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The System Professional EnergyCode Mapping Experience

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I am someone who really tries to elevate my natural beauty as best as possible. Starting with my skin years ago, I threw away all my foundation, and now I’m attempting the same with my hair. I have very long, thick hair and I go once every six months to get my hair trimmed. That’s a long time in-between cuts so I try to keep my hair as healthy as possible.

There has never been one perfect haircare line for all hair types. Mine has never been colored, is oily at the top and dry on the ends, very heavy and naturally very straight. I like shine, I like smooth movement and I like lift at the roots. This is probably different from your haircare needs. So why do we all buy the same product?

System Professional invited me to experience their scientific analysis which is a consultation to find a customized combination of products that are determined by your EnergyCode. The goal for System Professional is always the same: to restore the lipid balance and keratin in your hair to its best, healthiest, natural state. The products each of us needs to achieve that is going to be different. This realization was their breakthrough moment and why they developed, over many years, this approach to personalized haircare.

During the consultation, the specialist examines your hair from look and feel, down to the microscopic level using a special app and microscopic camera developed to examine your scalp, root and hair structure. They also ask a series of questions from how you treat your hair, to lifestyle and styling tools you use. This information all goes into their app and reveals the products and treatments you need to achieve your healthiest hair yet. My EnergyCode prescribed a hydrating shampoo, repairing conditioner and a reconstructive elixer.

Next they walk you through your transformation. The experience is wonderful and like nothing I’ve ever had before, from the amazing brush they use to massage your scalp and comb your hair while shampooing, to even performing some of the treatment outside the sink. My conditioner and elixer were applied and massaged into my hair at a chair sitting up, then later rinsed out.

One of my favorite elements of this bespoke approach to haircare is that you end up with your own signature scent. Each product has a similar floriental base note and complimentary top notes, resulting in a customized fragrance for your specific system.

After the treatment, the stylist did the most simple, low heat blowout using just a flat brush, which I was sure would make my hair look like a broom stick, but it didn’t! I absolutely LOVED the result. No styling products; no crazy tangled high heat round brush blow out; just beautiful, natural hair with great volume and movement. Exactly as I wished for. 

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Above, a small sampling of the products that are available for any system.

Below, samples of scents used to mix throughout the line, from florals to citrus notes and spices, that all make-up your own unique scent. 

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Below, while at the Lanserhof Tegernsee spa, I got to chat with sisters Poppy and Chloe Delevingne who are ambassadors for this new approach to haircare by System Professional. We all shared our unique EnergyCode and product diagnosis. What I really found amazing was that Poppy has been bleaching her hair blonde for years and her hair looked thick, voluminous and healthy! She said it was a disaster, brittle and broken, until she started using her System Professional. 

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Below, my consultation begins! First an interview on my haircare routine, then we look at the health of my hair from scalp, root to ends. The app then outputs my unique EnergyCode so my stylist can begin my treatment.

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Below, the experience with the stylist was unlike any other I’ve ever had. I LOVED the water hairbrush she used to massage my scalp and brush my hair during the shampooing. The next two steps were done sitting up in the stylist chair before a final rinse. 

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Above, the three System Professional products that suit my haircare needs. 

Below, the fastest, simplest blowout with the most natural, beautiful results! Meaning, I can easily recreate this at home and know with each in-salon treatment I’m restoring my hair. 

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You can now go in for your own consultation and receive your unique EnergyCode at luxury salons nationwide, which I highly encourage you to try! It was such a great experience learning about my hair and seeing the immediate results!

Here’s to happier, healthier, hair.  

For more information on System Professional salons please visit SystemProfessional.com

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10 Beauty Products for your Retro Diva

You know my affinity for all things vintage and classic… well here are the 10 beauty products I use everyday to transport myself to a world of silver screen gents and sparkling lights…

If your girl is anything like me these will be home runs

1. Start Blissful! Everyday I take care of my skin with these steps (their products smell so good!) and every night I protect it with this

2. Flawless skin! Inspired by old Hollywood movie stars, I even out my skin tone with MAC Studio Fix Fluid. 

3. Let Secrets be Secrets. Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage for under eyes and little “problems”… for extra umpth I use the light side as a highlighter on the top of my cheek bones, eye brow bones, down the bridge of my nose and center of the chin for some photo-perfect contouring

4. Power Puff. I finish out the contouring by using this MAC Blot Powder (I use the tone “Dark”) on my cheek bones, creases of my eyes, down the sides of my nose and under my jaw line. 

5. Apple Cheeks! Right in the apple of my cheeks and give it a nice healthy pop of red with this NARS Powder Blush in Exhibit A, makes you look like a doll!

6. The Framery. Eyebrows frame the face, just look at Hepburn or Bacall, so I give them the Hollywood shape with Laura Mercier Eyebrow Pencil!

7. All about Eyes. I keep it simple, Le Métier de Beauté in Sugar all over and Tamarack in the crease and at the lash line. For night time I do an extra application of Tamarack for very hooded eyes… ooo la la

8. Play ‘em up. Mascara, mascara, mascara… I love mascara! I do lots of coats of MAC False Lashes mascara which I love because it makes big glossy lashes that don’t smudge around the eyes yet washes off at night easily. 

9. Flirty Eyes. This is where it gets good. It doesn’t take much, just 5 to 7 flares per eye to fill it in but it makes all the difference especially in photographs! I do this almost every single day. 

Step by Step:

  1. Squeeze a TINY drop of Duo Eyelash adhesive (I use dark tone and prefer Duo as it does not damage your natural lashes and washes off easily)
  2. Using tweezers pull 1 flare and lightly dip the base end in the glue. 
  3. With the tweezers holding the flared end set them on top of your eye lashes as close to the base as possible but not on the eyelid. 
  4. Repeat as much as you like! 
  5. Let dry for 5mins or so then apply a final layer of mascara then gently pinch the false lashes to your real ones to give a seamless illusion. 
  6. Bat those babies and break hearts.

10. Paint it RED. What is a retro diva without red lips?! This is my go-to, all time favorite combo. Start on the outside of lips with Cargo Reverse Lip Liner (I use “light”), draw the shape and fill in the lips lightly with MAC Lip Liner in SPICE, Then top it off for show with MAC lipstick in LADY DANGER. VOILA!

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10 Great Stocking Stuffers for Your Favorite Girl

Stockings are a B-I-G deal at my house, they totally outshine the other gifts.. maybe it’s because you can be more creative, or it’s because it comes in an oversized sock that it’s way awesome but I take this very seriously.

I was so lucky to experience a lot this year and travel to so many wonderful places. Along the way I picked up tips, tricks, and perfect holiday gifts for my friends and family! Here is what I loved in bite sized pieces, perfect for a stocking stuffers this year:

1. Deborah Lippmann Nail Care set – The basics which I discovered during NYFW, this is her most popular but THIS has become my color ALL-YEAR-LONG. Loooovvveee.

2. Jo Malone – While shooting in Malibu I became exposed to the world of Jo Malone… which I ordered  for my own home….. in-between shots.. on her kitchen counter… with his credit card (muwhhaaa) PS- This is my fav.

3. Patrick Roger –  While in Paris I fell hard for chocolates… THESE chocolates to be exact. *licks fingers*

4. Kate Spade – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!… but these are a guys- they don’t break the bank! While shooting Katie Ermilio’s Spring lookbook, she outfitted model Rosie in the simplest Kate Spade diamond studs which were just trés chic!

5. Echo Design –  Winter gloves that work with your touch screen devices so you can INSTAGRAM with warm fingers!I discovered these in Boston just as the air started to turn crisp for fall.

6. Oscar de la Renta –  Esprit d’ Oscar Solid Perfume Ring. While backstage shooting at Oscar de la Renta’s NYFW show (ok… I do just love saying that) all the girls were wearing this ring, not to mention SHE always smells so good and that’s a good way for people to remember you.


7. Of a Kind – Buy limited edition, from an artist. Every month I shoot with these girls who run this awesome site that collaborates to make limited edition pieces with designers made by hand. Perfect stocking stuffers would be this or this or that. oh yeah.

8. Savannah Bee –  I popped down to Savannah, GA for some R&R and to stock up on their winter white honey! In tea, on cheese, on a spoon in my mouth… it’s perfect.

9. Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica – Shhhhhh! Beauty secret! While over at her place to shoot some beauty stories I met Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica & fell in love. It’s a pretty penny but it will make you look like one too 😉

10. Charm Co. – This is a special one… one you keep forever. Fathers to daughters, husbands to wives, boyfriends that want to get lucky.

PS- Beer, Wine & Liquor would be on this list but it seems the internet is a little old fashioned… 

Happy Holidays!



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