Hair Trends To Get You Ready For Fall

Fashion Week has always been a great mecca for inspiration, and taking what top trends were seen for Fall 2015, we’ve brought 4 hair trends that will be easy to transition into this Fall season!

Low Profile Pony

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Wavey Locks

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Side Sweep Bangs

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Twisting Things UP 

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LOVE IT OR HATE IT? THE HALF-BUN HAIR DO

Enter this seasons newest “cool girl” hairstyle…the half-bun hairdo! From street style casual to red carpet glam, this new ‘do is on celebs everywhere. Here are a few of the most recent sightings of the style. Love it or Hate it? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Candice Swanepoel

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Sienna Miller

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Julianne Hough

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Margot Robbie


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Whitney Port

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Kate Mara

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March Madness CHIC-style

March Madness is not just for the boys, and we are here to prove it. We’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks and styles to make sure your style game stays strong this month, whether you are at a local sports bar watching the game or sweating it out on your own! Have your own tips? Make sure to tweet us at @CHICSTUDIOS!

BEAUTY

Focus on the essentials and keep it simple! Apply mascara, tinted moisturizer (with SPF) and gloss to show your natural beauty. If you want a bit more color try using a bit of lip stain.

Minimal Makeup

Get the look with Laura Mercier Lip Glace in “Bare Pink” and Diorshow mascara.

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Get the look with Benefit’s Benetint.

HAIR

Go for loose, effortless waves (think Lauren Conrad style). The easiest way to achieve this look is by using dry shampoo and a flat iron! Apply dry shampoo before going to sleep (or before working out…yes before!). In the morning, or after getting back from the gym, your hair will have a slight wave. Smooth out with your flat iron. Not your thing? We also love a cute hair accessory!

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Get the look with the GHD Eclipse Flat Iron and Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo.

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Get the look with Fabletics, ‘The Headband.”

FASHION

Have you noticed our themes? Effortless and simple! Let those same traits transcend to your wardrobe. Pair a cute tee with wedged sneakers and a sporty tote to finish everything off.

Victoria's Secret PINK CollegiateSupport your favorite team with the Victoria’s Secret PINK Collegiate Collection 
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These sporty-CHIC wedge sneakers from Nike are a great choice for game day!

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Carry all your essential in the Lorna Jane Love Tote.

BONUS: Game Time Recipe

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Impress your friends or significant other with this delicious recipe! These salt and pepper oven-fries will have everything convinced you truly are the total package. Get the details here.

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SPRING 2015: HAIR DO’S AND HAIR DON’TS

With the extreme weather that’s been sweeping the East Coast, Spring isn’t as much in the air…but it’s definitely on our minds! As you start dreaming of warmer times to come, we wanted to guide you through a few of the best hairstyles to try…and a few more to leave in the past (with the cold!).

DO: Loose Waves 

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DON’T: Overly styled curls 

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DO: Sleek Pony Tails 

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DON’T: High Cheerleader Pony’s 

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DO: Bombshell Volume 

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DON’T: Crazy Long Extensions

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DO: Loose braids 

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DON’T: Tightly Braided Details

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OUR 2015 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!

Happy New Years from CHICSTUDIOS

It’s the first day of 2015 and everyone’s chance at a fresh start at their hopes, goals and dreams! Here are some of our New Year’s resolutions at CHICSTUDIOS. Cheers to 2015 and make sure to share your resolutions with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

“I want to dedicate the New Year to my wellbeing. My main two goals are to 1. Be more grateful and 2. Join a gym!” Shaun Tomas Gibson, Specialized Makeup Instructor

New Years Resolution #1

Be a risk taker with lipsticks! I usually go for just a basic lip balm or nude color, but would love to be confident enough to try bolder hues like dark berries & reds. I also want to focus on developing my mind by reading at least one book per month!” Jordan Santos, Public Relations Coordinator.

New Years Resolutions #3

“I want to focus on updating my portfolio with a new image every month and be creative by using products that I have never used before!” Jonny Polizzi, Lead Instructor

New Years Resolution #3

“One of my big goals is to drink more water, less coffee or at least more water than coffee! I also want to try a new hair color…highlights or ombre. I am usually a dark-one-hue kinda girl, so I need to get out of my comfort zone even if it’s baby steps with color!” Christina Olivo, Senior School Director

New Years Resolution #4“My resolution this year is to take better care of the delicate skin under my eyes by applying moisturizer like Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream.” Anna Olivo, Events and PR Coordinator

New Years Resolutions #5

“I have promised myself to cut back on soda / caffeine, while drinking more water…at least one ounce for every pound!” Tim Pearson, Makeup Instructor

Resolution #6

“I started taking barre classes a few months ago and totally fell in love! My goal for 2015 is to take at least 4 classes per week.” Rebecca Gutierrez, Social Media and PR Manager

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“My goal for the New Year is to find a happy balance with all I do.” Amy Nicole, President and Creative Director

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SUMMER BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

All Natural

Summer is the perfect time to go all natural with your look, but don’t forget sun protection! We love Control Corrective’s Oil-Free Sunscreen.

Baby Blue Tips and Shadows

A simple blue shadow or polish adds just the right touch of cool! We simply adore Stila Jewel Eye Shadow in Aquamarine and Essie polish in Truth or Flare.

Beautiful braids

Instead of a pony tail try an elegant braid! Here is a great tutorial to help you get inspired. 

Bold Pink Lips

Bright pink lips are the perfect compliment to a simple eye. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Tomboy is the perfect summer pink!

Flash Tattoos

For your next pool party or concert, accessorize with Flash Tattoos. The jewelry-inspired designs add an amazing sparkle to any outfit!

Fun Hair Bands

Incorporate pops of color with great hair accessories! We could not believe the amazing selections available at ShopLately.com.

Luscious Lashes

 Go glam with extra-lucious lashes! We recently discovered Lashes In A Box and fell in LOVE with their hand-made lashes.

Subtle Pastel Hair

If you are feeling extra-daring then try a subtle pastel hue on your hair! For temporary color, we recommend using hair-chalk.

The Perfect Brow

A natural, but defined brow always wins! Billion Dollar Brows has all the tools needed to help ensure that your brows stay on point all summer long.

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PRODUCT FEATURE: NEW FROM JUSTINE-CANA

FINALJUSTINECANACelebrity Makeup Artist, Carla Farra and Celebrity Hair Genius Timon Cana recently joined forces to create the Justine-Cana product line. These hand made products are not only 100% organic, but also free of sulfates and alcohol.

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SETTING SPRAY

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This hydrating organic setting spray ensures that your makeup will last all day in the California sun or roaming the streets in the concrete jungle! It can also double as a light moisturizing spray before your makeup.  Key organic ingredients include: Aloe Vera and Lavender.

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HAIR SERUM

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Smooth your hair and restore it’s natural moisture with this organic hair serum, which can also be used all over the skin to hydrate or moisten.  Key organic ingredients include: Avocado Oil.

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They recently just launched their newest addition, a long lasting moisture infused lip balm!

NYFW Roundup!

As one Carrie Bradshaw once said:Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future. This is known as Fashion Week”. While the week of excitement is winding down in our beloved city, we thought we would recap some of our favorite makeup looks and hair trends seen on the runway.

HAIR

Delicate Accessories

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Oversized flower crowns are so last season! Take a cue from HONOR and think delicate hair accessories for spring 2014. HONOR added interest to low, wavy ponys by pinning romantic, dainty flowers into models’ manes for a touch of iridescence.

Brigitte Bardot-inspired

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Several designers channeled ‘60s French film stars with Bardot-inspired hair. Locks were teased full of volume yet still ultra shiny at Tory Burch and gathered into side ponys at Pamella Roland. Très effortlessly sexy!

MAKEUP

White eye makeup

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White eye makeup was white hot on the runway this year! Several designers including Altazurra, Kate Spade and Tibi chose white eye shadow to make models’ eyes pop. We love the fresh idea and it goes to show that smokey eye makeup is not needed to make eyes stand out.

 Berry lips

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It’s no surprise that berry lips were a major trend on the runway this week. Models at Nicole Miller flaunted the perfect plum shade. This fall, play with hues of raspberry, oxblood, or plum!

Glossy Lids

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            Cushnie et Ochs brought all out edgy glamour to the runway with glossy pewter lids. We think this is the perfect way to take your smokey eye to the next level!

What were your favorite trends on the S/S 2014 runway?

SUMMERTIME BEAUTY!

It’s our favorite time of year! Whether you’re heading beachside, to a BBQ, or just enjoying the warm temperatures, check out a few of the hottest summer trends to try! And, of course, don’t forget your sunscreen 😉

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Colored liner is the new cat-eye! Give your eyes a boost with a fun, bright, summery shade like teal, purple or yellow!

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If you’d rather stick with your black liner, no problem — matte lips are back and in more shades than ever! We love this lilac based matte lipstick, but try some other hot shades like tangerine or coral!

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The fresher your skin, the better, with this hot summer trend! Give your bronzer a break and try a dewy, tinted look like above. We love tinted moisturizers and BB creams for light summer wear!

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Be the queen of the summer! Try this gorgeous crown braid with an updo or with hair down. It’ll keep you cool and cute during the dog days of summer!

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This take on the beachy waves looks beautiful on those girls who have trouble holding a curl! Get this effect by scrunching in a finishing spray.

Have a great summer beauties!

“LIVE IT UP” Debuts in Style!

It’s easy to see that J.LO is Livin’ it Up! With the release of her new video featuring Pitbull for “Live it Up,” the pop diva is showing new trends and revisiting old trends in a new way! We are obsessed! How about you?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofL1AaiTjo

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J.LO is looking sultry and sunny in this yellow lip/nail combo!

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She switches up with this dramatic eye, and gorgeous highlight/contour combo!

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Can’t forget her tresses, shaggy and piecey and perfect sun-kisses strands!

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And yes…those abs…!