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Five Ways to Look Like a Beauty Ad

Follow our super simple plan to thick, glossy hair, flawless skin and a perfect-fitting wardrobe!

| November 7th, 2011
Joseph Chi Lin/YouBeautySky Ferreira gets her hair done for a photoshoot for GMHC
Sky Ferreira Beauty Ad

We all want to appear as effortlessly beautiful as the models and celebrities we see in beauty ads on television and magazines. Check out just how easy it can be to do it at home before you head off to work each morning!

Step 1: Be awakened by your publicist at 6 am to begin prepping for the day ahead. Don’t even bother to wash your face because all of that will be taken care of for you. Seriously, your makeup artist’s assistant will take more time removing any vestiges of oil and makeup from your skin than you ever have.

While this is going on a small army made up of the makeup artist, hairstylist, fashion stylist, photographer, and all of their assistants will stare at you as they discuss your look for the day, even though in all likelihood there have been five to seven conference calls on this topic already.

Step 2: Prepare to have your hair doubled in length and volume by your hairstylist. That’s right, no longer should you feel insecure about what you feel are listless locks. You’re not alone—you just feel like you are because a fair percentage of Hollywood starlets and models in ads have some extra oomph added for shoots in the form of hair extensions. These would have been dyed ahead of time to match your hair (which has already been touched up by your top notch colorist for around $400-$800 depending on your process).

QUIZ: How healthy is your hair?

Step 3: Sit in a chair for hours while no less than four people will be solely focused on making sure your skin looks wrinkle- and blemish-free, your eyes appear wide and bright (thanks to individually placed fake eyelashes!), and every hint of frizz is removed from your hair so it shines and bounces as if on command. They will fuss over every flyaway and errant brow hair. This will continue all day long, every minute or so.

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