Friday, June 18, 2010

Girl's Night Out: Behind the Scenes of my Mary Kay/Lifetime Commercial




Hola Hairnistas!

I've been a busy bee as of late but I've finally had a moment to catch my breath and wanted to catch you all up on what's been going on. As you know, I'm a Hairnista that wears many hats...and I was fortunate to book a commercial for Mary Kay! We had an absolute ball and it has been one of my favorite shoots to date. I wore my hair in a curly slicked back ponytail for the shoot and here's a "How-to" to get my super duper slick back :)

PREP:

1. After washing and conditioning my hair I use the following leave-ins:
Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream 16 fl oz (473 ml)
Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker 16oz
Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Jar
Neil George Indian Gooseberry Treatment Oil

I layered these products on to ensure that my hair would stay moisturized throughout the long shoot.

2. To slick my hair back my ultimate go-to gel is Fantasia Polisher Gel with Sparkles 16 oz. (Hard to Hold). I love this gel because it gives you a super shiny finish along with a strong hold, but no flakes or crunchy hair. After securing my ponytail with a Goody Large No Damage Elastic 17 Pcs, Black, I apply the gel liberally along my entire hairline. I use a boar bristle brush to smooth and then tie on my trusty silk scarf to set.

FINISH:

You can do these steps and sleep overnight to set you ponytail or if you are pressed for time 15-30mins of "scarf time" will usually have you good to go.
Another great product I picked up from the shoot (in addition to my fab Mary Kay make-up) was Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme, 8-Ounce Bottle. The hairstylist used this on set to twist and define my ringlets. It smelled great and was super soft.

Thanks to everyone at Rink Productions, Mary Kay, Lifetime TV, all the cast and crew for such an amazing experience.  I have some other projects coming up and can't wait to give you all the behind the scenes hair scoop!

xxoo

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