Tyra Banks, 1998Tyra's crimps proved how curly girls could have some flexibility with their style. "It's best to start with a smoother texture," Solano advises ladies with curly or natural hair. "Blow-dry the hair first using tension to make your curls a little more sleek and pulled out." See more big moments in crimping after the jump.
Blondes like Sienna can adopt her rose-gold colour by using just a touch of pink dye, while ladies with darker locks might reach for a pink that's just a bit brighter — or play with new colours altogether. To get a dye job like Sienna's, focus the pigment on the middle section of your hair, keeping the hue out of your roots and away from the ends. This will add just a touch of colour in an edgy, unexpected way. Then, when you're ready to be done with the colour, simply shampoo and carry on with your natural colour. We're loving Label M Powder Pink Spray ($28.95) and Fudge Paintbox Raspberry Beret ($15.19).
1. It's never too early to start anti-aging. Which probably means you're reading this too late. "I always say the sooner the better because if you know you're going to care about lines then you might as well start sooner," says Dr. Jaliman. The first step is using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which will protect you against aging caused by the sun's UV rays.
2. Even if you are using anti-aging, you're still aging. Here's some bad news: "We're losing everything as we age, unfortunately, so there is no way out of it," says Dr. Jaliman. "You're going to lose collagen and elastic tissue, so your skin is going to get saggier. Your skin is going to get rougher, and the pigment isn't going to be as even. Also, all those things get worse with sun damage."
3. Skipping sunscreen is the biggest mistake you ever made. "People say it's so time consuming, but really just like you brush your teeth every day — that's 30 seconds." Of all the anti-aging creams and treatments you can buy, sunscreen is the most inexpensive and effective route. So, you'll want to get in the habit of wearing SPF 30 every day.
4. Don't skip the neck (and hands). "A lot of times I see people with a young-looking face and old-looking hands and neck," explained Dr. Jaliman. "Those three areas are chronically sun exposed, so whatever you do for your face you also want to do to your hands and neck."
5. Drinking from a straw does cause wrinkles. Your mum might have passed on this advice when you were a teenager, and it turns out this beauty myth is all true. "Any kind of repetitive muscle movement will cause wrinkles," admits Dr. Jaliman. "Smile every day and you get a smile line, or if you frown you're going to get a frown line, but what are you going to do? You can't stand like a mummy!" This problem is easily solved by using a retinol at night around the mouth and on the forehead. Get more useful anti-aging tips when you keep reading.
It's our job to pick the brains of the top professionals in the beauty industry, so we think it's high time to share the best tips we've heard over the years. From runway makeup artists to celebrity hairstylists, we've picked out the best of the best when it comes to tricks of the trade. Get all the beauty secrets you never knew after the jump.
- Asymmetry: If one half of the mole does not match the other half, then it's asymmetrical and should be checked.
- Border: Look at the border of your mole. Is it ragged, blurred, or irregular? If yes, then go in for a checkup.
- Color: Healthy moles are one consistent color. But moles that have different colors or varying shades of tan, brown, black, blue, white, or red can be dangerous.
- Diameter: Pull out your ruler. If your mole is larger than 6 mm, then make an appointment with your doctor.
- Elevation: Moles that are raised above the skin can be a sign of melanoma and should be checked.
Now, don't be nervous; not all moles that display these signs are linked to melanoma. But it's always a good idea to be safe rather than sorry, as skin cancer is usually fairly easy to treat and cure if it's caught early. Always keep an eye on irregular moles, and if you see a new mole appear, then go in for a check as soon as you can. Not sure where to get screened? Visit the Cancer Council's website to find a free screening centre near you. So heed Hugh's advice, and don't put off that visit to the dermatologist any longer . . . or skimp on the sunscreen.
While the rest of us may pin and repin DIY beauty recipes for hours, Kate is actually someone who rolls up her sleeves, gets into the kitchen, and does work. "I mean, look, it's not pretty, let's put it that way," she says with a laugh. "There's this sort of natural acid mask that is literally mushed strawberries and lemon juice." Kate also plays around with honey masks . . . much to the amusement of her children. "My kids were like, 'Mum, what are you doing?' But it's fun!"
When she isn't researching new recipes to slather on her face (aspirin masks are next on her experiment list), Kate is the spokeswoman for Almay, a brand she loves. Some of her favourite products include the eye makeup remover wipes and the lip balms. "They feel so good, they're super hydrating, and they're great colours — and there are tons of colours," she mused.
At the end of the day, Kate likes to stick to a more natural beauty routine. It's an idea she gathered from her mother, Goldie Hawn. "When it comes to personal goals and beauty and what that means, my mum and dad are more concerned with what kind of people we are. When I look at my mum and her beauty, it's really the qualities of who she is," she explains. "It's always fun to talk about makeup and working out and body and image, but I mean how many tricks can you tell somebody before you realise, like, 'Guess what, honey? If you don't got your head on straight, nothing's gonna fix it!'"
- Spritz some hair spray on a spoolie brush, and use it to tame your brows.
- Position a business card behind your lashes before applying mascara to keep it off your lids.
- Make your eyelash curler more effective by heating it up with your blow dryer before using it.
- Smudge some Vaseline around the outside of your nails before applying polish. This will keep the lacquer off the skin around your nails for a clean manicure.
- You could also wrap a cotton ball around an orange stick to clean up wayward polish on your fingers.
Get five more beauty hacks, after the jump!
Well, Camilla Belle effectively removed our fears this weekend, when she seamlessly swung between her new, heavy fringe and a bang-less style in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, Camilla stepped out sporting her hair in a sleek, straight style. Her deep side part dramatically concealed her bangs, save for a few loose, wispy pieces along her hairline.
To mimic the style at home, start with damp hair and apply a strong hold mousse, like Toni and Guy Prep Mousse Volumising Plump ($15.99). Next, part your hair deeply to the side, making sure your bangs incorporate into the rest of your hair, and blow-dry with a round brush. The trick is to focus the heat along your bangs and the hair it is blended into so it dries together. Once your hair is dry, apply a pomade, like American Crew Classic Pomade ($29.95), for extra hold. And when in doubt, a strategically placed bobby pin can provide even more hold . . . and an adorable accent.
Clockwise from left: Bobbi Brown Smoky Warm Eye Palette ($80); Rimmel Moisture Renew in Heather Shimmer ($10.95); Dior Style Liner in Black ($34); Lancôme Hypnôse Star Mascara ($52)