Posted on August 12, 2014
Kristen Pulice has been all over the world, and somehow Chicago was lucky enough to be graced with her presence. Traveling with L’Oreal and The House of Bumble to London & Paris, Kristen knew she was in the right place. Pulice has made a name for herself as one of the most sought after hair & make-up artists in Chicago, and is not stopping there. Having personally worked with Kristen when she was kind enough to donate her time to For The Sake of Fashion, Streetstylechi knows first hand how contagious her bubbly personality is, and what an attention to detail she has. She has since worked with major companies, including Olay, Venus Gillette, John Frieda, Secret Deodorant, Mucinex, Crest White Strips, Express, The Limited and the television talk show The Steve Harvey Show. We are excited to see what her next move will be!
Kristen was nice enough to put together a list of beauty tips & tricks for us. This will keep you looking prim and put together through these last sweaty August days. Take notes ladies!
when you don’t feel like washing your hair but it also works as a great dry
It will give your hair grip when you tease it and you’ll get a lot more height.
Spray it at the base of your hair in the crown area of your head, brush out any
remaining white residue and tease away.
toothbrush and tame them!
at the beach, take an empty water bottle with you and fill it up with ocean
water! Once you get home get an empty spray bottle and fill it with the ocean
water and you’ve got the best beach spray ever. (And it’s FREE!)
from the base to ends. Too much chlorine and salt water is drying and
damaging and doing this will help protect it.
“grey blending”. This will help get rid of some of the greys but won’t leave
you looking like you clearly went and got your hair colored. Just be sure
to go to a salon and have it done as opposed to using the boxed color at the
store because it will be obvious that you colored it.
your own hair with it. It’s so bad for your hair because it’s made like a “one
size fits all” meaning that the formulas in them are extremely strong and
harsh on your hair because they formulated to work on every type of hair.
I know it’s more expensive to go to a salon and have your hair colored but
it’s totally worth it. Also, if you mess it up and then have to go to a salon,
corrective colors are pricey and you’ll be pretty mad at yourself for having to
spend a lot of money that you probably were trying to avoid spending in the
your face and neck are two different colors. Take your bronzer and with a
big makeup brush and blend it down onto your neck. (Don’t forget the back
of your neck if your hair is up!)
your blow drier prior to curling them. Be sure to only warm it up a little and
test it by feeling the temperature before you use it so it’s not so hot that it
burns you. Think of it as a curing iron for your eyelashes!
ears. When you’re getting your haircut ask your hair stylist to help you out
with them. They’ll trim them for you.
of styling cream, hold the hair taut in the direction you want it to go and and
blow dry it.
as an eye shadow doesn’t mean you can only use it as an eye shadow. It can
double as a highlighter or a brow powder etc.
realistic. Instead of the dreaded orange color, you’ll get a color that looks
more realistic and like you’ve just gotten back from a tropical vacation.
Sounds scary but it works!
keep your hair healthy. If you’re someone who never cuts your hair because
you want it to grow you’re not helping yourself. Once you get a split end it
slowly begins splitting up the shaft of your hair. This causes it to eventually
break which then makes your hair look thinner. If you’re trying to grow your
hair and hate getting it cut, go get a trim at least every 3 or 4 months so you
can prevent split ends from happening.
Take your bronzer and apply it down both sides of your nose and then take a
highlighter and apply it down the center of your nose.
So will applying a small amount of lip gloss only to the center of your lips.
a makeup setting spray. Urban Decay makes a great one called “All Nighter”
which can be found at Ulta or Sephora. After you’ve finished your makeup,
spray a light coat over your face and party the night away without worrying
about having to reapply anything later.
instead of clamping it. Leave the bottom inch and a half of your hair out and
away from the heat. This will create a beach wave as opposed to a full curl. If
your hair is too waved, give it a tug while it’s still warm to loosen it up. Shake
out when finished and you’ve got the perfect beach wave!
green will help cancel out some of the redness.
Posted on February 24, 2014
We all long for the hair we see in the latest issue of ELLE or Vogue, but the ultimate hair we lust after is lightly tousled, has mega body, and seems for the most part, unattainable without a trip to our nearest blow out bar. While we might not be able to get the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, her hair isn’t that far out of reach. Look great for your next date in six simple steps:
1. Take the front section of hair, demonstrated on Miranda in the photo above, and roll it away from your forehead at a 45 degree angle with a boar bristle brush. Once it is dry, sweep it to the side.
2. Take a volumizing spray and lightly spritz on roots to mid-way down hair and roughly dry your hair.
3. Always start at the top of your head and work your way down to the under layers. While we tend to go the opposite way, it actually deflates our hair and causes the top layers to lay flat. Dry hair in three to four inch sections with the same boar bristle round brush. Celeb hairstylist Matt Fugate says to go in the same 45 degree direction and pull hair up towards the ceiling, and then flip the hair under to gain that epic body we all want.
4. When a section is completely dry, twist the hair into a loose rope and roll it down against your hair and bobby pin it into place.
5. Let hair cool for 20 minutes. Once cool, flip your head over and rough up your hair while using your blow dryer on its lowest setting to heat your hair up again. This helps to break up solid waves and create a sexy, but tousled look.
6. Flip hair back over and mist with a light hairspray.
Easy, simple, done. All together, it takes about a half hour. I grabbed these steps a while back out of an ELLE hair magazine and have stuck with it ever since. If you decide to give it a whirl, let me know how it goes!