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Get a City-Chic Look with Metallic Hair

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Just when you thought that hair extensions were the hottest trend of the moment, metallic shades of color begin to pop up all over the runway. Metallic hair shades have become the leading hair trend, and it is easy to see why. Metallic hair shades like silver and gold simply have a deep, alluring sex appeal that is irresistible. A woman looks powerful and a bit on the dominatrix side with this new hair trend. At the same time, there is something highly professional and stylized about metallic hair shades.

Look around the streets of London, and you will notice women sporting this trend everywhere. Fashion designers have been incorporating metallic hair shades in their runway looks for the fall season. Celebrities from the United States like Lauren Conrad and Paris Hilton have been seen donning a few strands of silver in their hair styles.

Silver and gold tend to be the hottest hair shades of the moment. The key to achieving a subtle metallic look is to incorporate only a few highlights into your hair style at a time. Because these highlights tend to stand out and are quite noticeable, you do not need that many. A hair stylist will be able to help you place the highlights and figure out the number that you should receive to complete your look.

A hairstylist will also help you figure out whether silver or gold highlights are better for your current hair shade. Gold highlights look great on women who have dark blonde or brown hair. Silver highlights look incredible on women who have dark black hair. If you have a deep shade of gray as your current hair color, then a few strands of silver highlights will also look great with this color.

One of the other reasons to consult a hair stylist before attempting this look on your own is for the hair tips that you will receive. A hair stylist will help you learn new tricks to emphasize your highlights. You can include a bit of gloss on your roots to make your highlights stand out.

When you want to try out a new look, metallic hair is the way to go. Metallic hair will make you look gorgeous, and you will look like you just came off of the runway. Now is the time to try out a new look that has a bit of edge and is quite chic.

Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – October 8, 2012

Monday, October 8th, 2012



With the arrival of new fashion season, the trend has changed from light, romantic floral to intense and rich solid colors. Along with all the other fashion trends, makeup trends have also changed from subtle, summery shades to the bright and dark hues, complimenting the festive season and chilly winter breeze.


As fall quickly creeps around the corner, it’s time for us to put away our beachwear and break out our autumn ensembles. To spice up these chilly weather outfits are some new make-up trends to match.

Fall 2012 Makeup Trend: Flushed Cheeks – The Style Dossier

Just thinking about fall gets me extremely excited. We finally get to break out our boots, our blazers maybe a scarf or two, but most of all, I get sooooo excited for all the new beauty trends. This fall it’s all about flushed cheeks! Dick Page, Michael Kors lead makeup artist said, “It’s how you look if you’ve been skiing, or in a hot tub or having very good sex”, if that doesn’t make you want to get flushed, i don’t know what will! It’s a really easy look to achieve & I learned a quick technique that makes it THAT much easier.

Hair Trend Alert: The High Ponytail Is Back! –

It could be the recent dose of summer sun that has lead the A-list to embrace the high ponytail, but whatever the reason, we’re loving the revival of this ’80s-inspired hairdo. Jennifer Lopez, Tulisa, Eva Longoria and 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord, have all been spotted this week wearing the sporty updo. We’re taking hair inspiration from these lovely ladies and giving this super-simple style a try.

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Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – October 1, 2012

Monday, October 1st, 2012


Men Wearing Makeup A Disturbing Trend –

There used to be wide spread agreement among men about this. There used to be a shared belief that real men only get mud-caked faces the old-fashioned way … they earn it. Not any more.

Autumn/Winter 2012/3 Makeup Trends –

What if we are in the middle of summer? New beauty/makeup collections are already on their way out so let’s get a sneak peak of the next season’s makeup trends. Face : Summer’s face was luminous, fresh and glow-y, and remains the same! Keep that shine on! (or if you are oily just minimize it). This fall the face stays flawless but fresh. Why not try BB cream ?

Fall 2012 Hair Trends –

I have to say I laughed as I was preparing this post because some of the models are hilarious and scary at the same time. I picked the tamest photos I could find. If you’re planning on getting your hair cut anytime soon, you’ll want to check out these trends to see if any will work for you. I’ve decided for fall 2012 almost anything goes and there’s definitely a 70s feel to fall 2012 trends. For instance, Retro bouffants seem to be all the rage. Get out those teasing combs and hairspray and add some volume. Yes!

Trend Watch: Shoulder-length Hair –

While long hair has been the go-to style for quite some time, we are starting to see the emergence of the shoulder-length cut. Many celebrities are trading in their long locks for something shorter and flirtier this season, leaving longer looks a thing of the past. Whether you are preparing to start a new school year or are simply looking to spruce up your ‘working gal’ look, the shoulder-length cut is a must try.

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How to Do Your Own Color Streaked Hair

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Rainbow hair color streaks are popping up on red carpets and runways across the country. Neon pink, bright blue, lush lavender and sunny yellow streaks can provide a fresh alternative to the traditional blondes, brunettes and reds. While celebrities have top stylists at their disposal, the rest of us must rely on our own creativity.

One of the easiest ways to achieve this look is through clip-in hair extensions. Clip-in hair extensions come in a wide range of colors from the palest pastels to lavish jewel tones and feisty neon colors. Natural human hair extensions can be heat styled along with your own hair so that you can have curls, waves or flat-ironed hair to suit your mood.

Once you have chosen your extension, simply pick a spot for your new streaks, and then clip the extension close to the scalp. If your hair is straight or silky textured, you may find that you get a more secure hold if you spray a texturizing or hair spray and tease your hair before clipping the extension to your hair.

Treat your new hair extensions as gently as you treat your own hair. If you have artificial hair extensions, follow the package directions. If you have natural hair extensions, shampoo and condition them gently, but avoid rubbing or twisting the hair. Lay them flat on a towel to dry.

Chalk highlights are another temporary hair color streak option. These easy-to-apply temporary streaks are non-toxic and are easy to wash out. Simply dampen chalk pastels before rubbing them down rather than up the selected strand of hair. The colors can be alternated for a fun variation on the colorful streak look. To set the chalk, style your hair with a curling or straight iron, and then spritz it with hairspray to complete the look. To remove, simply shampoo your hair, and condition thoroughly since chalk tends to be drying. Pastel chalk colors work well for blonde hair while bright colors stand out dramatically against darker hair.

Permanent streaks are another option, but these generally require that hair be bleached first. A professional hair colorist should be consulted first to avoid damaging hair. Hair that is bleached incorrectly could turn an unflattering shade of orange, and colorful streaks can fade quickly if not correctly applied.

Colorful streaks offer the chance to try on a fun, new look for one day or add a rainbow of colors for as long as it suits your fancy. Try a subtle shade underneath your layers for daytime wear, or add dramatically bright colors throughout your mane for a night out. Dare to be different, and give your hair a shot of color.

Resolve Your Toe-bese Feet with Cosmetic Surgery

Friday, September 14th, 2012

In the summer months, it is easy to feel a bit self-conscious about one’s appearance. Everything from wearing a bikini to wearing open-toed sandals can make a man or woman feel a bit insecure. For the person who may have unsightly feet, there is no need for him or her to continue suffering. Cosmetic surgery now gives people the opportunity to literally slim down fat toes, remove extra padding from toes or even lengthen toes.

There has recently been a surge in the number of men and women pursuing surgery procedures for their feet in New York City. During the summer, men and women want their feet to look great in sandals. Getting one’s feet to look great is easy with the help of an experienced surgeon in the city. “Toe-besity” is an issue that cosmetic surgeons in New York City are willing to help in resolving. These cosmetic surgeons are aware of the latest procedures that can be used to slim down fat toes.

The “toe-besity” procedures can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000. If you need to have a major surgery procedure, such as the removal of a toe, you will need to pay a couple thousand dollars. Some procedures are simple and only involve removing a bit of extra padding on the outside of toes.

One may also want to have toes or extra padding removed for the pain that they cause. The American Podiatric Medical Association is fully in support of cosmetic procedures that alleviate the pain that people feel in their feet. The procedures may also aid in the restoration of functions in the feet too.

Left- and right-footed shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when the first sets were made in Philadelphia.

One of the other benefits of this new cosmetic surgery procedure is that patients are growing in self-confidence. They feel more confident in their appearance after they have this procedure. For women who love to wear open-toe heels, this surgery is sure to grow in popularity. Men who wear sandals also love the idea of slimming down their toes in order to have a more attractive appearance.

When you slim down your toes, you no longer have to worry about strange looks from others. You can feel beautiful with your newfound appearance. You can embrace this appearance and feel like you can wear any type of shoe during the summer. You should never feel like your fashion choices are restricted due to the shape or appearance of one of your physical attributes.

Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – August 13, 2012

Monday, August 13th, 2012


5 Back-to-School Beauty Trends –

It happens every year – the nights become cooler, summer flings fizzle, and collegiettes everywhere begin the countdown to September. It’s not just the smell of pencil erasers or new books wafting through late August; it’s the intoxicating scent of a fresh start. Of all 365 days, these are the ones most filled with anticipation and promise and the prospect of walking onto campus knowing people are taking notice.

Do real men use beauty products? –

Dear Scott: Is there a difference between hair products for men and hair products for women? There are many products labeled specifically for men including hair spray. Is this a ploy to get men to try different products? Is it worth the added expense to have two shampoos and two conditioners just so a man feels that he is not using girly products? I can understand if a guy needs some hair spray once in awhile and has a can that is labeled for men.

hair-trends-that-never-go-out-of-style –

With all the new hair trends coming out – sometimes it’s hard to keep up! What was once popular, like the Mullet (which in my opinion, should have never been a trend) or the Rachel Green hair trend, are now collecting dust on the shelf of “hair trends of the past”.

Black Women Natural Hair: Trend or Movement –

There has been much noise in the media lately concerning Black hair, from Gabrielle Douglas’ Olympic style to Oprah Winfrey gracing the September issue of O wearing a natural style, not to mention Kevin Roose’s article”Dumb Money: Exposing Silicon Valley’s Stupidest Investments”; he believes NatuallyCurly a social network for people with wavy, curly, or kinky hair meets the criteria.

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Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – August 6, 2012

Monday, August 6th, 2012


Beauty Trend Alert: White Eye Shadow –

Isn’t there something so glamourous and clean about a white eye shadow look? Gah, we love the simplicity and the elegant beauty it creates when applied just right on the eye. Maybe it’s the contrast with a dark liner and it’s light color, but we love this feminine look and think it’s a definite MUST try for you, your friends, and anyone who is willing to try this effortless look.

Fishtail Braids –

We had reported previously how to beat the heat and frizz with a fishtail braid. Now there’s a bonafide trend on our hands with not onebut three Bollywood stars sporting it at various social dos. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra both wore their braids messy while Malaika Arora-Khan opted for a neat prim one. Have you sported the fishtail braid? Let me know./p>

Just Call Us Psychic: Colored Lashes Go Couture At Dior –

Did we call it, or did we call it? Back in February, we told you we had an inkling that colored mascaras were on their way back in with the stylish elite, and now we get word, via, that rainbow lashes were all the rage at Dior’s fall ’12 couture show.


It’s no secret that I’m a fan of colored highlights! I love pink, blue, even purple accented highlights! Especially since it’s summertime why not try the colors in your hair right… The only problem I found was that the colors washed out of my hair. I’ve featured hair chalk, which is amazing, but I also just saw in Sephora’s window Alterna night highlights. It’s highlights that wash out with shampoo!

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Beauty News Report: Thick Eyebrows Are Stylish

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Whether you want to be gorgeous just like Demi Moore or Natalie Portman, the good news is that you no longer have to spend hours on your eyebrows to imitate their style. Thick eyebrows are in and more stylish than ever. Full and dark eyebrows are stylish, and they help create a very natural look for this summer. You too can look like a celebrity by following these tips as you take care of your eyebrows.

First, you should try to find your natural shape. Just because you want to partake in this trend does not mean you should completely forgo plucking your eyebrows. The key is to keep your eyebrows manicured and in a natural shape. The main style that you are trying to achieve is a brow that is thick and straight. Gone are the days of thinly arched eyebrows on the red carpet.

To look like Jennifer Connelly and embrace your natural eyebrows, you should avoid getting your eyebrows waxed for a few weeks. No matter what you tell a professional waxer, chances are he or she will still attempt to wax your eyebrows into a thin and arched shape. Instead, you can lightly pluck your eyebrows every couple weeks to keep the natural shape that you have.

You can also apply a little gel to your eyebrows if you find they are becoming too unruly. A little gel can help keep your eyebrows in the natural shape that you are trying to achieve. If you want straight eyebrows like Jennifer Connelly, then using a bit of gel will help you get that straightened look.

Lastly, if you are still having some trouble in getting that natural and full look that you desire, then you can cheat by using a brow pencil. A brow pencil should be applied in one shade darker than your natural color. This will help give you the dramatic and full look that you are trying to achieve. You may also want to try a brow sculpting gel to add some fullness to your brows. If you are looking for a great brow pencil to use, then you should try the MAC brow liner or Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo. In the Automatic Brow Pencil Duo, you get a brow gel and brow pencil.

Growing your brows will help you look like a trendy celebrity this upcoming summer. When you want some exotic flair in your look, using a brow pencil and keeping your brows simple can help you look effortlessly gorgeous.

5 Powerfully Pretty Makeup Looks for Everyday

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Experimenting with makeup and creating bold, unique looks is always fun but not always practical. However, some everyday looks do have a lot of appeal and, although subtle, offer big results. Here are some everyday makeup looks that get wearer’s noticed for all the right reasons. A model could carry these looks on the runway, or any girl could simply take these looks into her everyday venues of school, work, home and favorite hangouts – and come across as looking powerfully pretty.

A Heavier Brow

It seems like fashion show attendees can see some of the bold brows being worn on the runway from a mile away. However, an attractive everyday look can be created with a more subtle heavier brow. For some, this could mean lightening up on the plucking and waxing, whereas for others this means applying brow liner or shadow to create the illusion of a fuller brow. The difference that a heavier, well-shaped brow can make in one’s appearance is dramatic – but with a light touch, it’s not so bold as to appear unnatural or overdone.

Sweep a luminizer along the top of cheek bones for a radiant glow. Finish with a coral lipstick!

Read more: Party Makeup Tips – Bold Makeup – Cosmopolitan

A Hint of Bold Color

Some runway shows are all about the bold, bright and daring. To make this type of makeup look appropriate for everyday, stick to a single bold color. For example, line the eyes with a bright liner but use neutral shadow to incorporate a bright color and keep the overall look understated enough for everyday.

Flawless Facial Skin

Sometimes, judging by her flawless skin, it’s easy to imagine that a runway model could be confused with a porcelain doll. Go for this look by creating flawless facial skin that looks practically makeup free by using a few dabs of concealer for any trouble spots and an overall tinted moisturizer for an even tone. Top off this light, fresh look with a little blush, mascara and lip gloss for a complete look that results in fresh-faced beauty. Not even a model looks flawless every day, but an everyday flawless makeup look could certainly make it seem that way.

Flatter the Facial Features

Those sharp, high cheekbones on runway models may not be entirely their own. The magic of highlights and lowlights can add emphasis to facial features. Contouring is a trick that can also be added to an everyday makeup regimine. Although many everyday occasions don’t demand the angular features of some runway faces, contouring can help makeup wearers highlight their best features and disguise unwanted ones. Stroking bronzer across the areas where the sun would naturally shine can be a simple way to bring out the best.

It can be hard to imagine that some of the fabulous makeup looks on the runway could have so much everyday appeal. However, take some inspiration for makeup from the runway into the everyday by experimenting with these fashion-forward looks. These looks are still strong enough to get their wearers noticed but not noticed for having too much makeup.

Beauty Trend Weekly Rundown – July 9, 2012

Monday, July 9th, 2012


2012 Hair Color Trends –

Ever wonder how Hair Colorists stay inspired and find out the trend forecast of the hot new colors for hair? Wella, a Professional hair color line, releases four new looks every year called Wella Trend Vision and invites their network of color specialists to interpret the trend in order to enter their international completion.


Attention BeTrenders! Coral lips are a must-have beauty trend for summer! These fun lip colors are great for any age or skin tone, just try a couple and find your perfect shade. Coral is a hot color in fashion and beauty; you can pair it with a neutral outfit for a pop of color or other brights for a style statement.

The pink hair trend: what’s hot and what’s not –

Coco Rocha made a much talked about appearance at the Met Ball in New York this year. The famous beauty might have slipped into some tailored, canary yellow vintage trousers by Givenchy which belonged to Elizabeth Taylor, but it was her hot pink tresses which stole the limelight.

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