Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sasha is known for her sense of style on the ice as well as the red carpet, and always looks flawless--not an easy feat when you're experiencing extreme climate changes, a grueling schedule and sleepless nights. Many people don't know that she has always done her own hair/makeup and had a heavy hand in designing most of her gorgeous outfits. When she's performing for the Emmy Award winning Smucker's Stars on Ice tour, she is responsible for her own hair/makeup before she skates in front of thousands each night. I thought it would be fun for her to share some of her tips and ideas because it always looks like she’s been professionally 'done' but she’s always done everything herself.
mj: What made you decide to do your own hair and makeup, even when it's common for competitors to use professional stylists?
sasha: Actually most all skaters do their own hair and makeup for shows and competition. Athletes learn to be pretty independent and structure their schedules around optimum performance.
mj: Can you share some of your top tips for looking great even when you're pressed for time?
sasha: Mascara, lip gloss, concealer, and bronzer are a must. And for me and my short hair, I love to flatiron for 5 minutes.
mj: Can you talk about your beauty regime?
sasha: I love creme de la mer for when I fly because my skin gets so dehydrated. I make sure to cleanse and tone my skin always so I don't break out. My other big thing is to wear spf 30 or higher everyday on my face. Can't stand sun spots!
mj: What fall trends will you be incorporating into your life in terms of fashion and beauty?
sasha: Definitely I'll add some classic styles and colors of cashmere. I work in cold climates constantly, so staying warm is a must.
Sasha's advice to trustyourstyle: Don't be afraid to experiment with your style. Do what makes you feel happy and special. I also love to buy designer quality items I can wear over and over again....like great jeans, a black cashmere sweater, or awesome boots.
Thanks Sasha for stopping by! P.S. Sasha lives in my hood--how cool is that?