Wouldn't it be amazing if you could have a professional team of stylists just like your favorite celebrities do? Well, you're in luck! Lisa has assembled a team of some of the biggest names in beauty and fashion to answer your questions for free! The team will choose and answer a few questions each week. So, submit your question below:
Dr. Tedaldi, founder of Dermatology Partners, Inc., created this practice with a vision of providing personalized medical and cosmetic dermatology care. A sought-after expert on cosmetic procedures, Dr.Tedaldi helps women and men in the Boston area improve their self-image with minimally invasive techniques.
Mario's skill as a stylist is nationally known and his salon has frequent celebrity visits. When in town, renowned clients such as Terri Hatcher, Steven Baldwin, Jimmy Buffett, Sarah Furguson, Rhea Perlman, Carolyn Kennedy, Chris Cooper and Natalie Portman are sure to visit. He is also the preferred stylist for some major league baseball players and their wives.
For over 18 years, stylist Lydia Santangelo has been shaping how the nation sees fashion. Santangelo founded her company, TESstylist, after years of event production and trend forecasting for a major retailer.Santangelo appears regularly as a fashion commentator for both television and radio in addition to directing the events produced by TESStylist.
Nationally recognized makeup artist Dani Wagener has over ten years of experience. She has received multiple awards from the editors of Allure, Boston Magazine, and InStyle, all naming her the best makeup artist in Boston. She is a licensed esthetician that is well-known for her attention to detail and realistic approach to makeup.
Question from Cindy:
As I get older my eyelids have drooped and become hooded. How can I make my eyes stand out without having to use piles of eyeliner?
Beauty Squad Answer:
Try using eyeliner into the lash line only, so that the line is very thin and just emphasizes the eyelash line.
There are two products that are great for this...
One would be a gel liner. I love to recommend Bobbi Brown's Long Eyewear Gel Liner, this gel is great because it's a little on the drier side, which actually helps make it more mistake proof. This particular gel also comes in many different rich shades, which is a great way to mix it up when you're not using lots of other eye makeup. You'll need a small liner brush to use with gel, and then just use a very small amount and run into the lash line, which helps to make the lash line appear fuller, and allows for more space on the lid, making your eyes appear larger from a distance.
The second product that would be great for this is a smooth long lasting pencil, like the Aqua Eyes Pencil from Make Up Forever. Use the pencil into the lash line or underneath the lashes only with short little strokes, going slow so you have control.
Lastly, always finish the eye with a little something so that you look polished.
Laura Mercier's Eye Base Essentials are great and serve as a base shadow and primer in one, use alone or with a natural sweep of shadow.
With an issue like this less is more, focus on getting that liner thin and precise and you'll have a great result!
-Makeup artist Dani Wagener
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Question from Angela:
I will be graduating from college in May and have found a job in Boston at an insurance company... Where can I go to find cute work clothes that aren't too pricey but also aren't too old looking for me? I am 22 years old and this is my first real job.
Beauty Squad Answer:
Not to fret
Boston has a plethora of choices to get you suited for success in the workplace- even on a budget!
Start with smart office chic staples as your foundations.
Little black dress
Opt for tri-seasonal fabrics that give longevity to your investments.
Check out CRUSH on Newbury for well- priced options
Remember, to make polished & professional choices.
At 22 its okay to pick out figure flattering silhouettes in fresh colors that keep you on trend…
But be mindful of hemlines & plunging neckline that might distract from the image you’re trying to project.
Personalize and refresh key pieces with accessories.
Layer on gemstone collar necklaces that bring focus to the face or stack enamel bracelets as arm candy. These are classic and work appropriate options that add an instant pop.
Find them at knock off price points at Lou Lou, Bobbles and Lace, and Macy's if you cant splurge at Kate Spade, Cynthia Rowley & J.Crew
Now if you're a girl that loves the hunt, shop thrift and consignment stores like Artifaktori and Rescue.
You can find lux and designer labels with a little bit of love, no one in the office will ever have to know.
Be confident in your wardrobe and ultimately yourself…you'll shine
-Lydia Santangelo, Founder TESstylist
Question from Melissa:
What can I do to prevent split ends?
Beauty Squad Answer:
While there are things you can do to prevent split ends unfortunately once you have then they can't disappear. My suggestion to prevent them are a couple of things...over brushing your hair can actually cause them. What you can do is be careful while brushing by starting at the ends and work your way up the shaft toward your roots, once you can detangle from the ends up you can prevent breakage. Also be aware not to brush your hair while you have a lot of product in it, some styling products tend to make hair less pliable which can cause some split ends by tearing through the hair. Wrapping your hair up in a towel is harmless, vigorously towel drying your hair can cause unecessary tangles.Also if you tend to wear your hair tied back try a lower tail, this holds less tension, and when you do take hair down don't tear off elastic....undo it where it's secured the way you put it up. To address the already split ends my suggestion would be to first get regular trims every 4-6 weeks. This doesn't mean you have to cut length but merely let your stylist know your goal for preferred length and they should take your request and truly just get rid of the damaged ends only. It isn't a one 4-6 cycle that will repair but being diligent with trims over the course of 6 months should get you great results. As far as managing to keep your hair looking good there are many products (oribe's hair care line has 2 leave in hydraters and a smoothing serum , bumble has a great pre-blow dry oil) that you can use in the meantime to keep frizzies at bay. Finally if you have somewhat of long hair, don't be hard on yourself for having some spot ends, speaking personally you have to take into consideration how old hair is if it's long. It means you've weathered many seasons (sun, wind, dry air) and perhaps you have color...all these things inevitably will create some split ends but it's the price we pay for wanting, keeping and enjoying long hair. Good luck!!!
-Rossana Casale, Senior Stylist at Salon Mario Russo