Makeup Advice

Too Faced Cosmetics Foundation Is A Thumbs Up!

Having consistency when doing makeup for models to use for outdoor photography must be on the money. Or you will see discoloration around the jaw line and chest area.  On this model Bryanna Quintero she prefers Too Faced foundation, “Born This Way”.  The product is a liquid and is easy to apply to the face and drys quickly. I like to use a feathered brush to get all the creases and fissures sealed with the foundation.  I feel if you are using a sponge it will soak up too much of the makeup, so I prefer a brush. The product is not smeary or cakey to work with during the application. Lovely product to use.

When I was done with the application, I sealed with Mac Pro-Sealer.  The product did not move the whole time during the photo-shoot. Nor did it dissipate. This oil-free foundation masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin for the perfect naturally flawless finish and coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were Born This Way!

Highly recommend this product.

  • Medium-to-full undetectable coverage
  • Oil-free
  • Hydrating
  • Long-wearing for 12 hours
  • Photo friendly/No flashback
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Coconut water to aid in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels
  • Alpine Rose to help empower skin’s health and resilience
  • Hyaluronic filling spheres for a smoother, more youthful appearance

 

 

Haircare Advice, Haircolor Advice, Haircolor and Makeup Advice

GK ThermalStyleHer Cream Is A Thumbs For Me!

Smoothing out the hair is very important for the women of Florida. The high humidity and rain will turn a very professional blowout into a messy work of nature. It important to know your products and what works best for you. I like to use a lot of different lines for any and all of my blow-outs. I recently tried from GK a thermal style that works pretty good also if it is mixed with a serum it is even better.

This heat activated styling cream creates a smooth finish while conditioning and delivering moisture to the hair. Fortified with Juvexin® and made with natural silicone’s and natural seed oils to leave hair silky, beautiful and protected.

HOW TO USE IT:

Step 1: Emulsify a small amount in palms.

Step 2: Smooth through damp hair.

Step 3:
Blow dry for soft and protected hair.

I use a quarter amount for my blow-out and comb through the hair. Also stay away from the scalp when applying your product. Styling products are for the shaft and ends of the hair.  Too much of a product will make the scalp greasy. And also will make you drying longer. Comb through the hair with a wide tooth comb. Never use a brush to comb out the hair this will allow for breakage of the hair. Especially the blonde hair color family’s. Blow out the moisture in the hair up to about 70% and then take small sections with a boar or metal brush to finish your style, I always like to add some rollers to the sections while I am completing another section.  Give this product a try. Thumbs up from me!!!

 

Joseph Kellner Salon

Customer Service?, Haircare Advice

Ibiza Brush’s Are Costly But Worth Every Cent.

josephkellner.com

Such a very good tool to use in the salon for creating body or for sleek straight looks. I also use these brush’s for setting the hair and also bringing them along for shoots. Ibiza has never made a bad product that I have personally used. But, But their product is very expensive even for the salon hairdresser. You are looking at $50.00 per brush and the brush’s I have used in the salon have lasted me well over 3-4 years. So if you are just starting out in the profession I would recommend placing aside at least $600.00 for your set to use in the salon. They are easy to clean, and I love the cork screw handle. Very easy to hold and won’t slip out of your hand. And also very easy to set the hair with. Thumbs up to Ibiza!! 5-star product.

JosephKellner.com

Customer Service?, Haircare Advice

Styling Tools are Important!

JosephKellner.com

Doing a good hair color and hair design and giving the client their own look is hard enough in the salon. But giving a good finish is also important. Hair styling tool are important you have a choice of sleek, curls, waves, fullness for deciding the finished look to the model.  It is very good to invest in the best tools you can possibly have to work with. Sometimes the latest and greatest is not always the best choice, manufacturers will copy others in their field and add-on gimmicks that the tools will do this and that. When I do my finish work in the salon or on set, I highly recommend using a boar bristle brush for the finish work if you are looking for sleekest, straightest and or waves. There is a company in my industry who makes the best and I highly recommend this company.

www.ibizahair.com

www.ibizahair.com

These brushes are the best to have for your salon environment to get the Smoothest, Sleekest, Styling finishes! They will cost you at least $40.00 – $50.00 a brush but they are worth it. Professionally made and the handle has an excellent grip to it.  I highly recommend these brushes for you salon.   They can be used to set the hair while you are blow drying sections and this will give you a full body finish.  Excellent product!  The bristles are tightly weaved together on the stem of the brush. So using them as a roller set is quite easy.  Leaving the brush in the hair while you are styling is a no worry they will not need any clips and will stay in exact placement for you.  Love these tools!

Haircare Advice

Product Tip: Work your styling products throughout the hair!

josephkellner.com

 

So many times my clients will ask me, What do you use in my hair? or I cannot get my hair to feel the way it feels when I leave the salon.  One big secret to styling the hair is taking your styling product of choice and working it throughout the hair. And that means from roots to ends. It is good to estimate when you have longer hair that the manufacturers opinion on how much to use should be thrown out the door.  Some hair is very thick and long like the type I use in the salon. So using a quarter amount in the hair before you blow dry just doesn’t cut it. And sometimes using a quarter amount on shoulder length hair is too much. Think about it, it is all about density of the hair that  determines how much to place in the hair.  Always remember to towel dry the hair before using a styling product. Too much moisture in the hair will dilute the product and out the door goes the money you spent on the product. Always remember to comb through the product in the hair, always use a wide tooth comb. Using a close tooth comb will break the hair especially if the hair is blonde or highlighted.  You want the product evenly distributed throughout the hair. Then continue onto your blow dry.  I also feel that too many products in the hair will take away the lustre from the hair. It will also weigh it down.  The proof to the recipe is it is all in the hair design. If the hair is cut well and precise you will not need a lot of hair dressing cremes. You should only need to use one product to simply dry the hair and to style it.  And remember start your blow dry by taking out at least 80% of the moisture out of the hair. Then go ahead and pick up a brush to finish off your work.  Good styling tips by Joseph Kellner

Customer Service?, Haircolor and Makeup Advice, Makeup Advice

When makeup is good, and when its bad!

HaircolorInOrlando.com Haircare Advice for the Consumer!

That eyeliner has been sitting on your dresser for two years. But you just can’t let it go. A trip to the store for a reload is tedious and potentially costly, and nothing else gives you that perfect cat’s-eye. You know it’s wrong, but you love it. Besides, if you’ve already spent a fortune on your foundation or shadow, do you really have to throw it out after just a few months? Yeah, yeah … old make-up is bad for you, but just how bad? As it turns out, there can be some nasty, even dangerous consequences when some types of make-up have exhausted their shelf life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it last a little longer.

Three months. That’s the general throw-out rule for eyeliners and mascaras. They touch the sensitive and damp inner eyelid, which is susceptible to infection. Pencil liner could last you a bit longer. As a makeup artist at work, I use alcohol spray on pencil liners, and then I shave them down, then I spray them again.  Please know that such extreme care and sanitary practices are essential when working on set with so many different people.

A meticulous cleaning technique is a good idea for anyone using pencils, makeup artist or not. The consistency of the pencil plays a part, too, in how well it may age and safely last.

I’ve kept pencils up to a year. But after that time, they may lose their creaminess and dry out. The creamier it was to begin with, the shorter lifespan it has, DONT take any chances be sanitary!

Mascara goes off very quickly anyway, but anytime somebody has an irritation in their eye of any kind, I recommended they throw away all of their eye makeup.

But how can you tell it’s gone bad? Just like that milk in the fridge, it needs to pass the smell test.

I don’t put dates on my makeup. I really use my nose more than anything. And if a product is starting to smell off or dries out, then I know it’s time for it to go, whether or not it seems unsanitary to use anymore.

With foundation, you’ll notice either an off smell or the formula begins to separate when it’s getting old. When you shake it up, it doesn’t really mix well.

I recommend keeping foundation for six months to a year, depending on how you use and apply it. Pump dispensers can extend a foundation’s lifespan.

Indeed, beyond knowing if it’s bad, you should also try to control when it goes bad. Those pump dispensers are one trick. And palettes are a handy way of drawing out the life of creamy products. For makeup such as cream shadows and cake eyeliner, the palette allows the use of clean brushes.

If you have eyeliner in a pot, scoop a little bit out and put it on a palette.Then use a brush. Never double-dip a brush from your eye back into the product.

Don’t use your fingers, though. As manicured as they may be, those digits can be dirty. And once exposed to bacteria, the product will start to degrade more quickly. You can always use CLEAN FINGERS to blend once the product is applied to the skin. And once you’ve dispensed the foundation from the bottle, using your fingers can be an economical move, allowing you to use the product sparingly.

When you use a sponge or brush, they soak up the product, and some of it goes to waste, whereas using your fingers doesn’t waste any of the foundation. If you do use a sponge, though, You should be using a new one every time. Most people don’t because they figure, Oh, it’s my own face.

Dry products such as pressed powder or powder blush aren’t quite as big a concern. You can get a year out of them, particularly if you’re not sharing. Their age may not be as obvious, though. Expiration may show its face simply when the products don’t blend well or stop performing. Still of all makeup, powder products last the longest. If you choose to ignore all the advice in pursuit of your cat’s-eye, can it be that bad? Actually it can. Many products make claims of organic or natural qualities, which could lead you to think you’re safer, longer. But think again. It may cause your skin to become red, itchy, swollen or even develop an infection. This is especially true for your eyelids, which have thinner and more sensitive skin. Pustules, anyone?

With this in mind, it’s best to err on the side of caution with eye products in particular. If you’re in any doubt, throw it out. Stick to the three-month rule for liquid eyeliner and mascara, and sterilize and sharpen pencils between each use. And remember Rule One of the golden rules: Don’t share.

Old makeup can become a breeding ground for bacteria!

Haircolor and Makeup Advice, Makeup Advice

Pots, Pots, Pots!

 

I am sure we all have problems with eye liners. There are pencils, liquid liners, powders, and of course my favorite Pots. I was doing hair and makeup on a contestant for the Miss Florida pageant and I decided to use a variation of liners. I went ahead and applied a MAC primer to the eye lids, which is a MUST for me and MAC makes the best primers in my view. Shadows were applied and my first choice was the Maybelline brown pot, and with a small MAC brush it did the trick. Not too runny and the color was slightly matte. I went ahead and added some orange rouge to my liner and then that did the trick. The brown liner was just a little to matte to me. But being a hair colorist I always mix and customize my hair color formulas, for my clients. So when ever I purchase any product in the makeup field I never use it totally by itself.

The product itself had a very good texture to work with. Now I am always a individual and never follow one manufacturer for hair-color or makeup and even for my hair cutting shears. Shop around and find out what is best for you. Professionals in the makeup and beauty industry will be devoted to one brand. Not so, no manufacturer can do it all, in liners, shadows, brow powder, lips, gloss etc. Find out what works best for you and mix and match your formulas. Customize! THAT is the proper word. I love to mix my pots with rouges. My lip colors are not one color of lipstick they are all self formulated. And that is why I am a professional.

The Maybelline Pot I used was a brown, and it lasted all day on the client. The product has a very thick mixture to it, so make sure you do a little stirring before the application and us the smallest brush that you are comfortable using for the liners. The Pots also has a slight amount of shimmer to them which is a added benefit, I had using a matte, flat color. The purchase price was also agreeable for me it was only $7.00 for the Pot and there was a ample amount for me to use. And as a haircolorist and makeup artist I can go through product like water, so for the consumer you receive alot for the price you pay!!! Try ladies it worked for me!!!

Good luck. And always remember Less is Best!