Sophia Lenore, Hair & Makeup Artist Turned Entertainment Journalist


Sophia Lenore is a well-known and respected hair and makeup artist within the film and television industry. Recently Sophia Lenore has added beauty and entertainment journalist to her resume. Sophia Lenore is a new fresh addition to the entertainment industry in the field of journalism. She brings a modern yet lighthearted spin to her reporting which makes her a favorite among some celebrities to talk to. Sophia Lenore’s carefree and relateable personality makes her seem real and not phony like some celebrity journalists. She cares about her readers and followers, what they want is important to her. However Sophia Lenore also cares about the people she interviews, which is why she avoids scandalous stories that are based on lies.

” I refuse to perpetuate  false and fictitious stories. My readers visit my website to obtain reliable news about their favorite celebrities, if I were to report lies and untruths I would be cheating my readers and ruining my credibility and that is not what I am about”. -Sophia Lenore.

Sophia Lenore is trying to bring a new and interesting spin on celebrity reporting. Hopefully the world is ready and willing to embrace what she has to offer.


Feb 2012 03

Tocarra Jones

As a working hair and makeup artist I get the opportunity to work with many types of models, actors, singers, comedians and socialites. Some of the people that I have worked with have become friends or close acquaintances of mine, however the most underrated and unappreciated people that I have worked with in the industry are plus-sized models.

My plus-sized model friends and colleagues have very successful modeling careers (in many cases they are more successful than the skinny models) but receive little to no respect or appreciation in the industry.

Originally plus size-models were only hired to model clothing targeted for full figured men and women. Now plus-sized models are hired for almost everything. You can find plus-sized models in advertisements for cosmetics, footwear, sunglasses, watches, household products and pharmaceutical companies. The opportunities for work as a plus-size model are endless. Even the title plus-sized model has evolved over the years. Now the term plus-size model is synonymous with full-figured model, extended-sized model and outsize model (not sure if I dig that last title).

With the success of the plus-size modeling industry designers are beginning to pay attention to the earning potential of plus-size clothing lines. Plus-sized models have excelled from the pages of fashion magazines and window display advertisements to the catwalks of New York and Paris.  Fashion designers Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano both used plus-size models  in their Paris shows. Italian plus-size fashion house Elena Mirò now regularly stages biannual prêt-à-porter shows during Fashion Week in Milan. Mark Fastand and William Tempest each used plus-size models during their own London Fashion Week showings.

Leading modeling agencies like Karin models, Ford models and Wilhelmina have developed plus-sized divisions. A  large number of other reputable agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.K., Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia have all developed plus-sized divisions to cater to the growing industry.

So why all the disrespect?! My friends who are plus-sized models tell me that although they are in demand and are having relatively good success as models, the industry treats them like an ugly step sister! Although plus-size modeling is a growing lucrative addition to the modeling industry plus-models get the least amount of praise and respect. Mainstream skinny models continue to get all the admiration and applause.

Plus-size modeling continues to receive criticism in and outside of the modeling industry. Many industry insiders feel that plus-size modeling may be setting a bad example for women and how they should look. They advocate that promoting and openly accepting full figured models may lead to women believing that having an unhealthy lifestyle (being over weight)  is acceptable. Some fashion designers have openly criticized full figured models and have yet to embrace the plus-size modeling industry.

In my opinion it is their loss! So keep your head up because your day of praise will come, but in the meantime make that money girls!!

And now you’re in the know…




Feb 2012 03

Entertainment Journalist and American Hair & Makeup Artist Sophia Lenore

In July 2011 hairstylist and makeup artist to the stars, Sophia Lenore, decided to make Berlin, Germany, her third home to accommodate her celebrity and socialite clients. Until recently celebrity hair and makeup artist Sophia Lenore spent her time flying back and forth between her two homes in New York City and Miami, Florida. “Now I just need a place in California” Sophia stated in an interview with Miami Very Social Magazine. Sophia Lenore is married to retired tennis player turned pro athlete trainer, Philipp Halfmann, whose busy tennis touring schedule greatly influenced Sophia’s decision to relocate to Berlin, Germany. “Both my schedule and my husband’s schedule were getting so chaotic. I was traveling all over the place for photo shoots, films, television shows, runways shows you name it! Phil’s schedule was just as crazy because he was spending 6 months in America and 6 months in Europe touring and training athletes. So, I thought, why don’t I just start working more in Europe myself?” So after making the decision to move to Europe 3 months later Sophia was on a plane to Berlin with 15 suitcases. “I never travel light”. Sophia laughs.

Sophia Lenore’s arrival in Berlin, Germany, was abrupt and noticed by many! “As soon as I arrived in Berlin I got so busy!! Suddenly I had new agents, new clients, several new projects, a slew of new hair and makeup assistants, and a new title to add to my resume”. Sophia Lenore is the new School Director as well as the Director of Education at Yab Academy for hair and makeup.

However Sophia finds the balance and never shows signs of being overwhelmed.” I will never allow myself to become so busy that my clients in America and Europe, who have grown dependent and accustomed to having me available to them, can’t even get me on the phone”. “I am always taking new clients, and signing on for new projects. If I am available and in town you can book me, there is no ego here”.

Celebrity Beauty Tips & Regimens
Feb 2012 08


Have you ever wondered what beauty products celebrities use to stay looking so flawless and perfect? Well, you’re in luck because that’s my forte! I have the privilege of working with some of the most beautiful celebrities in the entertainment industry. Since I spend much of my time getting up close and personal with some of the most famous faces in the world, I always get the 411 on all of their beauty regimens straight from the celebrities themselves (as well as from fellow celebrity makeup artists & hairstylists). My readers, friends and followers have requested that I cover Beyonce’s beauty regimens. So if you if you always wanted to know what was in Bey’s beauty bag your in luck because it’s all right here!

Beyonce (King B if your nasty)

Beyonce is a beautiful woman with and without makeup, period! I am sure she has a very hectic schedule and life, which consists of world tours, films, commercials, performances, music videos, studio sessions, appearances and God knows what else. With such a busy life when can she make time to maintain and preserve her natural beauty? Easy, Beyonce keeps it simple.

Many people look up to celebrities not only for their talent but also for their beauty. Sometimes a celebrities beauty and good looks is attributed to make up and photo-shop; but we can’t deny that some celebs just look damn good naturally!  Beyonce has flawless skin and a curvaceous body. Even without any make up on, she still looks great and therefore proving that she’s a natural beauty.

We all has little beauty routines and secretes for looking good. Some might even have beauty secrets that they don’t want to share.  Thankfully, Beyonce love’s to share her beauty tips & secretes. Beyonce is feminine, stylish and is not afraid to experiment, so let’s take a look at some of Beyonce’s beauty regimens, as well some of her favorite beauty products.

“I feel it is important for women to take care of themselves and look good” -Beyonce.

“I believe in women sticking together and recognizing how much we can learn from one another, supporting one another and asking questions. If you think someone is beautiful, watch them and ask questions and see how you can do the same thing, as opposed to comparing yourself to them.” -Beyonce.

Aquaphor by Eucerin

Beyonce knows the secret to smooth healthy looking skin, she moisturizes often. Bey’s choice is Aquaphor by Eucerin. She applies this extremely moisturizing product to her face and body nightly before bed.

This product looks and feels like Vaseline, however it is extremely moisturizing and it has great healing properties (great for cuts, burns, sunburns, scars, ect). If applied to the entire body before bedtime you’ll wake up with skin that is super soft and supple.

“I use Aquaphor for everything—on my elbows, on my feet.” -Beyonce.


Carol’s Daughter products

During the day, Beyonce uses moisturizing products from Carol’s  Daughter. Beyonce’s regimen of Aquaphor by Eucerin at night and Carol’s Daughter products during the day will keep Beyonce  looking young and supple well into her 50′s and 60′s.

Carol’s Daughter products are all natural, and they can be used on all skin types. Each product is packed full of vital nutrients that your skin needs to replenish itself. Carol’s Daughter has a large variety of products of all of your beauty needs.  The beauty line offers products for the hair, face & body. Each product smells delicious and is soothing to the skin.

“There’s a scrub by Carol’s Daughter called Ocean Sea Salt Scrub. It feels like the beach, and it has the most beautiful scent. I’m always rushing, and this scrub is moisturizing, so it cuts out a step for me because I don’t have to completely cover myself with lotion” -Beyonce.

“I love the Jamaican Punch and Mango Mélange sent’s from Carol’s Daughter, they are my favorites” -Beyonce.











Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Illuminating Fluid

Dying to know how Beyonce achieves her beautiful flawless complexion? She loves combining her makeup foundation with Georgio Armani Fluid Sheer, which creates a gorgeous glowy after effect on her face.

Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer Illuminating Fluid dresses skin in an illuminating veil of radiance. This unique, translucent formula is available in a range of versatile hues including makeup base shades, correcting shades, and radiance boosting shades. You can blend your  favorite fluid sheer with your favorite foundation to add radiance, polish and sculpting definition to your complexion. Or you can use it alone as a makeup base. Beyonce loves using Armani Fluid Sheer, another reason why she always looks amazing.

I mix Giorgio  Armani’s Fluid Sheer with my foundation for an extra glow” -Beyonce.

Natura Bisse Diamond Cream

Anti-aging bio-regenerative treatment

This extraordinarily luxurious anti-aging cream has a double lifting effect.  The product is formulated for all skin types and provides spectacular results. Natura Bisse Diamond Cream is the like the fountain of youth in a jar!


  • Double lifting effect.
  • Diminishes expression lines and wrinkles.
  • Increase firmness and elasticity.
  • Restore skin tone, provides a silky texture and an extraordinary luminosity.

“I put on Natura Bisse Moisturizer every morning and every night” -Beyonce.

“I love it because it’s rich but still mild.” -Beyonce.












L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Perfecting Base

Discover the secrete to perfect skin texture. Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base performs instant smoothing results that last all day. The silky, lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced. The results are skin that is beautifully matte and flawless.

“It helps my foundation go on super smoothly.”-Beyonce.


Mally Beauty Learn About Beyonces Favorite Beauty Products and Why You Should Stock up on Them too!


Mally Beauty City Chick Smoky Eye Kit 

If you’re wondering how Beyonce gets her amazing smoky eye look, she uses a Mally Beauty kit to achieve her infamous stunning eyes that stand out on the red carpet. Mally quotes on their website that the “Mally’s all-in-one eye kit has what you need for eyes that are smooth, real, and sexy never heavy or fake,” and I agree, Beyonce’s eye makeup is always stunning!

“With my make up, I was doing a lot of liquid liner before. Now I’m into a gold smokey eye and natural tone lip” - Beyonce.


Kimble Hair Care


Kimble Hair Care Wax Stick 

What is Beyonce’s secret weapon to taming her fly-aways? Look no further then the wax stick by Kimble Hair Care.

This wax stick conquers unwanted friz and stubborn fly-aways during the humid months when your hair just doesn’t want to stay in place. Refine any look with this stick that results in wispy and lovely locks after applying it to your hair.

“This wax stick by my hairstylist Kim Kimble; I always keep it with me for my flyaways.”  -Beyoncé.


FHI Heat Platform Iron


FHI products are easy to use and they have adjustable temperature control (140°F to 450°F).
These tools offers the widest temperature range that is ideal for all hair types.  FHI styling tools also provide damp to dry styling capabilities. Some other features include:

• Anti-Slip Grip Handle and Beveled Plates help control the hair for endless styling possibilities
• Beveled plates allow you to create multiple styles from straight smooth styles to glamorous waves and curls
• Exclusive Proprietary Nano-Fuzeion™ Technology, Gentle Far Infrared Heat, and low EMF (Electromagnetic Field) prevents damage to the hair to produce unmatched conditioning and shine
• Ergonomically designed with a professional 12ft swivel cord that includes a Velcro closure and hang up hook for ease of storage
• 1 Year Warranty

Stylist Kimberly Kimble straightened Beyoncé’s hair using the FHI Heat 1-inch Platform iron.

“I’m crazy about the FHI Heat Flat iron! I can’t live without my flat iron! It takes me about an hour to do my hair and the only time I don’t is when I’m on vacation.”  -Beyonce.










Johnson’s baby lotion

With that unmistakable baby fresh scent!

This lotion is the # 1 choice of hospitals. This ultra-gentle lotion softens and nourishes, for baby softness. Johnson’s baby lotion is rich but fast-absorbing, it leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, not greasy.  It’s hypoallergenic, as well as allergy and dermatologist-tested. Johnson’s baby lotion is clinically proven to be gentle and mild.

“It does the job, and I love the smell.”-Beyonce

Now you know some of Beyonce’s beauty secrets and regimens. I highly suggest visiting your local department store or cosmetics counter to sample and try some of these amazing products yourself, so that can discover your inner Diva!

If you want me to reveal the beauty tips & regimens of your favorite celebrity leave a comment or request.


Sophia Lenore

Celebrity Hair & Makeup Artist

Beauty & Entertainment Journalist






Feb 2012 12

Sophia Lenore T.V. Berlin Film Festival Coverage

The beginning of the 10 day Berlin film festival. I have my press pass I am ready to chat with celebrities. I am ready to rock it!

-Sophia Lenore



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