When it comes to hair care and styling products, we love innovative formulas that offer a range of benefits like heat protection, added shine, and hold. That's just one of the reasons we're thrilled to announce we've added R+Co to our Camera Ready Family! This innovative brand offers professional-grade and luxurious hair care and styling products in their two hair care lines: R+Co and Bleu. In this blog, we'll break down our must-haves for pros from each line, discuss the difference between them, and will share more about why they're one of the hottest hair care lines worldwide! Our Top 5 Reasons to Try R+Co Hair Care Products: Their formulas are thoughtfully created by a team of industry-veterans, so you can trust they're designed to target the hair needs for both pros and beauty enthusiasts alike The R+Co team focuses on creating products that include innovative ingredients and avoid harmful ones Many of their best sellers are available in travel and kit-friendly sizes Hair stylists around the globe trust them for photoshoots, big events, and on the runway Their products deliver immediate results About the Brand: R+Co R+Co is a collective of some of the most forward-thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business. Their team of editorial and salon stylists and educators have a combined century of hairdressing knowledge and experience. They know that when it comes to hair care, it's about the entire experience. The packaging and fragrances were designed to enhance that experience and evoke a feeling, place, style or attitude. You’ll know just by looking at a bottle or tube what a product is meant to do, and the subtle yet sophisticated fragrances—meant for both men and women. About R+Co Bleu R+Co Bleu is the couture-caliber capsule collection from R+Co. Combining modernity and style with breakthrough innovations in formulation, sustainability and iconic packaging design, this new range brings glamour, sophistication, and unparalleled quality to daily hair care. Editorial edge and salon styling merge in this groundbreaking range of consciously created, sustainably developed luxury hair care. R+Co Bleu is a best-in-class couture collection of essential products created for all hair types and textures. Informed by the R+Co collective’s decades of knowledge and know-how—an expert craft they continue to hone backstage, on set, and in the salon—it is dedicated to visionary beauty and timeless style. Designed for salon professionals and their clients, R+Co Bleu harnesses leading-edge scientific innovation and proprietary technology to deliver transformative results. The line was created to empower clients and to foster community and shared knowledge among industry stylists. The professional-caliber line simplifies the process of selecting and using products, giving women and men the tools to confidently express their own individuality and style. What Makes R+Co Bleu Unique from Other Hair Care Each product contains the proprietary Blue Molecule Complex designed to build strength and shine, the qualities that are most important for healthy, luxurious hair. Micro-encapsulated sugar molecules gradually deliver active ingredients, treating the surface of the follicle and restoring the cuticle to its virgin state. As a result of best-in-class ingredient innovation, R+Co Bleu’s cleansing, treatment, and styling products leave hair in better condition better than it was before. It is an uncompromising, results-driven range, created for consumers who care for their hair with the same thought and dedication they devote to their skin. About All R+Co Products Their award-winning line of haircare products feature unique ingredients and benefits designed to deliver immediate, high-performing results while keeping hair and scalp health at top-of-mind. R+Co's award-winnning shampoo, conditioner, styling, and treatment products are: color-safe heat and UV protective vegan cruelty free gluten-free paraben free sulfate (SLS or SLES) free mineral oil-free petrolatum free Our Top 5 R+Co Picks for Pros From superior ingredients to formulas created by award-winning Fekkai himself, it's easy to see why we're excited to offer his products to you! However, we wanted to give you a quick and easy way to see why we know you'll love his clean, sustainable, and scientifically-based lineup. OUR TOP 5 R+CO Product Picks for Professionals Death Valley Dry Shampoo- Instantly refresh and add body to your tresses with Death Valley Dry Shampoo. It easily absorbs extra oil and adds texture for an untamed look. Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray- Nothing is more frustrating than having to touch-up a client's hair style in between shots than pesky flyaways and frizz. That's why we love Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray. This lightweight, aerosol spray controls frizz and absorbs instantly leaving a controlled satin finish and flexible hold. Tames flyaways and is designed to work in the toughest humidity. It repels moisturize to keep the style in place, so it's a perfect option for all forms of artistry and especially for brides. Waterfall Moisture + Shine Lotion- If your client's perfect look calls for healthy, lustrous, and shiny hair, look no further than Waterfall Moisture + Shine Lotion. This creamy formula will leave hair glossy, soft and manageable without weighing it down. Perfect for fine to medium and extra-long hair. Outer Space Flexible Hairspray- If you need a little extra hold with the ability to change up looks between shots, Outer Space Flexible Hairspray is for you. This hairspray is a must-have for stylists on set to easily change looks, layer and evolve styles. Formulated for all hair types. Vicious Hairspray- For ultimate hold that can keep your style in place for 24 hours+, Viscious Hairspray is the perfect choice. It provides seriously strong hold that you can brush through without cracking or flaking - and style and re-style all night-long. To create a new style after spraying, simply rake your finger tips or brush through, style, and lightly spray again. If you're seeking extra luxurious products to add to your kit, we've curated our top R+Co Bleu products for you! OUR TOP 3 R+CO BLEU Product Picks for Professionals Smooth & Seal Blow Dry Mist- This fine blowdry mist strengthens, repairs, nourishes, and protects. Prevents thermal damage from hot tools up to 450 degrees F, helps provide lasting frizz defiance and seals the cuticle for silky, sleek, humidity-resistant hair. Reflective Shine Hairspray- Unlike some hairsprays that provide a matte or satin finish, this styler provides mirror-like shine and lightweight hold adds instant glamour to any style. Brazilian Tucuma butter keeps hair soft and sleek for a flake-free hold. Lifestyler Volume & Texture Spray- The ultimate style booster: Weightlessly add texture, pliability, lustrous body and movement. Use as a finishing touch or a refresher to restyle and revitalize hair without stiffness or residue, but with light, flexible hold. Top 5 R+Co Best Sellers Of course, R+Co isn't only for professional hair stylists and makeup artists! Their products are perfect for everyday use, too. TOP 5 R+CO Best SELLERS Television Perfect Hair Shampoo- Television Perfect Hair Shampoo gives you everything you need for the small screen: body, shine, strengthening, softening, and smoothing. This is why we call it perfect! Television Perfect Hair Conditioner- It's no surprise, but Television Perfect Hair Conditioner falls right under Television Perfect Hair Shampoo on the top 5 list! It provides body, shine, strengthening, softening, and smoothing, and it's perfect for all hair types. Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo- For those that crave big, beautiful, bouncy hair, Dallas delivers. This thickening shampoo adds vitality to fine, flat hair while nourishing and strengthening from root to tip. Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner- Dallas Biotin Thickening Conditioner revitalizes hair with lightweight hydration. Infused with Biotin for prolonged strength and enhanced shine. It's ideal for those with thin hair or those that love added volume. High Dive Moisture + Shine Creme- Formulated to smooth and seal the hair, this nourishing cream moisturizes, softens and drowns out frizz. It doubles as a leave-in conditioner and is the perfect product to tame pesky flyaways. Feeling Inspired? We hope you've enjoyed learning more about R+Co products and that you feel inspired to experience their innovative formulas for yourself! If you need more help selecting the perfect product or want to craft a custom hair care routine, we are here to help. Click here to contact a Beauty Advisor! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
Longer days, summer vacation, and time spent outdoors with loved ones. While the perks of summer can be great for the soul, they can take a toll on our skin and hair, but don't worry. We have the perfect products to keep you Camera Ready all season long! In this blog, we’ll be going over our top 5 Ways to Adjust Your Summer Beauty Routine: Make sure you have sun protection for your skin Incorporate sun protection and repair for your hair Consider using a self-tanning product instead of a true summer tan Incorporate exfoliators like scalp scrubs, body scrubs, and more Enhance your best assets with body glow products Tip #1: Always Use Sun Protection for Your Skin While sunscreen and sun protection should be a part of your routine all year long, it's important to remember that even if you're outside for a short time, the sun's UV rays will be more intense during the summer season. If your summer activities call for a day by the lake, pool, or ocean, you're getting both direct sun rays and the reflected rays bouncing off the water. If you use Vitamin C or AHAs in your skincare regimen, your skin will be even more sensitive to UV radiation and may burn faster. Lucky for you, we offer sun protection products that are formulated for different skin types and to work well under makeup, so you can shop with confidence knowing you'll be Camera Ready no matter which one you select! How to Select the Right Sunscreen Select a sun protection product with at least SPF30 Read the label and see if it's broad spectrum to give you the most protection Don't rely solely on makeup with SPF. Tinted moisturizers with SPF are a great option, especially if your outdoor activities are limited to 20 minutes or less, but the amount of sun protection you need for full protection will often exceed how much makeup most users will apply, and if you do not apply even coats of makeup to your face, you will not be protected properly Choose a separate sun protection product for your face and your body. Facial sun protection products are formulated with skincare benefits and sensitive skin types in mind, so they'll often be more expensive than body SPF products. Facial sun protection products can work for your body, but having two separate sun protection products can help you have the best value and maximize benefits Make sure you follow the reapplication instructions on the packaging. If you're actively sweating or swimming, consider reapplying even before the packaging suggests, as you will actively be wiping away product doing these activities Don't forget to protect your lips with a balm with SPF How to Select the Right Sunscreen Based on Your Skin Type If you have dry skin, opt for SPF that has hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for SPF that is oil-free or formulated specifically to prevent pores from being clogged If you have sensitive skin, opt for mineral sunscreen, as it is less likely to irritate your skin than chemical sunscreen; we also offer a range of sunscreen specifically for those with sensitive skin. Tip #2: Incorporate Sun Protection and Restorative Treatments for Your Hair Most folks already incorporate SPF into their skincare routine, but if you've ever experienced a scalp sunburn or experienced extra hair frizz and damaged tresses, you'll know how it can be to soothe and repair! Wearing a hat can go a long way to protect the more sensitive skin on your scalp, but you should take extra steps to protect your hair that isn't covered by the brim or cap of the hat. Many Oribe products include sun protection to help keep your hair looking its best. The newest products we've added from SACHAJUAN are designed to not only protect your hair from the sun's damaging rays but to also replenish and restore after a long day of exposure. Hair In The Sun with Ocean Silk Technology protects your hair and hair color from the sun with a UV filter that stays in the hair even after a bath or a shower. It also works as a styling cream, providing a light styling effect to keep your hair in place while enjoying the sun. Hair After The Sun with Ocean Silk Technology is the perfect treatment to use after a long day at the beach. It re-moisturizes, highly conditions, and restores shine in your hair after exposure to sunlight. Both products are cruelty free, vegan, and paraben free. Tip #3: Consider Opting for a Sunless Tan with Self-Tanning Products We know a sunkissed glow can complete your summer look, but a sunless option is always a healthier option for your skin. We offer pro-approved sunless tanning products from St. Tropez and Loving Tan to give you. If you're not sure which formula suits you best, we offer minis and kits to find your perfect tan! To achieve your best self-tanning results at home, follow these simple steps: Cleanse and exfoliate either with a body scrub or an exfoliating tool Follow the instructions on the self-tanning product, and apply with a self-tanning mitt for best results (and to avoid self-tanned palms!) Wear loosely fitting clothes to avoid rubbing the product off Turn down the temperature in your shower to prevent the tan from fading too quickly Add in a gradual tanning product to extend the life of your tan Tip #4: Find a Good Exfoliator for Your Skin and Scalp Exfoliation is a key part of any skincare routine, and it's a process our bodies go through naturally. However, as we age, our cell turnover slows down, and our bodies can use a helping hand to slough off dead skin cells and debris. While there are various types of exfoliators including skincare with acids, a physical scrub or tool like a body brush or exfoliating body plane will help whisk away impurities without having to worry if your skin will react well to any skincare ingredients. How to Use An Exfoliating Body Brush Best used on dry skin before a bath or shower. Begin at your feet, gently brushing upwards (toward your heart) in long, circular, sweeping motions. Be sure to brush your entire body, but take care as your brush over sensitive areas. PRO Tips: Dry brush at least once a day for the best results. Alternate between the hottest water temperature you can tolerate and the coldest. This technique stimulates blood circulation by bringing more blood to the top layers of the skin. Clean your brush with soap and water once a week and store in a clean, dry place to avoid mildew accumulation. How to Use An Exfoliating Body Plane Immediately after cleansing in the bath or shower, apply a body oil from head to toe. Using medium to strong pressure, glide the Body Plane over damp, oiled skin towards the torso. Focusing on arms and legs, scrape away dead skin and dirt with long, steady, upward strokes maintaining a moderate pressure. Wipe the Body Plane clean as needed with a clean, cotton cloth, or tissue. Use softer pressure and shorter strokes on chest, torso, and neck. PRO Tip: In order for the Body Plane to work properly, make sure your skin is damp and softened. If skin is fully dry it will be difficult to remove the surface skin and dirt even with oil. When incorporating scrubs into your summer routine, don't forget your scalp! Hot days in the sun, at the pool, or increased humidity can cause build-up, so use a scalp scrub once a week to keep your scalp in Camera Ready condition! Tip #5: Use a Body Glow Product to Enhance Your Best Assets Since warmer weather often means shorts and sleeveless shirts, you can always enhance your freshly exfoliated and sun-protected skin with a body glow product for that added healthy sheen! From temporary body tanning products to those that have luminosity, we have you covered. Pro favorite brands like Melanie Mills Hollywood have been used on television sets including Dancing With The Stars to provide light blurring of imperfections and wrinkles, and the Melanie Mills Hollywood Super Lite Setting Spray was created to lock the glow in place. It's infused with botanicals to condition the skin and is even safe for use on the face. If you prefer a powder instead of a lotion, Scott Barnes Body Bling offers three inclusive shades that were created to mimic the effect of crushed diamonds on the skin for a truly show-stopping sparkle from head to toe. Feeling Inspired? We bet you're even more excited to get out there and start living your best life this summer! Explore our best selling skincare products, and if you need more help or a personalized recommendation, we are here to help. Click here to contact a Beauty Advisor! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
We all strive to take the best care of our hair daily, but can always benefit from a little extra something to keep our locks luscious. That's where Fekkai comes in. His naturally derived, vegan, cruelty free, and packed with great ingredients hair care products will improve these qualities for your tresses: texture, shine, and movement. Stylists for Fekkai know that the secret to perfecting this trio is how well the hair is taken care of, starting in your shower. Follow these three techniques to help you achieve Camera Ready, off-duty model hair every day! 1. Use a Scalp Scrub to Remove Impurities and Build-up We all have some scalp build-up, especially if you are a fan of adding hair styling products. Scalp build-up can also occur if you like to stretch the time between hair washes or live in a larger city. Build-up doesn't only dull hair but it can also irritate your scalp and prevent you from achieving your hair goals. If you have ever had a dry, flaky scalp it can be more than embarrassing, it can cause lasting damage to your hair. Fekkai Apple Cider Detox Scrub's formula is full of eco-certified ingredients like ginger extract and edelweiss flower extract. Ginger Extract stimulates the scalp to promote strong, healthy hair growth while delivering essential nutrients to the scalp. In a salon test, 78% of Fekkai Apple Cider Detox Scrub users report that their scalp felt excellent after using the scalp scrub. When your hair starts to feel weighed down, it's the ideal time to reach for an exfoliating scrub or pre-shampoo to treat your scalp and extract impurities. Fekkai Apple Cider Detox Scrub is perfect for all hair types, especially those with sensitive scalps because it uses mild Rice Exfoliant Extract to pull residue from products, like dry shampoo and pollution out. It's as simple as working a dollop of the scrub into your scalp and letting it sit for 1-2 minutes before shampooing. Consider adding Fekkai Apple Cider Detox Scrub to your shower routine once a week, or biweekly if you have a sensitive scalp. 2. Use a Mask to Smooth Hair If you have thicker or color-treated hair, we recommend Fekkai Technician Color Treatment Powerful Flash Mask. This powerful, color-protecting treatment mask serves up added vibrancy and hydration, and delivers enviable slip and shine with no lingering residue. It will keep your color-treated hair fresh and prevent fading thanks to Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil and Plant-derived extracts and solar protection polymers, and like all Fekkai products, the packaging is 100% recyclable. To make the most of this mask, apply evenly from roots to ends after shampooing, leave in for 1-2 minutes, and then rinse! If you’ve got curls, try the Shea Butter Intense Mask. This creamy, intensely moisturizing, sulfate-free mask conditions and softens for healthier, softer curls. A blend of natural Shea Butter (Karite) and Monoi Oil delivers potent nourishment and moisture, smoothes strands, eliminates frizz and tangles, and helps reduce split ends and frizz while amplifying your hair’s natural radiance. How to use the Shea Butter Intense Mask like a PRO:1. After shampooing, apply a generous amount from roots to ends.2. Leave on for 3 - 5 minutes, then rinse with water. 3. For those with tighter curls, use after conditioning. 4. Use as a leave-in treatment before sun/ swimming pool exposure. 5. Use as a leave-in treatment before gym/ exercise. 6. Use as an overnight mask, deeply nourishing the hair over time. 3. Add a Hair Oil to Nourish Dry Ends Oils are a must-have if you want smooth and sleek hair. Hair oils can almost do it all, in addition to adding shine, they nourish your scalp and hydrate your hair. They incorporate fatty acids to help to restore essential lipids that are often lost with frequent heat usage, chemical treatments, and pollution. Frédéric Fekkai and Fekkai’s in-house chemist worked closely to formulate an innovative Shea Butter Intense Oil for your hair, face, and body. It incorporates natural Shea and Monoi Oil smooth hair and fights frizz in a lightweight and nongreasy formula while Jojoba Esters locks in moisture to leave hair shiny. Apply Shea Butter Intense Oil on your skin for a slight sheen from head to toe. Feeling Inspired? In summary, the three steps to achieving your best hair day include: 1. Incorporating a Scalp Scrub to Remove Impurities, 2. Use a Flash Mask to Repair Stressed Hair, 3. Achieve Smoother, Shinier, and Healthier Hair with a Hair Oil. Incorporate these tricks into your hair care routine as needed to feel like a supermodel whenever you step out of the house. Don't forget to share your looks with us at Camera Ready Cosmetics on Instagram. Are you ready to revamp your hair care journey? Explore all Fekkai’s clean hair care products that are formulated to restore, repair, and to protect your hair. Need help creating the perfect hair routine for your hair type? Our team of Beauty Advisors is here to help. Click here to send them a message! EXPLORE TREATMENTS EXPLORE STYLING EXPLORE FEKKAI About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
It's no secret all of us here at Camera Ready Cosmetics are thrilled to offer you clean, sustainable, and salon-performance hair care products from Fekkai, but we wanted to take it one step further to educate you as to why we love the products and share more about the brand! We sat down with Frederic Fekkai himself to explain more about the brand, the carefully chosen ingredients that provide high-performance for pros and beauty lovers alike, and to share his top five picks for professionals to add to their routine. About the Brand CRC: Tell us more about your journey - from being a professional hairstylist to deciding to create your own brand! FREDERIC FEKKAI: As a professional hairstylist, I know first-hand the importance of having the right products that consistently deliver high performance. I formulated my first product, Technician Color Care Shampoo, after being behind the bowl and watching hair color being washed down the drain. I thought, this is crazy that there is nothing that can remove the dye without stripping the color. This is how I entered the laboratory as a formulator. Other collections then followed, Brilliant Gloss and Full Blown Volume, to provide solutions to hair concerns and enhance the natural beauty of each woman’s hair. The FEKKAI brand created the luxury hair category and was sold to P&G in 2008. In 2018, I purchased my brand back and started over, now as a clean haircare entrepreneur. Today, each product has been formulated to make the stylists life easier and showcase their craft while incorporating clean ingredients and cutting edge science. Technician Color Care today, provides even more color fade protection and vibrancy boost while creating a rich, foaming lather with a sulfate free formula powered by Keraguard™ and Mirabelle Plum Seed oil. Clean Stylers Straight Balm is a revolutionary blowout balm that also bonds, seals split ends and reduces dry time by 30% with Phytenso™, a botanical relaxer. Plus, it has 450 degree heat protection and 24-hr frizz control. I formulate with the concerns of all hair types and styling needs in mind. All of the new products in development are what I call a triple threat- they deliver superior performance in 3 different categories. About the Ingredients CRC: Now, more than ever, clients are paying attention to the ingredients in their products. Tell us more about the ingredients you choose to formulate with and their benefits. FREDERIC FEKKAI: All of our formulas exceed the clean beauty standards today and as far as 2024. Many of the key ingredients in our plant powered formulas have long histories in ayurvedic and natural science for their extraordinary reparative and/or nourishing benefits. We also use Eco certified and sustainably harvested natural ingredients whenever possible. Our French cold pressed Olive Oil is rich in squalene, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. Shea Butter and Apple Cider Vinegar are ingredients that I experienced growing up in France and integrated into my formulations due to their high levels of efficacy, nourishment, and visible benefits. Camargue Rice Proteins and Edelweiss Extracts are infused into all our formulas to defend against damage, pollution and oxidative stress. Once we identify the key botanical extracts, we then look to cutting edge clean science to take the formulations to the next level of performance. Instead of sulfates, we use a plant based coconut surfactant called Iselux that produces a rich thick lather without any stripping. Instead of heavy silicones (cyclic) that dull and build up on hair, we elect to use vegan silicone alternatives such as olive oil esters and jojoba or PEG-12 dimethicone. Phytenso™, is an excellent natural alternative to chemical relaxers, Keraguard™ is powered by Sunflower Extract and is a potent shield to keep color vibrant and prevent fading. Zeolite TM comes from volcanic ash and not only absorbs excess sebum but also neutralizes odor. Defenscalp TM is a plant based active that regulates the ecosystem of the scalp and controls sebum production. Phytessence™ is a plant based complex that defends hair follicles from oxidative stress, premature aging and slowdown in growth. These are just a few examples in our existing lineup- much more to come! Top 5 Fekkai Products for Pros From superior ingredients to formulas created by award-winning Fekkai himself, it's easy to see why we're excited to offer his products to you! However, we wanted to give you a quick and easy way to see why we know you'll love his clean, sustainable, and scientifically-based lineup. Fekkai's Top 5 Product Picks for Professionals Full Blown Volume Texturizer Spray- Instantly refreshes the hair with oil and odor absorbing Zeolite, while building volume and adding texture. Spray through the layers of the hair, from roots to end, to build invisible cushions of texture. Great as final touch to bouncy blowout, as a curl helper as the copolymers in it help fine hair retain styling or as an up-do helper to add more texture and grip to the hair. Root Lift- contrary to what many people believe, hair actually grows flat, laying down. Root Lift is a must have to boost the hair at the roots. What makes Root Lift so different from other root lifting products is that it is non-sticky, invisible, humidity resistant and doubles the volume at the root while also being non-irritating and having an active in it called Defenscalp™ that controls sebum production and preserves the ecosystem of the scalp. As more and more women and men are experiencing thinning hair, Root Lift will visibly change their look in 1 use while also repairing thin/ fine strands with vegan bonding proteins. Heat protection up to 450 degrees. Straight Balm- The cleanest and most versatile blowout balm on the market. Cuts down dry time by 30% and easily creates Liquid Hair look with high shine and 24-hour Frizz-Control. 450 degree heat protection, bonds with vegan proteins, straightens with Phytenso™ ( a natural relaxer) and seals split ends with Glycerin. Panthenol (Vit B5) & Biotin strengthen and moisturize the hair. Apply to damp hair pre-blowout, pressing hair through the palms to ensure even application. Stylists can use a small dab to instantly smooth and eliminate fly aways/static. In a pinch, can be scrunched into curls to banish frizz and add healthy shine. Shea Butter Oil- quench dry hair, revive color and soften unruly hair. Instantly eliminates static and adds shine. Also can be used to hydrate dry skin. Ultra clean formula plays well with others and can be used as a moisture booster. 10% pure Shea Butter, sustainably sourced from Africa, blended with Monoi Flower Oil for rich hydration and nourishment. Brilliant Gloss Multi-tasker- weightless finishing crème adds 4x shine and gloss. Can be used to define curls, banish frizz, as a blowout or finishing balm. Perfect for piecing and defining bangs. Add a pea size amount, starting at the ends and work upwards. Perfect addition to high ponytails or braids for weightless control and smoothing. Top 5 Reasons to Try Fekkai From superior scientifically-based ingredients to formulas created by award-winning Fekkai himself, it's easy to see why we're excited to offer his products to you! However, we wanted to give you a quick and easy way to see why we know you'll love his clean, sustainable, and scientifically-based lineup. Our Top 5 Reasons You Will Love Fekkai Hair Care Products High Performance Salon Grade- Made by a Professional Stylist for Stylists Clean, Vegan, and Sustainable Formulas Hybrid Products with multiple benefits Stress Tested by Professionals Cutting Edge, real science-based solutions for hair concerns Feeling Inspired? We hope you've enjoyed learning more about Fekkai products straight from the master hairstylist himself, and if you need more help or a personalized recommendation, we are here to help. Click here to contact a Beauty Advisor! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
With many so hair styles ranging from romantic, edgy, classic, bohemian, and retro to choose from, it's no wonder selecting the perfect hairstyle for a wedding can be one of the most dizzying decisions for a bride. However, one thing remains true no matter which style you choose; proper hair care can make achieving the bridal hairstyle of your dreams easier for both you and your stylist. That's why we worked with our in-house licensed cosmetologist Jessica Dickison to provide a few tips for brides to ensure their hair is Camera Ready for their big day. Tips for Hair Care 6-12 Months Before the Wedding We know the time between engagement and the actual wedding day can vary greatly from one wedding to another, but if a bride has at least six months before the big day, they can get a jump start on caring for their hair for extra lustrous locks. JESSICA: If possible, try to book your bridal hair appointment at least nine months in advance. This will allow you to schedule your trial with plenty of time to make adjustments to your hair like extra conditioning, coloring, and trimming before the big day. We suggest doing the trial 1-3 months before the wedding so your stylist can let you know what kind of products and treatments you should be using for your exact hair type. It can also be helpful to schedule your dress fitting after your hair and makeup which will allow you the opportunity to see the whole bridal look Where to go for bridal hair inspiration On one hand, looking for inspiration has never been easier thanks to social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and now even TikTok showcasing beautiful styles, but use a little bit of caution when saving out images to show your stylist. JESSICA: I know these days everyone runs to Pinterest to plan their big day, but what Pinterest doesn’t tell you is that those models generally have hair extensions, hairpieces, or wigs to achieve the desired look. It's possible that your stylist may be comfortable using extensions on you, too, but double-check with them to see if they think your dream 'do is doable with or without extensions or additional pieces so you may purchase them in advance, if necessary. Color matching them can be a little tricky. What treatments should a bride enjoy or avoid 6-12 months before the wedding? JESSICA: While it may be tempting to change your look up entirely to achieve a certain vision for your wedding, avoid services that can be overly taxing on your tresses. These services can include perms, intense highlighting sessions where you're lifting the color more than three to four shades, or chemical straightening. Your stylist will be able to determine what condition your hair is in and what treatments they feel comfortable performing on you during this time, so definitely work with them to select the proper services for your hair. Tips for Hair Care 2-3 Months Before the Wedding Products to Consider Adding to Your Routine As the wedding date draws closer, the focus shifts from searching for the perfect style to achieving healthy hair that will be in optimal condition. There are a few ingredients you can avoid and consider using to help! JESSICA: Now is the time to treat yourself and your hair to a little extra TLC! The wedding process is in full swing, and a bride can treat themselves with a deep conditioning mask for a few moments of much-needed pampering time. To get your hair as glossy as possible, consider adding a mask to your routine 2-3 months out from the big day. A weekly deep conditioning treatment like Living Proof PhD Night Cap Overnight Perfector is a great option because it is sulfate-free and is formulated to be extra gentle on chemically-treated and colored hair. It also helps the hair to be more manageable which will help your stylist! PRO Tip: Avoid products with sulfates during the months leading up to the wedding. They can strip the hair of moisture, and this can cause colored hair to fade faster and all hair types to look dull. Tips for Hair Care 1-2 Months Before the Wedding At this stage, the hair routine should consist of very few major changes. A light color refresh service like toning or glossing should be okay, as long as you keep the changes subtle. Ideally, your makeup trial should take place after your last hair coloring session so your bridal makeup artist can select products that compliment your hair color, too! JESSICA: If you do choose to color your hair during this time frame, it's best to communicate these changes with your bridal makeup and hair team (if the stylist is different than the one you're working with for the big day). Even subtle changes to your hair tone can change which makeup products will complement your overall look. This is also the time to get one last trim to get rid of split and dry ends, to avoid heat styling when possible, and to avoid products that can cause build-up. Since many brides will choose to have their bridal hair trial during the two months out time frame, this is the perfect chance to make those fine-tuning tweaks to ensure everything is perfect for the wedding day. Be sure to ask your stylist for the products they would recommend for your hair type, as they will be able to identify your hair's needs. Hair Care Advice for the Bride for the Big Day Just like that, the week leading up to the wedding day is here! Now is the time to avoid heat styling or using products that cause build-up. JESSICA: Of course, check with your stylist first, but as a general rule of thumb, do not wash your hair on the wedding day! Do that the day before. I actually recommend double-washing and then conditioning to ensure you're removing any extra build-up of oils, product residue, or impurities. Leave the conditioner on a little longer than normal, up to five minutes, and rinse well. Avoid using any post-shower products (a leave-in conditioner is okay) to avoid adding any extra products that will impact how it holds a style on your wedding day. Lightly blow-drying is fine. Washing the day before the wedding will also allow enough natural oil to form to help lock your bridal style in place. My final piece of advice? Take a deep breath, and enjoy every moment! It's the most exciting day of your life, and no matter what, you'll look beautiful! A Summary of the Do's and Don'ts for Bridal Hair Care We covered a lot in this blog, so to make it as easy as possible, we've created a list of the basic things to do and the things to avoid before the big day. The DO’s for Bridal Hair Care: -DO Make sure your haircut aligns with your day-of style -DO book your consultation a minimum of 2 months before your wedding day -DO treatments/hair masks weekly the 2-3 months leading up to the big day -DO make sure to get a trim and color touch up 2 weeks prior to the event -DO use sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner -If you are frequently in the sun, we DO suggest using a leave in with UV protection The DON'TS for Bridal Hair Care: -Don't overly process your hair within one year of your wedding (excessive highlighting, chemical straightening, perms, etc.) -Don't book your consultation too close to your wedding date. Leave wiggle room to try something new or tweak it to perfection -Don't overheat your hair. Use a thermal protection spray when blowing out/flat ironing/curling to minimize damage -Don’t use too much product in your hair during your wedding week to avoid product buildup -Don't wash your hair the morning of your wedding (unless your stylist advises you otherwise) -Don't make any drastic changes. Feeling Inspired? We hope you're feeling confident about your hair's needs after reading our blog. If you need more help or a personalized recommendation, click here to contact a Beauty Advisor, otherwise, enjoy perusing our beautiful selection of hair care products! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
All images in this blog are styles created by Melissa Dunn, @bridalbabesbymelissa Brides invest countless hours of their time into researching vendors and a glam team for their wedding day and therefore making a great first impression on a bridal client as a vendor will make you stand out from the crowd, every single time. For most brides, finding the perfect hair stylist for their big day can be an intimidating task. However, as beauty professionals, we can make it easier for them to find what they’re looking for! We spoke with Melissa Dunn, an award-winning hair stylist based in Charleston, South Carolina, to gain insight into the everyday life of a bridal hair stylist. Melissa was kind enough to share a bit of her story with us and provide her insider advice for other hair stylists looking to work in the bridal industry. Be sure to read all the way until the very end to enjoy a special step-by-step tutorial for one of her most requested styles! How to Attract Bridal Clients For stylists hoping to attract new clients, you can help brides find you and ultimately gain more bookings! It takes a bit of branding and marketing, but the extra effort will be worth it. You can attract the type of clientele that you want by showcasing your work across different platforms. In today’s world, connecting with others and networking is the quickest and most efficient form of word-of-mouth marketing. CRC: Where did you go for inspiration when you first started your career? MELISSA: Instagram! I began by following every bridal hair account I could find because it helped me gather ideas and draw inspiration for the kind of bridal hairstyling that I wanted to create and become my signature style. PRO Tip: Social media has opened the doors for so many creatives, including hair stylists who showcase their portfolio of work on their social media feeds and build their brand one post and one follower at a time. Consider finding social media groups or pages of like-minded professionals to grow your network and share your ongoing work and services. Research the hashtags other artists use to promote the styles you specialize in and use those in your posts, too. There is no such thing as too much education or networking so take advantage of all of the wonderful resources at your fingertips! CRC: Do you prefer if a bride sends you inspiration pics, a character from a movie/show, etc.? MELISSA: I love inspo pics! I send my brides a direct link to my Instagram gallery so that they can personally review all of my work. In doing so, my bride can see three very important components: my aesthetic, the vibe of my work, and the type of upstyles that are my specialty. Additionally, I ask my brides to send me photos showcasing a similar hair color to their own because oftentimes, the same updo can look completely different on different colors and tones of hair. CRC: How do you structure your trials? MELISSA: I structure my trials as a one-on-one appointment. I allow them to bring one person; however, I prefer to meet with the bride individually so that we can focus together on the exact desired look. Oftentimes, too many on-lookers can provide too many opinions and it ends up confusing the bride. I also provide my brides with a Trial Hair Prep list to follow prior to our appointment. This includes instructing my brides to wash and dry their hair the night before and asking them to wear something white and off-the-shoulder so that when I photograph their hair, they can see it against a white top. I find it helpful for them to see it that way. CRC: How long do your trials typically last? MELISSA: My trials can take 3-4 hours because my bride and I spend that time getting to know each other. We cover everything about the special day, from hair and makeup, to how many services they will need on the wedding day. We also discuss the timeline, what the dress and veil look like, floral, and décor! As I’m working during this time, we discuss all details of the hairstyle. I like for the client to approve of each detail before moving on to the next stage so I constantly show all angles of the hairstyle as I’m creating/working so that they can see the volume, texture, curls, etc. Trials are charged separately from a bridal day-of-the-wedding styling session; they are a separate service as they are time-consuming and costly. Handling Negative Feedback and Sticky Situations During a Bridal Hair Trial Although it's not a fun topic, and your many practice sessions can leave you feeling fully confident that you'll deliver exactly what the bride wants, it's important to remember that you may someday encounter negative feedback from your clients. Remember, this isn't personal, and it is an opportunity for yout o learn and to get better at reading your clients, communicating with them, and feeling more confident in the long run. CRC: How did you handle clients that seemed like they loved their trial only to tell you later they either wanted to make major changes or cancel altogether? MELISSA: The first thing I tell my bride when they sit in my chair is: “This is not about me, this is about you. Don’t be afraid to tell me the truth about how you feel about your hair or afraid to ask for adjustments or make changes to your upstyle. My goal is for you to be happy and excited about your bridal hair.” Communicating this from the very beginning opens up an honest line of communication between us and makes my bride feel comfortable about asking for adjustments. I have learned that doing this also helps keep cancellations at bay. I have had a couple of brides change things on me on the wedding day, and it can be stressful, but I just do my best to prepare myself for anything. If a bride cancels and moves forward with someone else, I have learned that it is totally okay also! I do not beat myself up about it. My work may not have been exactly what she was looking for and I do not take it personally. I just keep it moving! CRC: What are some of the tricky situations that have learned to navigate through during your career? MELISSA: There are so many tricky situations! One tricky situation that I often encounter involves timelines and expectations. Because most weddings typically include a handful or more of clients that I have to style, I begin hours in advance to ensure that everyone is ready on time, and oftentimes, this means beginning early in the morning, even if the wedding is not until the second half of the day. I have to be stern and sweet at the same time to explain that every minute counts on the day of the wedding. Another common situation I experience is when the bride received a haircut prior to the wedding and now the hair is too short. Working with countless brides over the years, I have discovered hair extensions can be a lifesaver. I have learned that when I remain calm and reassuring, it really helps the bride. PRO Tip: Be sure to showcase a variety of hair styles on your website and social media to allow prospective clients to see your range of skills! How to Navigate Last Minute Styling Request During the Bridal Service CRC: How do you handle clients that try to add additional clients to your styling duties the day of that were not part of the original contract? MELISSA: If my timeline permits, I will add additional clients in this type of situation; however, I stress the “if I have time” factor so as to not over-promise or disappoint anybody, especially the bride. And in this case, I do charge an extra add-on fee on top of the service fee. Extra Advice for Bridal Hair Stylists CRC: What do you do to elevate the bridal service and experience? MELISSA: I set myself apart by how I communicate with my brides and how I go above and beyond achieving a desired look for them. I also care for my brides like I do for my family and they know it, too! CRC: If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice as you were starting your career, what would you say? MELISSA: I wish I had known in the beginning that in addition to being the bridal hair expert, you are also your own marketing team, photographer, and social media manager. You respond to all inquiries, manage restocking your kit, and most importantly - furthering your education. It is important to practice your craft as often as possible because things get chaotic and we play so many roles. Other stylists often say to me, “gosh Melissa, I just don’t have time to post on social media, I don’t know how you do it,” and I always respond with, “I don’t have the time either, but I MAKE the time because I want to run a successful bridal hair business!” Ironically enough, I’m in the gym on a bike while answering the questions for this interview! One final and major thing I want other stylists to know: Do not let fear hold you back like I did! I waited way too long to start my business because I thought I would fail or not be good enough. I had to let go and take this risk and it’s been the most amazing journey! A Hair Tutorial by Melissa Dunn How to create a romantic braided bridal bun First, curl the hair with a 1-inch curling iron with all of the curls going in the same direction. Next, take two sections near the partial ridge and twist towards the face. Pinch and pull each section. Take the twisted section and place it just above the nape and pin it into place. Repeat the same step above but on the opposite side. Create three twists and fluff out the sections. Next, take the three sections you twisted and braid them together. Take the fluffy braid and wrap it into a circle to create a fluffy messy bun. Pin the bun in place. Finally, fine-tune the upstyle. Take a step back and look at the updo, Pinch, pull, tug, and pin into place once you reach the desired look! Be sure to visit Melissa on Instagram to view more of her pictorials and video tutorials! About Our Featured Pro, Melissa Dunn Melissa services brides in Charleston, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas and offers a range of makeup and hair styles from military balls, maternity shoots, boudoir, and of course, bridal! Melissa Dunn Hair and Makeup has been awarded Best of Weddings from The Knot for the last three years in a row and describes her work and style as “light and airy.” She has been in the industry for over a decade and studied at Paul Mitchell The School before launching her own business. In addition to being inspired by all things beauty, she loves staying active and spending time with her daughter. In addition to helping her clients feel and look their best, she also offers virtual classes to other stylists that want to learn how to create her signature hair styles. Visit her website, or visit her on social media for more inspiration! Feeling Inspired? We hope reading about Melissa's journey and seeing her work has inspired you and taught you a few things to keep in mind for your next bridal session! For more bridal inspo, check out our Bridal Look Book. If you need more help or a personalized recommendation, click here to contact a Beauty Advisor. About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
We spent the week focusing on our Staff Top Picks for Self Care, best selling skincare tools, and makeup recommendations to express whatever mood you're in, but the most important part of creating a good self care routine is finding products that suit your preferences and beauty style. We know it can be hard to figure out which product is best for you, so our in-house licensed esthetician Chelsie joined us for this blog to break down the benefits of our best selling products to tell you the benefits and perks of each! The Benefits of Skincare from Professional Makeup Brands It’s a well-known fact that the most important factor in achieving a beautiful makeup look is the prep that takes place before makeup application. Brands like Senna Cosmetics and Graftobian have led the makeup industry for television, film, stage, and other performances, so it’s no surprise they have also created some of our best-performing skincare products. The pros that formulated them knew their products had to perform under any conditions and on any skin type, no matter what the actors, models, or clients used on a regular basis for their skincare routine. Additionally, professional brands focus on creating skincare products that play well with makeup. From mixing them with makeup to create different finishes and textures to the prep products like toners, moisturizers, and primers, they are created to maximize the beauty of the makeup placed on top. To help explain this even further, Eugenia Weston of Senna Cosmetics joined Chelsie for an episode of Camera Ready LIVE on Instagram to explain the benefits of professional makeup brand skincare products. Top Three Skincare Products Best Selling Skincare Look in any makeup artist's kit, and you’re bound to find at least one of our top three best selling skincare items inside. Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Bioderma Sensibio H2O FITISH Don’t Sweat It Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate is a medium-weight cream and a multitasker! It acts as a great base for makeup application and leaves the skin soft and supple. It can also be used as a moisturizer or a hydrating mask. For makeup artists, it can be used as a quick five-minute mask to alleviate dry and flaky skin. Simply apply a generous layer to the skin, leave on for approximately five minutes, and massage in excess. Make a makeup mistake? Lait Creme Concentre can help with that, too! Apply a small amount to a cotton swab and lightly swipe where you want to correct the makeup. From sharpening a winged liner or gently wiping away a hint of mascara from the lower lash line, Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre has you covered. Even if you’re not a pro, you can use this ultra-rich product to help balance the hydration levels in your skin to reduce excess oiliness or dryness. You can also use it to replace your favorite hand and body cream for those days you’re in need of extra moisture! Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre PRO Tip: Use this emollient product as a mixing medium to create your own custom products. Depending on the amount, you’re able to make wax or cream-based foundations more emollient and can sheer them down to a coverage similar to a tinted moisturizer. You can even scrape off some of the pigment from your favorite highlighter to create a radiant creamy highlighter that looks extra healthy and glowy. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Bioderma Sensibio H2O has been a favorite for makeup artists and enthusiasts alike because it is available in varying sizes and contains non-irritating ingredients. Sensibio H2O is gentle to be used around the eyes but effective enough to prep and cleanse the skin. This comes in handy for makeup artists wanting to quickly switch looks or clean up imperfections. You can even remove the most pigmented lipstick without leaving the skin feeling raw or irritated. For makeup lovers that are curious about this popular product, consider its many uses. In addition to serving as an effective makeup remover, it can also be used to cleanse and refresh the skin post-workout or doing a hot summer day. Unlike many drugstore micellar waters, Bioderma Sensibio H2O is created without irritants or chemicals that can leave the skin sensitive. Additionally, Sensibio H2O contains Cucumber Extract which hydrates and soothes, so it’s the perfect product to cleanse, tone, and calm the skin all-in-one! This great ingredient can also alleviate redness and itchiness. FITISH Don’t Sweat It If you haven’t heard about FITISH Beauty, it’s a skincare and lifestyle brand that focuses on wellness through calming ingredients and self care. The key ingredient used in FITISH products is CBD, and the benefits for the skin include reducing inflammation and redness. Don’t Sweat It is a CBD-infused setting spray that has been known to even keep on a full face of makeup even after an intense workout. Additional ingredients including aloe, green tea, and allantoin help add extra hydration, soothing moisture, and protect your skin with each wear. Top Three Hair Care Products Best Selling Hair Care We proudly serve both the professional makeup artist world as well as makeup and beauty lovers, so it's no surprise our best selling hair care products are styling products that help refresh a style and lock it in place all day (or night) long! Oribe Gold Lust Dry Texturizing Spray Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo Oribe has created several iconic product lines including the best selling Gold Lust and Beautiful Color collections, and we're proud to offer kit and travel-friendly sizes of most of their products. Similarly, Living Proof has their cult-favorite Perfect Hair Day line that works well on a wide range of hair types making it a perfect choice for pros to work on a variety of clients. Top Three Body Care Products Our best selling body care products will come as no surprise because they feature brands included in our top three skincare products list! Embryolisse Lait Creme Fluide Hydratant Bioderma Atoderm Cream FITISH Tone Down Body Cream Embryolisse Lait Creme Fluide Hydratant If you feel like the name of our best selling body care product sounds familiar, you're correct! Lait Creme Fluide Hydratant is the full body version of best selling Lait Creme Concentre. Embryolisse Lait Creme Fluide Hydratant contains all the same hydrating ingredients found in the best selling version for your face but is intended for your full body to seal in moisture. This light, velvety smooth lotion replenishes the moisture your skin craves, leaving it soft and supple. Bioderma Atoderm Cream As service providers, professional makeup artists are constantly disinfecting and taking extra steps to keep things as clean and sanitary as possible. That not only includes disinfecting their kit, tools, and products but also their hands. With increased hand washing and sanitizing, a professional-grade moisturizer is a must-have. Just like with many other professionals, a makeup artist's hands are the most essential tool to their work, so Bioderma Atoderm Cream deeply hydrates without being heavy, so they're still able to work while being freshly moisturized. It's also great to apply to talent if they will be shooting images showing with their hands, legs, or chest in the frame. FITISH Tone Down Body Cream This CBD-infused body cream is the richer and denser version of their Tone Down spray. It's the ultimate self care treat for those with congested or sensitive skin because it provides an instant cooling effect and contains ingredients that help reduce inflammation, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It's great for brides and clients that tend to have redness or sensitive skin, and it's the perfect post-workout treatment or post-summer sun body care product. Feeling Inspired? Are you feeling inspired? Explore our best selling pro-approved skincare, hair care, and body care. If you have any additional questions, our Beauty Advisors are here to help, so click here to send them an email! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
At Camera Ready, we take pride in offering the best products in the industry and have incredibly high standards for the makeup, tools, skincare, and hair care we have within our own collections. That's why we are sharing our top picks to get Camera Ready! Enjoy learning more about our January Top Picks! Stacy's Top Picks I recently picked up one of Danessa Myricks' Inifinte Gemstone Kits from her holiday collection, and I am loving the new Infinite Chrome Pencils! In particular, I've been loving the shades Opal and Jade. The formula is great and doesn't tug at your skin, and it's easy and fun fun to put in the waterline to open up my eye with a subtle multichrome iridescence. They have such a precise tip, and the formula is waterproof. If you've been wanting to dip your toe into the multichrome trend, this is hands down the way to go. My other top pick for the month will probably make you laugh. I bought the L.A. Girl PRO Color Foundation Mixing Pigment in the shade white because I wanted an easy-to-use product to turn my husband's eyebrows and beard white for a quick change Santa Claus during the holidays. It worked out perfectly. I then started using a small amount with my foundation since it is a tad bit dark this time of year, and it worked liek a charm. The formula is incredibly pigmented but easy to blend. It works perfectly with both my liquid and cream foundations to create a perfect match. This product is great to have in your personal makeup collection or in your artist kit. Plus, it's super affordable. If you've struggled like many others to find your perfect winter shade, add a tiny bit of this to your favorite summer foundations for a custom match! Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Pencils LEARN MORE L.A. Girl Color Mixing Pigment LEARN MORE Chelsie's Top Picks When it comes to complexion products, I always strive to achieve a natural, skin-like finish, and Danessa Myricks Beauty Balm Contour makes it so easy! It is formulated with some of my favorite skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, so the formula is ultra-creamy and blendable. It essentially does my job for me! I have a history of acne-prone and extremely dry skin, so in the past, it had been very difficult to find a contour product that doesn't look muddy or emphasize my dryness. That's why Beauty Balm Contour is a game-changer. It performs well on different skin types. This looks undetectable on the skin while still providing a gorgeous warmth and dimension to your look! In terms of my kit, there is such a wide variety of shades and undertones, so I know I can rely on this product and will never run into a moment where I can't find a shade for someone. As a licensed esthetician and makeup professional, I look for double-duty products and am ALL about hydration! Senna's Moisture Mist is the perfect toner because it balances the skin's pH, provides soothing hydration, and contains plenty of antioxidants to enrich your skin and protect it against environmental stressors. It also helps your serums and moisturizers to penetrate deeper into your skin and is great over makeup as a refresher or to blend out any powders. With Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, and Lavender Oil, it really is the perfect combination of ingredients packed into a mist! Danessa Myricks Beauty Balm Contour LEARN MORE Senna Moisture Mist LEARN MORE Calvin's Top Picks Have you ever heard the saying, " it's not your makeup it's your tools"? It's a phrase that I live by. I recently added the MYKITCO My Flawless Face Brush 0.22 to apply foundation to my clients, and it makes me wonder what took me so long to try it! It glides across the skin and allows you to buff product faster for a smoother finish regardless of the coverage. You can kiss patches and streaks goodbye, and your blending time will be cut in half! PRO Tip: Dot your liquid foundation onto the main points of your face like the cheeks, forehead, and chin. Grab the Flawless Face Brush and your favorite setting spray. Give the brush a light spritz and blend out your foundation. You've now given your complexion a long-wear, flawless finish. For my other top pick this month, I have to give a shout out to a powder that may seem like a splurge but is well worth it. The By Terry Colorless Hydra-Care Powder is a makeup artist's dream because it works with pretty much any foundation formula and is so finely milled that it's essentially weightless. It won't look nor feel like you're wearing powder, but it sets the makeup beautifully and increases the wear time for everyday use or for the biggest events. You won't have flashback, and it's one of those products that look better as the day goes on. For a convenient on-the-go option, they also offer a pressed powder compact. MYKITCO My Flawless Face Brush 0.22 LEARN MORE By Terry Colorless Hydra-Care Powder LEARN MORE Liz's Top Picks This past summer, I experienced an insane allergic reaction. I spent months working to heal the damage done to my face and upper body. During my reaction, nothing would calm my skin or create the soothing effects I was looking for. Right before this happened, I had started trying out Saint Jane Beauty. After trying countless recommendations from my General Practitioner, Allergist, and Dermatologist, I decided to put my Saint Jane products to the test, and I wasn't disappointed. My skin started to calm down and heal. It was a relief, and as I have healed, I continue to use Saint Jane's Luxury Beauty Serum and Body Serum daily. It gives my skin the most beautiful, healthy glow, and it even helps my skin look flawless when I put on makeup. Some days, I go makeup-free and get compliments on my skin. I can't think of any other products that have made such a positive impact on my skin. For hair care, I've been really enjoying Sachajuan's Leave In Conditioner. I have fine color-treated hair that needs a lot of moisturizing products to feel soft and look bouncy. It's incredibly lightweight, and that's important for my fine but thick color-treated hair. It also helps control frizz and flyaways, adds shine, and refreshes my style if I give my hair a quick mist throughout the day. Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum LEARN MORE Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner LEARN MORE Lauren's Top Picks As a makeup artist, I have tried a lot of different blush formulas, and pigmentation and long-wear are essential. The Lethal Cosmetics MAGNETIC Face Powder Blushes have been an amazing addition to my kit because they check all the boxes for what I need in a blush and offer unique colors that work on a variety of skin tones! From rich wine shades to face brightening coral, orange, and even a yellow-toned blush, you'll be able to create a unique flush that will brighten up any look. A kit staple and personal favorite for my own routine during the winter season is Embryolisse Creme Exfoliante. It's no secret that Embryolisse makes a lot of makeup artist staples! This creamy cleanser is ideal for all skin types because it has microspheres that provide gentle physical exfoliation along with hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, E, and F, and other nourishing ingredients. It's the perfect way to revitalize your skin and give you a healthy glow no matter how dull, dreary, or cold the weather may be outside! Lethal Cosmetics MAGNETIC Face Powder Blush LEARN MORE Embryolisse Creme Exfoliante LEARN MORE Morgan's Top Picks The True + Luscious Lucky Glow Palette is extremely pigmented, and when I say the highlighters glow, I mean they GLOW. The texture is smooth and lightweight, and it doesn't emphasize my skin's natural texture. When it comes to mascara, I'm always trying new formulas. On me, mascaras usually smudge, flake, or are messy to apply. However, when I tried the Smashbox Super Fan Mascara, I was impressed both from the very first time I tried it and have made it my go-to mascara for several months now! I've been using this mascara for a few months now, and my lashes still look like the first application. It's one of those great formulas that isn't too wet or too dry, helps keep my lashes separated, doesn't flake nor smudge, and gives me everything I want when it comes to my lashes! I know I'll be repurchasing this again and again! True + Luscious Lucky Glow Palette LEARN MORE Smashbox Super Fan Mascara LEARN MORE Jessica's Top Picks As a licensed cosmetologist who did hair for over a decade, it's safe to say I am picky when it comes to my hair care products! I have a sensitive scalp that can get very dry yet also oily from the South Florida humidity, and I think I've tested just about every brand for hair care there is! When my scalp is feeling a bit on the more oily side, I must say I LOVE using the Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo. It truly gives you that "squeaky clean" feeling and really helps with any product build-up! As I don't wash my hair daily, I rely on Oribe's Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. It smells amazing, and it doesn't leave that white residue most dry shampoos leave. I have dark brown hair, and it's hard to find a dry shampoo that is undetectable! With this product, I am able to go longer between washes without looking like I really need a wash... don't judge me, if you know you KNOW. Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo LEARN MORE Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo LEARN MORE Maria's Top Picks When it comes to complexion products, I tend to stick to my tried and true. I am in my late 30s and have normal skin that's slightly dry leaning in the winter, and I prefer foundations that are perfecting and that give me natural-looking coverage without feeling heavy. If the formula has added skincare benefits, that's the icing on the cake, and Jouer's Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation checks all of those boxes! I don't know how they did it, but this liquid foundation is more pigmented than any other foundation I've ever tried while still feeling like you're not wearing makeup. A half pump can cover my entire face, and once it sets, it's there all day. It's one of those formulas that actually gets more natural-looking and beautiful as the day goes on, and I have found that I don't even have to set it! For reference, my other favorites include Joe Blasco Ultrabase, RCMA Liquid Foundation, and Chanel Ultra Le Teint. The other product I haven't been able to stop using this month goes hand in hand with my other pick! When it comes to foundation, I'm that person that prefers to blend it out with fingertips or the Dose of Colors Penpoint Beauty Sponge. However, I have added the PRO Multiblender to my complexion routine because it gives my creamier foundations like Joe Blasco Ultrabase & RCMA Liquid Foundation the prettiest natural finish and blends them out better than any other tool I've ever used. Additionally, it gives me extra play-time for foundations that set faster than others (like the Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation). The texture of this sponge is unlike anything I've ever used! It's so bouncy and almost squishy feeling, so it's incredibly comfortable and fun to use. I have also found that I prefer to use it dry because it gives me a smooth finish that you'd expect from other beauty sponges that have been wet, so it's the ultimate tool in any situation (in my gym bag, for quick application, travel, etc.)! Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation LEARN MORE Camera Ready PRO Multiblender LEARN MORE Feeling Inspired? Ready to experience the products we can't get enough of? Click here to start exploring or top picks or click below to discover more great products. To learn more about our top picks from 2021, click here. Want to create your perfect makeup, hair care, of skincare routine? Or team of Beauty Advisors are here to help! Click here to send them a message! EXPLORE HAIR CARE EXPLORE SKINCARE EXPLORE SKINCARE TOOLS About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
As beauty lovers, products that make getting Camera Ready easier and faster are always at the top of our favorites lists! That's why we get so excited when we find a great hair care product, new tools, and skincare that can help give us a great base for makeup. Let's dive into the products you loved the most this year! Hair Products Our top products were based on the items you bought the most this year, and for the hair obsessed, our list is dominated by one brand. Oribe offers professional hair care formulated without parabens and sodium chloride. Their entire line of products is gluten-free, cruelty-free, color and keratin treatment safe, and offers UV-protection for the hair. Each of the following award-winning products are available in travel size as well as full-size options. 3. Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo This rejuvenating cleanser combines centuries-old healing oils and extracts including cypress, argan, and maracuja, with a revolutionary bio-restorative complex to balance the scalp and reinforce the inner strength of each strand. Your hair will reawaken to its glossiest, healthiest prime. 2. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo Instantly clean with Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo. Extend your blowout and prevent damage with this transformative dry shampoo. It absorbs product buildup, oil, and impurities with translucent powders while soothing the scalp, restoring strength, and softness. Fragrance-retention technology means Oribe's signature scent stays with you all day. 1. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Get bigger, better, full-on glamorous hair with this revolutionary spray. This invisible dry hair spray builds in incredible volume and sexy texture. Patented polymers absorb oil at the roots, leaving you with just-styled hair for days (and nights). So easy to use, shake, and spray where you want volume. Honorable Mention: SACHAJUAN Scalp Shampoo SACHAJUAN is known for their proprietary blend of ingredients called Ocean Silk Technology. Simple in its roots yet highly effective, Ocean Silk Technology is derived from the extract of two cold-water algae—Rhodophycea and Chondrus. By perfectly combining these ingredients, SACHAJUAN’s Ocean Silk Technology improves elasticity and adds long-lasting moisture and shine to the hair. It works both on the surface and the interior of the hair, nourishing the scalp and adding to the hair’s mineral balance. This special shampoo is formulated with piroctone olamine and climbazole to remove dandruff and to soothe an irritated scalp. Rosemary oil, menthol, salicylic acid, and ginger extract soothe and maintain healthy moisture balance of hair and scalp. Face Moisturizers Most makeup artists will agree beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin. Each of the following products not only work beautifully on their own but can be used to prep the skin before foundation. 3. Danessa Myricks Beauty Oil This luxury facial oil has a unique blend of 9 nourishing oils and skin-friendly ingredients like plante-derived Squalene and Gold leaf designed to leave your skin feeling smooth & hydrated bringing forth your natural radiance. This lightweight formula was designed to work with all skin types with special attention to oily skin. It hydrates the skin leaving it with a natural-looking radiant finish. Wear it alone for a boost of hydration day and night, or mix a small drop of the Beauty Oil with your favorite foundation for added luminosity. 2. Embryolisse Hydra-Mat Emulsion This nourishing and mattifying lotion penetrates deeply into the skin, leaving the face feeling fresh and hydrated. A true multi-tasker, Hydra-Mat balances moisture while absorbing excess oil and shine. Apricot oil tones the skin, leaving the face feeling soft, smooth, and matte all day. The jellylike texture is lightweight and dissolves quickly, making it ideal to use under makeup for a flawless face that lasts into the night. 1. Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre Peek inside any Makeup artist's kit and you are sure to find a tube of Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 24 Hour Miracle Cream. A cult favorite among pros since 1950, this intense and nourishing lotion is three products in one: primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover. The light and silky texture absorbs easily into skin, leaving it soft, supple, and camera ready. Full of nourishing ingredients like shea butter, fatty acids, and soy proteins, it repairs and firms the skin, restores elasticity, and creates a healthy glow reminiscent of younger days. The beauty industry's secret weapon, this hardworking cream can also be used to reduce irritation after shaving, as a foundation mixing agent, and even as a hair texturizer. Honorable Mention Fitish Beauty Dewing It Moisturizer Packed with nutrients, Fitish Beauty Dewing It Moisturizer will leave your skin beautifully dewy. It’s fragrance-free and filled with botanical antioxidants including CBD. The lightweight whipped texture leaves your skin dewy and supple without leaving you feeling sticky or greasy, and a little goes a long way. It protects the skin from environmental damage and helps to clarify and hydrate for smoother skin while promoting collagen production. Danessa Myricks Beauty Oil LEARN MORE Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat LEARN MORE Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre LEARN MORE Tools The term “tools” can apply to different types of products including brushes, applicators, and even skincare devices. However, the common thread for all of the products we consider tools is that they improve the makeup, skincare, or hair care application or experience. Let’s discuss the tools you loved the most in 2021! 3. Temptu - Air Create the most flawless, natural-looking skin-like finish with the Temptu Air. This cordless airbrush device can achieve red-carpet beauty in minutes, using less makeup than traditional makeup. In othr words, you'll enjoy a simplied and a more hygienic beauty routine. The three-speed airflow and SoftTouch control allows you to customize coverage from sheer to medium-to-full. Temptu has revolutionized the makeup industry with this portable device. It is no wonder this tool is a staple in so many makeup artist’s kits. Looking to get started with airbrush makeup? Temptu offers the Temptu Air Best Sellers Basics Kit including the Temptu Air device. 2. GLAMCOR Multimedia X (w/ Selfie Function & Universal Phone Clip) The GLAMCOR Multimedia X with Selfie Function & Universal Phone Clip has color temperature adjustability, remote control, and an array of accessories for all devices. It's a portable lighting studio that is lightweight, durable, and powerful. The MULTIMEDIA X is the ultimate content creation solution. With the Bluetooth Selfie Function, you can pair your smartphone to the light and use the remote control to take your photos and video to the highest level. Use the Multimedia X to film your tutorials by adding a camera, iPad, or smartphone. Great lighting is a must-have for makeup and photography. In our Danessa Myricks's Camera Ready Favorites Blog, she mentions that "amazing lighting is a non-negotiable for me! If I’m on a live, or hosting a masterclass, GLAMCOR has some amazing lighting options for all artists." 1. Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System w/ Serum It is no surprise this viral sensation landed in our #1 spot after Jessica Alba described the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System as a tool "that does all the things". Beauty Influencer Tati Westbrook tested this skincare tool and said she looked younger and sculpted thanks to the treatment. Conture is committed to discovering new ways to care for skin that are easy, painless, and deliver proven results. They have done just that with their Kinetic Skin Toning System by utilizing Isometric Compression combined with Low Frequency Vibrations to gently stimulate and tone skin for a more youthful-looking appearance. This technology is similar to those used, and once only available, by professionals in med-spas and skin centers. Used daily, the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System has been clinically shown to enhance the appearance and absorption of skin. Resulting in the overall signs of aging, dull and tired-looking skin are improved and skin is left feeling and looking radiant and more youthful. Honorable Mention MYKITCO My Pro Selects Makeup Brush Set The MYKITCO My Pro Selects Makeup Brush Set contains a selection of 16 MYKITCO brushes hand-picked by makeup artist and co-founder Jame Molloy. You have every brush you need to create flawless skin, stunning eyes, perfect brows, and defined lips. These brushes are trusted by makeup artists and loved by makeup lovers alike. Body Products Body care and self care go hand in hand. Each of these products will no doubt leave your skin happier and healthier. 3. Fitish Beauty Tone Down Body Cream Tone Down Body Cream uses the finest THC-Free CBD in combination with aloe, green tea, coffee, and peppermint. It's cooling, clarifying, and moisturizing. It was created to help calm redness but has shown results for conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne on the body. For a lightweight spray-on version of this fan favorite, opt for Fitish Beauty Tone Down Facial Mist. 2. Embryolisse 222000 Lait Creme Fluide Hydratant 500ml Embryolisse Lait Crème Fluide contains all the same hydrating ingredients found in the best selling 24 Hour Cream but is formulated specifically for your hands and body. This light and velvety smooth lotion replenishes the moisture your skin craves, leaving it soft and supple. Apply to your entire body after bathing for an intense hydration that lasts all day. 1. Esker Beauty Body Plane The Esker Beauty Body Plane is inspired by the rituals of ancient Greek and Roman bathhouses. Strigils were metal scraping tools used for oil cleansing from head to toe. This modern take on the strigil is crafted from premium teak wood. The stainless steel blunt edge is plated with colloidal sterling silver which is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, leaving skin soothed and smoothed. This tool gently and thoroughly exfoliates the skin without damaging or irritating its moisture barrier. It helps smooth skin and alleviate roughness and patchiness including ingrown hairs and keratosis pilaris. Honorable Mention Indie Lee Coconut Citrus Scrub The scent of this clean-beauty scrub is almost good enough to eat thanks to natural ingredients including lemongrass, lemon balm, and vanilla. It also contains raw cane sugar, coconut oil, and jojoba oil for a moisture boost with gentle exfoliation. Honorable Mentions It was an exciting year for us when it comes to skincare, hair care, and tools, so we wanted to spotlight a few extra brands we've added this year! Saint Jane offers luxurious skincare and beauty products that incorporate calming botanicals including CBD and sustainably sourced ingredients for all skin types and skin tones. Each ingredient is gently extracted to optimize purity and performance and meticulously blended to ensure maximum potency. Ilios Lighting was created to solve the mirror and lighting needs of makeup artists, photographers, and content creators in one innovative ring light. Mario Dedivanovic explains it best. "Lighting is such a critical part of everything I do, from makeup application to content creation," said Mario. "I not only see a need for this product, but a need for a company that truly embraces our industry and understands it. The Ilios Beauty Ring is the closest thing I’ve experienced to natural sunlight. The quality is just perfect.” MYKITCO was created by makeup artist James Molloy and partner Alex. They took the utmost care to hand-make their original designs from scratch. James then tried and tested each and every bag and brush until they were perfect. With ultimate confidence in the quality they were offering, MYKITCO quickly became an industry favorite, responsible for some major kit upgrades all over the world. AVENE has over 275 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin and is recommended by dermatologists worldwide. At the heart of every formula, is clinically proven Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe, soften and calm the skin. Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France. During this journey, the water filters through the dolomites, mineral-laden porous rocks, where it comes into contact with an ancient microorganism, named Aquaphilus Dolomiae*, that produces key substances which are in part responsible for making Avène Thermal Spring Water so effective. This remarkable biological property, combined with the well-known mineral properties, is the double signature of Avène Thermal Spring Water. Feeling Inspired? We hope you loved learning more about our top skincare, tools, and hair care! To start exploring, click the pictures below. EXPLORE HAIR CARE EXPLORE SKINCARE EXPLORE SKINCARE TOOLS About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
It's been a busy year here at Camera Ready, from introducing a beautiful array of new products and rereleases of cult favorites like Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer to the addition of 19 brands our Camera Ready family, we've been having so much fun brining you the best the industry has to offer! If you don't follow us on Social Media or aren't signed up for our emails and texts, you may have missed all of the fun, but don't worry! It's time to kick back, relax, and get your wish list ready because we will be recapping all of the brands we have added this year. KimChi Chic Beauty Colorful makeup lovers rejoice! We're thrilled to announce we've added KimChi Chic Beauty to our family, and we're sure you'll find something you love from this ultra fun and unique brand. KimChi Chic Beauty is dedicated to providing drag queens and makeup lovers alike with products they can use to express their true selves. From everyday staples to out of this world colorful & glittery makeup, this brand has you covered for every occasion. Kim, the creator and famous Drag Queen, first dressed in drag at the age of 25 and realized drag was the medium where she could mold her love and knowledge of art, painting, fashion, and photography into one vessel. Whether you're a neutral makeup lover or vibe with glittery rainbows, KimChi Chic has something to inspire you! Gavissi Beauty Gavissi Beauty offers a wide variety of water activated liners including duochrome, pastels, and UV reactive shades. This Latina-owned brand is based in Florida and has inclusivity at the core of their brand. Their products are designed for those who are fearless when it comes to expressing themselves through the art of makeup. They create high-quality yet affordable makeup in a variety of shades to allow everyone to find the perfect shades for their complexion. If you're looking to try water activated liners for the first time, we definitely recommend grabbing a few of their brushes along with one of their Split Liners that offers multiple shades that you can mix and match! Jouer Launched in 2008, Christina Zilber designed Jouer to provide a fresh, editorial view of makeup to complement an individual's fashion sense and lifestyle. Their goal is to allow you to enhance your natural beauty and to feel like you're treating yourself to a little bit of luxury each time you use their products. This clean beauty brand has you covered with skincare, complexion, eyeshadows, blushes, bronzer, lip products, and more, so we know you'll enjoy exploring all they have to offer! Meloway If you're like us and love finding the next big thing, you're going to love Meloway! They're committed to bringing inclusivity to the beauty industry by creating beauty products that are versatile tools of self-expression no matter who you are. Their current offerings include mascara in several shades, a pale pink mascara primer, and an innovative eyeliner with a makeup remover tip on the other end. All of their products are paraben-free and vegan, and they are a winner of the coveted Allure 2021 Best of Beauty title for their Your Way Mascara. StunnerBee Beauty StunnerBee Beauty is the brainchild of Brianna J. Meshack. As a Makeup Artist for 20 years, she realized that creatives needed makeup essentials that were functional, fashionable and allowed them to perform as efficiently as possible. Industry professionals were starting to carry travel luggage on set to house makeup tools and necessities, but this practice isn’t conducive to working smarter and not harder. That's why Brianna decided to streamline the amount out of items industry professionals needed to carry at once and develop multi-use makeup luggage for artists to perform at peak efficiency and show up on set in style. We are proud to offer her Beauty Boss Backpack that is perfect for the fashionable pro and makeup lover. MYKITCO We know an important part of artistry is the tools you use, so we were thrilled to add MYKITCO to our assortment this year! Starting in the spare room of their home in 2015, makeup artist James Molloy and partner Alex took the utmost care to hand-make their original designs from scratch. James then tried and tested each and every bag and brush until they were perfect. With ultimate confidence in the quality, they were offering, MYKITCO quickly became an industry favorite, responsible for some major kit upgrades all over the world. Our best sellers from MYKITCO include their Brush Buddy, accessories including cotton buds and handy sharpener, and their brush sets. If you need a little guidance on how to use their different brushes, be sure to check out the products descriptions for each brush on our site for a few PRO Tips from James himself! Ilios Lighting All makeup mirrors are not created equally. From the quality of the glass to the lighting housed within them, the smallest differences can make a big impact on the finished look. That's why we're excited to offer Ilios Lighting! The Ilios Lighting team consists of Kelly Mondora, Mario Dedivanovic, and Jerry Ghionis, and they teamed up together to create an all-in-one solution to solve the mirror and lighting needs of makeup artists, photographers, and content creators. Their Beauty Ring is an innovative ring light that includes a cell phone stand, three unique lighting shades, and five dimming levels to provide you with the perfect lighting level for every situation. Avène We know how imporant skincare is to create the perfect makeup look, so we added Avène to our family of brands this summer! Avène has over 275 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin and is recommended by dermatologists worldwide. At the heart of every formula, is clinically proven Avène Thermal Spring Water to soothe, soften and calm the skin. Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France. During this journey, the water filters through the dolomites, mineral-laden porous rocks, where it comes into contact with an ancient microorganism, named Aquaphilus Dolomiae*, that produces key substances which are in part responsible for making Avène Thermal Spring Water so effective. This remarkable biological property, combined with the well-known mineral properties, is the double signature of Avène Thermal Spring Water. Our best sellers include the Thermal Spring Water, Soothing Eye Contour Cream, and shine-free Cold Cream Nourishing Lip Balm. Sydney Grace Sydney Grace is a family-owned brand focused on creating professional quality makeup at an affordable price. They offer easy-to-blend eyeshadows and cruelty-free products that are made in the USA. The best selling products include the Cream Shadows, Temptalia Collaboration, and single shadows. The Temptalia Collaboration consists of three palettes that are each available in a Light and a Deep version. The Light versions include lighter matte shades to suit fairer complexions while the Deep versions have richer matte shades designs to perform beautifully on deeper skin tones. Dose of Colors Anna Petrosian created Dose of Colors in May 2013. For over ten years, her experience as a freelance makeup artist equipped her with the knowledge and insight to create, innovate, and cultivate a brand of exceptional quality and excellence. Dose of Colors creates cruelty-free cosmetics, accessories, and skincare products that are user-friendly, functional, and always on-trend. They focus on developing products that require minimal effort yet deliver maximum results and are determined to bridge the gap between artistry, efficacy, and comfort one product at a time. NuFACE NuFACE is the leader in at-home beauty devices helping every client look and feel more beautiful, and their devices can be used to elevate your artistry! We were fortunate to go Live on Instagram with their team to demonstrate the various techniques for makeup artists, and you may view the video here. Carol Cole and her daughters, Tera Peterson and Kim Morales, created NuFACE out of their home in Encinitas, CA. Carol, a licensed aesthetician, began her career in 1985 at the famed Golden Door destination spa in Escondido, CA. While administering treatments, she heard common anti-aging concerns from her clients such as sagging eyelids, loss of contour. and simply “tired of looking tired”. With this knowledge in hand, Carol started specializing in microcurrent facials and traveled weekly to Los Angeles to serve the most discerning clients in Hollywood. Using its flagship technology, microcurrent, NuFACE's award-winning products are clinically shown to help tone, firm, and reduce the look of wrinkles. The results are both instant for a quick lift and cumulative with continued use. To learn more about the brand, click here. Saint Jane Saint Jane is a luxurious brand of skincare and beauty products that incorporate calming botanicals and sustainably sourced ingredients for all skin types and skin tones. Ingredients like Helichrysum, "The Everlasting Flower", sustainably sourced Frankincense, Myrhh, and Kakadu plum have been used for thousands of years to calm, soothe, and heal the most troubling skin issues. Each ingredient is gently extracted to optimize purity and performance and meticulously blended to ensure maximum potency. Before creating Saint Jane in 2018, founder and owner Casey Georgeson spent her career creating wine and beauty brands for large retailers (Marc Jacobs Beauty, Disney, Elizabeth and James) and The Wine Group (Cupcake Vineyards, Chloe, Love Noir), so she knows what it takes to create a product that is unique, desirable, and stands out among the competition. Our most popular Saint Jane products includes their Luxury Lip Shine lipgloss, Hydrating Petal Cream, and their award-winning Bright Repair Eye Cream. Jillian Dempsey Legendary makeup artist Jillian Dempsey is a celebrated sculptor, painter, entrepreneur, and animal activist that is in constant search of innovative approaches and fresh perspectives to beauty. The world’s top photographers, editors, and Hollywood’s elite (Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, to name a few) constantly seek out the precision of her hand and the uniqueness of her artistry. Her finger-friendly line of makeup is vegan, cruelty-free, and created using organic ingredients to allow them to be used on the eyes, lips, and face, with ease. While we love everything she creates, our best selling products include the Lid Tint Satin Eye Shadow, Khol Liner, and Cheek Tint. We also recommend checking out her innovative Mini Fan Brush that's perfect for applying cream and powder products. Indie Lee Recognizing the need for more clean skincare options, we proudly added Indie Lee to our family of brands this past spring. In 2008, Indie Lee was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor that doctors felt could be environmentally derived and attributed to something as simple as what she was putting on her skin. This was her awakening. After surviving a successful surgery, she embarked upon a new journey, Indie Lee skincare - a clean beauty line dedicated to educating and empowering others to live their healthiest life. Indie Lee sources the world’s finest ingredients from nature and marries them with technology available in personal care today. The result is high-performance products created with ethical choices and safety in mind. The brand’s mission to provide healthier skincare options is embodied through its undertaking of rigorous testing protocols to ensure clean, high-performance products. Committed to creating change and building community in the clean lifestyle and wellness categories, Indie Lee & Co is grounded in nature, supported through science, and inspired by life. In addition to offering the full-size products, we offer kit and travel friendly sizes and discovery sets to experience their best sellers. Illamasqua High performance products are a must have for pros, so we got a little giddy when we added Illamasqua to our brands this past winter. This pro-focused brand has been pushing boundaries and redefining beauty with 100% cruelty-free and certified by PETA products to suit any makeup style. They're known for highly pigmented products that are long-wearing and innovative. Our best sellers include their complexion products and blushes. SACHAJUAN SACHAJUAN was created by the Swedish hairstyling team Sacha Mitic and Juan Rosenlind. They opened their salon in 1997 and created a line of products after seeing the need for a minimalistic approach to hair. Their goal was simple - to provide elevated yet simple products that left hair shinier, more voluminous, and full of movement without superfluous ingredients. Their luxe line of hair care and styling products has gained a cult following thanks to the inclusion of their proprietary blend of ingredients called Ocean Silk Technology. This natural formula is infused marine algae extracts and heals and moisturizes the hair both at the surface and within each strand. LippieBook For makeup artists, having a way to organize your kit and keep your products in place is essential! As soon as we saw LippieBook , we knew it would be a pro favorite. The Baby Book Pro offers 92 Lipsticks Slots, 27 Lip Pencil/Eyeliner Slots and one Sharpener slot, while the Pro 3.0 boasts 32 small slots that fits pencils, 112 large slots that can hold most tube-shaped products, two large pencil sharpener slots, and two medium pouches perfect for storing disposables, bigger items, and palettes! Each LippieBook is made of vegan leather and offers plenty of protection thanks to the hardshell case. Fraicheur Paris We love a good tool that can help elevate the services you offer as pros or that you can add to your self care routine, so we added Fraicheur Paris this past spring. The brand creates facial ice globes that use cryotherapy to help reduce the appearance of dark circles, to invigorate the skin, and to soothe tired muscles. These trendy tools have become one of our top picks for gifting and for treating ourselves to a relaxing moment at home, and we know you'll understand why when you try them! Esker Beauty As you may have noticed, we've been upping our self care assortment and knew Esker Beauty's Body Plane was a unique tool you'd love! This handheld device doesn't require anything other than freshly cleansed skin and a body oil or lotion to help whisk away dead skin cells and debris. Additionally, the sweeping motions you make when you use this tool help increase blood flow to the surface in your skin leaving it healthy and glowing when used just once a week. If you want to make it even more effective, pair it with one of Esker's Body Oils and the Allover Roller for the ultimate self care moment! Each product is created with clean products and materials in mind. Feeling Inspired? As you can see, we've been busy here at Camera Ready to ensure we bring you the best new brands and kit essentials. If you need help finding a few new products to try from the brands we've added, our Beauty Advisors are here to help! Click here to drop them a line, and from all of us here at Camera Ready Cosmetics, we wish you a beautiful and happy holiday season! About Camera Ready Cosmetics Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude. Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay ... come in and play! Our store is your playground.
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