A cult Aus­tralian min­eral makeup line makes its way to Canada; tinted sun­screen is your sum­mer beauty BFF; Stila rein­vents a best­seller af­ter con­sid­er­ing pointed crit­i­cism.

Fashion (Canada) - - Contents - —Lesa Han­nah

Af­ter years of work­ing in sa­lons, Lon­don­born hair­styl­ist Daniel Martin wanted to ex­plore the world of ed­i­to­rial and the run­way, known in the in­dus­try as “ses­sion styling.” But his skills weren’t eas­ily trans­fer­able. “I re­al­ized I was out of my depth and couldn’t do the hair I thought I could,” he re­calls. “I thought it would be the same as sa­lon. Miles apart.” Through a makeup artist pal, he con­tacted fel­low Brit and run­way wizard Eu­gene Souleiman, who took him un­der his wing. Martin’s train­ing re­quired him to go “back to ba­sics a lit­tle bit,” but he re­mained on Souleiman’s core team for eight years. Then came the chance to as­sist Gar­ren, a leg­end to any as­pir­ing hair­styl­ist. Be­tween Souleiman’s “manga, cartoon hair­dresser” style and Gar­ren’s “old school, clas­sic” ap­proach, Martin built a foun­da­tion of knowl­edge that serves him well to­day as he zigzags be­tween magazine shoots, ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paigns and the red car­pet.

It’s this ex­pe­ri­ence that likely helped him land the role of Gold­well’s global styling am­bas­sador last year, which in­cludes prod­uct de­vel­op­ment. To lay the ground­work for Kerasilk Style ( from $37), seven new styling prod­ucts, Martin took two suit­cases of his favourite hair prod­ucts to the com­pany’s labs in Ber­lin to show the chemists ex­am­ples of his likes and dis­likes. “I drove them nuts,” he says of the con­tin­ual tweaks he asked for. His end goals in­cluded a hair­spray that ri­vals El­nett (“I’m not ly­ing to you—this is bet­ter”), a mousse that gives vol­ume but also loads of shine (rather than mat­ti­fy­ing) and a curl cream that’s like a leave-in con­di­tioner yet helps form bouncy, light curls. Ul­ti­mately, Martin didn’t want any of the prod­ucts to be dis­cernible ei­ther by touch or sight once ap­plied. “Lux­ury is hair that moves as op­posed to some­thing rigid,” he says.

COM­PLEX­ION COR­RECT­ING SHIELD MIN­ERAL SUN­SCREEN SPF 50+ ) AVèNE ($35

ZORAH BIOCOSMéTIQUES BIO DEF TINTED SUN­SCREEN SPF 30 ) ($35

CLEAR BY DLK ON AV­ENUE SPF 30 TINTED FACE MIN­ERAL LO­TION ) ($75

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