GMA's Ginger Zee visits Kay's Sanibel spa

Last Monday, the dazzlingly beautiful Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist at ABC News, was on Sanibel Island at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa to celebrate National Seashell Day live for Good Morning America. At the Kay Casperson Spa, Salon + Boutique, we're all big fans of Ginger and GMA, and fortunately for us, Ginger decided to have her hair and makeup done for the broadcast by our very own style maven and regional director, Heather Degele.

“Ginger is the epitome of Beauty Inside Out! When you watch her on screen, you see this vivacious, positive, bubbly person that just captivates you, and that's exactly what she's like in person too – sweet, genuine, funny and so down-to-earth,” Heather said. “The whole GMA crew was wonderful; always smiling and so appreciative of having the opportunity to film in a location as beautiful as Sanibel Island. Both Sam, Ginger's producer, and Sandra, her senior producer, were just like Ginger. They all stay so positive and upbeat, despite the stress of putting on a show for millions of people all over America.”

Keep scrolling to find out how you can recreate Ginger's gorgeous style!

Ginger Zee visits Sanibel and the Kay Casperson Spa, Salon and Boutique at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa


Ginger needed a long-lasting, camera-ready style that was appropriate for a daytime shoot on the beach, so Heather enhanced Ginger's naturally beautiful features with Makeup by Kay Casperson and swept her hair back away from her face in a chic, youthful updo. Here are some tips from Heather on how to re-create Ginger's summery yet sophisticated look.

BROWS: Brow Definer (Dark Taupe)
“I love this powder-based pencil because it's so easy to create a long-lasting, natural-looking brow, which is exactly what Ginger needed while filming in super humid weather.” Heather adds, “If you have fair hair, go for Soft Taupe instead of Dark Taupe – and don't forget to blend with the brush tip!”

CHEEKS: Mineral Blush (Rosebud)
“To prevent her from looking washed-out on-screen, I chose Kay's Mineral Blush in Rosebud to add some subtle color and accentuate her already amazing cheekbones. It's the perfect shade for giving naturally tan skin like Ginger's a fresh, radiant glow without looking too red or too pink.”

LIPS: Lip Liner (Toast) + Lip Color (Latte)
“First and foremost, Ginger wanted a long-lasting neutral color that wasn't going to fade, smudge or dry out her lips. We started with Kay's Lip Liner in Toast to shape her mouth and fill in the corners – this helped make her lips appear fuller – and then we finished with Kay's Lip Color in Latte. The Lip Color is formulated with micro-bubbles that burst over time, which helps keep lips moisturized and color fresh. Toast and Latte create the perfect balance of brown, pink and mauve, and I chose this color family because it's appropriate for daytime and summer, but it also gave Ginger just the right amount of color and definition for the camera. We wanted to enhance her gorgeous smile, not hide it!”
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HAIR: Pretty + Professional Updo
“Ginger has naturally wavy hair, and we knew her style would have to withstand humidity and high wind out on the beach, so we decided to put her hair up in a way that was neither too “messy” nor too sleek – she needed a professional appearance, but didn't want something as severe or drastic as a tight ballerina bun. 
I created two ponytails – one near the crown and one just below it – to give the appearance of more hair and volume, and to secure the shorter layers underneath that we didn't want slipping loose during taping.
Using a few bobby pins, I played with the natural wave of Ginger's ends to create the fun twists and curves of her bun, and I finished with a bit of Redken's Wax Blast to give the structure of her bun some extra definition and support.
Ginger looked so beautiful, and while we were on the beach, Redken's new Frizz Dismiss Fly Away Fix sheets were the perfect solution for smoothing down the fly-aways during touch ups on set.”

Get a closer look at Ginger's style – and learn more about National Seashell Day – by watching Ginger's interview with ABC-7 (Fort Myers) and looking at these articles from the Santiva Chronicle and the News-Press – be sure to check out the photo gallery!

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