Pre Oscar Beauty- Age-Appropriate Celebrity Glam, Your 50′s and Beyond, Part 3 of 3
The Oscars are coming! Are you ready for a heady source of fresh celebrity style inspiration direct from the red carpet?
Pre-game your Oscar beauty on day no.3 with makeup and hair stylist Gad Cohen as we look at top Hollywood actresses while helping you up your own beauty-regime ante with a three-day series on Oscar-worthy style through the ages! -N.H.
Act 3: It Ain’t Over Yet! Keep it going with voluminous, defined locks for a strong look.
If you haven’t found your signature beauty look by now (and by now, I mean in your 50′s, 60′s and 70′s…) it’s time to look within. Look back at past images of yourself to see what worked and what didn’t. Remember, the face that you have now is not the same one you had in your 20s… there’s no freeze-frame in real life. So rethink the way you need to look. Don’t try to wear the same hair and makeup as you did when you were in your prime. Be realistic – keep in mind what’s age appropriate. There’s nothing worse than trying to look younger. We’ve all seen men and women look great from far but far from good!
You should be noticed first, not your hair. Make sure that your hair is appropriate for all occasions – please don’t make the mistake so many do when they want their hair to look like it has a place to go, even if they don’t.
Great examples of women who came into their own (mistakes and all): Oprah Winfrey (whose hair at one point didn’t need satellite), Jaclyn Smith and Jane Fonda (her best incision was when she chopped off her mane and appeared at the 2000 Oscars).
Each of these women are iconic in their own way of life and create beauty from the inside out. When you look good on the outside, you’re creating harmony and good self-esteem on the inside. If you look good, you feel good, and that what everybody wants.
Look to perennial beauty Jane Fonda for a fuss-free, dynamic look with simple steps from Gad:
- Flick, don’t flip- blow it out
- Manipulate depth with Khiel’s silk grooming aide
- Start from back and work towards the front only on ends to define
- Keep in mind that layers add youthful flair
Great hair is about cut, color and conditioning. The cut determines the shape, the color acts like makeup to your skin and the conditioning results in beautiful hair. These three are equally important in presenting you with the most important accessory you wear every day. – Gad Cohen
Photos: Gad CohenPublished on February 24, 2012
“The Gad Effect” must be experienced to be understood. It’s not just hairstyling – it’s total transformation.
Gad Cohen gives new meaning to the word “beauty.” His unconventional methods redefine individual style – he sees the whole person, not just a head of hair. Gad’s unified approach to cut, color, shape and lifestyle go far beyond the typical makeover – like a sculptor chiseling marble, he brings out the beauty within to create a whole new you.
Gad continues to leave his mark on celebrities, models, fashion houses, magazines and corporate clients – his work is legendary in the industry. Glamour Executive Beauty Editor Mary MacLean calls it “The Gad Effect.” She explains, “When I get my hair done by Gad, I know it’s going to look not just great but gorgeous. People literally stop me on the street, in the elevator and at work and tell me how amazing I look. That is priceless.”
His magic touch has graced the likes of Julia Stiles, Naomi Campbell, Ashley Judd, Christy Turlington, Paula Zahn, and Heather Locklear. As an editorial and advertising hairstylist, Gad’s work has been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, and Vanity Fair, and for clients such as L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Revlon and Cover Girl. He has worked with many of the world’s leading talents in fashion: photographers such as Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, and fashion houses including Chanel, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Vera Wang and more.
Having appeared on many shows throughout his career, Gad is no stranger to the television industry. Currently, he is an on-camera expert in several episodes of The Learning Chanel’s Cover Shot with model Fredrique van der Wahl. As media spokesperson for Dove’s Real Woman campaign, Gad appeared on numerous shows such as Good Morning America. Finesse named Gad one of the world’s top stylists, featuring him in a futuristic exhibition. Remington consulted with Gad to develop and promote a line of hair care appliances. Visit: GadCohen.com