Beauty Pros Share Time Saving Tricks

Imagine the frantic scene backstage at New York Fashion Week: hairstylists, makeup artists, nail artists and models all crammed into a tight space trying to get out 20 finished looks in just two hours. Needless to say, ingenious time-saving tricks are invaluable. Check out the techniques we discovered from veteran beauty pros working the S/S 2016 season.

James Pecis, Hairstylist
“Grab a deck of playing cards and pin one onto the head with a metal clip instead of the typical foam no-crease bow clips. The glossy finish of the cards will keep hair smoother and fuzz-free.“
James Pecis, Hairstylist
“Grab a deck of playing cards and pin one onto the head with a metal clip instead of the typical foam no-crease bow clips. The glossy finish of the cards will keep hair smoother and fuzz-free.“
Orlando Pita, Hairstylist
“When applying a styling product, place the product into the palms of hands to distribute rather than running your fingers through the hair, preventing fluffiness and static.”
Bok-Hee, Hairstylist
“Use the classic technique of wrapping hair in a figure eight around a U-pin, followed by a quick run of the flatiron to create the most natural looking texture.”
Bok-Hee, Hairstylist
“Use the classic technique of wrapping hair in a figure eight around a U-pin, followed by a quick run of the flatiron to create the most natural looking texture.”
Tom Pecheux, Makeup Artist
“To make lips appear more full and round, apply highlighter across the edges of the mouth. Then, go over the highlighter with lip liner and lip color.”
Geraldine Holford, Nail Artist
“Use a clean mascara brush to remove any remaining polish from the nails. It helps to remove glitter polish and buffs nails to save a step.”
Geraldine Holford, Nail Artist
“Use a clean mascara brush to remove any remaining polish from the nails. It helps to remove glitter polish and buffs nails to save a step.”
Jin Soon Choi, Nail Artist
“Replace the color of a striping polish bottle with remover to pull out a clean brush every time. This is a time saver when doing nail art.”
Jin Soon Choi, Nail Artist
“Replace the color of a striping polish bottle with remover to pull out a clean brush every time. This is a time saver when doing nail art.”

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