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The LOOK: Red Carpet Inspirations

Saturday, March 03, 2012


Now's the right time to take our cues from those red carpet beauties. Photo: AMPAS.

He was the lead hair stylist on Sex and the City 2, he made Anne Hathaway fabulous on film, and he's GoLocalProv's weekly style expert. Frank Barbosa, the Newport-based celebrity stylist, brings red carpet perspective to hair, makeup, and overall style.

This past week we all watched the Oscars with baited breath to see the hair, makeup and wardrobe on the red carpet. From the runways of Fashion Weeks from around the globe to the red carpet events of award shows aplenty, what a great time of the year for fashion and new trends!

Speaking of new trends, now is the time to switch everything up in your personal beauty arsenal. After all the shows you should be well-equiped to determine what isn't working and what is, for the upcoming year of fashion.

Here are some quick tips to ready your beauty regimen for the upcoming spring season.

1. Do some spring cleaning.

Sit with your favorite makeup artist to determine what you can get rid of from your makeup pallette and what is needed to transition into spring.  What worked for you in the fall and winter will not do for spring and summer. You wouldn't wear cashmere in June nor should you wear a burgandy lip in April. Use those trendsetting beauties from the Oscars to give you inspirations for color and flair.

2. Get ready to tame the waves.

Your hair regimen will change as well in the month to come. Temperature change brings diffrent issues; a blowout will not last as long in the warm weather, for example, so have your stylist show you quick ways to tame your waves. You can transition them smoothly into the warmer weather to come and be much happier for it.

3. Hit the boutiques--for advice.

Of course your wardrobe goes without mention as we take the glamour notes from shows and head into this new season. Ask someone if you need help in this department; if you don't have that stylized girl in your circle of friends, then go into your local boutique and ask for help. The salepersons on hand live for this! They love to give advice in the field they work in. So take advantage!

And... as we mention runway to red carpet remember our model search is on! Stay tuned to find out where our locations will be in RI for this fun event (we also add to our panel of judges Antonio Aponte, print makeup artist, and Margerie Durand, makeup artist for the film Black Swan! Help us spread the word by letting your friends know to stay tuned to Go LocalProv on Saturdays for more information.

From Sex and the City 2 to Rachel Getting Married, from The Sorcerer's Apprentice to Bride Wars, Frank Barbosa has styled some of the biggest celebrities in film, TV, and theater. He's just finished styling on location alongside film stylist Alan D'Angerio on the film, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner. He's been in the industry for 17 years, moving from hip neighborhoods in Chicago, to Boston's Newbury St, to Bellevue Avenue in Newport. He maintains that his real passion, though, is being behind a salon chair at Frank Antonio Hair and Makeup in Newport.

For more Style coverage, don't miss GoLocalTV, fresh every day at 4pm and on demand 24/7, here.


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