We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
hairstylist and colourist work at different salons. Who should I book first? It depends. “If you’re chopping major inches or getting new bangs or layers, see your stylist first,” says Dennise Joaquim, a colourist at Louis Licari, New York. That way, your colourist can play up the shape (highlights, for instance, can make layers pop). If you’re just getting a trim, the order is up to you since both pros will be following their usual gameplan. Q
MY friend says blowdrying with a metal brush can burn my hair. True? Yes, says Suave stylist Jenny Cho, who suggests a ceramic brush. “It disperses heat across the brush, , preventing hot spots,” ,” says Cho. We like brushes from Divo o (left), as they disperse heat throughout ut, and prevent strand nds from frying.
MY pits look dark. How can I feel sexier sleeveless? If your hair is the issue, remove it from the root by waxing or having laser hair removal, says NYC derm Michele Green. The skin itself can also darken due to friction from clothing and razors. “The inflammation stimulates pigment cells,” says Dr Green. Hydrocorthydrocortisone, used twice daily for a month, will help, as will Nivea Deodorantdeod (left), made with Licorice extracts, which is antiinflammatory. Q how
can I rock a trendy orange lip so I don’t freak out my guy? “Opt for a red-orange gloss instead of a true-orange lipstick,” says Smashbox make-up artist Lori Taylor. Orange looks less shocking when balanced with red pigments. Plus, the sheerness of a gloss (versus the opacity of a lipstick) offers a more kissable touch of colour.
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` 179 Mary Kay NouriShine
Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango, ` 395 Oriflame Very Me Oh My Gloss in Sweetie, ` 229