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Sneak Peek: Behind the Scenes at My Dove® Photo Shoot with Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend

Celebrity stylist Mark Townsend and Dianna Baros, editor of

Recently I had the chance to collaborate with Dove® Hair on a video tutorial that shows you how to easily create a soft & romantic up-do at home. While struggling to hold back tears, I left my little one with Dad for the day and headed to NYC where I met up with Dove® Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend - he instantly put me at ease with his gracious personality and kept me laughing the whole time!

Not only did I have a blast shooting this video for you guys (which I'll be sharing soon - stay tuned), I also learned how to create a super-easy and chic up-do that even a busy mom can do in minutes!

Dove How To

To bring you up to speed, I've been using Dove® Daily Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner lately and it's amazing - you get results fast. Sidenote: some of you warned me about post pregnancy hair loss and, well, you were right! Joy. But with the Dove products, I feel like my hair still looks healthy and vibrant - which matches my mood right now because I am absolutely LOVING being a mom! It's tough work but already so rewarding and such a blessing.

Dove How To

One of the key products at the shoot that Mark used (and showed me how to properly use, too) is called the Dove® Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo. The weightless formula cleans to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy, adding tons of natural-looking volume in the process. Whether you're a mom or not, you will love this time-saving product. I like that it's foolproof - you really can't mess up with this stuff. The more you use, the better your up-dos will look, too. These are the tricks you learn from a man who styled an Oscar winner’s hair last year! Ahem.

Dove How To

Stay tuned to see my Dove® How To Video which I'll be posting soon - in the meantime, you can find out more about Dove® and Mark with these helpful links:
Dove Facebook page
Dove Twitter page
Mark’s Instagram page

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Dove® and Style Coalition; opinions are my own.
You look great! Can't wait for the video!
#1 Yanira (Homepage) on 2013-11-26 12:52 (Reply)
Thanks love!!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-11-26 16:23 (Reply)
Looks like an amazing time! Congrats on working with Dove® Hair & Mike Townsend! xoxo
#2 3girls1apple (Homepage) on 2013-11-26 14:34 (Reply)
He's the best! xo
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-11-26 16:23 (Reply)
You look gorgeous! Can't wait to see the video :-)
#3 Sydne (Homepage) on 2013-11-26 16:49 (Reply)
Thanks doll! Loved your Old Navy segment, woohoo!
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-11-27 18:50 (Reply)
I absolutely adore your jacket! You look fab! xoxo

#4 Kaps (Homepage) on 2013-11-26 22:52 (Reply)
It's LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's, last season, I just love the fit and subtle colorblocking. I wear it a lot!
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-11-27 18:49 (Reply)
Omg you lose hair when you're pregnant!? :-(

You look gorgeous here!
#5 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-11-30 03:53 (Reply)
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