February 21, 2008

Today In Beauty - Thursday, Febuary 21st - 2008

Extra Care for Nails During Winter - It's that time of year when cold winter winds and weather team up with indoor heating to take a toll on your skin and hair. But they can be equally drying to your nails, making them brittle and prone to breaking, splitting and peeling.
Low Maintenance Hot Locks - Flip through the pages of any high-gloss fashion magazine and you’ll see some great new cuts swinging from the heads of all the top models. But which styles are right for busy Modern Moms -- multi-tasking women who need their tresses to look fabulous in five minutes – or less? We took our hair questions to Maurice Dadoun, the Creative Director of Frederic Fekkai Melrose Place in Los Angeles.
EpiCenter Goes Green - San Francisco’s Epi Center MedSpa, the nation’s original medical spa, will be achieving another first with the opening of its eco-medspa, bringing nature and science together for a more naturally beautiful you – and more beautiful planet. The Epi Center MedSpa will open the doors to its LEED-certified medspa in April to commemorate both its 10th anniversary and Earth Day.
Dr. Jessica Wu: Three Steps to Beautifull Skin - What’s the biggest mistake most women make with their skin? They take the tough love approach. "We should baby our skin," says Dr. Jessica Wu, a Harvard-trained dermatologist, "not beat it into submission. You can’t scrub away acne, and all the home peels or microdermabrasion in the world won’t smooth out wrinkles." Being gentle, she firmly believes, is the best way to protect and preserve your skin.
We're Back! Salon Selectives - Chicago-based SBB plans to re-launch Salon Selectives and play on consumer awareness of the hair care brand to recapture its glory days of the 80s and 90s.
Cosmetic Companies Going Green - The "Go Green" craze is taking over the world. Cars, food, cleaning products and light bulbs are all part of the products that have been touched by the environmental frenzy.And now, your face can get in on the action.
Insight into the Anti-Aging & Beauty - Image and beauty are important themes in modern society. Many women feel that they do not conform to society's beauty blueprint. Around 20-30% of women have considered plastic surgery with take up rates low at roughly 3%. Almost three quarters (73%) of women responding to a Datamonitor survey cited body shape as a 'major concern'. Meanwhile, men are also taking more time over their appearance.
Shakira To Develop Beauty Line - The Barcelona-based beauty and fashion giant has signed Grammy-winning singer Shakira to a worldwide agreement to create a signature line of beauty products, including fragrances and other personal care products.
Moisturizing is Wise - Moisturizers creams, lotions, oils work by attracting and trapping moisture and oil in the skin, leaving it soft and supple. They remove the dull, ashen appearance of dry skin that many women of color are prone to. A good moisturizer will also serve as a barrier between your skin and the elements, such as harsh wind and pollution.