You're Probably Not Shampooing Right
Even though we've been shampooing our own hair for most of our lives, I often find that many of my friends and clients aren't doing it right. A good shampoo is more important than you might think, and if you do it wrong, you can even damage your hair! Here are my tips for the most efficient shampooing job resulting in the squeakiest clean and healthiest of hair!
Find the right shampoo for you. Always consult with your stylist about this before buying shampoo. You might need shampoo for color treated hair, you might need it for volume, dry hair, flaky scalp or for just plain normal everyday cleaning. The first step is to be using the right product and your stylist will help you figure out what your shampooing needs are.
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Don't shampoo too often. If you are in the habit of shampooing every day, it's likely that your scalp is working over time to produce the natural oils that are being stripped away when you wash your hair. This is one reason
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Stefanie Wilder Taylor's post-baby bodyNow that Jessica Simpson's had her baby, it seems the race is on for her take off the weight. I personally loved that she seemed to have a devil's-food-cake-may-care attitude about her weight gain and seemed to be giving the media the middle finger for daring to report constantly on her expanding belly. But I guess it's because she had a multimillion dollar deal with Weight Watchers to cushion the sting. The rest of us are not so lucky.Read More »from What Women's Post-Baby Bodies Really Look Like
We real women have to deal with constant headlines featuring celebrities who are celebrated for losing weight quickly -- and might I add, completely unrealistically. Headlines from People magazine read: "Model Alessandra Ambrosio Drops 45 Lbs. of Baby Weight in Three Months to (Nearly!) Bare All" or "How Victoria's Secret Model Heidi Klum Got Runway Ready in Two Months." More recently, we've been treated to "hot mama" pics of Jennifer Garner, Candice Crawford (Tony Romo's wife), Hilary Duff, and the no longer babyweightalicious Beyonce.
Wear one of these hairstyles to the office tomorrow.Your job might be a snooze-fest-but your hair doesn't have to be.Read More »from 15 Hot Hairstyles You Can Wear at Work
By Elisa Benson
Swept-Back Center Part
A center part makes a basic pony feel cool-and a tinge studious. For meetings when you need to look super-professional, this is your go-to.
Classic Sleek Strands
Stick-straight hair, is a fail-safe style, since it always looks 100 percent polished.
Get mileage out of yesterday's blowout by parting your hair on the opposite side (hello, instant volume!) and securing it with a bobby pin.
Give yourself a raise-literally. Here's a way to cheat it: Pull the top half of your hair straight up over your head-as if you were creating a super-high half-pony-and secure the elastic halfway between your roots and your tips, so it's very loose. Then stuff the ends of your strands, along with the elastic, underneath the hair at the crown. Secure with a few bobby pins to create a modern-looking bouffant.
Deep Side Part
The mega-part gives you a sexy swoop that's
Photo: Courtesy of sephora.comBeth Shapouri, Glamour magazine
We can debate whether you think Gwyneth Paltrow looked dewy or shiny at last night's Met Ball, but let's face it: You guys will never agree on where the line truly is. It all has to do with your personal tolerance for sheen on skin. But if your line plops her down on the "glowy goddess" side of the fence, then keep reading because I have all the details on the products makeup artist Emma Lovell used on her!Read More »from Get Skin like Gwyneth Paltrow's
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First, let's talk about the glow. She used two products to get it. First, Emma primed the skin using the new Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which infuses the complexion with 28 skin-softening ingredients as it prepares it for makeup, then followed with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in No. 2 shade for a dewy complexion.
For her cheeks, Emma says, "Gwyneth was just in Mexico and got a little color so I wanted to highlight that," she says. So she applied Hourglass Illume Creme-To-Powder
The best things come in small packages. These concentrated formulas give the old adage an extra dose of truth.
L'Oréal Paris Youth Code Serum Corrector
Apply the dark spot-correcting and illuminating lotionlike serum before your regular moisturizer. It's lightly scented, which made us worry about breakouts, but we awoke after the first night's use with smoother and softer skin. Two weeks later, old acne marks had faded.
Available at lorealparisusa.com, $25.
Matte need not mean dull, as production coordinator Jillian King learned with the mineral-dense complex that smells of cucumbers. It neutralizes acidity for a smoother complexion that needs barely a puff of powder after two weeks of use.
Available at fresh.com, $35.
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The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost
An overly dry winter and continuous (radiator) heat waves left editor Lauren Berger with one parched punim. A few dabs of the camu camu berry- and Brazil nut oil-infused gel after moisturizing turned her skin silky
Another mother/daughter look alikeAside from the fact my mom is twice my age, we easily get mistaken as sisters -- once even twins! (Gotta admit, that one hurt a little.) We have the same smile, same height, same shoe size, and even the same zodiac sign.
In the spirit of Mother's Day, I had to ask: Do you look like your mom too?
I asked around the office, and while no one else has gotten a twin comment like I did, everyone had something to say about their mom:
"Our eyes are the same shape, although hers are green and mine are blue. In general, most people think we look a lot alike. I'm grateful for this, because my mom is almost 60 and looks like she's about 45. I'm hoping I have those good aging genes!" - Meghan R.
"I do! When I was younger I NEVER wanted to look like her, but now I realize that she's beautiful and I'm proud to!" - Audrey F.
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For many years deodorant has been the bane of my existence. As a teenager I learned that there is a strong connection between the aluminum in deodorant and Alzheimer's disease. As a result, I was committed to using only natural deodorants. I have tried every stick, spray, roll-on, and crystal I could find. The result? Disappointment. I hate to say it, but I never found a product that worked for longer than an hour. In my frustration I found my way back to using conventional deodorant, stressing with each application about what I was putting into my body.
Then I heard from a friend that if you didn't use deodorant for a period of time your body will naturally adjust to it and you wouldn't need to use it. Let's just say I tried that for a week and it was a failed experiment. And gross.
After searching around the internet, I discovered there are a ton of DIY deodorant recipes that use natural ingredients like baking soda, corn starch, and coconut oil. I have tried severalRead More »from Guide: How to Make Your Own Deodorant
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This past weekend, I went to my first of five weddings happening this year. There was a lot to be impressed by (the bride, the venue, the food), but one less-expected detail stuck out: a girl at my table's hot pink lipstick didn't fade or it's loose it's sheen for a nanosecond. She could have been extra stealthy about sneaking away to touch it up. But it's more likely that the women who look great all night are following these tried-and-true tricks for making their makeup wear longer. (Oh, and in case you're wondering, her long-lasting shade was Revlon Super Lustrous in Fuchsia Fusion-I asked.)
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Lipstick. There's one thing worse than lipstick that's faded in the center of your lips ... lipstick that's faded in the center of lips that have also become dry and chapped. To prevent lips from cracking, apply a non-greasy lip balm first. (I like By Terry Baume de Rose; it keeps lips moisturized without smudging the
- Astrology.com BeautyScopes | Beauty on Shine – Tue, May 8, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
A tight budget makes you stretch your creativity. See what items you can repurpose in your wardrobe: Add new details (shorter hems, different buttons) and subtract others (get a cobbler to cut down some heels).
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
A touch of synchronicity happens: your best friend walks into the nail salon five minutes after you do or you drop in at a store to find the shoes you've been eyeing for months are finally on sale. Take advantage of serendipity.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's a good thing to take a stylistic risk every now and then. So what if someone takes a photo and five years from now you run across it again -- on the Internet! At least you took
Monday night's NYC Met Ball had a guest list that read like a who's who in the celebrity and fashion world, and they all showed up dressed to impress. Emma Stone, in particular, radiated on the red carpet in a little red Lanvin dress. Her hair and makeup were absolute perfection, so we had to get the scoop on how to create the look at home.
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Stylist Mara Roszak wanted Emma's hair to emulate the same fun and effortless style as her gown, so he created a "doll-like" look that consisted of a loose bun and side-swept bangs.
To create the look, start with damp hair, and apply a root lifting product, like MATRIX Total Results Amplify Wonder Boost Root Lifter ($16, Matrix.com), evenly throughout hair for all-over volume without weighting it down.
Next, blow out hair with a medium-sized boar bristle brush for a soft, natural finish
Once you finish drying, apply a texturizing product, like MATRIX Design PulseRead More »from Get the Look: Emma Stone's Met Ball Beauty Look
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