Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and those of us holding the mascara wand.

After two decades of covering the beauty industry, I've come to learn what makes it so alluring. Finding the perfect shade of makeup to match your skin tone, adding a swipe of eyeliner to give your tired eyes a lift, discovering an innovative new product line, or indulging in a totally luxurious spa treatment. My experiences have been documented in magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. I've tested newly formulated products in the lab, explored hair removal options, shopped for lipstick, added shine to my hair and succumbed to massage marathons--all in the name of beauty. I've written press releases, hosted makeover events and co-authored a Do-It-Yourself Beauty book (Alloy). On this blog, I write about products and services that I come across every day as well as those that have been provided by publicists or the companies that make them. Either way, I write what I think. I hope to share some of my insights--and bring you the latest, greatest beauty news right here. Join me in the quest to find all things pretty.

Monday, January 4, 2010

expert advice: hair colorist/stylist barry reitman

New year? New look. If you've been sticking to the same hairstyle for 2009, here's your chance to create a fresh new look for 2010. Colorist/stylist Barry Reitman, who is currently making his mark at the Kevin Josephson Salon in Beverly Hills, is known for his ability to "create a look for each client based on their lifestyle, combined with an artistic eye for proportion and sensitivity to the nature of their hair.” Here, he shares his passion for creating "stunning but easy-to-manage" styles.

For a fresh new look that you can do yourself, Reitman likes to keep things loose. "I like loose curls and waves for spring 2010. They're easy to maintain and, with the right haircut, look smoking hot." For a no-fail, girl-about-town look, he recommends the reliable ponytail. "Ponytails are such a classic style. Whether you throw your hair in one just to get it off your face or carefully put each hair in place for a special event, a ponytail is almost always appropriate and surprisingly very versatile."

Reitman, who went to beauty school after college because he "wanted to meet girls (lots of them)," describes himself as creative and enjoys the arts so, he says, "this field enabled me to have both things. Most hair stylists just cut hair, but I wanted to create looks. I most enjoy transforming my client's appearance by enhancing and bringing out her inner beauty."

For a fab winter hair moisturizing tip, Reitman recommends Difiaba Hydressence which, he says, hydrates and reconstructs the hair shaft. "After shampooing your hair, comb Difiaba through the hair from roots to ends, leave on for five minutes and rinse clean."

Reitman’s work has been featured in national magazines and on TLC’s Ballroom Bootcamp, MTV’s Becoming, E! Entertainment’s Girls Next Door, FOX LA’s Style File and, most recently, the Style Network’s Split Ends. He has designed hair for major fashion shows as well as industry photo shoots.

No comments:

Post a Comment