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Few ‘Dours Down: Nevena Rothe’s Modern Take on Classic Men’s Silhouettes

Isn’t it great when iconic silhouettes return—and return with a vengeance? Although the Elvis-inspired pompadour never really disappeared, it is coming back strong, made fresh with modernized upgrades. Here are two takes on the classic look by American Crew International All Star Nevena Rothe.

Elvis Presley’s classically cool pompadours through time inspire American Crew International All Star Nevena Rothe in her recreation of the modernized look she describes as masculine, lean, tall and square.

“The most common problem today is the length of the hair,” says Chicago-based Rothe. As a result, she utilizes multiple cutting techniques and products to add lift to the shape. “One of the best techniques is to cut with shear over comb with horizontal positioning and overdirection,” she says. “Internal razoring along the top adds extra support.” Continue…

Lust + Luck: Green Lips

If there were ever a day to sport a green lip, it’s today. On St. Patricks Day, nobody will bat a false eyelash at your lip color choice. In fact, your radioactive lips might just keep you from suffering a few holiday pinches!

Green lips can extend beyond today, as well. With such a wide variety of greens on the market, we found shades to match every personality, mood, and season. We unearthed Spring-ready mints and grassy pastels as well as metallic emeralds of varying tones — all to help you create a fantasy statement or just make your everyday look a little more daring. Take a gander at our guide below and let it lead you to the ultimate in enviable green lips.

Brand: Sweetpea and Fay
Shade: Scuba Gear
Price: $7.99

An unusual shimmering spring green in a tube. This liquid lipstick has a glossy finish and is surprisingly opaque. We aren’t crazy about the squeeze tube design but to get the most out of the product we recommend a lip brush. The formula itself is thick, creamy, and moisturizing with a scent that smells lightly of vanilla but mainly of well, lipstick. The perfect cheerful green for the warmer days ahead. Read More…

Sweis Inc. Introduces Lux Hair’s HOW & WOW Extensions at ISSE

Sweis Inc. Professional Salon & Spa Products launched Lux Hair’s HOW & WOW Extensions by Daisy Fuentes and Tabatha Coffey at the ISSE Show in Long Beach with a special, in-person presentation from Coffey.

During the education class Coffey performed to a standing room only audience showcasing her line of HOW Top-Head Extensions and High Fashion Wigs while discussing the business building and client retention opportunities for salon professionals who “can now offer their clients a personalized solution with extensions and wigs that can be cut and styled like real hair.”  The line targets thinning hair clients, those growing out their hair, or the woman who  likes the ability to change up her style from short to long, add bangs or go with a whole new look. Read More…

Someone Just Like Me Said, ‘Buy It’

MAGAZINES have long been oracles of beauty advice for women. These days, beauty bloggers, celebrities and tweeting makeup artists also dole out tips and tout must-have products — that they may have received free. But Makeup Alley, a 12-year-old low-frills Web site that focuses on user-generated reviews, has quietly come to be the standard bearer for the unvarnished truth about beauty products online.

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According to its New York-based founder, Hara Glick — who, unlike most beauty editors, is so low-profile that she didn’t even want to be photographed for this article — Makeup Alley now has 1.1 million members, which is roughly equivalent to the circulation of Allure. They hotly debate the finer points of Clarisonic skin-cleansing gadgets on the site’s message boards, which get 45,000 posts daily (the site had 2.1 million unique visitors in June), Ms. Glick said. They also swap their used blush, lipstick and other items, so no ill-suited purchase goes to waste and something “new” is always in the mail, even if funds are low and outsiders think it’s gross. Read More…

Ferrari Roars into the Beauty Business

We all thought we saw the best of the blow dryers when we were introduced to the T3 Tourmaline Evolution Dryer. With its amazing features and settings we never imagined another blow dryer stealing the competition from T3. Well, I guess we were all wrong. As long as we have our engineers and designers, blow dryers can always be improved with new technology and new designs.  In this case, two great companies with long histories have combined their resources to come up with the incredible VOLARE. BaByliss®PRO and FERRARI have put their forces together to design the world’s first professional luxury hair dryer called the VOLARE. The VOLARE comes in two sizes, a medium and a compact one and in two colors, black and in original FERRARI red. The VOLARE is powered by a FERRARI engine that is designed and constructed to output exceptional performances maximizing its airflow and by minimizing its weight and vibration in order to optimize fast drying and long lasting styling effect. By now the question that is most likely bothering some of us is, how much does this luxury cost? It sells for about Read More…

Orallift

Orallift is a specially fitted mouthpiece designed to be worn for a couple of hours, three times a week, to shift the position of the jaw. The device realigns facial muscles, with minimum discomfort, to give “the illusion of a facelift, but without a knife in sight”.

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FDA Approval of JUVÉDERM(R) XC Dermal Filler Formulated with Lidocaine

Allergan, Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of JUVÉDERM(R) XC, a new formulation of the currently FDA-approved JUVÉDERM(R) dermal filler and the latest advancement in hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers. Allergan’s new JUVÉDERM(R) formulation contains the local anesthetic lidocaine to provide patients with enhanced comfort during treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds (or “parentheses”) that appear around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM(R) is the first and only hyaluronic acid dermal filler approved by the FDA to last up to one year from initial treatment and number-one selling hyaluronic acid dermal filler.

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Navajo Skin Care

The Navajo philosophy emphasizes the need for harmony between people, nature, land, and the spiritual world. Besides using only natural, food grade preservatives in its formulation, Navajo Skincare is also an official partner with Navajo Nation and they donate substantial portions of their profits for the benefit of the Navajo People.

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L’Oreal claims it could turn grey hair back to it’s original colour

L’Oreal, the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company, claims it could halt and potentially reverse going grey.

Dye could become a denizen of the past as hair is restored to it’s natural and younger colour and, scientists believe, will be a product available as an oral pill backed up by haircare products.

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ClienTrak! Software Chosen by NAILS Magazine Readers

nailslogositeClienTrak! Spa and Salon software was chosen as one of the top five best spa and salon management software programs in this year’s readers’ poll. The poll was taken among subscribers of the trade magazine and includes their choices for 2009’s best products.