Top Secrets From the Beauty Pros

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Knowledge and expertise from years of experience helped these beauty experts develop their own unique beauty philosophies. With celebrity clients and access to the best of the best, they share what’s in their bag of tricks.

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With 14 locations under the Drybar name, Alli Webb’s string of blow dry–only salons allow women across the country to have access to perfectly smooth hair at just $35 a pop.

The Secret to a Perfect Blowout
“Lots of tension and thorough sectioning are big factors to a great blowout. Perfecting every section before moving on to the next is also critical—once hair dries, you can’t change it without re-wetting. Dry shampoo and Drybar’s The Morning After shower cap make blowouts last longer.”

Good Hair Day Secrets
“I rely on The Morning After, my Bio Ionic StyleWinder and a Wet Brush for combing wet hair and brushing extensions.”

My Skin-Care Routine
“My regimen consists of a good makeup-removing pad. These days I’m using Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes. Any lotion or cream I use must have SPF. And for anti-aging, I think SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry moisturizer is heaven.”

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Her Moroccanoil brand put the superstar ingredient, argan oil, on the map. With a line that’s a mainstay worldwide, Carmen Tal banks on her experience as a salon owner to create truly effective hair care.

My Beauty Essentials
“My ultimate must-have is Moroccanoil Treatment (I have it with me at all times). I also always carry concealer and bareMinerals powder with me. On my lips, it’s Stila lip gloss and Burt’s Bees Lip Balm—a favorite drugstore find.”

Good Hair Day Secrets
“Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask is a must once a week! It makes my hair look so healthy and beautiful. And I try to stay away from too many heat-styling tools.” 

My Ultimate Beauty Secret
“Regular exfoliation is the secret to beautiful skin both on the face and body. I adore treatments that hydrate the face and body.”

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Believing that feeling good on the inside reflects how you look on the outside, Gucci Westman’s résumé boasts countless celebrities and the title of global artistic director for Revlon.

My Favorite Hair Product
“I took Revlon Root Erase by ColorSilk on vacation with me and it saved my hair since I wasn’t able to see my colorist before going away.”

My Skin-Care Routine
“I always exfoliate. I feel that is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, and moisturize. I like to switch up my moisturizers and scrubs, alternating between a combination of products from Dr.Hauschka, REN, La Mer, Éminence Organic Skin Care and Joanna Vargas. I lay them all out on a tray so I can pick and choose what to use that day or night. The effects of microdermabrasion are also amazing.”

Makeup Looks I Like
“Personally, I like more of a subtle look. I use makeup to enhance my look, not define it. Usually I use a little mascara, like Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara, bronzer and some blush on my cheeks, but nothing too overdone. If I need to take my makeup from day to night I add matte brown shadow to my top lids and top it off with some mascara.”

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Hollywood’s elite, like Kate Winslet and Tilda Swinton, as well as women all over the world turn to New York–based skin-care guru Tracie Martyn for needs that range from basic to more complex.

Makeup Must-Haves
“Lancôme has some beautiful lipstick colors. I use Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer because it doesn’t look heavy on the skin and helps hide dark circles. Shiseido Makeup Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation SPF 15 is another favorite since it goes on easily and smoothly and gives some sun protection. When I go out at night I wear a little eyeliner, like Maybelline New York Line Express.”

How I Stay in Shape
“ I am eclectic in my approach. I am a certified yoga teacher and often practice on my own; I do Pilates weekly and am a big fan of SoulCycle. I also take a nutritional supplement, which contains a bio-available form of carnitine.”

My Go-To Skin Care
“My daily routine is quite simple and gentle yet effective. I always start with my Amla Purifying Cleanser.”

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