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  • Quick At Home Hair Color Tip: How to touch-up roots + save your highlights


    I don’t know about you, but I was a little scared to learn how to how to touch-up roots or fix my faded highlights at home. Not anymore! [Fade out to memory of high pigment, over saturated color and brittle ends] It’s summer and for many of us it means travel and spending more time outside. We’re not always as diligent as we should be in protecting our hair from the sun and highlights can take a beating. But, what to…

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  • What the Savvy Parisians Use: French Chic Summer Beauty Picks


    It almost seems like an oxymoron to call French Chic Summer Beauty sensible. But it really is. There’s a very logical, edited, and precise way that Parisians approach their beauty. It’s all about the ease of effortlessly looking better than natural, with a few savvy secrets thrown in for good measure. I’ve pulled a few new and timeless French Chic beauté favorites for you to consider adding to your routine this summer. They are all available stateside (just click on their…

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  • My classic color nail polish for a pedicure

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    A friend of mine was asking about finding a classic color nail polish for a pedicure. She just decided to try a vibrant orange and although the color rocked, it just didn’t work for her. I totally get it. As much as I like to experiment,  and get excited about nail trends, personally, every time I change my polish color, I end up wishing for my next pedicure to go back to my tried and true OPI Classics Collection Kennebunk…

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  • For a romantic summer night or bridal hair inspiration, here’s a flowery updo to try

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    If you’re craving young & fresh romantic hair for a special event or even your wedding day, get some flowery hair inspiration from the Dolce & Gabbana runway. Redken Creative Consultant Guido delivered, as one might expect from Dolce & Gabbana, classically beautiful hair. The style was ultra-feminine, with a soft braided updo pinned with gold coins, flowers and other equally ornate hair accessories, specially selected by the designers. While the hair was not adorned uniformly, the overall Romanesque look…

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  • Who says there aren’t different ways to style short hair?

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    Short hair is certainly becoming a “thing” lately with so many actresses deciding to make the crop from pixi cut to longer in the front. I know there are a jillion different ways to style short hair, because once upon a time, Gad Cohen cut my hair to the shortest its every been. And blonde too!   Here’s Gad’s expert hair advice in case you’re considering a short cut this summer.– S.H. THE SHAPE SHIFTERS… No, I’m not talking about…

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  • Don’t feel defeated by menopause: Look Great At Any Age, A Timeless Approach To Elegance

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    Happy Saturday! For this week’s 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online post, let’s help this reader save her style as her body is changing with age becasue with the right style intervension, we can all look great at any age. –S.H. Menopause and Beyond Fashion Tips How to achieve style that only gets better over time… Dear Sharon: Help, I look frumpy all the time! At 53 years old, I’m almost through “the Big M”. I,  like many of us, used…

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  • BIG beauty round up: What makeup do professional makeup artists really use?


    Kid in a candy story time! And a dirty little beauty fake it secret… If you love makeup and how it can change your looks from glum to glam, you’re gonna like this one. Especially, some of the tricks of the beauty trade. First thing to consider is that all makeup is not created equal. There’s consumer cosmetics that many times have more advertising puff than powder puff. And then there’s the pro brands that must stand up to the…

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  • So pretty on the red carpet or off


    Red Carpet Beauty: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is definitely a name to watch. For the premiere of  ‘Belle’ in New York the other night, Gugu’s natural hair and makeup stunned on the red carpet and off. It’s not the fussiness and doneness that we often associate with red carpet beauty, it’s that grace and prettiness which can be worn any time of the day. Thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who used Juara skincare products share his makeup tips with you. Nick created…

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  • Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o channels Audrey Hepburn elegance, get her hair now!


    Red Carpet Beauty at the 2014 Oscars had us clamoring to cop the chic and simple hairstyle of it-girl of the moment Lupita Nyong’o… Beaming in a gorgeous shade of icey blue in a Grecian inspired pleated Prada number, Lupita Nyong’o served Oscar viewers a throwback to the carefree elegance of the inimitable Audrey Hepburn. >>CHECK OUT: Oscars 2014 Red Carpet Arrivals… as it happens By keeping it timeless, Nyong’o reminded us of the beauty of pure simplicity and the fact…

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  • Steal some Bombshell Sexy hair tonight from Versace Fall 2014

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    Don’t you love some bombshell sexy hair as a little bit of teased height is looking so right again. Let the recent Versace Fall 2014 runway lead you on the way to easy, super-glam sexy bombshell hair with professional style tips from the man who created the look himself… Sure the clothes won’t hit stores until next August, but who’s to say you can’t rock Donatella’s infamous 60’s inspired Bond-Girl ‘do today? And with super stylist Guido’s styling tips straight…

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  • Milan Fashion Week Beauty Trend Spotlight: It’s the easy hair from Prada Fall 2014 you can get tonight


      The first thing that you can steal from the Prada fall 14 runway is the severely tight hair, think of it as the best reason not to wash your hair today. Miuccia Prada’s “Act 2” collect referenced German avant-garde culture with austere simplicity that gave way vivid and bold outerwear, some the most flamboyantly fabulous jackets, that I may just want to add to my wish list. Along with THOSE red boots. Gosh, I don’t know about you, but I…

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