When I emailed makeup artist Fiona Stiles and told her I was going to get eyebrow extensions, her response was a mix of bewilderment and intrigue. "How do they lay down the hair? Won't it look flat against the skin? Won't the adhesive look shiny?" she asked. Well, friends, I'm here to clear up all your confusion.
Americans spent more than $12.9 billion on surgical and nonsurgical procedures in 2014. To learn about the surge in popularity of these procedures, I sat down for an interview with Dr. Jerome Potozkin, a leading dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Last month a New York Times article revealed that celebrity facialist Kate Somerville and many of her female A-list clients (names noticeably withheld) shave their faces.
Where the hair is higher than the heels and the smiles are sweeter than the tea, glamour shots are more important than freshman yearbook photos and beautiful Southern belles are expected to groom themselves to pristine perfection.
As children, we drink our milk and eat our vegetables to grow big and strong. As teens, we follow the advice of our elders, rushing to become adults. But when we get there, hitting our mid-twenties, what's next? Not everyone tells you to look out for your older-self.
Alopecia is a hardcore thief. Not your "Harry-and-Marv-from-Home Alone-"sticky bandit"-who-you-kinda-love" type of thief. Not even the kind you can arrest and throw into jail.
This body -- I am so very proud of what it has done. It has housed and carried and nourished six boys and a girl we will meet in glory. So what if there is still an after-belly six weeks later?
If people get some cosmetic assistance what's the problem? It's their body and face. I'm thinking of someone suffering from depression who's spent too many hours with a furrowed brow making them look permanently angry and wants to try Botox just to soften the lines a little. Is there anything wrong with wanting to look a bit fresher and happier?
You would think that bullying stops when we toss our caps in the air and move on to the world beyond high school. My point in sharing this piece with you, and baring my vulnerabilities, is to let you know it doesn't end there.
Take time to let your mind wander meander along neuropaths of bliss -- saturated, earth-rich, present. Thoughts and feelings flow hand in hand t...
Another day has passed and another person has left my chair disappointed to hear blonde is not in their optimal hair color palette. This particular person had a strong desire to go fully golden blonde to cover her grays.
Recently I couldn't help but notice the growing number of beautiful young women hitting social media, fashion runways and magazine covers with physical or cognitive differences that would have been unheard of just a few years ago.
We grow up in a world that loves comparison. The truth is there will always be someone who is doing 'better' than you, and someone doing 'worse'. Instead of wasting your energy and time looking to other's for validation, we should try to compare our success and merits to our own standards.
Early this year (2015), Dove released footage of their latest "Choose Beautiful" campaign. I awoke that morning to find my Twitter and Facebook feed full of shares and activity heralding the success of the campaign. I was brimming with anticipation and excitement as I braced myself to watch the video. Unfortunately, as the video ended I felt sad and frustrated.
The media likes us to think that the perfect body, both male and female, is what we want to hold forever, but I'd like to disagree. I'd like to watch time take its toll and hear the words "I love you" with the same sincerity that was spoken when I was once young and beautiful. There is something in this that means so much more than the superficial joy of having someone frozen in perfection.
In NYC to share her book, Becoming Aware: How to Repattern Your Brain and Revitalize Your Life, Lisa Garr recently offered her story, insight, and i...