American Beauty Star - Episode 2
As the competition heats up, the remaining contestants brought their A-game to the Red Carpet Challenge.
In case you missed it here’s the shortlist of our fave moments of the night.
Fave Final Look (we couldn’t just pick one): Amanda’s @makeup_mandi elegant twist, Corey’s @stylesbyhim sleek waves (shout out to Texture Takeover for the win) and Tyme’s @tymetheinfamous golden eyes
Fave Quote: ‘‘So, she’s not going to be pedestrian?” – Sir John, @sirjohnofficial, when asking Corey about the wow-factor his look was going to bring to the red carpet
Fave LOL Moment: Corey’s reaction to Sir John’s pedestrian comment. Somewhat confused about the comment all he could think about was a jay walker and how that did NOT sound appealing...HA! Us too, Corey!
Fave Drama-rama Moment: Danny’s @dannyjelacahair overly confident pre-photo shoot critique of the other looks…the claws are coming out!
Missed the hair-raising action? Visit mylifetime.com to watch full episodes and pick your faves or americanbeautystar.com for any and everything about the show and contestants.
Loved Amanda and Nicoletta’s look as much as we did?
Recreate their red carpet style in four easy steps (of course).
The Inspiration: A combination of the classic silhouettes of the 50’s and 60’s with a modern organic twist. Given that the dress chosen was extremely elegant with a detailed high neck Amanda and Nicoletta decided the hair needed to be swept up and understated.
Step 1: The model’s hair had a natural wave so Nicoletta began by stretching out the texture and building in a foundation using Smooth for Sure Blowout Cream.
Step 2: Once the canvas was prepped she set the top of the hair in a Mohawk section from hairline to below the crown with hot rollers, lightly teasing the base of each roller with Workable Wear Shaping Hairspray prior to setting.
Step 3: Once the rollers were cooled she dressed the hair back into a French twist by laying a foundation of bobby pins and securing the twist with Style Stay Hard Hold Hairspray.
Step 4: Nicoletta finished the look by creating face framing pieces curled with a 1.5” curling iron moving away from the face dragging the ends straight. To add shine, she added a final layer of Flex Reflect Lightweight Shine Hairspray.
Make-Up by @makeup_mandi | Hair by @nicolettagauci