This week is Earth Week with the countdown to Earth Day on April 20th! There is a lot of debate about beauty labels: what ingredients certain products use, whether the ingredients are natural, and what the terms on product labels actually mean.
My colorist is so good at giving me the perfect shade of red; many people are surprised that my hair is, ahem, enhanced. Anyone who’s gotten their ‘best-ever’ hair color knows that once you’ve gotten your perfect shade, it’s making it last that becomes the challenge. Sure, you follow all the rules your colorist gives you, but there are a few things you could be doing better to keep your color looking like you just stepped out of the salon. To learn the best techniques to keep your color all summer long, click through to the notes. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →
Every so often a specific cosmetic ingredient gets singled out and criticized. Some of these critiques are valid, but they are often exaggerated, like the case against parabens. Parabens are preservatives; they keep products fresh and stable without refrigeration, so shampoo doesn’t get moldy, grow fungus, or get spoiled by bacteria. Over a decade ago a single study linked parabens to breast tumors; since then, the “paraben-free” trend has made millions for beauty brands. But does it help you? The truth is in the notes. –– Laura Martin
When you’re blessed with natural curls, your life should be easier, not harder. Unlike straight hair or uneven waves, the style is already there, it just needs a little guidance and taming. Even the laziest of on-the-go chicks can change up her messy bun for perfect curls. With the right techniques and a little product, you can achieve effortless hair in as little as ten minutes. So put the straighter down and start embracing your genetically given curls. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart