Ellis Faas Makeup Launches Thursday at ARROJO Studio in New York City

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Fun beauty event alert!

Ellis Fass makeup is launching at ARROJO NYC, located at 180 Varick Street in SoHo, on Thursday, Dec. 18. To celebrate its exclusive arrival, all makeup sessions on Thursday will be complimentary! Come get your face done by yours truly and learn about these unique and effective products.

Her eponymous makeup collection was called “a true pièce de résistance” by Harper’s Bazaar. It’s a fav of makeup artists and beauty junkies alike. Ellis’ products have been featured on runways from Giorgio Armani to Fendi, in ad campaigns from Missy Sixty to Louis Vuitton, and in magazines from Vogue to W.

Appointments are available from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 18. These appointments are open to the public and can be pre-booked by calling 212-242-7786. Walk-in appointments will also be offered, but availability is not guaranteed. Hope to see you there!

 

Obsession of the Day: Cream Whip

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I am loving the latest from my favorite hair brand, ARROJO! (You may remember me mentioning the man behind the brand and my favorite haircut once or twice.)

Using anti-oxidizing Vitamin E, the new Cream Whip is a product perfect for prepping locks for styling. It’s a conditioning treatment and styling product that looks like a mousse and acts like a magical moisturizing serum. Just apply to damp hair, comb through and style as usual!

With conditioning benefits, it adds moisture and silkiness, and frees tangles so hair is easier to brush and comb. It also enhances waves and soft movement without adding hold or stickiness.

It’s like one of those products you didn’t realize that you needed, but can’t live without once you’ve tried it. I have been using it regularly before blowing my hair out and I’ve never recieved so many compliments on my hair! This one’s a definite keeper. And it smells like heaven, too. Love!

My Haircut with Nick Arrojo

Remember how much I adore celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo and his killer line of hair products? Well, in a recent visit to Florida he invited me to Visions, an amazing ARROJO flagship salon in Wellington, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to have my hair cut and styled by him! I’m still pinching myself a little bit.

The experience started with cleansing my strands using ARROJO Color Save Shampoo and Conditioner – the perfect choice for color treated locks like mine. The Color Save products lock in vibrancy and shine while protecting color and preventing fading.

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(Random fun fact: In a twist of small world fate, my friend Ashley, also a talented stylist, works at Visions and shampooed me. She was one of my first makeup models when I started doing makeup many moons ago.)

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Nick sliced thin partings of hair then meticulously razored it section by section. He then blew it out using an ARROJO paddle brush and hairdryer. After fully removing the moisture, he point cut it dry so every strand blends beautifully.

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To prep for styling, Nick used the Protective Thickening Lotion and the Shine Luxe Oil, both excellent thermal protectants. I’m now addicted to these two products! The Thickening Lotion does exactly what it says – and it really beefed up my skinny strands. The Shine Luxe Oil fights frizz and adds luster. You can use it to prep damp hair or even smooth on a tiny bit after heat styling to polish your finished style.

One of the things I really love about Nick is that he truly makes it an experience, not just a routine visit to the salon. He is not only talented and knowledgeable, but entertaining too. So much fun to be around!

IMG_4854(He was also a great sport while I was playing selfie paparazzi the whole time.)

He created a totally unique design while framing my face and adding a lot of dimension. My hair has so much movement now and feels so light and amazing. Best haircut ever! Here’s the finished result:

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I felt like a million dollars, both during and after. With the New Year upon us, it’s the perfect time for a makeover, so if you are looking for a big change (or even a subtle one!) I’d definitely suggest booking an appointment with Nick or even one of the Nick approved stylists on his team.

If you would like to take my advice, check out the ARROJO menu of services and visit www.arrojonyc.com for additional information. Stay tuned for more soon about Visions Salon in Wellington and Nick’s Soho studio, as well as info on upcoming events and ARROJO products!