With the 2013 NBA season getting into full swing, we thought it might be apropos to turn the spotlight on beauty in basketball. Enter Bonnie-Jill Laflin, philanthropist, clothing line CEO, the first female scout for an NBA team (the L.A. Lakers to be exact) and star of an upcoming E! reality show debuting in 2013. Not only is she one of the most powerful women in professional sports, she also happens to be stunning. Bonnie-Jill took time out to give NewBeauty the inside scoop on her beauty and fitness secrets.
What are some of your most important beauty routines?
Eyebrows are super important. They frame your eyes—your whole face really. I always take the time to properly groom my brows. I go to the well-known Anastasia in Beverly Hills for my brows. I also always use an eyelash curler as well. It completely opens up your eyes and immediately makes them look more awake.
What are some of your beauty essentials when you’re on the road with the team?
A hydrating spritz helps to replenish moisture to my skin during flights and leaves it revitalized. I also must have sunscreen and Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.
What do you do to stay in shape on the road?
On-the-go workouts are tough, but not impossible. Most hotels have some sort of fitness facility, but even if they don’t, a simple inflatable stability ball and/or some suspension training straps (TRX for example) can easily be packed for the road. You can get a total body workout with these two pieces of equipment.
What are your hair-care secrets?
Regular trips to my stylist, Harmony Hunt at Hush Up Hair Spa in Manhattan Beach are the secret to keeping my hair in tip-top shape. And I definitely cannot live without my hair-care products. One that I love is the Kerastase Elixir Ultime. A few drops of this nourishing protective oil can add luminosity and life back in my hair. Another is the Shu Uemura Kaze Wave. This texturizing foam helps define and hold my waves and sometimes I use a curling iron for more definition and finish with Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer hairspray, which has a clean aroma to it.
What’s the one product you never leave home without?
Kiehl’s Lip Balm—I love this product. Makes your lips so soft with a great sheen!
What are your secrets to great looking skin?
The Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque by Dermalogica is the fountain of youth. I also make sure to keep hydrated and always have sunscreen on my face.
Are there any spa treatments you like to indulge in?
Skin-care treatments with my aesthetician, Angelique George, at the Ritz Carlton Spa—each treatment is customized to my individual needs at that time in my life. She also incorporates lymphatic massage, reflexology and acupressure to the customized treatments.
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