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EFactor Presents: Brand Image 101: Picking, portraying and popularizing your look

Never know what to wear for that important presentation or think it’s ok to just go with jeans? Start off 2013 with a brand new you! Hear from top stylist from the hair and make-up industries on tips with updating your look, what to wear and what to avoid. The fellas aren’t left out either, we’ll have top experts to answer your burning questions that maybe you’re too timid to ask. We’ll help you look polished, so your ideas won’t go “unnoticed.” 
After attending, you’ll have insights on:  
  • How to create your personal image for your brand
  • Creating looks that can go from the office to night-time 
  • Hair, make-up and fashion demonstrations with tips to take home
  • Becoming more confident with what you wear to feel comfortable presenting your ideas


Jen Bender. Join salon owner of M. Bird Studio, Jen Bender, as she shows us some looks to transform us from the office to a last minute pitch meeting you may have scored or that coveted cocktail event you know you need to look great at to network, network, network. Jen shares more than 11 years of experience with us. She trained with Vidal Sassoon under her one-of-a-kind vintage belt, including 2 years of extended salon training and an unrivaled specialty in cutting, styling, and event styling.

Jill Kirsh. Jill Kirsh Color is a unique, innovative and fun Color Makeover System for wardrobe and makeup that's entirely based around your present hair color. Jill Kirsh is Hollywood's Guru Of Hue. She was named the “Best Color Consultant” by Los Angeles Magazine’s Best of LA Issue and her system has been featured in InStyle magazine, The Los Angeles Times and Women's World along with many other publications. In addition, Jill has appeared on numerous TV shows and has consulted one-on-one with red carpet celebs, Grammy winning musicians, news anchors and heads of industry. At this event she will be demonstrating how to compliment your look with your current hair hue. Get ready to look sassy.

Jill will be raffling off a couple of one on one sessions valued at $500.


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Stylin’ All The Way To Success -- EFactor Brings “Brand Image 101” to LA


You know the saying -- first impressions are everything. And when you’re working in a world as competitive as ours has become, you should take on every project -- whether an interview or important presentation -- with your best fashion forward. With “Brand Image 101: Picking, Portraying and Popularizing Your Look,” EFactor had Los Angeles covered head to toe with excellent advice from well-appointed experts Jen Bender and Jill Kirsh.

Jen Bender is the salon owner of M. Bird Studio and boasts more than 11 years of experience. The Vidal Sassoon-trained stylist has two years of extended salon training and unrivaled skill at cutting and styling for everyday and special events alike.

Using a model, Bender facilitated some amazing transformations right before attendees’ eyes. She displayed the perfect blow-dry -- pin hair so it parts in a “T”-shape, dry from root to end, then cool ends to hold curl. Curling irons, said Bender, are the easiest way to glam up an office look to transition to a night out. Make it as uncomplicated as possible, she advised -- simply curl hair in big sections, spray lightly, and separate curls to avoid looking too clumpy. Bender also shared an easy up-do how-to that requires nothing more than a ponytail holder and a few bobby pins -- just pull hair into a low side ponytail, pin the tail up in sections and tousle with fingers for that messy-yet-elegant look.

For makeup pointers, Bender dished on essentials that every girl must keep in her bag: blush, mascara, eyeliner and vaseline. With those simple staples, a pretty, polished, dewey look is fast and easy. Bender advised to avoid powder foundation as it can settle in lines and wrinkles and make you look older. A travel-sized tin of vaseline is a must-have according to Bender, it can be used for lips, as a highlighter for cheeks and beyond.

Jill Kirsh is the founder and namesake of Jill Kirsh Color, an innovative and one-of-a-kind Color Makeover System for wardrobe and makeup that’s based entirely around your present haircolor. Nicknamed “Hollywood’s Guru of Hue,” Kirsh was titled Los Angeles Magazine’s Best Color Consultant in their Best of LA issue, and has been featured in InStyle Magazine, The Los Angeles Times and more. She also consults for red-carpet celebrities, news anchors and famous faces across all industries.

Kirsh, working with event attendees with varying hair color, assembled her color swatches against them to show a fascinating truth -- with each person, the color pallet changed -- an attendee with blond hair, for example, made certain colors work much better than an attendee with red hair, and vice-versa. Kirsh has worked with many celebrities, training them what to wear on camera, so she isn’t shy to offer her advice -- or compliments -- to women she passes on the streets. She admitted she often finds herself either acclaiming the color choices of passersby, or offering constructive criticism and color suggestions to shoppers at the mall.

We can’t thank these two savvy ladies enough for sharing their indispensable tips on how to dress to impress and style ourselves to success, and we know our attendees can’t wait to try out what they learned at “Brand Image 101.” For more information on events like this one, join EFactor today and check out the events calendar in your area.

Special thanks to our sponsors, M. Bird, Whiffits, The Original Finders Key Purse, O’Keeffe’s Company, Spot On Engery, Pearl Brite Professional Teeth Whitening, TV Guestpert, Simple Self Defense for Women and Cutex.




Note on Pricing:


Regular price: $20



6:30pm - 7:00pm Pre-Event Networking Session

7:00pm - 7:30pm Jen Bender takes the floor

7:30pm - 8:00pm Live demonstrations 

8:00pm - 8:30pm Audience Q&A

8:30pm - 9:00pm Post-Event Networking Session and Swag Bag Giveaways

9:30pm - Event ends


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