Archive for February, 2014

NWFW Fall 2014 Hair & Makeup Trends

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Admin

New York Fashion Week Fall 2014

Hair & Makeup Highlights

 Alice and Olivia

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme via Eonline

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme via Eonline

 Striking Red lips with seriously backcombed curls

Peter Som

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

 Platinum hair featuring the swoop bang, which was very popular during NYFW.

Rodarte

Instagram

Instagram

 Dark berry lips with a touch of glitter!

 Zac Posen

Frazer harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Frazer harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Although the winged eyeliner has been in for a while, it is a bit more extreme for fall 2014.

J. Crew

Brian Arch/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Brian Arch/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Glossy cherry red lips.

 

Dian von Furstenberg

Victor VIRGILE/GammaRapho via Getty Images

Victor VIRGILE/GammaRapho via Getty Images

 Platinum hair with a ballerina bun, highlighted by mauve eyeshadow and lips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips for an Amazing Selfie

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Shayna Barnette

Selfie: A self-portrait, usually taken with a digital or phone camera.

Here are 5 easy tips to making your selfie look amazing:

oneThink Big

Apply the Hair Potion to your roots and rub it in.

Apply the Hair Potion to your roots and rub it in. Follow this up with some teasing if you’d like maximum volume that stays!

Add volume to your hair. Try flipping your head upside down or teasing your roots slightly. You can also sprinkle some of Aveda’s Pure Abundance™ Hair Potion at the roots for volume that lasts!

twoAngle

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This is the correct angle to hold your camera with great natural lighting in front of me.

DO: Make your face appear slimmer by holding your device from above (think a 45º angle); tilt your chin down slightly; and turn your head slightly. Be sure to fully extend the arm that is holding the device.

The camera is being held too low here. This is great of you want to look like you have multiple chins or add weight to your appearance.

The camera is being held too low here. This is great of you want to look like you have multiple chins or add weight to your appearance.

DON’T: Look straight at the camera or hold it lower than your face.

threeLighting

DO: Opt for natural and window lighting (like in a car). Also, facing the light source, so it hits you more on one side of your face if you can.

DON’T: Avoid bright lights behind you, also known as “backlighting” and florescent lighting.

fourBackground

DO: Be aware of your surroundings and do a once over on what is behind you, to avoid having things that should be avoided in your pic.

DON’T: Be oblivious to the person who is picking their nose or making out behind you.

This would be an example of a lighting and background DON'T. I have a completely unsuspecting photo bomber..Oops!

This would be an example of a lighting and background DON’T. I have a completely unsuspecting photo bomber..Oops! The chin and face tilt is a definite DO, as is the placement of the camera for a mirror selfie.

fiveUse a Filter

If your smart phone does not have a good photo editing tool, I recommend downloading Pixlr Express. You can also use this free editor on your computer by going to www.pixlr.com. By using a filter you can make your pic look more eye catching. You can also create really cool collages with this program. Did I mention it is free?

Video Blog: How to Say Goodbye to Ombre Hair Color

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Stacy Hampshire

(vlog) vläg/ noun: A blog in which the postings are primarily in video form.

We all know the oh so popular Ombre look is beautiful, but if you are tired of yours and looking for ways to transition to a new hair color, this Vlog will demonstrate one option which takes your color darker, while still maintaining softens all over and brightness around your face.