When Salma Hayek came out Thursday night to host a book party for her friend and longtime hairstylist Robert Vetica, she demurred, “I am just the [book’s] cover girl,” but let slip that she was working on a beauty venture. “I shouldn’t be talking about this,” she said outside of Beso restaurant in Hollywood. “I am trying to develop a line with a drugstore. I have been doing research for two or three years. My approach is how we can get the essence of the really expensive [products] for everyone.”
While she declined to give specifics, Hayek said that blush, mascara and concealer were the most important items in her makeup bag, then went on to praise Vetica’s blowouts. “They last four days,” she said. Other celeb fans in attendance included Debra Messing, whose hair Vetica styled when she won an Emmy six years ago (he was the first to know that Messing was nine weeks pregnant at the time), and Melissa George, whose hair he styled for the Oscars along with Marion Cotillard’s. “Hers was off the hook,” Vetica said, recalling that he first snagged the French Oscar winner by chance last year, after her regular stylist failed to show up for the Golden Globes.