By Augusta Falletta, Beauty High
Tanning Bed Well, this one's a hard pill to swallow. Even with the constant reports on the potentially fatal dangers of tanning and the clear links to skin cancer, the latest study on the truth about tanning beds is disheartening. According to reports from researchers at the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, 30 percent of white high school girls had used indoor tanning devices in the past year.
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With each year that passes the rate increases. 18 percent of 15-year-old girls reported to tanning in the last year, while that percentage rose to 40 percent among 17-year-olds and 44 percent among 18-year-olds. Overall, 17 percent of girls noted that they used indoor tanning devices at least 10 times in the past year. If we had to guess, we'd imagine that there's some trickle-down going on here. If the senior girls in high school are making tanning beds popular, it's only a matter of time until the juniors and
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Best-Selling Makeup It's safe to say that when it comes to beauty products, we've seen our fair share. Practically every day, we're inundated with a new cream, stick, shadow or tool promising to make our lives easier, or at least prettier. We've tried and tested more products than we'd like to admit. All things considered, we know what it takes for a product to hack it in this business (and to sell off the shelves, both virtual and IRL).
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With all this savvy, though, we were curious: Which products were selling out across the country, just in time for fall? New York's popular products are one thing, but there are 49 other states to take into consideration. In order to get the scoop, we went straight to the source, polling department and beauty supply stores in 30 of the most populated cities across the country to learn which beauty products were the top sellers.
Overall, we found some surprises, some
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By Augusta Falletta, Beauty HighRead More »from 10 Signs You Should Break Up with Your Hairdresser
Breaking Up With Your Hairdresser Going to the hair salon can mean a lot of different things. You could be getting your routine maintenance at the salon, transitioning your look for a new season or dramatically changing your style. But whatever you plan on doing, there's one thing you should be avoiding: A bad hair appointment.
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For the salon experience to be a positive one, there are a few red flags to look out for when it comes to your stylist. Below are 10 signs that you should break up with your hairdresser, because no one wants to leave the salon looking worse than when they went in.
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1. "That's not looking how I wanted it to." These words should never, ever be uttered during a hair appointment. Whether it's cut or color, you need to be able to trust your hairdresser, or problems will inevitably follow. Hearing this could mean that the
By Kristin Booker, Beauty HighRead More »from How You Know You’re Allergic to a Beauty Product
Allergies Allergies to a beauty product can really surprise you. They can happen suddenly with a reaction, or you can use a product for a long time, and one day something's not quite right. Whether the reaction is mild or serious, it's clear that you've got an allergic reaction on your hands.
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Just what exactly causes an allergic reaction to beauty products, and how do you know how to handle - and avoid - them? We reached out to Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, Co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington, D.C., to help explain some of the common causes of beauty product allergies and how to deal with them before (or after) they happen to you.
What are some of the most common allergens when it comes to beauty products, and in which products are they most commonly found?
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By Molly Carroll, Beauty High
When you hear the term: side ponytail, hair nightmares of the '80s may start dancing in your head, but we are here to change that. The days of the overly hairsprayed, overly crimped and over scrunchied side ponytails have come and gone and it is time to welcome the modern day side ponytail.
The reinvented updo has been seen on numerous runways and has even become a go-to red carpet look for some of our favorite celebrities. From conservative to romantic there is a side ponytail to fit every occasion. Click through our slideshow above for some ponytail inspiration and your scrunchy invaded nightmares will become a thing of the past.
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Scrolling through Pinterest, you're likely to see a number of pins claiming miracle treatments for your hair, skin and teeth. Most of these treatments include natural ingredients like lemons, baking soda and vinegar, but you might want to think twice before whipping these concoctions together and incorporating them into your regular routine.
We spoke to three experts-a dermatologist, a hair stylist, and a dental expert with a Ph.D. in chemistry-to get a reality check on some of the beauty treatment pins we see again and again. All in all, they said that these magic solutions for shinier hair, clearer skin, and whiter teeth are totally bogus and could even be damaging. (Yikes!)
Check out the slideshow above before you trade your tried and true products for a "natural" remedy you spotted online.
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It's no secret that we're in a serious, committed relationship with hair and makeup. We spend time together every day, try new things and settle in on our favorites, regardless of how long it takes to find them. Sometimes, though, there are mistakes along the way, and we're willing to bet our favorite red lipstick that we're not the only ones who make mistakes with beauty. Everyone knows the pain of a bad haircut or streaky self-tanner, but at least if we're making these mistakes, we're learning something at the same time. Because we're all in the same boat here, we've put together a list of 25 beauty mistakes we've all made, below. Take a look and tell us which mistakes you've made, and which you'll never make again!
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1. Buying a foundation color two shades too dark and not blending at the jaw line.
2. Refusing to use base coat because it's a "waste of time," then being upset when your
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Back in May we got the exciting news that CoverGirl would be pairing up with Lionsgate and "The Hunger Games" to debut a fabulous new collection this fall, just in time for the new movie, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." But, in order to get us even more excited over the next few months than they already are, the beauty brand is releasing gorgeous campaign shots from the 12 districts - and we've received an exclusive sneak peek of two of the districts: Fishing and Luxury. The makeup collection, which will hit stores October 1, will include some of the Capitol's finest nail polish, mascara, lip gloss and more - and were all used on Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast in the making of the second film.
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As for the campaign visuals, each will use the district's trade speciality as their inspiration, and then transform the models into a couture representation of that district. CoverGirl's
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False eyelashes are instrumental in really making your eyes pop. From full-on falsies to individual lashes, there's no better way to make you look more gorgeous-and more awake (always helpful, right?).
The only problem is that lashes can be an absolute pain to apply, not to mention take off. To help you put those eye-boosters on like a pro, we chatted up Julia Papworth, who's the makeup artist for Showtime's "Dexter" and has glammed up many famous faces, including Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts. She gave us the full scoop on which lashes to buy, how to put them on and many more helpful tips.
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The Best Brands to Buy
For full lash strips, Papworth loves Red Cherry, but suggests getting lashes from MAC if you're okay with splurging a bit. For single falsies, try the ones made by Ardell, which come in various lengths, have an eye-hugging curve, and are affordable to boot.
Choosing Your Shape
If you have
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It's hard to believe, but the summer days are wasting away and fall is swiftly approaching. You know what that means: It's time to start thinking about your beauty looks for autumn! With sweater weather just around the corner, it's about time to shed some light on the perfect hairstyle for when the leaves change colors, the high ponytail. Below, we break down the steps to scoring the perfect pony, complete with volume and staying power.
What You'll Need:
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Step 1: Give your hair some texture. If your hair is freshly washed and a little too smooth, add some hairspray or dry shampoo to your hair for some texture. This will allow your ponytail to stay in place all day long.
Step 2: Next, pull your hair up towards the crown of your head. Make sure you're pulling your hair up, not back and don't be afraid to go