Paul Venoit

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

(4) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 7:30 AM

As we find ourselves in the midst of another unflattering Movember where men everywhere grow interesting (sometimes borderline-sleazy) moustaches for a good cause, the topic of hair growth seems to be on everyone's brain. Hair on the brain is one thing, but hair on the head is another thing entirely.

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Lipsticks Are Red, Liners Are Blue...

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2011 | 7:00 AM

The who's who of hue

Every year when the leaves start to change, something interesting happens. People trade in their barely-there outfits for cozy layers, and retail therapy becomes an essential part of combating Seasonal Affective Disorder. Certainly, retail therapy makes us anything but sad, so this year, I got...

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Thai Beauty Treatments

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 7:16 AM

Whether you're behind the lense of a self-profile pic, unsuspectingly 'tagged' in a picture from a friend's b-day, or appearing on live TV, no one wants a double chin. Most people in the fashion or media industry have likely been told to elongate their neck and push their chin forward...

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Vive le French Beauty

(5) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 9:04 AM

Christian Dior once said "There is no such thing as an ugly woman. There are only ones who do not know how to make themselves attractive." This quote has stayed with me throughout my life in both personal and professional circles as I give the women around me the tools...

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A Tan for All Seasons

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 2:07 PM

Living in a large northern city, we often joke that there are only two seasons -- winter and construction. In the beauty world, however, there's summer and then re-construction.

All winter long, we shell out thousands of dollars for miracle creams and potions that claim to lift, tighten, plump and...

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Read This Before You Break Up With Your Makeup!

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 7:54 AM

Like a tattoo, vanity is forever

We've all been there at one point or another. Stumbling into a late-night tattoo parlour after one too many with a 'good idea' we'd rather forget. Or dreaming up a tasteful (and not at all mainstream) emblem that marks a motto...

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Lashes -- Going to Extremes

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2011 | 12:04 PM

When it comes to beauty, is bigger really better? These days, women are going to extremes to enhance their feminine assets -- on their faces.

Joining the ranks of puckered pouts and frozen faces is the need for luscious, long lashes. Welcome to the eyelash era, which is quite...

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Smokey Eyes Still Smolder Thousands of Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 9:00 AM

We've all been on the receiving end of a smouldering stare. Luckily, mine have mostly been occupational hazards! In my experience, the smokey eye is one of the most sought-after looks. Here's why it's still the one to watch.

Originating in ancient Egypt, the first smokey eye-con...

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Giving Anthropology a Little Lip Service

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Not for the faint of heart, red lipstick is like vibrance and confidence in a tube. But where did its sultry reputation originate? And why doesn't a pale lip or a smoky eye conjure the same mood as only a red mouth can? Here's where apothecary meets anthropology.


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