Archive: Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon to launch three new fragrances!

Here we go again, another celebrity fragrance!

Reese Witherspoon, the ambassador for Avon, will soon be releasing three new fragrances under the brand!

“The fragrances capture my own personal philosophy on life. Their names — Laugh Often, Live Without Regrets and Love To The Fullest — these are all words I live by,” said Witherspoon.

Created to express the different moods of women, the Expressions collection will make its debut in April with Laugh Often’s mix of juicy mandarin and fragrant freesia. Live Without Regrets will follow in May with a warm weather-friendly floral fruity flavor, and Love To The Fullest will round out the series in August, with an oriental blend of amber, woods, plush peony and a hint of sweet black cherry.

A self-described “lover of fragrances,” Witherspoon said she jumped at the opportunity to create a trio of scents all at one time. The star credits the closest women in her life with endowing her with the passion to spritz.

“I remember my grandmother giving me the last bit of her perfume bottle, and pretending I was all grown up when I played with it. My mother also wore this beautiful gardenia perfume when we went on vacation. I always admired her, and thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world,” said Witherspoon.

Yet just like food palettes, fragrance preferences can change dramatically throughout a woman’s life. Chances are, the scent you doused in during your high school years is one that now repels you like opposite sides of a magnet.

Witherspoon revealed that she would buy anything and everything vanilla as a girl, but her preference has since shifted to white flowers sparked by citrus notes in recent years, a combination she happened upon while working with talented perfumers on her fragrance creations.

And, as in Hollywood, the outside packaging counts.

“I think it’s important how they look on your vanity. Fragrance is such an expression of being a woman,” said Witherspoon.

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Re-Create Oscar Night Glamour with Celebrity Stylist René Fris

Stars at last night’s Academy Awards brought on a flourish of stunning hairstyles, from the glam to the modern to the sexy. René Fris reveals insider tips on how to pull off these sought after looks effortlessly! Rene’s online stylist consultation service is a unique way to get celebrity hair stylist tips (just like these) from virtually anywhere – check it out at www.renefris.com.


REESE WITHERSPOON
Presenter Reese Witherspoon’s retro ponytail evoked Sixties mod fashion on the red carpet. To begin, apply a texturizing and lifting spray to hair and blow dry using a large round brush. Make sure to really lift hair at roots, creating epic volume which is essential to the look. Next, use a 1 and a half-inch curling iron to create loose waves and movement. Gather the hair up into a ponytail high up at the back of the head. As you do this, push hair forward to create lift at the crown. Use bobby pins to keep the ponytail in place. Set the whole look off with a coat of maximum hold hairspray.

MILA KUNIS
Black Swan star Mila Kunis looked positively gorgeous in this prom-esque do. Begin by parting the hair deeply to the side. Use a ¾-inch curling iron to create a wavy, tousled texture throughout hair. Allow a top section to drape loosely across half the forehead, gather the rest of hair together at the nape of the neck. Twist hair up and into a loose bun underneath its base, securing with bobby pins. Apply a shine boosting hairspray to finish the look.

GWYNETH PALTROW
Best Song performer Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek hair complemented her shimmery form-fitting gown perfectly. The star’s modern style looked sensational on the Red Carpet, but is also versatile enough to rock virtually anywhere. For this look, apply a shine serum throughout wet locks and blow dry straight with a concentrated nozzle attachment on the blow dryer. Part hair down the middle and style hair in sections with a 1-inch flattening iron. Finish the look with a shine boosting hairspray for a polished look.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE
20-year-old best actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence, looked hip and sexy with long layered waves. This look is simple but the results are head-turning. Begin by running a thickening lotion through damp hair. Blow dry using a paddle brush. Use a 2-inch curling iron to create sultry loose waves. Feel free to use hands to create more body and movement. Finish the look off with a medium-hold hair spray.

ABOUT RENÉ FRIS

René Fris is world renown in the field of beauty and grooming. His legendary styling skills have landed him many television spots, most notably as specialist on the European Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and co-host and mentor on Bravo’s Shear Genius. Born in Copenhagen, René currently resides in New York where he appears as a star stylist at Carsten Aveda Institute. Rene’s latest project on ReneFris.com allows him to cater to clients all around the world with an innovative web-based consultation service. René hopes to reach out to people everywhere, helping them uncover their personal style to look and feel their best!

Get Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar Hair – styled by Fekkai!

Frederic Fekkai’s Didier Malige styled Best Actress, Natalie Portman. I thought her hair was gorgeous!

INSPIRATION: A glamorous bohemian style that’s soft, romantic, and feminine

HOW TO:

1) Apply an anti-frizz product and volumizer before blow-drying the hair smooth using a round brush.

2) Then curl the hair using a 1” curling iron to create soft and feminine waves.

3) Next, create a foundation for the style by backcombing the bottom layers of the hair.

4) Sweep the hair to the left side of her face, securing with bobby pins.

5) For a finishing touch Didier used one of Natalie’s earrings as a shimmery accent piece.

6) Secure the look with a sheer hairspray.

She was so beautiful last night! I thought she looked great, and I was so happy she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Black Swan’.

Frederic Fekkai’s Renato Campora styled Presenter, Reese Witherspoon.

INSPIRATION: To compliment her gown, Renato channeled a mod-60’s high ponytail over combined with the top glamour

HOW TO:

1) Create the foundation for the style by applying Fekkai Coiff™ Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel and the Fekkai Silky Straight Ironless™ Smooth Finish Serum.

2) Blow-dry hair with the Fekkai Large Round Brush to enhance fullness and volume.

3) Divide the hair into two sections.

4) Using a 1 ½ curling iron create movement and volume on the bottom layer.

5) Tease the roots of the top section to create the volume.

6) Finish the look by spraying Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray to secure the silhouette and shape of the style

I missed seeing Reese on the Red Carpet – but when I saw her on the show – she definitely did not disappoint! She looked gorgeous! Can’t wait for her new movie, ‘Water For Elephants’.

Awesome Fekkai news – their products are now available at Target! Woohoo! (It’s all I use on my hair). You can also buy them online here.