Style & Beauty

Wondering if your hair style or purse is still 'in'? Check out our Style & Beauty section each month for articles on the latest in fashion and beauty news.



12/2/2017 3:06:18 PM
There’s so much to think about during the holidays—from meal planning to parties to endless shopping lists—that most of us don’t have a ton of time for complicated hairstyles. If you’re looking for easy ways to keep hair looking great during the holidays, here are a few tips from the pros.
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12/2/2017 3:03:05 PM
At Christmastime, rich, vibrant red isn’t just for decking the halls. Red lipstick is also the quickest way to look ultra-glamorous, not to mention festive, for any holiday event. But with a million red lipsticks out there to choose from, it can be hard to find the one that best suits your skin tone. Here’s a handy guide for choosing the red that’s right for you. 
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11/2/2017 4:32:48 PM
Backpacks have recently made a resurgence, not only with students, but with businessmen and women, parents, and travelers as an alternative to traditional luggage. The reasons for the rise in their popularity are as varied as the many styles of backpacks available. Why? Backpacks are versatile. They can serve as a fashion accessory or a utility bag – or both! Consider these practical reasons.
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11/2/2017 4:30:22 PM
You don’t need a haircut yet, but you want that "just left the hair salon,” hair. You know, where you waltz out the salon, flip your hair, and run your fingers through your strands, as if you just stepped off the runway. Yeah, that feeling! 
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11/2/2017 4:24:53 PM
Whether you’re traveling for the holidays or hosting the feast in your own home, Thanksgiving is generally pretty chaotic. Extra-long airport lines, shortages of pantry staples at the grocery store, and guests who RSVP at the last minute can make a perfectly lovely holiday feel like a Herculean task. However, packing your bags for holiday travel and still looking great around the table can be a snap with just a few wardrobe staples.
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10/2/2017 10:47:32 PM
Sticking your feet into a bath of fruits and roses, accompanied with jelly and whole milk may seem silly, or even odd. Not these days. Pedicures are about more than choosing a polish color. They are geared towards a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for you and your aching feet.   
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10/2/2017 10:42:48 PM
Suede or leather? Knee or ankle? Classic or Contemporary? Rain or Snow? Gray, Black or Brown?  

Boots are a hot trend for cold weather, but with the wide range of styles, materials and colors to choose from, choosing the perfect pair can be a challenge. Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, says it’s worth taking some time with your decision. "Don’t sacrifice comfort for style. Careful consideration of your options can prevent discomfort and even painful foot injuries. When it comes to boots, you should always put your feet first.” 

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10/2/2017 10:40:51 PM
One of the best things about cooler weather is breaking out the fall clothes and pairing cuddly sweaters with stylish boots for laid back, yet pulled together looks. And in 2017, boot lovers are in for a treat because this year is all about different styles of boots. From short to tall and everywhere in between, here are all the best fall boot trends to try.
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10/2/2017 10:38:21 PM
If you’ve perused the skincare aisle of a drugstore recently, you’ve probably noticed the classic skincare routine –soap and water with just a touch of moisturizer -- has been completely up-ended by a seemingly endless array of serums, masks, creams, and oils that can easily become completely overwhelming. The truth is, all skin needs different care, and our skincare needs change over time, so what worked at age  25 probably needs reconsidering at 35. Here are a few professional tips for taking great care of your skin at any age.  
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9/1/2017 12:49:19 PM
A shorter hairstyle is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat while staying fashion-forward. However, growing out a sassy summer style can be a drag. If you’re hoping for longer locks this fall, here are a few ways to keep hair looking stylish during that notoriously frustrating transition period.
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9/1/2017 12:46:49 PM
Rubber-ducky is no longer the only one that can make bath time lots of fun. He has a little competition in the form of the newest hygienic obsession—bath bombs. Those adorable little balls or shapes hand-crafted with combinations such as soap, sea salt, and essential oils can remove toxins from your body while creating an aromatic and relaxing soak.
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9/1/2017 12:42:35 PM
Fans of retro fashion will have plenty to celebrate this fall, since the coolest trends this year revolve around vintage-inspired styles. And while last year seemed to be about bringing back the 1990s, fall fashion is taking the blast from the past a step further and focusing on 70s styles.
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8/3/2017 12:09:44 PM
Between the triple-digit temps and the soaring humidity, late summer and early fall in Louisiana are brutal for anyone, but combine the sweltering weather with pregnancy hormones and a few extra baby pounds, and summer becomes extra challenging for those with a baby on the way. Since holing up in the house isn’t usually an option, here are a few tips for beating the heat in stylish, yet comfortable maternity wear.
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8/3/2017 12:05:43 PM
Laugh lines or crow’s feet -- regardless of what you call them, wrinkles are not something most people look forward to seeing on their face. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on cosmetic treatments to eliminate these obvious signs of aging.
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8/3/2017 12:00:29 PM
Straight, curly, thick, thin—each type of hair comes with its own unique needs and challenges. The sizes, shapes, and even the bristles of different varieties of hairbrushes are actually designed to solve specific hair care problems; the key is picking the right brush for your hair type. If you’ve ever found yourself confused by the overwhelming selection of hairbrushes out there, here’s a handy guide to finding the perfect brush.
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7/5/2017 10:38:59 AM
No one really likes being in a department store dressing room under florescent lighting, hoping a garment will fit because there’s no sales associate in sight. Needing the next size up can result in an embarrassing, half-dressed shuffle across an entire department only to discover the next size is out of stock. But until recently, perusing a department store seemed like a necessary evil for updating a wardrobe.
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7/5/2017 10:33:01 AM

Got a day at the beach planned? Start your adventure preparations by packing a beach bag with everything you’ll need to enjoy the surf, sand, and sun.


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7/5/2017 10:22:41 AM
It sounds pretty contradictory to put on make-up so you can look like you’re not wearing make-up. However, one of summer’s hottest trends is a fresh-scrubbed, flawless face.  And though most of us aren’t blessed with a naturally photo-ready complexion, there are plenty of inexpensive cosmetics that can help achieve a youthful, barefaced look. Here are a few essentials for achieving the perfect "no make-up” make-up.
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6/1/2017 1:03:11 PM
You may have noticed a lot of sweat pants and track jackets around town that have nothing to do with gym memberships or upcoming 5Ks. That’s because one of the year’s hottest trends is athleisure, or athletic-inspired fashions that can be worn to the gym or as casualwear. The key to incorporating athleisure into everyday style is looking sporty without appearing sloppy. Read on for how to make this look work for you.
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6/1/2017 1:00:40 PM
If you’re looking for an effective treatment that will deliver long-lasting, overall improvement of your facial skin, microneedling may be what you need. 
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6/1/2017 12:58:12 PM
Ever notice how hair just looks better at the beach? The mixture of sun, sand, and salt water gives hair a sexy, messy look that’s easy to achieve when you’re drinking daiquiris at a seaside seafood shack but much harder to maintain year-round. However, there are a whole host of sea salt hair products out there to keep you in summer-worthy waves no matter the season. 
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5/5/2017 1:55:16 PM

Why does it seem like boys always get the best eyelashes, and most women end up with shorter lashes that require multiple applications of mascara to even become visible? Although the universe has yet to answer this question, there is a temporary solution to stubby lashes—eyelash extensions. 



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5/5/2017 1:48:50 PM

For years, bathing suit options were limited to tiny bikinis or matronly one-pieces, but this year, designers are finally offering up some more exciting options for all body types. The year’s best one-piece swimsuits are cute, yet practical, says Catina Coats, owner of Catina Couture in Lake Charles. 


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5/5/2017 1:44:52 PM

One of the best parts of warmer weather is saying so long to those cumbersome coats and jackets for another year. However, over the winter, many of us have gotten a little pasty under all those layers. As we settle into our shorts and sundresses it can be tempting to go a few rounds in a tanning bed or go without sunscreen until we build up a good "base tan.” 


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4/5/2017 2:30:11 PM

We’ve all seen the ads and the displays at the local pharmacies -- dozens of brands, all claiming to do one thing: make your teeth whiter. Some advertise themselves as the easiest or fastest, while others claim to be as good as the service your dentist offers.

So what’s the truth? In short, there are two basic types of teeth whiteners: at-home, unsupervised methods, and methods either supervised by a dentist or done entirely in a dentist’s office. Deciding which is better for you depends on several factors.



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4/5/2017 2:28:21 PM

Spring is a strange time for fashion. On one hand, the stores are packed with fun clothes best suited to a beach vacation, while outside, the weather can be chilly one day, dumping rain the next, and hot enough for shorts and tee shirts the day after that. The fluctuating temperatures, coupled with the fact that many of us put our warm weather clothes away for winter, can make getting dressed a daily conundrum.



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4/5/2017 2:25:39 PM

The Kentucky Derby is known for two things: fast horses and fancy hats. But believe it or not, the nearly 150-year old race hasn’t always been the classy event we think of today. In the race’s first year, organizers worried that upper-class women wouldn’t want to be associated with racing, gambling and drinking, so to address fears that the derby would devolve into a day of debauchery, the first event required "full morning dress.” For men, the dress code meant waistcoats and trousers; for women, it often meant full on formalwear, complete with a hat to shield sensitive skin from the hot sun. Over the years, Derby hats have become a spectacle of their own, with women outdoing themselves to come up with the most creative headpieces.



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3/9/2017 10:14:57 AM

Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of amazing shopping, so it’s no wonder our numerous resale shops have style to spare. With so many local options for thrifty finds and savvy savings, you may not know where to begin. Check out these upscale resale options for your next fabulous fashion find.



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3/9/2017 10:13:11 AM

It’s been a white winter, full of celebrities dying their hair platinum blonde, and the trend shows signs of powering ahead through spring. White blonde is a great look that works on a lot of different skin tones. It also lends a classic-Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe touch of femininity to any hairstyle, whether it’s long waves or a chopped pixie. But going platinum blonde takes a lot of effort and patience. Here’s what to know before taking the plunge.



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3/9/2017 10:10:47 AM

When it comes to trying new clothing trends, all too often, women get to have all the fun. But this spring, men are probably going to want to get in on the hottest looks showcased on runways in New York and Paris. This year saw the resurgence of some old favorites, and unlike years past, comfort seemed to take center stage.



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2/6/2017 5:28:03 PM

Lake Charles native Jessika See grew up participating in the pageant scene and has always been interested in make-up, beauty, and style. Two years ago, her Aunt Val, nearing the end of her battle with cancer, asked Jessika for a special favor. She wanted a make-over . . . hair, make-up, a new outfit. Jessika was glad to grant her aunt’s final request. "She was so happy, it was like a breath of fresh air had been breathed into her ailing body,” says Jessika. "She smiled from ear to ear and had a blast posing in front of the camera. She told me I have a gift for making women feel beautiful.” Soon after, Jessika decided to make a career as a professional make-up artist and started her business, J.See Make-Up. She is in high demand and works on location, specializing in weddings. Her business calendar is booked most every weekend of the year. "My goal is to help women feel beautiful from the inside out.”



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2/6/2017 5:14:48 PM

From inch-long, filed-to-a-point talons to glittering, bejeweled tips, these days, nail art has become a major part of beauty culture, and the mani/pedi boom years also mean that professional manicures have become more affordable than ever. Whether you’re a devoted nail salon customer or an at-home polisher, trying out new nail trends is a fun way to explore your wild side.



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2/6/2017 5:11:59 PM

Anyone who’s ever tried on a billion different shades and brands of foundation before finding a perfect match can tell you there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetics. But, weirdly enough, when it comes to skincare, many hope a single mask or treatment will solve all their facial woes.



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1/5/2017 10:32:11 AM

Ever bought a lipstick that made you feel like Cinderella in the bright department store light but left you looking like the evil stepmother in daylight or in front of the bathroom mirror?



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12/6/2016 9:37:18 AM

Planning the best outfit for every Christmas party, gift exchange, play, program, and dinner, not to mention finding a New Year’s Eve-worthy look, can leave many of us exhausted before we even step out the door. However, nothing levels up a holiday outfit like a great hairstyle. Here are a few tricks for hair-dos so fun they compete with even your sparkliest Christmas sweater.



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12/6/2016 9:36:02 AM

Ever gotten the email or invitation for a work party that seemed to invent a new type of "casual”? The list seems endless: business casual, smart casual, festive casual. If you’re feeling like deciphering your office dress code during the holidays requires a degree in a second language, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some clarifications to common businesswear terminology along with a few tips from etiquette experts for dressing to impress.



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12/6/2016 9:34:28 AM

Learning how to tie a tie is a rite of passage for a young man. Oscar Wilde felt so strongly about it that he once stated that learning to tie a tie was the first serious step in life. However, even Oscar Wilde could not have foretold the twists and turns that men’s fashion would take in regards to neck-wear. Today, if the idea of wearing the classic tie drives you up the wall, or you are simply longing for some variety, you will be pleased to know there are some alternatives to the traditional tie.



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11/1/2016 4:15:19 PM

Between buying the perfect gifts, basting the turkey and candying the yams, the holidays can seem more like an endurance marathon than a relaxing time to enjoy family. Add travel to the mix, and the holidays seem even more like a race. But packing for holiday travel does not have to be a chore. Here are some accessories to simplify shuttling from one city to the next. Plus, they make great gifts for the busy traveller in your life!



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11/1/2016 4:06:59 PM

Razor burn, tiny cuts, ingrown hairs . . . mens shaving is an often overlooked pain point in many morning grooming rituals. Lately, scores of men have taken to combating shaving annoyances not by testing out the newest shaving technologies, but by embracing the shave of yesteryear and trying out hundred year old barbershop techniques.



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11/1/2016 4:04:09 PM

When pumpkin spice starts hitting the shelves and school busses circle the block, it is time to consider getting those sweaters out of storage. A break in the heat means a perfect opportunity for updating cooler weather wardrobes. If last year sweaters are looking a little stretched and sad, here’s the hottest in cold weather wear to grace the runways for fall 2016.



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9/30/2016 4:47:42 PM

The folks at the Pew Research Center say that the 2016 Presidential Election might be the last election in which seniors cast the most ballots, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.



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9/30/2016 4:44:22 PM

It has been said that style is a way to say who you are without having to utter a word, which is quite sensible when the person donning the fashion has not started talking yet. Gone are the days when parents put their sweet newborns in plain onesies or their toddlers in sweat suits to go out on the town.



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9/30/2016 4:41:03 PM

Cooler weather comes with all kinds of perks: fun nights out bundled up to cheer local football, roaring bonfires, and a free for all on hot beverages, but all that outdoor fun comes at a cost: scaly winter skin leaves many of us wanting to hide our faces from more than just the wind. If redness and itching are already starting to bother you this fall, here are a few steps toward winterizing your routine.



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9/1/2016 5:49:13 PM

People notice skin. Pockmarked or smooth, porcelain or freckled, skin condition is part of ones first impression. The curious thing about skin is that coddling it too much does not net good results. A simple routine is best with the emphasis on routine.



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9/1/2016 5:45:18 PM

When we are young, looking older can sometimes be key to feeling sexier and more mature. When we are actually more mature, looking older starts to become less intriguing. Unfortunately, most of us learn to do our makeup during that more is more phase in our teens and twenties, sometimes getting set in looks that become too harsh as skin looses elasticity. But there are some simple tricks to getting back the brightness of youth without all the hassle of acne this time. Who says age does not have its benefits?



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9/1/2016 5:42:50 PM

Wearing a seasonally appropriate outfit in Louisiana can be a bit of a challenge, as it can be difficult to predict whether it will be a shorts at Christmas year or a dig the coat out of storage season. All the unpredictability can get a bit confusing when trying to figure out the right time to start dressing for fall. Luckily, there are a few quick closet hacks that can extend your summer wardrobe into the cooler months.



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8/10/2016 1:31:01 PM

Just a few years ago, hair color was pretty straightforward: natural, highlighted or colored, with lowlights available for the most daring among us. Fast forward to the Instagram age, and hair has gotten seriously complicated. Rainbow colors and foreign sounding techniques abound, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. While some of these newer color techniques, like ombre, balayage, and color melting sound confusing, they are actually great for subtle updates to hair color that are stylish without being over the top. Here is a rundown of the differences between the techniques.



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8/10/2016 1:27:22 PM

It is Saturday afternoon the first game of the season. You crack open your closet and check out your options: a clingy polo, an old jersey, and a Tshirt that looks more brown than gold at this point. You find yourself wishing for just one good outfit to fit the occasion. Lucky for you, it is not too late. Game day clothing is fresh on the racks at area boutiques!



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7/14/2016 1:28:52 PM

Fashion should really be simple: wear what makes you feel good. However, it seems like set in stone fashion rules are everywhere: from beauty magazines to fashion blogs to well meaning but old school friends and family members. For instance, many of us grew up watching the calendar come spring, terrified to pull out our white dresses until Easter Sunday.


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7/14/2016 1:25:02 PM

Most people are only familiar with Retin A for teenagers, since dermatologists commonly prescribe the topical cream to treat acne. But even those of us who have moved beyond the days of excess oil and pimple woes can benefit from Retin A. Recent studies have shown that it fights wrinkles just as well as it eliminates acne.


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7/14/2016 1:23:03 PM

Taylor Brown has always had a passion for fashion and retail. She worked in a western store in her hometown, West Monroe, when she was in high school. Six years ago, she moved to Lake Charles to attend McNeese State University and participate on their rodeo team (she is a barrel racer). During college and post graduation, she worked for Baskin s (now Boot Barn). I love dressing people, says this young enthusiastic entrepreneur.


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6/15/2016 3:35:04 PM

Ever looked in the mirror after a day of summer fun to find your makeup melted like a crayon left in a hot car? You are not alone. Sticky summer days mean a face full of runny foundation and smeared mascara for many women. But just because the weather heats up does not mean you have to leave your cosmetics in the drawer. Here are a few tips for summer proofing your makeup routine.


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6/15/2016 3:33:45 PM

There has never been a better time to wear glasses. Fashion designers and style icons now see eyewear as a must-have accessory that helps define a unique, personalized style.


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6/15/2016 3:31:53 PM

When the temps shoot toward triple digits, most of us find ourselves reaching for hair elastics rather than fooling with hot styling tools that will make our hair look cute for about as long as it takes to walk to the car and have the humidity wreck all our hard work. But the good news is, ponytails do not have to look like an afterthought. Here are a few tips for having a perfect ponytail no matter how long the mane.


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5/12/2016 3:16:42 PM

Dr. Mark Crawford, facial cosmetic specialist with the Aesthetic Center in The Eye Clinic, is the first to offer the new FDA-approved Kybella, the first and only injectable treatment that safely and effectively reduces and improves the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin without surgery.

This common problem affects both men and women. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 67% of people said they are bothered by under-the-chin fullness, or double chin.

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5/12/2016 3:15:18 PM

Fashion is like the weather; if you do not like it, wait a minute. That sentiment has been plenty evident in the sea change of both mens and womens fashion for spring/summer 2016. Past seasons have seen us buttoned into high-waist jeans and contoured to the nines with caked on makeup. 2016 is about loosening up in floral prints and even sweatpants as daywear. And men, the time has come to set those man buns free! Here are the top trends for warmer weather.


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5/12/2016 3:13:50 PM

When they were children, both AnnaBeth Scarle and Sarabeth Price, each the youngest sibling in her family, couldn't wait to get their hands on their older sisters' makeup. Twenty-some years later, these budding businesswomen have opened Blush Blow-Dry and Beauty Bar.


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4/5/2016 9:17:04 AM

Most women know how to spot a silver fox, as it has long been acceptable and stylish for men to go gray. But it hasn’t been the same for women until recently. Gray is no longer just for grannies, it is in and powerful.



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4/5/2016 9:15:12 AM

Ah, bangs. No other word can strike fear and envy like they can. Often viewed as the holy grail of a hair style, the search for those elusive perfect bangs can seem never ending. There is always the hope that just the right style and stylist who can deliver it for you are just inside the next salon.



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4/5/2016 9:10:17 AM

The allure of gemstones has captured hearts and imaginations for as long as we can remember. Whether it’s for a ring, necklace or bracelet, the gemstones you purchase essentially create part of a legacy to be admired by generations to come. The expense of a cherished heirloom makes it critical to ensure that the stone’s value coincides with the price, and that it’s of high enough quality to maintain and potentially exceed its value in the future.



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3/7/2016 10:32:40 AM

This spring, one hairstyle has everyone from Vogue to hipster tastemaker Vice.com in agreement: braids are back on trend for spring 2016. After years of being relegated to elementary school picture day style, braids are popping up on runways at Louis Vuitton and Valentino as well has crowning the heads of celebrities like Taylor Swift.



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3/7/2016 10:30:50 AM

A fine watch makes the man or woman. It is a definitive accessory that allows you to express who you are and make a statement in this digital era. However, with so many choices how do you find the one that ticks with your lifestyle?



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3/7/2016 10:28:49 AM

Since the days of Cleopatra, the smart and sexy smoky eye has delivered many dazzling glances. This highly sought after, infamous look is well known for vamping up a night on the town whether you are in a cocktail dress or jeans.



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2/4/2016 2:26:54 PM

Everyone loses hair. In fact, it’s normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day – a loss most people typically do not even notice as it is quickly replaced with regrowth. But if you see bald patches or excessive thinning, you may be among the 80 million adults (50 million men and 30 million women) in the United States who struggle with the effects of hereditary hair loss. Other names for this type of hair loss are male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia. These numbers do not include the millions more who experience thinning hair because of pregnancy, menopause, stress and other health conditions.



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2/4/2016 2:21:40 PM

Lately, make-up colors have been a little bit of a bummer. The vampy purple lips and sultry black kitten eyeliner that seemed super cool in spring 2014 have started to feel a bit…heavy. But lovers of color can rejoice! According to the runways at New York and Paris fashion weeks, bright blue shadows and liners are going to be the next big thing come spring.



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2/4/2016 2:19:25 PM

Is there any color that causes more commotion than red? As striking as a woman in a red dress can be, the color also comes with a lot of caveats and little warnings for how to wear red the "right” way. But in the spirit of February, why not throw some of those red rules out the window and wear it your way?



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1/14/2016 4:29:42 PM

Bangs are the opposite of the little black dress. They go in and out of fashion, the trendiest shapes and styles change constantly, and, let’s be real, not every style works for everyone.



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1/14/2016 4:25:59 PM

A recent Washington Post article declared that "The end of gender is near” in response to many New York Fashion Week showings, which had men lumbering down the runway in lace floral prints and boldly floral patterned suits. Then, Harry Styles had the fashion world divided over his American Music Awards ensemble, which featured a bold black floral print over a cream colored tux.



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1/14/2016 4:23:38 PM

Glitter has gotten a bad rap in the past year or so. For example, a website called Ship Your Enemies Glitter launched last year to much fanfare and offered to mail unsuspecting victims a huge mess for a small fee. All this glitter hate seems unfair because, hey, its supposed to be fun.

However, glitter is making a comeback from revenge kitsch to weird and wonderful fashion accessory. Here are a few of the ways that men and women alike are using glitter to make a sartorial statement.



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12/18/2015 10:28:37 AM

Recent Google data shows that 2015 marks the first time in the search engines history that searches for mens hairstyles have outpaced searches for womens styles.


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12/18/2015 10:27:12 AM
If you think plaid is just for the Brawny Man, think again. Plaid has made a major comeback this year everywhere form Seville Row, London’s chicest shopping street, to your local mall’s fast fashion outlet.
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12/18/2015 10:25:55 AM

Over the past two decades the satirical Ugly Christmas Sweater Party has cemented its place as a modern tradition. It even claims its own holiday, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, on December 18.


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11/16/2015 10:37:28 AM
A growing trend among millennials is to put their hair in what they call "manbuns," reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.It’s popular among urbanmenlucky enough to have particularly thick tresses.
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11/16/2015 10:36:04 AM

There was something missing at New York Citys Fall Fashion Week 2015: the "skinny” silhouette. Sure, there were still pin-thin models sidling down the runways, but what was missing were the black skinny jeans, an industry staple since 2007. Instead, skin-tight denim had been replaced by more comfortable looking options.


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11/9/2015 3:51:27 PM
There are many make-up tricks to enhance the fullness of your lips temporarily, but a growing number of women are choosing a longer-lasting option, cosmetic fillers.
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9/9/2015 1:21:26 PM

As kids head back to school and shorts go back into storage, it’s pretty common to open the closet and wonder, "What on Earth did I wear last fall?” That mismatched collection of pilled sweaters and baggy leggings is probably not going to cut it this year, so if you’re thinking of updating your wardrobe for cooler weather, why not invest in a few pieces that feel fresh and fun (and therefore will probably stay on trend for a few years to come). Here are a few can’t miss pieces that felt completely fresh on Fall 2015 runways.


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9/9/2015 1:19:00 PM

You can’t fight gravity, but you can make sure you have the facts on sagging facial skin and what you can do about it.


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9/9/2015 1:16:18 PM

For many women, nothing makes you feel as sparkling, sexy or powerful as a killer pair of heels. Throughout the ages heels have meant prowess—even for men. Neither Marie Antoinette nor King Louis XLV would’ve been caught dead in Versailles without a glamorous pair. High heels are fashion artistry. Nothing else quite expresses your personality like the right pair. But if you’re not mindful of the pair you choose, your killer heels could kill your feet.


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8/18/2015 10:45:57 AM

Not all hair colors are created equal. If you want to boost your look—whether it’s looking younger, lighter, bolder, or darker—it’s best to know which colors are a yes and which are a no. The first step is knowing your skin tone.


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8/18/2015 10:44:17 AM

A-line, pencil, peplum, knee length, tea length. Just reading the descriptions for different types of skirts can be exhausting, and choosing the right one for your body can be a task that sends shoppers stumbling for sweatpants. But skirts don’t have to be tricky. Finding the perfect fit is about trial and error, along with knowing your body type. Check out our handy guide, or better yet, take it to the in the dressing room next time you go shopping.


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8/18/2015 10:42:37 AM

Fashion designer Michael Kors recently Tweeted that "A white blazer in summer is everything.” If you’re wondering how Kors could possibly be suggesting you wrap yourself in fabric during the dog days of summer, you must not work in an office. In the summer, many business places crank up the air conditioning in the name of "comfort,” leaving employees sweating on the front steps and shivering at their desks.



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7/14/2015 11:34:12 AM

Hey guys, how do you think about your socks? If the answer is never then you could be unintentionally committing some major sock faux pas. Maybe your are wondering why anyone would care what you are wearing on your feet; after all, the most folks normally see of your socks is about two inches between your pant cuff and the tip of your shoe.


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7/14/2015 11:30:54 AM

Everyone should have the right to dress him or herself in a way that feels comfortable, but sometimes, our everyday style choices age us in ways we might not notice. There is nothing wrong with aging, and there is nothing wrong with looking your age. However, there are a few common fashion missteps that could actually be moving the clock forward, rather than showcasing timeless style.


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