Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Nail Art From MARS The Salon

Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Nail Art From MARS The Salon


1. Apply Base coat.

2. Apply yellow color on index and pinky nails, and black color on ring finger. Apply Blue color on thumb and middle fingers, and then paint black square on the bottom part of them.

3. Draw a face with beige color on ring finger.

4. Draw blue clothes of the nutcracker.

5. Draw yellow pants of the nutcracker.

6. Draw a collar with white color, and 2 orange lines in the center of the blue part. Draw small orange lines on the tip of the sleeves and pants.

7. Draw curved line on the tip of the nail with camel color. Draw details of the clothes of nutcracker with camel color.

8. Draw a wind-up key with camel color, and draw some patterns of the clothes of the nutcracker with red, orange,and green color. Draw the face of the nutcracker.

9. Draw a black rectangular shape on the upper part of the index and pinky nails.

10. Attach a crystal on the center of the rectangle on index and pinky nails.

11. Draw some random sizes of circles with different colors on thumb and middle nails.

12. Draw 4 dots and lines in center of the white circles with gray color. Draw some stitch lines on the black part with camel color.

13. Apply top coat.

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Redken’s MFW FW 2014 Dolce & Gabbana Recap



Hair by Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Creative Consultant Guido swept the hair up in a classic Dolce & Gabbana manner, which is synonymous with soft, romantic and truly elegant style. In order to achieve this airy quality to the hair, Guido used body full volume amplifier and a spritz of pillow proof blowdry two day extender before twisting the braid into a soft updo. Regardless of the season, the Dolce & Gabbana look is always feminine and beautiful.

“I created a soft, ethereal hairstyle that was respectful of the way the designers have defined the Dolce & Gabbana woman. I used a very small amount of products to give the hair some friction and texture, but where it still felt soft. Once the hair was pinned back, I pulled out a few tendrils to add even more softness around the face. Dolce & Gabbana always take a soft approach to women’s beauty.” -Guido, Redken Creative Consultant


Redken Products Used – Collection:

body full volume amplifier

pillow proof blowdry two day extender


Create the Look:

  1. Apply body full volume amplifier to damp hair
  2. Blowdry hair with a round brush
  3. Use a curling iron to add soft waves to the hair
  4. Lightly spray pillow proof blowdry two day extender on the mid-lengths and ends
  5. Create a loose braid
  6. Twist the braid around and pin into place

Photos by Greg Kessler for Redken.


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The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas Set to Debut Five New Stores



The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas Set to Debut
Richard Mille, Valentino, Loro Piana, RIMOWA and
World’s Largest Tourbillon Store


The Shops at Crystals, the only retail destination in the world dedicated exclusively to high-end luxury brands, soon will welcome Richard Mille’s second United States location, a Valentino store featuring the largest collection of products in Las Vegas, an opulent Loro Piana boutique that will feature their coveted new “gifts” line and RIMOWA’s new Vegas flagship boutique. Crystals also will expand its Tourbillon location to become the largest in Swatch Group Ltd’s portfolio. The new shops will begin to open in summer 2013, increasing Crystals’ already impressive roster of world-renowned designers.

Since opening in December 2009, Crystals has brought a new level of luxury to travelers who seek the most coveted names in style under one roof and continues to attract fashion-savvy visitors from around the world. Crystals is home to the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America, as well as flagship stores for Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna.

“The addition of Richard Mille, Valentino, Loro Piana, RIMOWA and an expanded flagship for Tourbillon is a testament to the ongoing success of Crystals,” said Farid Matraki, senior vice president and general manager of The Shops at Crystals. “Understanding the elevated retail experience visitors to Crystals expect, we seek out retailers that are among the very best in their respective categories which is well-reflected in these latest brands to join our collection.”

Construction has commenced on the new boutiques and openings will take place between July and October 2013.

  •  Valentino: This August, The Shops at Crystals will welcome the legendary house of Valentino into a stunning 3,000-square-foot boutique, featuring the largest selection of Valentino products in Las Vegas. The location will carry all product categories including the latest ready-to-wear, handbag and shoe collections. Featuring the contemporary vision of Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli in cooperation with architect David Chipperfield, Valentino’s Crystals’ boutique will encapsulate the brand’s excellence and intimacy through a fluid, modern and timeless design that subtly plays with contrasts.


  •  Richard Mille: Also in August, Crystals will become home to the second Richard Mille boutique in the country and the first in Las Vegas, boasting a beautiful 750-square-foot showroom with an exclusive VIP area. The premier watchmaker and jeweler’s location at Crystals will feature a wide selection of men’s and women’s watches, each handmade with the latest technical innovation and detailed artistry. The store will feature beautiful interior design using materials such as Makassar wood, Corian stone, leather, steel and glass. Each watch will be displayed in a highly technical showcase with elements such as anti-reflective glass and custom choreographed lighting.


  •  RIMOWA: German luxury luggage-maker RIMOWA will open their new 2,000-square-foot flagship boutique at The Shops at Crystals this August. The new location will house the largest selection of RIMOWA cases available in Las Vegas with custom colors such as summer’s newest hue Ipanema Blue, exclusive items including the new leather good collection and all RIMOWA accessories.


  •  Loro Piana: Opening October, 2013, Loro Piana’s exquisite 2,500-square-foot boutique at Crystals will continue its six-generation legacy of delivering the finest cashmere, baby cashmere, Vicuna products and luxury goods from Italy. The location will showcase the brand’s new “Gifts” offering, including accessories and iconic products together in the Ladies, Men’s and Children’s lines. The interiors of the store will reflect the core brand values – simplicity of shape and line, timelessness and attention to materials and finishes. All furnishings in the Crystals’ boutique will be upholstered in the finest Loro Piana Interiors Fabrics, featuring soft interior lighting to create a warm and shadow-free environment.


  •  Tourbillon: Part of the internationally renowned Swatch Group Ltd, Tourbillon will open its most impressive store to date in October of 2013. This high-end multi-brand luxury watch and jewelry store will be the largest within the Boutique Tourbillon global network. Showcasing collections from the most prestigious names in watch making – Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Omega and Swatch – Tourbillon Las Vegas delivers not only exceptional choice but also unrivaled expertise to its discerning clients.


About The Shops at Crystals
The Shops at Crystals is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience adjacent to the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Casino. Unique-to-the-market retailers include Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Tourbillon and Lanvin among several others. Crystals is also home to a selection of premier restaurants including Mastro’s Ocean Club; Sh­ē by Morton’s; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. For more information, please visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

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Porsche Design Presents Inaugural Women’s “TwinBag” Collection at The Shops at Crystals



Porsche Design: TwinBag Exhibit
Now – May 7
The Shops at Crystals – Second Level (Between Shē by Morton’s and Todd English P.U.B.)
Known for its functional, timeless and purist design, Porsche Design puts a twist on the traditional handbag with a display at The Shops at Crystals. The German luxury brand’s inaugural women’s handbag collection, titled “TwinBag,” is truly revolutionary, fusing two different handbag concepts. The TwinBag’s handles slide up and down effortlessly morphing the comfortable daytime shoulder bag into a sleek evening purse.  Handmade by highly skilled Italian craftsmen and using only the finest vegetable-tanned leather, the TwinBag is timeless and iconic in style.
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Visitors to Crystals are encouraged to travel through the X-shaped, charcoal exhibit and admire Porsche Design’s commitment to luxury, functionality and excellence. Located on the second floor of Crystals, the TwinBag exhibit excites guests with the discovery of various designs and leaves them with one challenge: deciding which TwinBag to choose.


About The Shops at Crystals
The Shops at Crystals is an exquisite 500,000-square-foot shopping and dining experience adjacent to the AAA Five Diamond ARIA Resort & Casino. Rivaling shopping meccas throughout the world, Crystals features the largest Louis Vuitton store in North America, as well as flagship stores for Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Dolce & Gabbana Men’s and Dolce & Gabbana Women’s, Roberto Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna. Unique-to-the-market retailers include TOM FORD, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Donna Karan, Tourbillon  and Lanvin among several others. Crystals is also home to a selection of premier restaurants including Mastro’s Ocean Club; Shē by Morton’s; Todd English P.U.B; and Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina. For more information, please visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Introducing NEW Redken For Men Mint Line !

There’s no better way to jump start the day than with Redken For Men’s NEW mint-fused Invigorating System, now in salons! The new & improved mint clean invigorating shampoo and cool finish invigorating conditioner feature an upgraded peppermint scent, increased foaming action, and an optimal concentration of invigorating and soothing ingredients to help maintain scalp balance.

Don’t forget that Redken Creative Consultant Guido, who’s in the midst of styling hair for the Fall 2012 women’s collections, styles the guys too! He created the looks for the Jill Sander and Dolce & Gabbana shows at Men’s Fashion Week Fall 2012 in Milan in January, and Redken for Men’s new Invigorating System was essential for each show.

The two shows conveyed a very different kind of men’s style to reflect the two unique collections. Both looks, however, were very wearable and fitting for a modern, cutting-edge man. See below for how-to’s for the looks!

Jill Sander

At the Jill Sander show, Guido’s inspiration was a business man in the 1980’s, fitting as well with the designers’ cross-generational collection for a man who’s also still a bit of a boy.  Guido said the key to the style was “really clean hair.” So Guido and team first made sure models’ hair was washed with Redken’s brand-new Redken For Men Mint Clean Invigorating Shampoo and Cool Finish Invigorating Conditioner, and started the style with wet hair.


  1. Apply Redken thickening lotion 06 all-over body builder to damp hair, and  then start to blow dry with a classic styling brush section by section to smooth the hair give volume.
  2. As hair starts to dry, start moving the comb over to the right side so that the style “flows” off to the side.
  3. When you’ve achieved the right shape and hair is dry, finish the style with Redken fashion work 12 versatile working spray, smoothing any stray hairs for a clean, sharp look.

Dolce & Gabbana

Guido took his inspiration for the show from a vision he had of “an Italian artist with a romantic style” to fit the almost costume-like collection which was inspired by generations of the designer’s Italian family in Sicily. This style also required very clean hair, but after shampooing models with Redken For Men Mint Clean Invigorating Shampoo and Cool Finish Invigorating Conditioner, Guido let the hair dry naturally.


  1. Use a small ½ inch curling iron on dry hair to give the look more movement, especially in the front and sides.
  2. Pass through the style with a comb to break the curl.
  3. Style the hair with Redken For Men dishevel fiber cream to maintain a dynamic style with a  natural, matte finish and slight hold.


Start or end your day with an energizing chill now that the popular mint-fused Redken For Men Invigorating System is back and even better than before!

The Forum Shops Announces Top 10 in Las Vegas Designer Search!


Online Public Voting Now Live at

Awarding of Las Vegas’ Best New Designer Hosted By Caesars Palace Headliner Matt Goss, Fashion Shows, Parties, Entertainment & In-Store Events All Part of Fashion’s Night Out Global Celebration of Shopping on Thursday, September 8
Recognized as one of the finest luxury shopping destinations in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars and the Art Institute of Las Vegas have conducted a ground-breaking search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer, and the Top 10 Finalists have been chosen with one talented designer set to win the title at Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

As part of the exciting journey which began by submitting their video applications, the Top 3 designers from the competition will all be featured in a special fashion show taking place directly over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool.  The lucky winner will then be named by Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss. Additionally, each of the Top 3 designers will have the opportunity to showcase their winning look during the night’s festivities. 
The finalists style and vision range from vintage to hippie with a rock twist to evening wear, and all the applicants have proved that they deserve a spot in the Top 10.   From August 22 through August 30, the public will have a chance to help choose the winner by voting for their favorite designer only at After tabulating the votes and the combined scores from the judging panel, the Top 3 Finalists will be announced on September 2nd.  Each of these designers will then be invited to participate in the special fashion show taking place in honor of Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. In addition to winning bragging rights and having their fashion featured on the runway, the winner will also take home a $500 shopping spree from The Forum Shops. The Forum Shops will also be providing the Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2000 scholarship.
The Top 10 Las Vegas Best Designer Finalists are:
  1. Amanda Wesselman
  2. Denise Barr
  3. Felipe Quinonez
  4. Frankie Ortiz
  5. Jimi Urquiaga
  6. Jose Ambriz
  7. Megan Thompson
  8. Mikayla Marrujo
  9. Shawna Real
  10. Susan Tosches-Deneau
“We were so excited about the level of enthusiasm from the applicants. …they were original, talented and distinctive,” explains Maureen Crampton, director of marketing, The Forum Shops.  “This project proved that we have a great deal of talent right here in Las Vegas, and we are proud to have provided a platform for them to gain more attention and awareness.  They are all winners in our eyes!”  
“The Art Institute of Las Vegas is very proud to be part of this competition,” explains Nancy Bohnett, Academic Director Interior Design & Fashion and Retail Management & Drafting Technology and Design.  “It’s so important to support local programs and our own talent here in Las Vegas.   We have seen so much excitement from our own students and staff, and we have worked with the team at The Forum Shops to make sure all potential designers were aware of this unique search.”
High fashion will also be in the house with several fashion shows featuring more than 25 specialty retail partners. A specially designed runway has been created and will be placed over The Forum Shops famed reflecting pool; providing three floors of unique viewing areas.  Adding to the excitement and further creating a distinctly celebratory vibe, special lounge areas, photo booths and entertainment can be discovered throughout the retail destination.
With 75 participating retailers, there will be plenty of fun things to see and do for fashion’s biggest party during Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops. Enjoy makeovers with the talented experts at Dior Beauty where you’ll find a special makeup artist in-store. See what good fortune is in your cards with astrology and Chinese tarot readings at Eric Andrew Collection. Help Haiti with the purchase of a special T-shirt at Valentino where you’ll also find champagne and appetizers.  Enjoy special refreshments in-store at Custo Barcelona, DKNY, Giuseppe Zanotti, James Perse, St. John, Swarovski, Tadashi, and Vilebrequin. Elie Tahari has exciting festivities in store as will Emporio Armani, Gucci and Longchamp. Stop by Michael Kors for chocolates, champagne and a raffle and Montblanc will have a fine jewelry trunk show. David Yurman is offering champagne and light fare and Donald J Pliner is hosting an in-store fashion show. There will be a DJ and party inside Y-3, H&M and Emilio Pucci and a celebration going on at John Varvatos, Anne Fontaine, Ted Baker London, Bettie Page, Jimmy Choo and Fendi. Treat yourself to complimentary facials and martinis inside Fresh and mini makeovers and refreshments at GUESS and GUESS by Marciano and so much more.
Additional participating retailers in this year’s Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops include: Agent Provocateur, Ann Taylor, Baccarat, Bally, Brighton Collectibles, Brooks Brothers, Cache’, Coach, Casa Fuente Cigar Bar, Couture Collections, DeBeers, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap, Hyde Park, Inglot, Intermix, Judith Leiber, Judith Ripka, Juicy Couture, Kids Kastle, Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Lacoste.
Fashion’s Night Out festivities are also in store at MAC Cosmetics, Marc Jacobs, Marshall Rousso, Reed Krakoff, Salvatore Ferragamo, Scoop NYC, Shoooz at The Forum, Sony Style, Tod’s, Tommy Bahama, Tourneau, Tumi and  UGG Australia.
In addition to the shopping festivities, many of The Forum Shops restaurants including BOA Steakhouse, Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, P.J. Clarke’s, Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab, Planet Hollywood, Spago, The Palm Las Vegas, Trevi Italian Restaurant  and Sushi Roku, are participating by presenting palette-pleasing Fashion’s Night Out menu items, signature drinks, special offers and activities.
For an ongoing, updated comprehensive listing of all Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops activities visit Fashion’s Night Out at The Forum Shops or on and follow on
The Forum Shops at Caesars opened 283,000 square feet in May 1992 to immediate success.  An August 1997 expansion to 500,000 square feet continued the momentum.  The third phase of The Forum Shops’ growth was a three-level expansion extending from the existing retail, dining and entertainment icon to the famed Las Vegas Strip adding 175,000 square feet, with completion October 2004.  A grand pedestrian plaza entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard further validates The Forum Shops as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world.  The Forum Shops is recognized for its unique combination of top retail, dining, entertainment, excellent location and exciting ambiance featuring 150 specialty shops and 15 restaurants.  Additional information may be accessed at
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence and boost the industry¹s economy.  In the United States, the program is collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the City of New York.  On Sept. 10, 2010, Fashion¹s Night Out will return to New York City and launch in cities nationwide to put the fun back in shopping, with designer appearances, live windows, celebrity guests and other special events.  Around the world and led by fifteen international Vogue editions (Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey), each country will celebrate Fashion’s Night Out on one night between Sept. 7 and Sept. 16, 2010. Fashion¹s Night Out will be the subject of a one-hour special on CBS on Sept. 14, 2010.  For more information visit, powered by QVC, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (