We've been enjoying a number of red carpet looks that showcase Glass Skin which presents perfectly glossy, poreless complexions. This fall, beauty experts are noting that it’s all about Glass Hair: a smooth, ultra-shiny lob made popular by on-trend celebs including The Kardashian-Jenners, Lucy Hale, Vanessa Hudgens, Olivia Culpo and more. Although the name is a perfect companion to Glass Skin, the concept of this hairstyle is better and originally known as The Silk Press (a la Kelly Rowland, Rhianna etc). Regardless of the name or when you have been looped into it, you can get this look with tips from IGK’s co-founder Leo Izquierdo.
1. Cleanse and condition with IGK BAD & BOUGIE Amla Oil Deep Repair Shampoo & Conditioner ($25 each) to revitalize the scalp and add moisture and enhanced shine. The restorative formula contains Amla Oil, Coconut Oil and a Patented Vegetable Protein Complex.
2. Prep your locks with a leave in conditioner, we suggest Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream ($52) mixed with the new Oribe Power Drops Damage Repair Booster ($58). Just a few drops of the powerful elixir improves hair health and combability by smoothing the cuticle to enhance softness and restore elasticity.
3. “For a super sleek, high-shine look spray GOOD BEHAVIOR Spirulina Protein Smoothing Spray ($32) in sections on damp hair and blow dry in. The product is heat-activated and uses spirulina and keratin proteins and innovative bonding polymers to mimic the very shiny, smooth look of a keratin treatment.” – Leo Izquierdo, Co-founder of IGK Hair Care
4. “To maximize glassy results, spray again on dry hair (the product has 450*F heat protection) and flat iron in. Do small sections for best results.” – Leo Izquierdo, Co-founder of IGK Hair Care
We have yet to hit our stride in terms of the weather. On those days that the temperatures hit beyond believable temperatures, you want to wear looks that keep your style easy and allows you to truly transition throughout your day and on until the night. Our fashion editorial focuses on musts from fashion to beauty! and the most important part, hydration. One of our favorite parts of the city is Flatiron which has a number of historic and iconic buildings, our favorite eateries, lounges and workout studios! When it comes to meeting up with your girlfriends during the week or on the weekend, it's equidistant from whatever neighborhood you're coming from. We have some tips to help you navigate this season.
KEEP IT EASY
From a style perspective, we love rompers because they allow you to take on a number of activities from a meeting, heading to the office, Happy Hour cocktails, shopping and date night. With the challenges of hot temperatures you want to be able to wear an outfit that you can pull on and not have to think about it again. Romply has a number of fun prints and the way you can accessorize it makes it your own!
Any look is enhanced with the power of an accessory. Fans of the magazine know that we love statement jewelry whether stacked or worn alone. In this month's editorial, we showcased an assortment of Virgins, Saints & Angels which has a number of pieces that have that perfect herital look and adds great visual texture to your look. We also love Talia which allows you to customize your look and brings amazing bling to your look no matter how casual or glam it is.
No matter the season, we believe there is a boot that can be paired with what you're rocking. in the summer, we love an ankle boot which is a great way to elongate the look and for this shoot, we included Qupid which has a massive collection of shoes that are on trend across your lifestyle.
When it's hot, we love a sunkissed glow which will only increase when the weather gets steamier! This looks incorporates bronzer and fun lip hues that are neutral as well as vibrant to play up your features as you choose.
For hair, we love letting those natural curls flow, rocking those side ponys and a well placed messy do! To keep your hair looking amazing, we suggest having the right tools - Bed Head Culipops 1875 Watt Diffuser Dryer and Hot Tools 1" 24K Gold Flipperless Curling Wand. In terms of finishing sprays, IGK Intern Flexible Hairspray, IGK Laid Back Defrizz and Anti-Static Spray, OUAI Volumizing Hair Spray, Oribe Shine Light and Reflecting Spray, R+Co Trophy Shine + Texture Spray and R+Co Viscious Strong Hold Flexible Spray. Always have Revlon Hair ties and combs on hand.
STAY HYDRATED RESPONSIBLY
Hydration is key and although water is always our go to, when you want to switch it up, we suggest WTRMLN WTR which has a range of watermelon beverages that are super hydrating. They can be enjoyed alone or mixed into your beverage of choice.
Our shoot took place outside in Flatiron and we headed to Patisserie Chanson at Dessert Bar an underground dessert bar, a renovated speakeasy which has a tasting menu of sweet to savory desserts and phenomenal cocktails. We also shot at The Loft in Flatiron which is an event space that also has a bar which makes it perfect for a number of events that you can imagine.
TMPL GYM is where NYC's sexy fitness focused come to get a workout. Created by CEO and Founder David Barton (creator of his iconic namesake, David Barton Gyms) in March 2016, this Hell's Kitchen location is the ultimate destination in fitness. Keep your eye out for additional locations that will pop up in Manhattan.
The 40,000 square foot gym is filled with amazing amenities, including but not limited to; a group fitness studio, 25-meter saltwater pool, spin studio, juice bar and all showers in the TMPL
locker rooms have Oribe shampoo and conditioner.
A sense of community and connecting with those that work out extends beyond the styled walls of the gym. David and his team are dedicated to fostering a community at TMPL since its launch. The community is created throughout the gym starting with the lobby, in the weight room, at the pool and even at the Juice Bar where members congregate daily. TMPL additionally hosts monthly events such as Yoga in the Plaza, Pool Parties, DJ nights and more.
TMPL has also connected the community of members outside of the gym via social media. Through the gym’s growing social presence, members can be kept up to date with all the
happenings at TMPL and connect with each other through their mutual love for the gym.
TMPL offers a slew of group fitness options including yoga, strength training, spin, cardio, and aqua-based classes. Membership at TMPL includes customized metabolic programming. This unique training program combines state-of-the-art technology with an assessment of one’s metabolism. This makes goals like strength and muscle gain or fat loss attainable.
Pop by TMPL's boutique which just launched a retail line including all athletic wear from tank tops and leggings to swimwear and sports bras.