Have you ever been drawn to a particular hair color, hair style, makeup look or outfit that a celebrity or someone you saw had and you then proceeded to replicate?
It's the ultimate multi-tasker.
Your hair is one of the first things people see when they look at you and one of the first things you notice when you look at yourself in the mirror. Like it or not our choice in hair style and color plays a significant role in how people perceive us and in many cases how we feel about ourselves.
Eye candy takes on a whole new level when all you've been looking at are bare trees and monotone colors for an entire six months. Even the most neutral-toting, pared-down-wearing minimalist types start grabbing for something with a bit of pigment.
A scalding flatiron that basically boiled your wet hair as it straightened it, leaving you with a frizzy-but-straight triangle of fluff. Sure, the clouds of steam (smoke?) should have been a red flag, but you had bigger fish to fry, like figuring out where the heck you put your choker.
I've come close to getting laser treatments three times. The first, when I was in college, was after a friend's older sister announced that it was "the greatest thing ever."
Curly hair and rain are about as compatible as fire and ice. Sure, there are plenty of products that claim to shield hair from every trace of humidity, but show me one of these alleged "game changers," and I'll show you some unhappy, frizzy testers. Being a curly-haired girl myself, I feel your pain. So I talked to a few experts and tested their advice on this rainy week.
When businesswoman Ji Baek established the Rescue beauty salon in Manhattan, the year was 1998, and there was nothing else like it on the market.
In the black community, we often celebrate those who are Afrocentric as long as they don't look "too African." The funny thing about the hashtag #unconventionalblackbeauty is that most photos were pretty conventional. But partnering these pictures with the word "beauty" has made them unconventional.
I believe in astrology. After all, I am a libra - I am definitely a lover of beauty (my chosen calling running skin care line Alchimie was not an accident), of harmony, and of peace. I hate conflict.
I was in elementary school when I decided I wanted to grow up to be the Enjoli lady. She was gorgeous, a great cook, accomplished and managed to do it all with her hairdo staying put (most likely Aqua Net-supported), and she could sing.
More and more, nail art is becoming super popular and on trend. I am seeing it on pretty nails and toes. Nail art can be really unique and even seasonal. Christmas themed nails are popular in December and now with the sun and the warmer weather, nail art is very feminine with lighter colours and sweet flowers put on toes for a perfect summer themed pedicure.
There's nothing like a 15-hour flight to make you feel the full effects of aging 15 hours (or years). Cramped seats, dry air, noisy and nosy neighbors. It can be hard to relax.
The road to self-acceptance for Taryn hasn't been easy. In 2012 after an unbearable string of days despairing over her post-baby, unrecognizable body, she found herself with an appointment on the calendar for surgery.