In the beauty world, our version of essential luxuries comes in small, unexpected packages, whether it’s a one-in-a-million cream that feels like butter on our skin, a hair serum that almost always guarantees a perfect hair day or a foundation that seamlessly matches our skin tone. In this series, we asked celebrities, industry experts and thought leaders—men and women known for their expertise in their chosen fields and impeccable taste—what beauty gifts they’d like to give or receive. Discover how they spoil their closest friends and family (and themselves) when the holiday season rolls in.
Former model and now makeup artist to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Carola Gonzalez believes in the power of makeup. For her, makeup is about enhancing the beauty in anyone by skillfully applying the perfect combination of products and colors to accentuate each person’s unique features and skin tone. As someone with such a great eye for beauty—and who has unlimited access to the best beauty secrets behind the scenes—we were curious about what beauty products she’d wish for herself. Check out her Holiday gift list here.
For most people, Harry Josh is best known for being the man behind one of the most famous heads of hair on the planet—that of Gisele Bundchen, who also happens to be one of his best friends. And that’s not all: He’s also the man behind the line of professional hair tools every beauty editor, beauty blogger and hair expert is obsessed with. With everything going amazingly right for this hairstylist extraordinaire, what else could he possibly wish for? Read on.
Media personality, New York Times best-selling author, restaurateur, healthy comfort-food chef and weight-loss expert Devin Alexander is the chef of NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Devin’s unique approach to healthy cooking and her motivational personal story have landed her appearances on more weight-loss and fitness shows than any other food expert or nutritionist in America. Having maintained her 70-pound weight loss for close to 20 years, she lives and eats her message: You don’t have to deprive yourself to be fit and healthy. Check out her beauty obsessions here.
Anastasia Soare has single-handedly spearheaded the brow-grooming movement and quickly earned her title as the definitive “Brow Expert.” Her hard work—combined with the support of her loyal clients—propelled her to open her flagship salon, Anastasia Beverly Hills, on Bedford Drive in the heart of 90210. In addition to shaping the arches of the most recognized faces on the planet (Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian, to name a few), Anastasia has created an award-winning line of innovative brow, contour and color products—many of which were the first of their kind. Discover what’s in this makeup maven’s holiday wishlist.
Nationally recognized celebrity nutritionist, registered dietitian, healthy-cooking expert and published author Keri Glassman is a leader in the “whole person” approach to health and wellness. As a member of Women’s Health magazine and Yahoo! Health’s advisory boards and the health and wellness partner for JW Marriott hotels, her expertise has been featured on several national television programs, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood Live, The View, The Talk, The Chew, The Doctors and The Rachael Ray Show as well as on MSNBC and CNN. If you have a health nut in your life you’d want to give a beauty gift to, here are her top recommendations.
Ashley Borden is a fitness and lifestyle consultant to some of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces and world-class athletes. Her fitness tips and techniques have graced InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Allure, Shape, Women’s Health and The Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Women’s Health elected Borden a Top Body Transformer (one of only six in the country), while the U.K. edition named her one of the World’s Top Trainers. The Huffington Post recently declared her one of the Top 20 Fitness Experts Worth Following on Twitter, and Greatist.com named her one of the Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. Just what kind of beauty gift would a fitness buff give (or expect to receive) this holiday? Find out here.