We’re head over heels for our new hair-bassador, Jennifer Yepez, a NY-based celebrity hair stylist and all-around cool girl. Here, we talk Mykonos, boxing and her signature cat eye.
My go-to beauty routine… I’m always on set really early, traveling, prepping for shoots, talking to stylists and editors about their vision, so while I keep looks exciting for them, I keep it fast and simple for me: eyeliner, brows and a ponytail. My signature look is the ultra-thick cat eye because it’s dramatic and easy to pull off. I like the line of my cat eye to be high, so my trick is that I don’t follow my eye shape. I also think it’s okay if the line is messy at first. I always clean it up with a thin cotton swab and makeup remover.
My go-to hair style… the high ponytail. It’s a classic that always feels sexy. It stays out of my way so I can focus (plus it’s like an instant facelift).
When it comes to beauty indulgences, I’m obsessed with… a Joanna Vargas facial. It’s like getting 10 hours of sleep.
I feel most beautiful when… I’m by the beach. I’m born and raised in New York so being by the water feels like an indulgence. It’s a great escape from the daily grind, and you don’t have to worry about makeup or hair.
I’m a hair stylist because… I love making women happy. Getting their hair done is the one thing that changes everything. Their entire mood shifts. You can see the transformation from when they come in to when they leave. They feel amazing. It gives them confidence and joy.
The hair styling product I can’t live without… a fabulous volumizing spray. I use it on wet or dry hair, and in different ways depending on cut, style and texture. A great formula works on literally every texture so it’s fun to experiment.
My secrets for healthy hair… eat right, take a vitamin, always use great shampoo and conditioner.
My mantra… “Living the Dream”
My inspirations are… I love ’60s and ’70s fashion and glamour, which are the starting point for so many amazing styles and cuts today. I’m also constantly motivated and challenged by the people I train with Guido Palau and Orlando Pita (I trained with them for 8 years). We’re all constantly upping our game and looking to create the next trend.
I’m most of proud of… my partnership with Honest Beauty.
My secrets for keeping energy dialed up all day every day… exercise. I love to box! It’s such a great release and the more powerful I feel in the ring, the more I take that out confidence out to the real world. The more you exercise, the more energy you have everyday.
When I want to uplift my mood… I put on music. My go-tos are Rihanna or Drake. Anything that helps get me pumped up.
A perfect day for me… Mykonos in the summer
On my dream board for 2016… always fresh, sexy hair.