I had so much fun appearing on The Style network’s Chicagolicious last night. I watch a lot of reality TV, so getting to be in an episode and seeing what really goes on behind-the-scenes was a treat. I have to say, there are a ton of cameras. Surprisingly, they’re not in your face. Sure, you know they’re there (always behind you), but they’re easy to forget about at the same time. Another interesting fact: You’ll never hear the word “action” called by the director like you do on movie sets. Instead the director lets you know when the cameras are rolling. Apparently this detail is meant to seem like they’re simply capturing the situation that’s happening at that moment rather than filming a scene for a TV show. For this episode I participated in three days of filming and wanted to share some photos I took during my experience. P.S. If you missed it, click here to see when my episode (Chicagolicious: Hair Battle Royale) will air again. Read More
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Also, we ran out of time for my last solution (such is the reality of live TV), so if you’re in Chicago and need to book a last-minute beauty treatment like a haircut or mani, you can go to prettyquick.com. You enter the service you want and within 5 minutes they’ll send you about 10 different salons and spas that have availability, and you pick the appointment you want to book. How cool!
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I was back at the TODAY show this week, but this time around I was on the 4th hour with Hoda and Kathie Lee. I had a blast with them and even got my own jingle! They are like the aunt or friend we’d all love to have — fun, supportive and a little bit cuckoo in the best way. Here’s the segment in case you missed it along with some behind-the-scenes photos.
Posing with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
The night before the segment I stopped by the studio to set up the products with the prop stylist. Here I am sitting on the famous TODAY show couch.
30 seconds before going live.
This photo was taken during our segment.
Loved chatting with TODAY show style editor Bobbie Thomas.
I’m back in Chicago after a whirlwind work trip (3 cities in 3 days)! Here’s the TV segment I did this morning in St. Louis. And I had an hour to kill before my flight so I put on my tourist hat and went to the top of the arch. The structure really is breathtaking as is the view from the top. I have the photos to prove it. See below.
view from inside the top of the arch.
I dropped by the studio (which is surprisingly small!) the night before to deliver my props.
Getting all the beauty products in order, thanks to the wonderful prop stylist.
I had so much fun dancing on the plaza while Flo Rida performed. Definitely knocked out any jitters.
Moments before the live tease that shows viewers my segment is coming up next.
60 seconds until I go live! I always thought there would be tons of people in the studio. Actually, it was very low key. Just me, Tamron and a couple of camera guys. Amazing how quickly 4 minutes and 30 seconds goes by when you're having fun.
Did you like the segment? Is there a beauty or style segment you’d like to see on TV? I wanna know…it could end up being the topic of my next segment.
I had so much fun this morning at Windy City Live talking spring beauty trends and how to get them with products for all under $10. Check it out!
P.S. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots as WCL’s co-host Val and I get ready to go live.
photos by Tyler Furlan
Have you heard of beso.com? It’s a site devoted to shopping (need I say more). To help the hunt, they pick the brains of industry peeps like myself to see what’s on our lists, which may just inspire yours. So, when I was asked about the beauty products I’m all about right now, of course I had to tell. Read More
Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, has written for national publications including Allure, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Self, In Style, Seventeen, and more. She appears as a beauty and style expert on TV for shows like TODAY, Windy City LIVE, and more. She's covered NYC and LA Fashion Weeks, has been a guest speaker for corporations, hosts events and offers services. The Beauty Girl blog is Nicole's exclusive insider notebook, sharing her V.I.P. access to the latest in beauty. Welcome! Still curious about Nicole? Click here.
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