Russian Yuliya Mavletbaeva has a lot on her plate. Mom to 16-month-old Alessandra, she also runs her own kindermusik and baby massage classes. Dividing her time between traveling the world to obtain her teaching qualifications and caring for a newborn, Yuliya arrived at TATA salon truly exhausted. In addition to juggling motherhood and her new business, Yuliya has spent the past year working hard to get rid of her pregnancy weight and is only two kilos away from her goal. "I’ve been feeling much better this past year and I’m ready for a new look," she exclaims. Martin Harper, longtime Hong Kong resident, moved to Beijing over four years ago and has since taken the reins as technical director of TATA salon. His major concern was Yuliya’s dry and damaged hair – the result of years of home coloring and chemical treatments. It was time for Martin and his team to give Youliya a fresh, fun look starting from the roots.
1. To compliment Yuliya’s round face, Martin opted for a shoulder-length style with soft bangs. Her damaged ends were snipped and a much-needed conditioning treatment was applied. Martin used the Japanese brand Fiole’s 3.1 treatment for maximum nourishment.
2. Martin got rid of Yuliya’s too-black DIY color and added lush caramel highlights and deep chocolate lowlights. To finish, all that was needed was a touch of Schwarzkopf’s Dust It mattifying powder at the roots to add volume, a simple blow-dry with a thick round brush and a flourish of hairspray to hold. For day-to-day, a rough blow-dry will do.
3. In-house make-up artist and hair stylist Michael, wanted a fun nighttime look for Yuliya. MAC foundation was set in place using Anna Sui loose powder. Lancome bronzer highlighted her cheekbones. For the eyes, Michael used MAC mascara and eye shadow in shades of gray and black. Tip: Add white eye shadow under the eyebrow to banish dark shadows. Brown eyebrow pencil added shape to Yuliya’s eyebrows. Coral blush complimented her skin tone while MAC Ample Pink lip gloss finished off the look.
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