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February 10, 2014

Backstage Beauty: Derek Lam

Some say boys will be boys, but beauty boys will bring the glam, and this was precisely the case backstage at Derek Lam, where Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder and Orlando Pita for PHYTO and T3 created a smoky, sleek statement.

“Derek’s collection is strong, urban, ethnic-inspired with an emphasis on texture. The makeup look is strong, yet fluid, with pools of grey and green surrounding the eye. I was inspired by water, a lagoon, deep and cool,” said Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup director, who is on his ninth consecutive season with the designer.

This translated into an extreme smoky eye that was described as more of a raccoon eye. Instead of black, Tom used shades of blue, green and grey to achieve this look.

Artist Tip: Coat the eye and fingers with powder first, as it helps absorb the oil for a better application.

Hair How-To: The inspiration behind the hair was multicultural, urban, and tribal. According to Orlando Pita, he was tasked to “make something simple look special.” This was achieved by creating a low ponytail with a middle part and lots of texture.

Get the look:
1) Spray PHYTO ‘Phytovolume Actif’ Volumizer Spray throughout the hair to give it texture and volume, then give it a gentle blow-dry with T3′s ‘Featherwieght Luxe 2i’ Dryer (healthier than air drying!).
2) For a loose wave in the hair, use a curling iron like the  T3 ‘BodyWaver’ Styling Iron from the ear level down to the ends.
3) Use a comb to create a more exact middle part.
4) Apply a glossing cream and sculpting gel for hold and shine, and then collect back into a low ponytail. Secure with elastic.
5) Tease ponytail to create texture and additional volume.
6) Finish with a light-hold hair spray.

Just Nail It: JINsoon creator Jin Soon Choi created a simple and classic nail that beautifully allowed the bold patterns and textures in the clothes to shine.

Re-create this fresh, polished and understated nail look:
1) Apply JINsoon Power & Base Coat to prep the nails.
2) To create warmth, apply one coat of JINsoon ‘Nostalgia’ Nail Lacquer.
3) Next, layer one coat of JINsoon ‘Muse’ Nail Lacquer for a warm and soft look.
4) Finish by applying a single coat of JINsoon Top Gloss & Coat.

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October 17, 2013

T3 Tools x Danilo

Noted hairstylist Danilo perfects the chignon ponytail backstage at Desigual’s spring ’14 show. Using T3 tools, learn how to recreate this savvy runway style at home.

Inspiration: Euro chic/lifestyle—casual, undone elegance that looks effortless

Women’s Look: Low ponytail-wrapped chignon

1. To prep hair, apply a detangling conditioning spray.

2. Give hair texture at the crown by raking through a dime-sized amount of texturizing creme and finger-drying with the T3 ‘Featherweight Luxe 2i’ Dryer.

Expert tip: For women with flat hair, use the T3 ‘BodyWaver’ Styling Iron to create natural-looking curves.

3. Style hair by creating a classic center part and pulling hair into a low ponytail with an elastic hair tie.

4. Fold the ponytail under and half-wrap the end of the ponytail around the base, securing the ends with crisscrossed bobby pins.

5. Finish the look by wrapping remaining hair/ends around the elastic hair tie. Pull out a few pieces of hair in the front to enhance the casual glamour.

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Get Octavia Spencer’s sleek and chic top knot from the 2013 Oscars with tips from her hair stylist, Jill Crosby and T3.

“Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress with beautiful tulle, which (to me) resembled a ballerina. I wanted her look to be youthful and soft to complement the dress. I added the bangs to soften the look, along with a ventilated hairpiece that was color-blended to match her hair.”

“Octavia was freaking out; she loved it!” —Jill Crosby

Jill’s steps to achieve this look:
Smooth: Start by smoothing the hair with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and AntriGravity Barrel Brush, then set the hair in T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.

Curl: Once the hair is smoothed, put it up into a high ponytail and curl it with T3 SinglePass Twirl Curling Iron.

Extend: Add a full, pre-curled hair extension piece to the ponytail. To prepare extensions, take large sections of hair and wrap them around the barrel of the curling iron in a corkscrew style to create big, loose waves.

Finish: Once the hairpiece is pinned in, work the ponytail into a wavy chignon—use a 2.5-inch straight pin to pin it back. Don’t be too gentle when making the chignon. Don’t try to make it too perfect, or it’ll go ‘prom-ish.’ Let there be some natural texture to it.

Love a good blowout? Upload a video or photo of your favorite hairstyle with step-by-step instructions on how to achieve it, and your look could get recreated in a T3 video featuring Lead Stylist, Dan Sharp. One winner will also receive a T3 ‘Featherweight Luxe 2i’ Dryer & Tourmaline Ceramic 2.5″ Barrel Brush, plus get a creator credit in the video.

You can enter as many looks as you like, but you must own the rights to any photos or videos you submit. The winner will be selected by T3 from the top 10 highest rated entries, so encourage all your friends to vote for you! Plus, anyone who votes will be eligible to win one of our fabulous weekly prizes.

No purchase necessary. To enter your style or scope out all the looks, visit and like the T3 x Nordstrom Facebook page.

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