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Beauty Moment (Coachella Edition): A Crown Braid
"Surviving Coachella means weathering the 90-degree desert heat—and having really long hair doesn’t help matters. On the morning of my second day at Indio, Calif., I headed to the Olay braid bar, which was set up at the 5th Annual Music Lounge in Ingleside Inn, and asked for a crown braid to keep my strands off my shoulders and the nape of my neck. The result? A very Coachella-updo, complete with a pretty flower halo."

— Laura Simola, InStyle Assistant Art Director

Beauty Moment (Coachella Edition): A Crown Braid

"Surviving Coachella means weathering the 90-degree desert heat—and having really long hair doesn’t help matters. On the morning of my second day at Indio, Calif., I headed to the Olay braid bar, which was set up at the 5th Annual Music Lounge in Ingleside Inn, and asked for a crown braid to keep my strands off my shoulders and the nape of my neck. The result? A very Coachella-updo, complete with a pretty flower halo."

— Laura Simola, InStyle Assistant Art Director

Around the Office: GlamSquad Makeover
Pictured, from left: Elyse Maloni (Accessories Assistant), Angelique Serrano (Beauty Director, Claire Stern (Editorial Assistant), Sharon Clott (Senior Editor), Noora Raj (Associate Communications Director), Jennifer Ferrise (Assistant Editor)
"Armed with an arsenal of Oribe hair products and various tools, two stylists from GLAMSQUAD, a new on-demand, in-home (or in-office) blowout service, swung by InStyle and turned our conference room into a makeshift salon. “It’s like Uber meets Drybar,” said one stylist of the three-month old company, which, similar to the mobile car service, operates through an easy-to-use iPhone app.
First, you peruse GLAMSQUAD’s style menu, book the look you’d like, and—voilà!—a stylist will arrive at your location ready to give you a statement-making ‘do. Because it was the weekend, I chose to get The Bombshell, an uber-glam, voluminous wavy style that had me feeling like J.Lo. We were all whipping our hair back and forth for the rest of the afternoon.”
— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: GlamSquad Makeover

Pictured, from left: Elyse Maloni (Accessories Assistant), Angelique Serrano (Beauty Director, Claire Stern (Editorial Assistant), Sharon Clott (Senior Editor), Noora Raj (Associate Communications Director), Jennifer Ferrise (Assistant Editor)

"Armed with an arsenal of Oribe hair products and various tools, two stylists from GLAMSQUAD, a new on-demand, in-home (or in-office) blowout service, swung by InStyle and turned our conference room into a makeshift salon. “It’s like Uber meets Drybar,” said one stylist of the three-month old company, which, similar to the mobile car service, operates through an easy-to-use iPhone app.

First, you peruse GLAMSQUAD’s style menu, book the look you’d like, and—voilà!—a stylist will arrive at your location ready to give you a statement-making ‘do. Because it was the weekend, I chose to get The Bombshell, an uber-glam, voluminous wavy style that had me feeling like J.Lo. We were all whipping our hair back and forth for the rest of the afternoon.”

— Claire Stern, InStyle Editorial Assistant

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Katrina Symonds’ Bold Blue Strands
“A few weeks ago, at the salon, I felt like trying some color out. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but never had the guts to go all the way. Roxie Darling (a hairstylist at HairStory Studio in New York City) added a little blue highlighter to my blonde hair, and it felt so good that I asked her if she could dye my whole hair the following week!”
 — Katrina Symonds, InStyle Senior Photo Editor
Read about the whole process and pick up some pro tips straight from Roxie on InStyle.com.
Photo credit: Bonnie Turtur

Around the Office: Katrina Symonds’ Bold Blue Strands

“A few weeks ago, at the salon, I felt like trying some color out. I’ve wanted to do it for years, but never had the guts to go all the way. Roxie Darling (a hairstylist at HairStory Studio in New York City) added a little blue highlighter to my blonde hair, and it felt so good that I asked her if she could dye my whole hair the following week!”

 — Katrina Symonds, InStyle Senior Photo Editor

Read about the whole process and pick up some pro tips straight from Roxie on InStyle.com.

Photo credit: Bonnie Turtur

Around the Office: Donna Bulseco’s Chanel No.19 Perfume
As a supplement to the “Have Your Happiest New Year!” story in the January issue, InStyle staffers are sharing their favorite mood-boosting items. Check back all month long to see more #happyten pick-me-ups.
"Perfume always makes me happy—so I keep a few on my desk and I can spritz one on when the mood strikes. I love Chanel No.19 because it’s really light and refreshing with its blend of green floral wood notes, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood and mosses. Plus, I think it’s cool it was named No.19 after Coco Chanel’s August 19 birthday. (I’m a Leo too!)” — Donna Bulseco, InStyle Assistant Managing Editor
Plus, find happy ideas and more at instyle.com/youryear
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Donna Bulseco’s Chanel No.19 Perfume

As a supplement to the “Have Your Happiest New Year!” story in the January issue, InStyle staffers are sharing their favorite mood-boosting items. Check back all month long to see more #happyten pick-me-ups.

"Perfume always makes me happy—so I keep a few on my desk and I can spritz one on when the mood strikes. I love Chanel No.19 because it’s really light and refreshing with its blend of green floral wood notes, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood and mosses. Plus, I think it’s cool it was named No.19 after Coco Chanel’s August 19 birthday. (I’m a Leo too!)” — Donna Bulseco, InStyle Assistant Managing Editor

Plus, find happy ideas and more at instyle.com/youryear

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Brooke Mazurek’s Chanel Polish
As a supplement to the “Have Your Happiest New Year!” story in the January issue, InStyle staffers are sharing their favorite mood-boosting items. Check back all month long to see more #happyten pick-me-ups.
Each season at Chanel's ready-to-wear show in Paris, attendees receive miniature gift bags filled with the brand's newest cosmetics; it's a highly coveted item. I assist InStyle's editor, Ariel Foxman, and while he and the fashion team are in Europe for nearly a month to cover the shows, I stay in New York to schedule and monitor every single meeting, appointment and show he has to attend. It might sound simple, but it can be incredibly complicated. 
After surviving my first season, Ariel returned to the office, thanked me for my hard work and then handed me that little black-and-gold Chanel bag filled with eye shadows and this (limited edition) Peridot nail polish.  Each time I coat my nails with this shade, I remember that moment with a smile and still feel a sense of accomplishment—it always makes me happy. It also marked the beginning of a very dangerous Chanel cosmetic addiction!” — Brooke Mazurek, InStyle Assistant Editor
Plus, find happy ideas and more at instyle.com/youryear
Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Brooke Mazurek’s Chanel Polish

As a supplement to the “Have Your Happiest New Year!” story in the January issue, InStyle staffers are sharing their favorite mood-boosting items. Check back all month long to see more #happyten pick-me-ups.

Each season at Chanel's ready-to-wear show in Paris, attendees receive miniature gift bags filled with the brand's newest cosmetics; it's a highly coveted item. I assist InStyle's editor, Ariel Foxman, and while he and the fashion team are in Europe for nearly a month to cover the shows, I stay in New York to schedule and monitor every single meeting, appointment and show he has to attend. It might sound simple, but it can be incredibly complicated. 

After surviving my first season, Ariel returned to the office, thanked me for my hard work and then handed me that little black-and-gold Chanel bag filled with eye shadows and this (limited edition) Peridot nail polish.  Each time I coat my nails with this shade, I remember that moment with a smile and still feel a sense of accomplishment—it always makes me happy. It also marked the beginning of a very dangerous Chanel cosmetic addiction!” — Brooke Mazurek, InStyle Assistant Editor

Plus, find happy ideas and more at instyle.com/youryear

Photo credit: Sarah Balch for InStyle.com

Behind the Scenes: Getting the Victoria’s Secret Angel Treatment
"This year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featuredsome incredible show-stopping moments (per always), including Behati Prinsloo sashaying down the runway in floor-length feathered angel wings while fiancé Adam Levine gave her a standing ovation, Karlie Kloss donning a nude sequined bodysuit, and Taylor Swift serenading the crowd in a sparkling mini-dress.
But there’s more than one way to look like a Victoria’s Secret model without having to sport lingerie in front of a crowd (phew). We challenged Victoria’s Secret makeup artist Colleen Creighton, who created the sexy, dewy makeup on this year’s Angels backstage, to recreate the look on us.
Colleen, equipped with a suitcase full of products, set up shop in my office yesterday morning and got to work, transforming me from tired and pale to glowing and runway-ready.To recreate the sultry brown eyes, rosy bronzed cheeks and balmy nude pout seen on Candice Swanepoel and the other Angels, Colleen began with a tinted moisturizer base, followed by dark, sexy eye makeup, dark chocolate eyeliner and several coats of mascara (the most important part, in my opinion!). Then she completed with look with a shimmery blush and bronzer, and sealed it with a kiss—in the form of an VS Makeup Color Drama lipstick in Melt.” — Kim Peiffer, Senior Fashion News Editor, InStyle.comGet the look—check InStyle.com for a step-by-step tutorial and see Kim’s transformation video!
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Behind the Scenes: Getting the Victoria’s Secret Angel Treatment

"This year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featured
some incredible show-stopping moments (per always), including Behati Prinsloo sashaying down the runway in floor-length feathered angel wings while fiancé Adam Levine gave her a standing ovation, Karlie Kloss donning a nude sequined bodysuit, and Taylor Swift serenading the crowd in a sparkling mini-dress.

But there’s more than one way to look like a Victoria’s Secret model without having to sport lingerie in front of a crowd (phew). We challenged Victoria’s Secret makeup artist Colleen Creighton, who created the sexy, dewy makeup on this year’s Angels backstage, to recreate the look on us.

Colleen, equipped with a suitcase full of products, set up shop in my office yesterday morning and got to work, transforming me from tired and pale to glowing and runway-ready.

To recreate the sultry brown eyes, rosy bronzed cheeks and balmy nude pout seen on Candice Swanepoel and the other Angels, Colleen began with a tinted moisturizer base, followed by dark, sexy eye makeup, dark chocolate eyeliner and several coats of mascara (the most important part, in my opinion!). Then she completed with look with a shimmery blush and bronzer, and sealed it with a kiss—in the form of an VS Makeup Color Drama lipstick in Melt.” — Kim Peiffer, Senior Fashion News Editor, InStyle.com

Get the look—check InStyle.com for a step-by-step tutorial and see Kim’s transformation video!

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

What We’re Using: MAC’s Masterclass Brushes

"Back in high school, I was constantly late for class because I just HAD to get my eye makeup perfect before leaving the house, but had MAC’s Masterclass Brushes existed back then, I could have saved myself a few detentions.

The toothbrush-shaped tools may look funny, but they serve as great multitaskers while creating serious pro-quality results. I especially liked how the Oval 3 brush ($32; maccosmetics.com) kept my eye shadow shimmer from falling, but it can also be used to blend out foundation in those areas your makeup sponge can’t quite reach.

The Linear 1 brush ($21; maccosmetics.com) is just as versatile—the ultra-fine shape fills in brows and makes the art of applying gel liner much easier, but it works just as well at defining your pout when you can’t find a pencil to match your lipstick.”

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Behind-the-Scenes: Prepping for the Today Show 
How do InStyle editors shop on a budget? This morning on the Today show, Kahlana Barfield (Beauty Director), Dana Avidan-Cohn (Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent) and Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker (Fashion Features Editor) walked us through three on-trend outfits they pieced together, each ringing in under $100. Here, Kahlana was all smiles as she prepped for the segment, bright and early, with the help of makeup artist Joanna Simkin.

Behind-the-Scenes: Prepping for the Today Show

How do InStyle editors shop on a budget? This morning on the Today show, Kahlana Barfield (Beauty Director), Dana Avidan-Cohn (Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent) and Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker (Fashion Features Editor) walked us through three on-trend outfits they pieced together, each ringing in under $100. Here, Kahlana was all smiles as she prepped for the segment, bright and early, with the help of makeup artist Joanna Simkin.

Around the Office: Marianne’sSpooky Nails Inspired by The Craft
“The Craft is one of my all-time favorite movies, and while it gets regular play in my apartment throughout the year, it seemed especially appropriate to watch it last night. I ended up painting a manicure sort of based on Nancy’s goth-esque outfits, mainly focusing on her punk rock chains, fishnet tights, and ‘90s-era crucifix jewelry.
I started by painting a black lacquer from Sephora’s Hello Kitty collection onto four of my nails. I used Dior’s nude Incognito shade on the pinky and for the half-moon on my middle finger. Then, I went back with nail art polishes by Kiss Nails in silver, black, and white hues to add extra detail. With Orly’s Dotter Duo tool, I placed a few metallic green and white dots around the half-moon on my pointer finger. After a layer of top coat, I pressed a flat-backed nail gem onto the ring finger to finish. I may not be invoking the power of Manon anytime soon, but my Halloween manicure certainly has a touch of magic.”
—Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Beauty Editor, InStyle.com
Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

Around the Office: Marianne’sSpooky Nails Inspired by The Craft

The Craft is one of my all-time favorite movies, and while it gets regular play in my apartment throughout the year, it seemed especially appropriate to watch it last night. I ended up painting a manicure sort of based on Nancy’s goth-esque outfits, mainly focusing on her punk rock chains, fishnet tights, and ‘90s-era crucifix jewelry.

I started by painting a black lacquer from Sephora’s Hello Kitty collection onto four of my nails. I used Dior’s nude Incognito shade on the pinky and for the half-moon on my middle finger. Then, I went back with nail art polishes by Kiss Nails in silver, black, and white hues to add extra detail. With Orly’s Dotter Duo tool, I placed a few metallic green and white dots around the half-moon on my pointer finger. After a layer of top coat, I pressed a flat-backed nail gem onto the ring finger to finish. I may not be invoking the power of Manon anytime soon, but my Halloween manicure certainly has a touch of magic.”

—Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Beauty Editor, InStyle.com

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com