um... Go CANADA!!!
Yes. Marc Anthony is Canadian. And he's totes adorbs! We aren't besties or anything but we met on a shoot; season one of Superstar Hair Challenge. I was the lead makeup artist who led a team of fabulous artists collaborating with the hairstylists competing on the reality show... many moons ago...
Now, Marilisa (Marc Anthony's Artistic Director) and I are friends. We met when Marilisa was my 2nd in command for Toronto's Fashion Week. (That doesn't mean assistant, it means second in command, like Spock. Marilisa was my Spock.]
Marilisa messaged me via the Twittisphere wondering about modeling agencies here in Singapore. My response? A giddy "OMG ARE YOU COMING!!!" This is when I discovered that she indeed was and that Marc Anthony HC was launching in Singapore.
I have over the years of living in Canada tried some of the Marc Anthony product but for the most part when I was introduced to the brand I was under contract with L'Oreal Paris so 99.9% of what I used, especially in media and on camera was L'Oreal Paris.
I have really gotten my hairstylist's claws into it this week. This photo was my office for Cosmo (Singapore).
I still need to play around with the products cuz they gave me A LOT but, off the top recos:
bye-bye Frizz Blow Dry Cream - this was a special delivery. The distributors decided not to carry it. Why not? Who knows. I love it and it would be perfect here.
You sexy BEACH!! That's what they should have called this Dream Waves Amplify , I mean who doesn't want sexy Giselle CFM hair? (You in the back sit down)
A little Instantly Thick at the roots takes your flat hair up a notch.
I'm showing a pattern here with the creams and lotions aren't I? I used this Strictly Curls on a client for a lovely Veronica Lake wave.
Why do I like creams and lotions? They are lightweight and non-sticky. You get bounce, definition... whatever you are looking for but with soft tangible hair.
TIP: do not put in product when your hair is soaking wet otherwise the ingredients get dilluted and the results can be a weaker hairstyle.
Check back because I will be testing this bye bye FRIZZ 30 day no frizz treatment that IS AVAILABLE IN SINGAPORE! In fact... I have 2.
hmmm... gives me an idea...
BONUS!!! I think I may just give one away. Check out my FACEBOOK for details. Sorry Singapore residents only ask Marc to do a giveaway in your country. ;)
Marc Anthony HC is available globally and they have a wicked site with loads of tricks and tips. Check them out here.
Grouchy sidenote cuz that's how I roll: I excitedly mentioned the Marc Anthony event to editors on set and the fact that my friend and peer was going to be here to launch it. I then found out that I was invited to the blogger event and not to the media event with my peers. I am not a blogger. I am a hair & makeup artist with a blog so, different; I love what I do and you just can't shut me up from sharing. So PR companies: if you send me a 'Dear Blogger' I just delete it. I didn't delete this invite because of my pal Marilisa, not because of the PR company here.
I know everyone is getting their footing still in the world of online media but I happen to know a few tv host / celeb types who have blogs; I know beauty editors who have blogs and neither of these peeps get blogger invites; they get media invites...At media events we know not to take the displayed products and shove them into our handbags, we graciously accept our media swag bags and press kits from our hosts as we leave.