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Birchbox and “Gossip Girl” Celebrate the Season 5 Finale

This past Monday was much glitzier than usual, thanks to the “Gossip Girl” season five finale. To celebrate, we hosted viewing parties in New York and Los Angeles with bloggers, brand partners, and some special Birchbox members. At the NYC soiree, Kelly Rutherford (a.k.a. the ever-stylish Lily Van der Woodsen) joined us as did the show’s lead makeup artist, Amy Tagliamonti, and lead hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson

Co-founders Katia and Hayley with Kelly Rutherford

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VIDEO: How To: Get “Gossip Girl” Waves

Our office has been buzzing about the “Gossip Girl” season finale, which airs tonight. To get ready for this season’s last episode, we’ve been practicing our favorite hair looks from the show and watching this video tutorial featuring the “Gossip Girl” lead hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson. Here, she demonstrates how to get a modern Brigitte Bardot style, also known as “Serena van der Woodsen waves.” Watch the clip and let us know if you try the look yourself!

And don’t forget to watch”Gossip Girl” with us tonight at 8/7c on the CW—we’ll be live tweeting throughout the show! Also, be sure to enter our trivia contest for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! 


We chatted with the show’s lead makeup artist, too. Check out her pro mascara tip.

"Gossip Girl’s" Lead Hair Stylist On How To Get Serena Waves

Actress Alice Callahan, who plays Jessica on “Gossip Girl”

This morning, when I was on set with the amazing “Gossip Girl” grooming team, I was delighted to steal the show’s lead hair stylist, Jennifer Johnson, away for a few minutes to get her best tips. After all, this is the woman is responsible for my ultimate hair crush: Serena van der Woodsen (a.k.a. Blake Lively). I’ve had a thing for Lively’s effortlessly tousled style for ages, and I finally learned how to recreate the look. Stay tuned for the video and article featuring Johnson’s best tricks, but in the meantime, here’s how she recommends getting the perfect wave. 

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