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By Emily Dougherty, Janna Johnson-O'Toole, April Long, and Julie Schott for ELLE
Meet ELLE's not-so-secret society of hair, skin and makeup pros and read their tips on how to perfect your look.
Big Easy2 of 13
Parisian hairstylist Olivier Lebrun serves up a textured finish favored by stars like Emma Watson.
The kit: 1. To cut static, Lebrun rinses hair with Pellegrino; 2. Bumble & Bumble Styling Lotion smooths hair pre-blow-out; 3. Schwarzkopf Osis+ Magic Finish "protects damaged hair"; 4. Tigi Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray "makes hair easy to style"; 5. Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Moisture Whip Leave-In Conditioner restores dry locks.
Straight Talk3 of 13
Manhattan pro Ben Skervin's sleek and shiny blow-outs have won him fans like Olivia Wilde and Keira Knightly.
Secret weapon: Use your hair-dryer nozzle. "When blow-drying, keep the nozzle pointed down. It'll concentrate the air and smooth without lift," he says.
The kit: 1. Vidal Sassoon Heat Protect & Shine Spray; 2. Vidal Sassoon Color Gloss Crème softens strands; 3. Mason Pearson brush for blow-drying; 4. The GHD Gold Professional Styler cuts frizz; 5. Keep flyaways in place using a clean mascara wand spritzed with hairspray.
Glamour Girl4 of 13
Jenny Cho is one of the busiest pros in L.A.—Amanda Seyfried picks her for red-carpet looks.
Secret weapon: For glam waves, Cho alternates the direction of each curl. Cho, a Suave Professionals stylist, lets hair cool, then pulls curls loose with fingers.
The kit: 1. Cho loves Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray; 2. Tigi Catwalk Your Highness "gives roots a major boost"; 3. Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil is used to prep hair with before drying; 4. Ibiza Hair G4 Large round brush is her fave; 5. A Hot Tools 1.25-inch iron is Cho's choice.
Runway Renegade5 of 13
Brit Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals global creative director, has been a backstage star for 20 years, creating looks for the likes of Stella McCartney.
Secret weapon: Souleiman uses the humble chopstick to roll and shape uniform French twists and buns.
The kit: 1. Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier smooths split ends; he calls 2. Nioxin Bodifying Foam "genius" at giving fine hair lift; 3. Ocean Spritz "creates beachy volume and texture, making hair easier to style"; 4. Sebastian Professional Texturizer "can be used on wet or dry hair to shape."
Even Score6 of 13
NYC–based derm Rosemarie Ingleton, MD, arms patients with OTC skincare products.
The kit: 1. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-aging Daily Serum is "highly effective"; 2. Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Overnight Peel gently fades spots; 3. Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 contains tone-evening soy; 4. Skinmedica TNS Recovery Complex is her "youth elixir."
The Techie7 of 13
Robert Anolik, MD, is beloved by NYC socialites for his high-tech skills. "The latest lasers safely firm and brighten, erasing years while also making the skin healthier," he says.
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The kit: Post-laser, he loves 1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment and 2. Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream; 3. Glow by Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum is key because "retinol's important"; 4. Cerave Moisturizing Cream is his choice for soothing skin.
The Rejuvenator8 of 13
London-based cosmetic surgeon Jean-Louis Sebagh, MD, is a star among jet-setters. He pioneered Botox use in the '80s and is still on the cutting edge.
Secret weapon: "Using hyaluronic-acid fillers, I can restore volume everywhere on the face in 15 minutes with no downtime," he says.
The kit: 1. Dr Sebagh Suprême Maintenance Youth Serum is a key anti-ager; 2. Dr. Sebagh Luminous Glow brightens instantly; 3. AVÈNE Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream "is a miracle—it'll heal anything"; 4. Sisley Express Flower Gel "firms fast."
The Natural Beauty9 of 13
South Florida's socialites swear by Tammy Fender's facials—at her West Palm Beach spa and at the ELLE Spa at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach.
Secret weapon: Helichrysum-flower essential oil "stimulates cell growth and is great for use after surgery, microdermabrasion, and lasers."
The kit: 1. Tammy Fender Spontaneous Recovery Crème "creates a strong moisture barrier"; 2. fresh green juice daily is her pick for glowy skin; 3. Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum softens the complexion; 4. 100% Pure powder is her pick for a natural look.
The Eye-Catcher10 of 13
German-born makeup master Jürgen Braun, who created this perfect metallic khaki eye, prefers "lived-in, day-after makeup."
Secret weapon: For '80s drama in less than 30 seconds, Braun coats lids with Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl eyeliner in Black Ebony, then blends with fingers.
The kit: 1. Estée Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup "evens out skin well"; 2. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eye shadow in Epatant is Braun's "favorite green"; 3. Dior Diorshow Black Out mascara is "so long-lasting"; 4. Dior Diorshow Heat Curl is his finishing touch.
The Perfectionist11 of 13
As artistic director for Givenchy le Makeup, Nicolas Degennes has reinvented the mascara wand.
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The kit: 1. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or gives décolleté "a healthy sheen"; 2. Make Up For Ever Cream Eyeshadow is applied "with water to sheer it out, or two coats for a dark, precise line"; 3. Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara is Degennes' latest star; 4. Givenchy Le Rouge 307 is the perfect matte red; 5. Japanese sticky-head swabs are key for tidying up shadow.
The Bare Essential12 of 13
Photographers request Manhattan-based Suzy Gerstein, because her techniques leave skin looking pixel-perfect.
Secret weapon: A Beautyblender sponge is essential for no-makeup makeup.
The kit: 1. Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation “also works as a concealer”; 2. Nars Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Hopi "is fantastic for toning down a bold coral or pink lip"; 3. Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate to "enhance bone structure"; 4. Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Colors are her picks for defining brows.
The Global Goddess13 of 13
Perhaps the most famous makeup artist on the planet, Bobbi Brown spends "a lot of time" on the road, accruing thousands of fans and countless product ideas on each trip.
Secret weapon: Brown’s dark-but-not-black Espresso gel liner works on every woman in the world.
The kit: "Nothing makes hair as shiny” as 1. Leonor Greyl; for complexion perfection, 2. Bobbi Brown Retouching Powders "make skin look airbrushed"; 3. Bobbi Brown Bed Perfume Oil packs a wallop of jasmine into a travel-perfect vial.