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5 Things I Can’t Live Without: Blowout Bar Owner Tess Belsari
The entrepreneurial hair expert shares her faves. By Diana Elbasha
Comments () | Published August 20, 2013

When she “stumbled upon” the blowout concept five years ago, Tess Belsari says she knew one day she’d want to make a business out of it. Given her upbringing—raised by a mother who owned spas and salons around the world—hairstyling seemed a natural fit; though she graduated with a psychology degree, her passion for beauty crept back into her career. “Seeing the joy I can bring to someone by filling a void in the beauty market, this was an ideal and natural endeavor for me,” she tells us.

After years of traveling overseas to research beauty trends and months of training to perfect the technique used at her chic 21st Street salon, Belsari has tried almost every hair and makeup product out there. Here are the five she can’t put down.

1) Eufora Urgent Repair shampoo

Tess says: “This makes my dry, frizzy hair smooth and manageable—you can tell the difference from the first shampoo. Plus, who doesn’t want amazing hair while helping the environment?” $21.32 at Amazon

2) Cetaphil moisturizing lotion

Tess says: “I’ve tried every scented, fancy, and non-fancy lotion out there. My dermatologist recommended Cetaphil one winter, and I find myself coming back to this product no matter what I try.” $9.29 at Target.

3) L'Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold hairspray

Tess says: “This spray has the best hold, and its smell makes life more pleasant.” $14.99 at Ulta.

4) Batiste dry shampoo

Tess says: “My blowouts last several days longer, thanks to this amazing product. And I’ve tried every dry shampoo out there.” $8.29 at Walgreens.

5) Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve

Tess says: “This could be used with a lip liner or on top of lipstick, or alone. It’s also great on elbows and skin if needed—complete lifesaver.” $6 at Sephora.


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  • sandy springfield

    Sending people to Amazon for a proffessional Salon product (Eufora) that Tesan retails at her Salon is not the right thing to do! Salons are having a difficult time as it is keeping there doors open because of big box retailers diverting proffessional brands at discount pricing and since they have 6 shampoos for different hair types and texture without proffessional recomendation this shampoo may not be for everyone!

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