One of the looks that never seems to go out of style in the bun. It's a look that calls to mind the French Riviera. It's Audrey Hepburn-ish. Here we trace a few purveyors of the looks and offer a few tips on how to achieve the up-do look, as easy as a trip to your local Sephora.
The Kardashians are known to hit the red carpet with their luxurious raven manes piled up in high buns. It's a look that turns killer with a black pantsuit and high heels. When you have straight glossy hair like theirs, styling is an ease. If you don't naturally, mimic the results by using Mane and Tale Shampoo. It retails for only about $5 at your local drug store and gives you healthy, silky hair.Another great shampoo, slightly more expensive on the purse-strings is Redken All Soft, which many of the famous and beautiful, swear by.
After the dry air, grey skies, and dark colors of winter, spring can't get here fast enough. From bright eye-shadows to carry you through festival season to organic foundation and skin repair serums, check out our favorite products for this season.
1. Zuii Certified Organic Powder ($34) Made with vitamin C and rose petals, this organic powder foundation goes on smooth and light and is a perfect transition foundation for slightly dry winter skin, because it moisturizes as protects.
With spring attempting to rear it's fashionable head, Joonbug decided to chat with Alli Webb creator of the much loved Drybar. The concept of this blow-out specialty oasis began on the West Coast in California and made its way to NYC for time-conscious and money-savvy fashionistas to enjoy! With 28 locations across the United States and five of those locations in Manhattan (Flatiron, Midtown, Murray Hill, Upper East Side, Tribeca) all offering blowouts for $40—it's easy to see why Drybar is such a sensation! We were very inspired by our interview with Alli who is a dynamic professional who took her beauty concept to the next level. We also were happy to hear about Drybar's new haircare line! Here's what Alli had to share with us.
What is the concept behind Drybar? Love the name.
I wanted to create something that didn't exist at the time. I, myself, have wavy hair and I know what it's like when you need a good blow-out! I also wanted to create a fun experience where people could relax and enjoy their time at a salon. I began my first Drybar in Los Angeles and the concept took off! Drybar is also a service that's accessible to many, because I wanted my clients to receive a high-quality blow-out at a great price.
Describe your background in the beauty industry.
I'm a hair stylist, with years of hands-on experience. Drybar actually began as a mobile location and from there with a business partner (my brother) we were able to turn it into a physical location(s). I like working with people and making them look their best.
What's the signature blowout at Drybar?
The signature Drybar experience starts with a relaxing scalp massage followed by a wonderful shampoo and conditioner. There's actually a menu booklet with different styles of blowouts to try. Some of the most popular are the Mai Tai (beachy, sexy waves), Straight Up (straight with a little bit of body) and the Cosmo (lots of sexy curls), of course!
What are some of the best shampoos and conditioners that you recommend to the women of NYC?
It's interesting that you ask—Drybar is launching their own haircare line exclusively at Sephora and Drybar locations this month along with brushes, professional dryer, and styling tools that will make your life a whole lot easier, once you leave the salon. The emphasis is on shampoos, conditioners, and finishing products that really make a difference. (Some of the new products are; Happy Hour Blowout Shampoo, Happy Hour Weightless Conditioner, Hot Toddy Heat Protector and Frizz Fighter, Cream Soda Smoothing Cream, and The Chaser—Shine Pomade).
You're a businesswoman with a thriving business in a challenging economy. What tidbit of advice can you give other business owners in the fashion and beauty industries and those looking to make it?
Put in the effort. Have a concept that is fresh and a new take on a concept—be creative. Try to surround yourself with a good business partner. Most of all, have confidence!
We're not quite sure how it happened, but it's August. And many of us have big plans to leave the city for the coveted annual summer vacation. If you're one of these lucky ladies, you're probably wondering, "What do I pack?"
We know that staying gorgeous on the go can be slightly overwhelming. No one wants to pack their entire make-up case for a week-long trip. But, what if you forget something?
The good news is that whether you're off to the shore or the lake, or even another city—we've got you covered.
Summertime always brings a slew of bright, new beauty options. From nail polish to lipstick and bronzer to eyeshadow, there is little that can make a girl happier than taking a stroll through a make-up store between June and August. One of our favorite recent additions to our daily beauty routine comes to us from Stila. The "In the Garden" eyeshadow palette is versatile and includes a smudge-stick (waterproof eyeliner) in Starfish, a pretty black with gold and dark green undertones that compliments the ten nature-inspired shades.
Exfoliating dead skin is essential to keeping your complexion healthy and youthful over time. Our favorite method for glowing, baby smooth skin is microdermabrasion, but salon treatments are expensive and hard to maintain. So for maintaining that healthy glow at home, we have compiled a list of top rated picks fit for every budget!
Aveeno Active Naturals Skin Brightening Daily Scrub, $8
Don’t let the price fool you! This daily scrub has gotten great reviews with its ability to improve your skin tone and texture, leaving you with clearer, brighter skin. The combination of natural soy extracts with smooth microbeads is the perfect gentle, daily cleanser.
Colorful lips are a huge trend right now. Whether it’s the bright red-lipped look, or the trendier orange and nude colors, bringing out a colorful smile is all the rage. However, sometimes lipsticks and glosses can be a pain through multiple applications, or worse, rubbing off on your clothes or your man’s cheeks. This is why the gods of cosmetics so brilliantly invented the lip stain! Similar to gloss or lipstick, but also different through its ability to last through whatever the day brings --without the mess! There are several to accommodate any budget and the color options are endless. Check out our list of the best lip stains on the market right now and choose your favorite!
Makeup that can last through the heat and humidity of summer is crucial. And sometimes the foundation we use during the winter to moisturize our skin, may not balance well with summer weather and can unfortunately leave us with blemishes or excess oil. Mother Nature isn’t always on our side and even those of us with the clearest complexions can face the negative effects of summer weather. So the last thing we need is for our makeup to fail us too, right? We here at Glam Damn It have found a few great foundations that are perfect for summer use and won’t leave your skin feeling heavy or looking cakey. Check them out and choose the best that suits your skin!
We're all due for some summer sun after a long, grueling, pasty white winter. So what to do once you've achieved that sunkissed glow? Maintain it! We’ve got the tips on how to preserve that tan without overdoing it. Intrigued? Read on!
Exfoliation is the first crucial step to keeping your summer glow. It’s important to exfoliate your whole body with a salt free product and pay special attention to the rough areas of your skin (knees and elbows). Use Bare Minerals Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser to see brighter and smoother skin while exfoliating.
Sunscreen is a must to block the harmful UV rays that we'll all face this summer. However, more often than not, we find that while the thick, white moisturizers protect our skin from sun damage, they can also wreak havoc on our pores. Sometimes they even increase the amount of oils on our faces leaving us with a heavy, greasy feeling! For those of us that already have oily/acne prone skin, this combination can be a disaster. Thanks to a few fantastic beauty brands we at Glam Damn It have found the solution! Below are some of our favorite top-rated sunscreens suitable for oily/acne prone skin and can even help to reduce the excess oils! Keep your skin clean and serene this summer.