Buns and up do’s are a red carpet favourite
J’Lo certainly knows how to add a punchy twist to this look with tousled loose ends. To copy this look created by her stylist of 14 years, Oribe, blow-dry hair with a large round brush turning ends under, then pull hair back into a high pony and twist hair in opposite direction and secure with bobby pins and finish with hairspray. Styling tip… Celebrity stylist, Oribe says: “No matter what look you’re going for, properly prime hair to get the desired result fast.” In this case a great blow-dry.
Best buys… Gliders Petite Metal Free Ponytail Holders 6pc $4.49, Redken Body Full Instant Bodifier $29.95, Lady Jane Double Bar Pins $9.99.
The bob still reigns supreme
Emily Blunt is on trend with the ‘new textured bob’ by Mane Master, Laini Reeves. This fun and flirty, layered cut is a match made in heaven for those with high cheekbones and sporting a bold pout. Stars like Kendall Jenner, January Jones and Halle Berry have been spotted rocking effortlessly tousled long bobs lately. Styling tip… Using a vent brush blow-dry hair forward until it’s 70% dry and then apply a light styling spray and press hair in place with open palms and allow it to air dry.
Best buys… Keratin 230 Curved Vent Brush $12.95, KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 Styling Finishing Spray $31.95, Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection $49.95.
Favoured by “A” list beauties
“Bombshell blonde is so passé, today’s blonde hair colour is sexy, glamorous and rich,” says the king of colour at Sally Hershberger, Jonathan Gale. Think Charlize Theron, pictured here,Laura Dern and Chloe Sevigny. “My aim is to colour correct and freshen up the dated Ombre technique by creating a luscious blonde with a mega-watt shine”. His secret? He credits Olaplex with giving colourists the power to push the boundaries of blonde and suggests using a topical oil to keep locks lush such as, his Replenish oil which is the bomb. Its fragrance alone is worth every penny.
Colour care… To keep colour fresh and hydrated use shampoo
and conditioner for colour-treated hair. Avoid anti-dandruff
shampoos containing sulphur, as they can turn treated hair brassy.
Best buys… Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel $42.95, Kérastase Bain Chroma Capture $40.00, L’Oréal Absolut Repair Lipidium Masque $31.00.
Following many years of research and development, the pearly white new eye cream from Skin Physics®, EYEFIX-360®, has arrived, and it’s a game changer in the world of anti-ageing eye creams. Most eye creams either promise instant effects or long terms results; with little being able to produce both...until now.
Whether you have a high roller budget, or a shoe string discretionary spend would you ever purchase a fragrance you just don’t like…and then wear it? A fragrance is your sensory signature, it’s your lasting sensory impression you leave with the one you encounter. A woman or man’s relationship with their fragrance is an intimate bond. The scent of a fragrance allows you to be creative and individual, to create an alter ego or choose a particular persona - you choose who you would like to be that day.
Asia remains the dominant player in global skincare sales, with consumers across the continent “obsessed with” seeking to achieve flawless skin that is clear, luminous and seemingly transparent. To help cosmetic manufacturers tap into this growing trend for the appearance of glass-like, cloudless skin, in-cosmetics Asia (trade show) has announced hydration and haircare as two of these major focuses of its Spotlight On areas this year.