue the treatments at home, which I intend to do, or in any salon that carries the line. I have become addicted to their massage treatment, which you can read about at You can also take their quiz and get started on your own regime, if there is no salon near you.
Hair colour is under going a quiet revolution – and not a moment too soon. If you colour your hair at home you may notice warnings to test for allergies and sensitivities. But when you go to the salon, no one ever bothers to test for allergies. After years of no problems, and admittedly gentler stylists than I have recently encountered, my head has begun to itch and burn when colour is applied. Some stylists have told me it was because I am getting older. Others said my hair was getting darker and “needed” stronger chemicals.
My hair is very easy to colour, but I do react badly to too many chemicals. So I decided to investigate. I found out that many women react badly to the high amounts of ammonia in permanent hair dye. And the stylists know it! Some, such as my last stylist, even mixed packets of sweetener into the hair colour to help prevent the itching. It is this ammonia that makes hair salons smell so darned awful in the colour area.
There are options for women who don’t want to itch and burn, but still want pretty coloured hair. I spoke with Hilton Bell who founded Organic Color Systems, a professional line of ammonia-free color. It was the first ammonia-free line in salons around the world with a full range of natural shades full-range of shades. Mr. Bell’s company did extensive research, and found out that most hair colour reactions – up to 99 percent, according to their results – came from ammonia.
“The clients reported everything from itchy, burning scalps, to feeling foggy and light-headed for up to three days," Mr. Bell told me. He assured me his system can give women all the lift or grey coverage they want without harsh chemicals. He can’t guarantee no one will be allergic, but as one who has burned and itched, I think this is a brilliant start. It is also better for the environment.
L’Oreal Professional has just introduced INOA. It stands for: Innovation, No Ammonia. It is a breakthrough technology that, according to L’Oréal Professionnel, results in better-preserved hair fibers and leaves your mane as smooth as before color was applied.
L’Oréal Professionnel INOA was introduced in Europe to positive reviews from beauty reporters and consumers. High-end salons that tested it in the U.S. are equally enthused. The color shades reportedly wonderful, and they are also said cover gray excellently. The itching, burning, and horrible ammonia smell are gone. Hair treated with L’Oréal Professionnel INOA also supposed to stay silky smooth.  L’Oréal Professionnel INOA is now available in the U.S. and Canada.
After my recent bout with a burning scalp at the salon, I made an appointment with a new salon that uses organic hair colour. It wasn’t easy to find. I think that is all changing – and not a minute too soon. I have heard that most major hair companies are working on ammonia-free colour. They’d better be; women are too smart too poison themselves.
My mother was wrong. You don’t need pain to be beautiful. You need brains.
Don’t miss the next, when our series on non-toxic beauty continues with home hair colour and better, safer skin care.