I have a lot of clients who come to me complaining about their inability to achieve volume in their hair at home. When I hear this, I always provide them a mini tutorial and tips on how to achieve the sought after height and bounce on their own.
I remember when I was a teenager, already 5'11, and someone would refer to me as "big" and I would feel a pang of self-rejection and then correct them: "I'm not big, I'm tall." How did "big" become such a dirty word as a description for a woman?
Having discussed these issues at length with lovers and compatriots alike, we decided to conduct a little unofficial poll as a beacon of light to guide our battered ship away from the shoals.
Now when I see someone else with large or noticeable scars, I think about his or her spirit. I think about how he or she experienced something that was difficult or even traumatic, and survived and is now flourishing. To me, that's the most attractive quality any person can possibly possess -- unfailing optimism, power, courage, strength of mind. To me, a scar is a beauty mark.
These updos are quick and easy techniques for a quick trip to the gym, grocery store or a romantic night on the town.
I suppose I am very visual. I see beauty in some really unique places. I see it inside people, and it annoys the crap out of me when the person has tried to hide or dim their beauty, consciously or unconsciously, in order to feel safe, accepted, or loved.
Even when I had four wisdom teeth extracted and my face was all puffed up and swollen, you said I looked beautiful. You were helping me replace the ice packs on my face and you smiled because you said you liked looking after me.
I intend to create beauty wherever I am: a clean, clear space may just be the brilliant bouncing-off place for a whole new level of blessings.
Let Marsala shine by pairing it with jewel tones, blushes, camels and navys. Keeping in mind that the color looks best in rich textures or fabrics like suede, knits and leathers, try using Marsala as your base color and pair other rich fabrics with it, like silks and chiffons.
Several weeks ago, Miss Universe pageant officials, naively or not, asked me if I wanted to come down for a few days for a Miss Congeniality-esque experience while the 88 women who had qualified from their respective countries got ready for the big night. Of course I did.
Good brows lift the eyes and balance the shape of the face. Unfortunately, a lot of women (and men) are getting too tweezer-happy or don't know how to properly groom their brows. I've lined out a step-by-step guide below to make framing and taming brows as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Whilst its nice to have a dresser full of lotions and potions, real beauty starts from the inside. There's no point in spending £100's of pounds on the latest anti-wrinkle cream if you're going to fill your body full of junk food. So, try adding these super foods to your diet and eat your way to great skin...
One of the biggest fears when going bald is what other people will think. I used to ask myself questions like "Will people make fun of me?" "Will I be attractive?" "Will people think I look weird?"
The natural 'wave' for my hair is mushroom style. If I let it dry on its own, with no product to tame it, there will be a full on poof on the top of my head. I was lucky enough recently to speak with Brennen Demelo, L'Oréal Professionnel Ambassador. Brennen shared with me his top tips for choosing the right products for your hair.
There are few events so beautifully elegant in the entertainment industry as the Golden Globe Awards. George and Amal Clooney were exemplary: him in a...
I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.