By Shannon Farrell, Daily Makeover
Tricks To Disguising Thinning Hair With the introduction of anti-aging hair products, the issue of women's thinning hair is finally getting the attention it deserves. Whether your hair thins as you age or you experience thinning your twenties (called alopecia, the condition is triggered by genetics and even bad nutrition choices), there are simple cuts, coloring techniques and styling tricks that can disguise sparse strands. We caught up with Diane Stevens, Lead Stylist for Nioxin (the brand known for treating hair thinning) on how she camouflages thinning hair on her clients.
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Starting with a darker base and slowly getting lighter towards the ends creates the visual effect of thicker hair at the tips. Go one or two shades lighter at the base for a subtle color change.
Add Multidimensional Color
Create movement and the illusion of fullness with this color trick. "Have your stylist use different tones and levels to create a soft,
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Courtesy Photo (2); Time Inc. Digital StudioYour manicure is about to get a lot cuter! To follow up on the success of last year's classic Minnie Mouse lacquers, OPI is launching a second range of colors inspired by Disney's most fashionable mascot. The Couture de Minnie collection is giving Minnie Mouse a high-fashion upgrade by including runway-ready hues and edgy textures. "This year, OPI is exploring a different side of Minnie Mouse," said the brand's Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. "The collection draws inspiration from Minnie's iconic style and incorporates trends most recently seen on the runways." We especially love the red and white glitter lacquer, which allows you to repurpose the icon's polka-dotted skirt as nail art! The Couture de Minnie collection hits stores nationwide in June, priced at $9 per bottle, and a set of four mini-polishes is available now for $13 at ulta.com.
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- Beauty High | Beauty on Shine – Tue, May 21, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
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Curly Hair 101 Now that summer's almost hair, curly haired girls everywhere know one thing: frizz is an issue. Like any hair problem, knowing how to deal with your natural texture is a huge advantage. Hot weather is not the time to fight with your hair to blow dry and heat style, ending up with a frizzy hairstyle that lasts for about 10 minutes before the humidity ruins things. Working with your natural texture in the summer is the way to go, and if you've got curly or wavy hair, read on. We went to the curly hair experts Titi and Miko Branch, co-founders of Miss Jessie's Curly Hair Salon, to get the best darn tips on styling, cutting and treating curly hair.
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Beauty High: What kinds of products should curly haired girls be using?
Miko and Titi: It all depends on the curl type. If hair is wavier or thinner, then lightweight mousses work fine. The tighter the curl, the heavier the product you should
- Refinery29 | Beauty on Shine – Tue, May 21, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
By Holly E. Thomas, Refinery29
For the uninitiated, a typical D.C. summer can be brutal - consider it a sweaty exercise of dry cleaning and face-blotting. But, we do look forward to one part: scoping out the best new beauty products to stay looking cool despite the heat.
This time, we've collected stellar sunscreens, lip butters, facial serums, and hair refreshers to keep you fresh and cool as a cucumber - even when "sun-dried tomato" feels more accurate.
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Marc's newest member to the Daisy fragrance family comes in the cutest flower-topped "vase" and smells like strawberry, pink grapefruit, and jasmine petals. You won't be able to stop spritzing this one-we promise. $78, sephora.com
Sexy Little Things 'Tease' Eau de Parfum
A warm blend of black vanilla, frozen pear, and blooming gardenia is always a good idea, plus how cute will this lace-embellished bottle look on your vanity?
See by Chloé Eau de Parfum Spray This floral scent features bergamot, ylang ylang, and vanilla notes, which makes it the perfect perfume for a hot date on a sexy summer night! $58-98, nordstrom.com
Desire by Dolce & Gabbana When you want to let your inner temptress loose, spray on this aroma comprised of mandarin, lychee, plum Read More »from OK! Loves: Sexy Scents for Spring/Summer
1. Banish Pre-Wedding Jitters
Take a moment before your nuptials to relax (you'll need it!). The ninety minutes of spa time will remedy any bridezilla-like tendencies.
2. So Long to Salt
Excess sodium in your diet can suck the moisture out of skin leaving it dry and dull. Until you walk down the aisle, cut back on salty treats and invest in a hydrating facial moisturizer.
3. Get Glowing
If you're going to get a spray tan, make sure to take it for a spin two days before the wedding. That way, it'll have time to settle into your skin and won't come off on your dress. Our favorite spot is Completely Bare.
4. Wear Sunscreen
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By Carly Cardellino
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds. And since May is melanoma month, we thought it was fitting to raise awareness of this deadly disease (and prevent getting burned) by asking Debra Jaliman, M.D., a cosmetic dermatologist in NYC and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, for her thoughts on the six sunscreen mistakes (c/o La Roche-Posay) you could be making without even knowing it:
1. You think you're exempt from sunscreen because you have dark or olive skin. "Even with dark skin you can burn and get sun damage. People with blue eyes and fair skin tones are more prone to skin cancer, but we're all susceptible to it. No matter what skin color you are, you're not exempt from skin cancer or from using sunscreen."
- InStyle.com | Beauty on Shine – Mon, May 20, 2013 12:13 PM EDT
Courtesy PhotoCoverGirl is taking The Hunger Games look out of the Capitol! The beauty brand just announced that it will release a full cosmetics collection inspired by the trilogy in November, just in time for the release of the new installment, Catching Fire. We can't wait to see the rainbow of dramatic hues that are sure to come thanks to the eccentric characters in the book, like Effie Trinket and her Capitol compadres. While there are no photos of the lineup yet, stay tuned for sneak peeks. The brand will roll out previews on Facebook.com/CoverGirl, Twitter @covergirl, and Instagram @covergirlofficial as the release date nears.
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- InStyle.com | Beauty on Shine – Mon, May 20, 2013 11:50 AM EDT
Gregory Pace / BEI Images; FameFlynet Pictures; Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic; John Limparski/WireImageJust when we thought auburn was the must-have hue this season, celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon, and Demi Lovato changed the game by unveiling sunny blonde makeovers. After a brief stint as a brunette, Witherspoon returned to her famous golden highlights, joining Barrymore, Hathaway, and Lovato in the trend. If you're considering doing the same, be sure to load up on the deep conditioner afterwards to minimize damage. Brassy tones are the sworn enemy of blonde hair, so to prevent any shifts in shade, incorporate a blue or purple-tinted shampoo and conditioner into your routine. The cool pigments neutralize unexpected orange or yellow shades, and keep your highlights going strong until your next salon appointment. Our favorites are Clairol's Shimmer Lights ($9; sallybeauty.com), Sachajuan's Silver Shampoo ($28; sephora.com), and Rita Hazan's Foaming Color Gloss ($26; ritahazan.com).
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• How to Maintain Your Blonde Hair Color
Beware: Summer's hottest hairstyle takes more maintenance than you might think.
From the runway to the red carpet, it seems like some of the most stylish girls around are chopping off their hair for summer. Top model Karlie Kloss debuted a short bob backstage at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November, and just weeks after her win for Best Actress at the Oscars, America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence decided to do away with her long locks in favor of a layered shag. Sure, shorter strands might seem like the easiest way to lighten up your look for the season, but beware: this look isn't for everyone.
It won't necessarily keep you cool. Roz gets tons of requests for this crop at Bumble, varying in length from the chin to the collarbone. People tend to think that this cut is a lighter and cooler option for summer, but they often lose sight of the fact that you can't simply put it up. "A lot of girls are used to pulling their hair into a topknot when they get too warm, but with a bob you don't have that luxury," Roz explained.
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