Marina Stat







So this is Marina Stat. To say that without her my blog wouldn’t be the same is an understatement. She’s one of my bestest friends (we’ve calculated that we’ve been friends for more years of our lives than not) and she’s done most of the make-ups for this blog. I’ve called her the make-up to my hair and working with her keeps surprising me and will keep doing so for years to come. For some strange reason it took years to convince her to be photographed for my blog. This time her hair was super dry at the ends and the split ends were having a party, so we both agreed that I would cut a bit more length than the usual 3 cm she lets me trim every six months. I suggested that since 7-8 cm would fall on the floor, we could bleach them and then apply a crazy color. They would be cut off in a week anyways. This is how she ended up with purple ends. We decided to show three make-up and hair looks, since it’s the holiday season and people are going to be looking for inspiration. For this look, I tried to keep the texture close to her natural but a bit straighter. I dried the hair using my fingers and working differently with each strand. I used four products at different stages of this. I really like the contrast between the matte and dry-looking roots and mid-lengths and the super shiny wet-looking ends and fringe. The fringe I kept naturally wavy. It looks as interesting as a styled fringe but feels a bit fresher. So, all you girls with naturally wavy hair could experiment with your fringe before turning on the drier. Needless to say Marina did her make-up herself.






For the second look I was inspired by the hair at the Versace fall 2013 rtw show, beautifully done by Guido Palau. I straightened Marina’s hair and did a deep side parting. The deep side parting was seen at lots of fashion shows recently and was one of the hottest hair trends of 2013. It’s definitely staying in 2014. Now if you haven’t cut your fringe for some time, it’s the best time to try styling your hair this way. You can cut it next week.


Versace Catwalk - Milan Fashion Week


A model walking down the runway at the Versace fall 2013 rtw show (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).






For the third look I cut Marina’s fringe and chose a mid-length. Neither eyebrow-covering, nor micro-fringe. I was inspired by actress Rooney Mara’s hair at the 2012 Oscar ceremony. I got rid of the purple ends and pulled the hair up in a giant roll on her left. This looks like a bun but is a pretty simple updo, so a younger girl could try it too. Merry Christmas!


84th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals


Actress Rooney Mara at the 2012 Oscar ceremony (couldn’t find photo credit for the picture).


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