| PHOTOGRAPHY George Chemas | STYLING Kimmie Smith/Accessory2 | HAIR Shoichi Ishida | MUA Kat Osorio | MODEL Nat DeGenova |
Photographed @ Hyatt Times Square (Mariln Monroe Spa, Bar 54 and Hyatt Times Square Suite)
We lead busy lives and even going out to have a good time can be a bit of a process. In this issue’s Beauty Transition shoot, our model just had came from the office and is treating herself to a spa treatment before going out with her friends. Shot at the Hyatt Times Square within the Marilyn Monroe Spa, Luxury Suite as well as Bar 54, we focus on creating and transitioning the Faux Bob from the office to a night out with makeup by Kat Osorio and hair by Shoichi Ishida.
OFFICE LOOK (ABOVE): Hair by Shoichi
STEP 1: Divide your hair into two sections. Pull the top of hair (from ear to ear) on top of your head, and secure with a clip.
STEP 2: Braid the bottom half of your hair and secure it flat with some bobby pins.
STEP 3: Make the natural wave in the top part with a curling iron. Around the face, curl it away from the face. Behind the section, curl it forward to the face. Repeat the process on both sides.
Before using a curling iron, I put Oribe Soft Laquer, which is a heat styling spray all over.
STEP 4: Brush it out and pull it back into a low, loose ponytail. Pull out some strands around the face. Loop the end up and under and secure it in place with u-shape pins.
STEP 5: Blend a side swept band into the longer strands around your face. For strong hold, use L’Oreal Elnet hair spray.
OFFICE LOOK (LEFT): Makeup by Kat Osorio
SKIN PREP: I always like to take my time and really prep the skin it’s the most important step in any makeup look. This step is vital because it will determine how long & how beautiful the makeup looks throughout the day. It’s also important to switch your products & tweak them according to the changing seasons and your current skin needs.
STEP 1: Starting with jane iredale Face Cleanser use the Clarisonic MIA 2. The Clarisonic can be used in the shower because it waterproof! It’s also small enough to pack in a gym bag for post workout. Both are gentle enough for sensitive skin and effective!
STEP 2: Use Beauty Prep Face Toner (jane iredale) with Shiseido Facial cotton sine as it’s gentle enough and won’t scratch the skin like most cotton balls or pads.
STEP 3: Use Beauty Prep Face Moisturizer by jane iredale.
STEP 4: Lips - can’t forget to prep your lips I love using Rosebud salve.
STEP 1: Face - Dreamtint BB Cream, In Touch Cream Blush (chemistry), both jane iredale. I like to apply both with a Beauty Blender, another option can be using a synthetic duo fiber brush for lighter coverage, & IT cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye concealer.
STEP 2: Eyes - Smokey Quartz; Mystikol Eye shadow pencils (jane iredale) are great for a quick simple yet chic look. I tend to just use fingers for this step since the shadow stick has a great smudging brush at the end! Finish off with Tarte Lights camera Action Mascara.
STEP 3: Brows - Tarte Colored Clay Tinted Brow gel, to simply sweep across brows for a soft “natural” filled in look for day.
STEP 4: Lips - Blissful Playon lip crayon by jane iredale is a perfect way to accentuate lips.
STEP 5: The look is finished by setting the under eye and middle of the face, forehead chin around the nose with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder & mist the face with jane iredale skin Pommisst to set. I also keep this with me through the day to freshen up my makeup.
RED CARPET NIGHT OUT LOOK (RIGHT): Hair by Shoichi
STEP 1: Divide the hair into three sections. Side part two front side (from
ear through the top to ear) and back.
STEP 2: In back, make the barrel curls with a curling iron.
STEP 3: On the top of light side section, curl it towards the face. For the bottom of it, curl it in 1 inch sections.
STEP 4: Repeat the process on the heavy side. Divide this side into the top half and the bottom half.
STEP 5: Pull the top half of back section from ear to ear on top of the head and secure with a clip. Pull the bottom of back into a low side ponytail with elastic. Loop the end and secure it behind ear with bobby pins.
STEP 6: Blend the heavy front side section with the top of back part and pull them into a low loose ponytail with elastic. Twist it a little bit and secure it on the bottom with bobby pins except the end. Loop the end on the roll and secure with u-shape pins.
STEP 7: Pull the light side section into the back and blend the end on the rolls with hair spray. Use Oribe Superfine strong and secure with u-shape pins.
RED CARPET NIGHT OUT LOOK (RIGHT): Makeup by Kat Osorio
STEP 1: Face - Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation is used again with a beauty
blender to smooth onto skin or a #103 brush from IT Cosmetics and stippling
where more coverage is needed along with Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer
for any imperfections. This is achieved by either using your finger to smooth out the edges of concealing or a flat synthetic brush.
Bronzer - Soleil Tan De Chanel, swept in a “3” shape; temples, cheeks, jawbone to create a natural “just got back from holiday” look, I like to use an angled blush brush for this.
Blush - I applied the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr in Blissful.
STEP 2: Eyeliner - Place Urban Decay Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend, in the waterline for a sultry effect without the irritation. TIP: *waterproof is not meant for the waterline Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Lionfish smudged all over the eyelid using my middle and index finger. Then, I work with a blending brush to diffuse and soften the liner into a shadow. TIP: *great way to do a quick Smokey longwearing look with just eyeliner, this serves as my “primer”.
Eyeshadow - To create a Smokey look, it’s all about layering. I used jane iredale Pure Pressed Eyeshadow Triple in Brownsugar and added in more Lionfish to the corner & lashline for added drama.
Mascara: I lightly coat the lash with Diorshow in Black Out and add Ardel Demi Wispies false lashes using Eylure Lashfix long lasting Clear finish Adhesive. If you want to skip this step you can still create a dramatic lash effect using eyelash primer like Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Enhancer.
Brows - They’re filled in lightly using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz and finished off with clear Brow Gel by the same brand.
STEP 3: I used Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light to softly highlight the brow bone, cheekbones, and cupids bow.
STEP 4: Lips - Lancôme LE Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Ideal is applied with a brush all over lips and finished with jane iredale Pure Gloss in candied Rose.
STEP 5: I lightly dust Laura Mercier R Translucent finishing Powder over the forehead, under eye, around the nose & chin.
STEP 6: I set everything with Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup setting Spray.
Bar 54’s Signature Drink: The Jewel Box
.75 oz Kappa Pisco
.75 oz Raspberry Syrup
.5 oz Clear Creek Pear Brandy
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Shake and Strain, into a flute glass. Top with Proscecco, and Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
ATHLEISURE MAG: Why is Hyatt Times Square a great place to stay or visit whether you’re a guest or live in the city?
HYATT TIMES SQUARE: The Hyatt Times Square is ideally located in the heart of Times Square. The location allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and energy of the city, yet you can return and relax in your urban retreat.
AM: What sets Hyatt Times Square’s Timeless Marilyn Monroe’s Spas apart from others in the city?
HTS: Timeless Marilyn Monroe Spa is the first full Hotel Spa in Times Square that reflects the vitality, energy and fun of New York City. It is vibrant, playful, elegant and it has unapologetic approach to a spa experience that complements Marilyn Monroe’s historic Hollywood image.
AM: Why is Timeless Marilyn Monroe Spa a fit for the Hyatt property?
HTS: Hyatt Times Square enables guests to live the quintessential New York City lifestyle, and from the minute you walk in you feel like a privileged New Yorker. The spa’s fun, yet relaxing atmosphere, has the same feel. The spa delivers guests an exquisite experience that provides a vacation from your vacation.
AM: Are the treatments at this spa in honor of the icon herself?
HTS: Yes, Marilyn Monroe was one of the most beautiful women in history. From her girl-next-door approachable beauty, to her glamorous inspirations in photos and movies, her legend endures around the world. It is that legend that inspired Marilyn Monroe™ Spas.
AM: What is an ultimate package that people can enjoy at this spa as Valentine’s Day is around the corner?
HTS: The ultimate package is “My Day with Marilyn” and it includes our Signature Massage, Signature Facial, Signature Manicure and Pedicure. It is the ultimate way to get ready for your special Valentine!
AM: Can guests and NYC residents enjoy the Marilyn Monroe Spa come to get pampered?
HTS: Absolutely. Both hotel guests and NYC residents enjoy the spa. In fact, over half of our guests are from the area.
AM: Are there treatments that may be added to the menu as Spring is around the corner?
HTS: We are actually working on this as we speak and we will be announcing our new spa menu within the next four weeks.
AM: Can people purchase Marilyn Monroe Spa products that make them feel as if they are enjoying the beauty preferences of the woman herself?
HTS: Yes, they can. Whether it’s makeup or skincare, color for your lips or nails, hair care or accessories, Marilyn Monroe Spa products will make you feel wonderful!
Marilyn embraced her beauty. She reveled in it. The gorgeous skin, the sultry lips, the flawless makeup, the tilt of her head with that enviable hair. She took great pride in her appearance, and it showed.
We took the same approach with the products we use at our Spas. We sought out the best expertise and knowledge to create products that ensure anyone who uses them feels captivating, timeless and wonderful. Wrap yourself in the kind of beauty that is as ageless and legendary as Marilyn herself.
AM: If you are looking for a package for a staycation with pampering, what can be enjoyed at the Marilyn Monroe Spa as well as the Hyatt Times Square?
HTS: Guests can enjoy massages and if a couple is interested we have a couples massage package as well. Whether a guest wants a traditional massage, a hot stone massage, a gem massage or reflexology all are available. We also offer a variety of facials, manicures, pedicures and hair treatments and make-up applications. You do not need to leave the hotel to get pampered; you can enjoy the spa, workout in the gym and spend time in your room relaxing and enjoying all that the hotel has to offer.
AM: What is the best way to truly enjoy a spa service after a great treatment?
HTS: Take home a Rose Gift Set, an age defense skincare kit that will naturally enhance your skin’s youthful radiance. Rose was also Marilyn’s favorite scent.
The organic and refreshing spa products included in this gift set are the Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Facial Polish, Rose Mist, and Rose Hydrating Daily Cream and it’s sold for only $125.
AM: Tell us about your suites and what amenities people enjoy who request these rooms?
HTS: Our Suites allow you to relax in style; with a chic residential Manhattan vibe you can lounge and relax while looking out the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city skyline. The suites offer guests a separate lounge space where you can watch television or work quietly at your desk while surrounded by an eclectic collection of New York City themed artwork. The luxurious bathrooms allow you to enjoy a wonderful rain shower or you can bathe in the soaking tub. Guests truly enjoy the chic apartment style retreats and with the terrace you can always enjoy the views and the electric NYC air.
AM: As a guest at the Hyatt Times Square, what are the best places within the property to enjoy some time to yourself and/or with friends?
HTS: Bar 54 offers guests and their friends a great place to meet, relax and enjoy a light bite and a wonderful cocktail. It is one of the highest rooftop bars in NYC and the views are spectacular. In the spring, summer and fall the terrace allows you to sit outside enjoying the views of the Chrysler Building, Freedom Tower, lower Manhattan and the New Year’s Eve ball. The sunsets are amazing! We recently installed two bubbles that offer guests the ability to sit outside in the winter. You feel like you are in a life size snow globe. It is a unique experience that you can share privately with a special someone or you can reserve the bubble for your group of friends. We also offer guests a state of the art gym with cardio and strength training equipment. It’s a great place to work-out and enjoy some time to yourself.