3 Best Tips To Choose The Right Brunette Shade For Your Skintone, Maintain HairColor, Highlights, Lowlights

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3 Best Tips To Choose The Right Brunette Shade For Your Skintone, Maintain HairColor, Highlights, Lowlights

If you think brunettes are plain, you’re plainly mistaken. Blondes may be known to have fun, but brunettes are spicy and mysteries. There’s more to brunettes than meets the eye. So, in order to maintain multidimensional color with ease (brunettes tend to absorb more light, leading to dull, monotone color) use the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner — the innovative duo with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil that counteracts fading right in the shower. Use with the John Freida collection arsenal of brunette-tailored products to keep your brunette dazzling.

3 Best Tips To Choose The Right Brunette Shade For Your Skintone, Maintain HairColor, Highlights, Lowlights

John Frieda International Creative Consultant Harry Josh gave us some tips to help brunettes grab the spotlight with these flashes of brilliance:

Choosing a Brunette Shade

Find a brunette color that will suit your look by determining whether you should opt for a shade in the cool or warm brown family, depending on your skintone.

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Lowlights or Highlights

Choose skinny highlights 1 or 2 shades lighter than your natural color to add subtle contrast but still let your luminous brunette shine through. Balance out your eye-catching brunette with lowlights in red tones and copper-gold blends about 2 shades darker than your natural color to add richness and dimension.

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Maintenance

Have your hair cut every 6-8 weeks to eliminate split ends, helping it look shinier and more brilliant overall. Also keep your brunette color looking salon quality using a care regimen created just for your color’s specific needs. My favorite is the John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss and Precision Foam Colour Intense After-Colour Conditioner.

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8 Best Tips To Position Yourself For Future Success In The Beauty, Fashion, Creative Industries – 2nd Annual CEW 2014 Beauty Salary, Career, Job Market Trend Report

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8 Best Tips To Position Yourself For Future Success In The Beauty, Fashion, Creative Industries - 2nd Annual CEW 2014 Beauty Salary, Career, Job Market Trend Report

All this back-to-school talk has us feeling very studious and interested in what’s going on in our wonderful beauty world. Back in July, we were invited to the 2nd Annual CEW 2014 Beauty Salary & Job Market Report, giving us a sense how executives, managers and staffers are compensated and the general mood in the job market. Guest speakers included Lisa Marie Ringus of 24 Seven Inc. and Sarah Willersdorf of The Boston Consulting Group who talked about current job market trends — in a survey that included over 800 beauty professionals — in the creative, beauty and fashion world, and what it takes to stand out from the rest.

The 20th Annual CEW Insiders’ Choice Beauty Awards And Iconic Beauty Award Winners

Basically, what’s trending is finding the absolute best talent out there, with those game-changing Millenials (ages 24-32) changing the whole workforce aesthetic. Every day, people put their best foot forward to showcase their skill sets with a can-do attitude and ripe resume. While in attendance, we came up with some key job market trends for you to keep in mind of for your next job search to land your dream job!

1. Join the CEW Beauty Career Center. Members can connect on a social level to find job postings, tools, information, mentors and the connections you need to take your career to the next level, or, discover the best talent for your organization.

2. Identify a good company. Even if your first or second job isn’t what you dreamed off, make sure to find a company with room for growth. Just because you start at a low-paying position doesn’t mean you won’t be able to move up the ranks. Even if you have to start out small, be assertive and open.

80% of talent were approached with a job opportunity last year

3. Companies are looking for game-changing talent. Creative companies are looking to grow their culture with individuals with an impressive and flexible skill set. More and more companies are working with their employees and are becoming open to the prospects of telecommuting and comp days to appease their employees’ busy lives.

4. Be accepting of temporary/contract work. Especially if you are starting your first entry level or are a recent graduate, there is always the chance for full-time employment if you work hard and meet those deadlines!

5. No typos on your resume! A resume is a first impression. So be detailed, concise and REVISE, REVISE, REVISE!

6. The rocket fuel of any company is the engaged employee. Companies want their employees to be happy at their jobs, and believe in their mission and vision. In order to recruit those “extra-milers”, companies rely on clear communication to establish trust and engage with their employees.

91% of people work for a company they want to work for

7. Reach out to anyone in the industry. LinkedIn is your friend. Word-of-mouth job searching is still a tried-and-true method of finding work. The more you network, the more doors open. Also make sure to connect with your friends and co-workers on social media, such as LinkedIn to always stay engaged. And when writing emails, remember to keep it short, sweet and don’t be afraid to follow up.

8. An employee’s self-worth. Salary is still a factor in regards to taking a job, but as more people are becoming integrated in their work (thanks, social media), there are additional components that keep them coming back to their desk each morning — a feeling of self-worth and recognition. This falls back into realm of feeling like you’re part of the attractive company community: that your needs and well-being are taken into consideration for the good of the team.

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Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara

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Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara
Everyone nowadays wants that Old Hollywood look. And it’s usually always achieved (or attempted at least) on the red carpet with fashion experts exhausting the phrase to describe a red lip or elongated cat-eye. The term bores me, mainly because no one has really nailed the Old Hollywood look (in my biased opinion), especially with modern day makeup. But if you ever really, and I mean really, want to create a vintage look with no time machine required, let me steer you towards Besame Cosmetics.

The Best Orange, Coral, Red & Tangerine Lipstick, Gloss Shades For Every Skintone – Old Hollywood Inspired

Developing cosmetics from lipsticks to rouge, this is THE brand that has all the sought-after pigments from the 1920’s (when bright raspberry rouge was muted with powder) to the 1950’s (where full, lined lip peaks were ravaging in red). Not only is the quality there, but so is the packaging (chrysanthemum motifs aplenty) and appeal (simply adorable and delicate). The brand understands the film industry’s fascination with the vintage aesthetic, and are usually on hand to provide the perfect colors and formulas for that authentic seal of approval, as seen in the movie The Artist and the Bonnie & Clyde mini series.

If you’re completely new to the vintage-inspired brand, then let’s take a look at some of the key items we’re obsessing over!

Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara

What’s any old-timey look without some good old fashioned rouge — that deeply pigmented pot ‘o color that your grandma probably still uses way too much of (but you love her for it!). Apricot Cream Rouge is packaged in a stunning vintage reproduction tin, filled with a concentrated cream that give lips and cheeks a natural, weightless flush, and blends beautifully into any skintone. Apply the formula straight from the tin with your ring finger using light patting motions.

Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara

No more guessing how to create that Old Hollywood classic red lip. The Besame Red Lipstick is a true red with a cooler, blue-toned base for a brighter smile. The blunt tip was designed for an easy application, and the golden bullet case screams retro. You’ll achieve that semi-matte finish with full coverage in just one swipe. The creamy formula is enriched with squalene, vitamin C and aloe. These shades aren’t just representations, they’re the real deal in vintage color.

Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara

Smooth, matte complexions were all the rage back then. Besame Violet Brightening Powder is a translucent violet powder that brightens any skintone. The finely milled formula sets makeup beautifully, leaving a soft, matte finish and a subtle violet fragrance. Wear it alone, over foundation or around the eyes to instantly lighten dark circles.

Review: Besame Cosmetics Creates Old Hollywood Retro Glam Makeup! Apricot Cream Rouge, Lipstick, Cake Mascara

1930′s look

To get those ultra-lush lashes so thick, no liner was needed, all the glamazons used cake mascara. Besame Cake Mascara beautifies lashes and brows by making them appear longer, darker, more luxuriant. To use, simply wet the spooley brush in the case, dip in the Black or Brown color and apply to lashes; you can even use it as liner for those cat-eyes!

So, if you’re ready to get that Old Hollywood look, get the real deal with products that pay homage to that glamorous era, where every woman could pull off red lipstick and complexions were as pristine and silk. www.besamecosmetics.com

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A Beauty Editor’s Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial – Review

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A Beauty Editor's Best Spa Tip: Listen To Your Aesthetician And Get The HydraFacial - Review

As an adult, I’ve learned that intense, serious pleasures can be even better than easy ones. Like single origin pour-over coffee, when I was once totally enthused about instant cappuccino. I have had a facial before… mostly at home, where I slather on my fave Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask. But my lovely Scandinavian aesthetician let me know that my anti-aging cream was responsible for my acne, and she left my skin glowing. The Fountain MedSpa’s HydraFacial, my friends, is on a whole… ‘nother… level.

What’s A HydraFacial? – Hydrates, Protects, Exfoliates With Serums For All Skin Types

Because I am a faithful BeautyStat guinea pig, I didn’t bother doing much research before my appointment. I did, however, register that Fountain MedSpa is less “incense and Enya” and more “we can make you Kardashian-level hot with science.” As someone who will pick high glamour over organic shampoo (sorry) any day, I went in totally game for any high tech procedure recommended for my fair, just-turned 25-year-old skin.

I originally chose the Oxygen Facial, because it sounded sexy, but the wonderful Maribel took one look at my forehead and decided that I needed to be “cleaned out” with the more hardcore HydraFacial. If you have not experienced the tough love of a good facialist, you are missing out on one of adulthood’s greatest perks.

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My virgin skin was worked over with the HydraFacial’s signature hydradermabrasion, which combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidants. In English? A sci-fi movie-worthy machine is wheeled over and smoothed over your face several times. I’ve never felt anything quite like it before; just imagine science whooshing away your blemishes like a vain Judy Jetson. My skin was treated to manual extractions, eye masks and my first-ever peel: a glycolic/salicylic acid combo. Intense, yes. And therapeutically awesome.

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The treatment took just over an hour. If you are (ahem) currently dealing with a breakout, the HydraFacial may leave you a little pink. My skin wasn’t irritated at all the next day, and the results are so very, very worth it. Say it with me now, Beyonce lovers: pretty hurts. My pores have not been this clear since I graduated from training bras. If Instagram-ing one’s nose was a normal thing to do, I would have shown the world how fabulous mine looked. Instead, I went out for drinks sans makeup and felt totally confident with my fancy, unbelievably clean face.

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Have you beauties ever treated yo-selves to a HydraFacial before? We’re pretty obsessed with them here at BeautyStat.

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? There’s An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption – Review

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review
We all know how important drinking water is for our bodies, but now there’s an app that can help make sure you’re getting the right amount of water intake on a daily basis. Caktus has launched The Hug sensor bound, which wraps around water bottles of most sizes and tracks daily water consumption. The linked mobile app uses an advanced algorithm to sort through white noise; it only records actual acts of drinking in real time and plots against self-set goals and past data.

Hydration is the human body’s single most important nutritional need, and now thanks to The
Hug, taking in the right amount of water has never been easier. Exactly how important are drinking those 8 recommended glasses of water a day?

Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review

Dr. Gervaise Gerstner explains: “The skin is the largest organ of the body, so the body functions more efficiently when we’re well lubricated. We get dehydrated more in hot weather, long airline flights and exercising. A reminder to drink more water is a great idea! I keep a big bottle of Evian on my desk. I need to get one of these [Huggers] for my kids!” According to a 2012 Center for Disease Control study, 43% of Americans drink 4 cups of water or less a day, well under the 8 cups recommended by experts.

“As hardware developers, we like to avoid the abstract and focus on concrete solutions to essential problems,” says Caktus CEO Panu Keski-Pukkila.

“With all these socially based, trendy app concepts, it’s always hit or miss as to whether or not it catches on. We wanted to build a simple solution that could be part of the daily lives of our users and help coach them towards healthier drinking habits. But when you look at something like hydration, you realize that there is a very basic need there not being fulfilled–the most basic need, in some senses — and that’s where The Hug come in.”

Keski-Pukkila points to the growing body of research establishing the strong link between the proper daily consumption of water and everything from energy and stress levels to obesity and sleep cycles. United States First Lady Michele Obama’s Drink Up campaign is only one of a number of movements to increase education and awareness of the myriad benefits of ample hydration habits.

Are You Drinking Enough Water? There's An App For That: Caktus Launches The Hug Sensor Wrap, Tracks Daily Water Consumption - Review

Water is essential to every cell and function in the human body. Drinking enough of it is the single easiest way to improve just about everything you do in the course of your daily life. And if nothing else, it’s a healthy alternative to all the bad stuff.

“We aim to change behavior and attitudes on an individual level. When you notice the difference in how you feel, the intrinsic motivation kicks in and slowly the habits change. Eventually, we want to help people change their hydration habits.”

After all, as drinking is something we do every day, whether we do it lousily or well, it has a significant impact in the long run (and also short). With the help of seed funding from a handful of investors, manufacturing guidance from Dragon Innovation and contributions from interested early adopters, The Hugalready written up in TechCrunch — is poised to revolutionize the way people approach their hydration needs.

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