It is cooler outside and the leaves are falling. With the change in the season comes new and fresh hair colours to brighten anyone's look. Recently I spoke with Taylor Smits, the Creative Director at Aveda Tonic South Granville in Vancouver about the hottest hair colour trends and he also shared some secrets about the differences between store bought hair colour and having your colour done in a salon.
Something funny happened as I matured and had money to spend. When my dental hygienist commented on my 'great' teeth, I was baffled at first. They didn't seem at all to resemble the ones in the Colgate commercials, but when I looked closer, I noticed that they weren't cracked or wildly uneven. Maybe that constitutes beauty?
That's the beauty of this story -- we get to celebrate these artists and call out their work, and their A-list clientele are happy to get in on it as well, being photographed with them for the issue.
After all, this is country! So of course, the hair was big and beautiful at this pinnacle glamour event, the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, with waterfalls of curls flowing over celebrity shoulders.
As I reflect on both the transition out of college into the real world, and my hair evolution, I realize that the past six months of donning this trendy hairstyle have not been at all what I expected.
We all know the saying: "beauty is from within." We are told that it is a woman's persona, not her face or her age, which makes her beautiful. It is her personality, the mix of charm and warmth that makes her shine. We know this is true -- to a point.
Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...
We're cool with '90s fashion resurfacing, but '90s beauty? No, thanks. Case-in-point: pencil-thin eyebrows.
If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!
As the salesgirl hands me my bag and I leave the store with the scent of powders and perfumes lingering on my clothes, I am tempted to believe that if I wanted to change my life this would be a good way of doing it: a small adjustment of my daily routine, with a longer look in the mirror each morning and seeing who is truly there, who has been there all along.
Central heating takes moisture out from the air; try leaving a dish of water near your radiators which will act as a humidifier to help replace the moisture that's lost - you can also add a few drops of aromatherapy oil to fragrance your room.
What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.
That means when I'm planning my schedule for life, I really have 1/3 less time for everything I'd like to be spending time on. And since I'm loathe to budget a third of my life to stupid things I should be doing, I guess I'm doomed to fail. My only consolation is you probably are, too.
It's sad knowing these standards still exist, and are more stringent in some regards then during our parents' generation. But I don't think women are allowing those standards to define their entire identities as much and, well, that makes all the difference.
When you're bargaining in street markets, shaking hands, touching money, and using bathrooms sans soap and water, hand sanitizer is crucial, and you'll be using a lot of it. Unfortunately, this can be very drying on the skin since most are formulated entirely with ethyl alcohol. Nothing puts me off more than a sterile hospital smell and scaly hands. Luckily, there are alternatives.
Whoever I talk to in the working world, the subjects of overload, exhaustion and burnout are a primary topic of conversation.