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"What Not to Wear" is CASTING in Minneapolis Now!

TLC is coming to Minneapolis and we need YOU to nominate a friend, family member or co-worker whose wardrobe is screaming for a make-over! If you know someone who has a BIG, great personality and a horrible wardrobe we want to hear from you! This season we are looking for the CRAZIEST dressers we can find. If you know someone who's a chronic costumer, looks like a bag lady, thr ... Continue reading "What Not to Wear" is CASTING in Minneapolis Now!

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What Your Hair Color Says About You

Plus Tips to Keep Your Colored Locks Looking Their Best

By Mary Jo McGinnity, Fantastic Sams

Colored or natural, long or short, curly or straight - your hair has a personality of its own. As a matter of fact, the color of your hair can color how others see you. Following are some traits associated with different hair c ... Continue reading What Your Hair Color Says About You

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Beauty Tune-Ups in Time for Summer

If you are dreading taking off your socks and bearing your feet, or can't stand how your hair feels after you style it, you're suffering from the end-of-winter challenges that face women every year. Winter is tough on the skin, the nails and the hair, and recovering from that can be hard.

Here, then, are some tips to giving your hair, skin and feet a little respite ... Continue reading Beauty Tune-Ups in Time for Summer

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Skin Care Secrets to Spring into the New Season

Skin care needs change with the seasons. With winter drawing to a close and warm weather on the horizon, now is the time to think about updating your skin care regimen for spring.

The transition from winter to spring is probably one of the most remarkable in nature - and for people, too. Winter snows melt away to reveal spring buds, and bulky sweaters find their way ... Continue reading Skin Care Secrets to Spring into the New Season

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How to Stay Hot This Winter!

By Jon Charles of Jon Charles Salon, Mpls.

Ready to revamp your hair color? Let's make a change! Summertime lead us down a course of blonde, blonder and blondest! Though they were bright, flirty, and fun for summer, fall has brought us back to very rich, luxurious pigments with lots of shine. Winter trends will enhance the rich fall chocolate browns ... Continue reading How to Stay Hot This Winter!

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Fashion Forward Holidays with Key Accessories

Holiday season is here and it's time to look great with the latest in fashion trends and styles. Especially in this economic climate, women want to update their look without the cost of couture or the difficulty of understanding how to wear what they see on the runway.

Finola Hughes, award-winning actress and host of The Style Network's "How Do I Look?" says many ... Continue reading Fashion Forward Holidays with Key Accessories

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Top 5 Winter Hairstyles

By Nicole LaMarco

No matter your hair's texture or length, whether you want something easy to care for or something that's a little more work, the styles this season can accommodate you. Here are five hairstyles that are being talked about and worn by fashionistas this year:

1. Loose waves (Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpso ... Continue reading Top 5 Winter Hairstyles

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Beat The Winter Skin Blues

by Livia Mercer

With the onset of winter around the corner, a lot of us will experience dry skin. Our initial reaction can be to rush out and buy a heavier or more emollient moisturizer. While in some cases this is needed, for the most of us that is not the case.

To start with let me explain what a moisturizer is and isn't. The wo ... Continue reading Beat The Winter Skin Blues

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Vanity Hair: Hairstyles of Celebrity Style Icons

by Victoria Cochrane

Linda Evangelista, Victoria Beckham, Madonna -- all female icons who have inspired hair trends in recent times. The 'celebrity look' is deemed a recent phenomenon, but women throughout the ages have obsessed over their hair and often took inspiration from role models of the time.

In the 16th century Queen Elizabeth ... Continue reading Vanity Hair: Hairstyles of Celebrity Style Icons

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Do You Look As Young As You Feel?

(NAPS)--Have your 30s and 40s flown by and you don't feel any different--you just look different? If so, then it's time to revitalize the first thing people notice: your hair color. Whether you are a blonde, brunette or redhead, your hair color sets the tone for your entire look. It can make you look ten years older or ten years younger. Family Circle's beauty director, ... Continue reading Do You Look As Young As You Feel?

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Perfume Testing - A Quick Guide

by Debbie Graf

If you're a perfume lover like me, chances are that a trip to your local main street perfume shop is like letting a child loose in a sweet shop. I just can't resist the urge to touch every bottle and spritz perfume on every available patch of skin, even my husband's if he's unlucky enough to be with me at the time. As much fun as this can be, if you' ... Continue reading Perfume Testing - A Quick Guide

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Youthful Skin Forever

By Elizabeth Parker

Cleopatra, aka "Queen of the Nile," was known for regularly soaking her skin in a rose petal and milk bath to keep it soft. The ancient Greeks used honey and the Romans olive oil as natural skin moisturizers. Over the centuries, many skin care regimens have developed and adapted and come and gone -- all in the name of healthy, yout ... Continue reading Youthful Skin Forever

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Give Yourself a Hand - Advice for Maintaining Beautiful Hands

By Alpha Del Bosque

Maintaining beautiful hands is important for maintaining a youthful look at any age. Your hands get the most exposure and show your age the most, so care of them is care for your age. Knowing how to maintain your hands as you age is the best way to make sure they look your best and that you, in turn, look your youngest and best.

As ... Continue reading Give Yourself a Hand - Advice for Maintaining Beautiful Hands

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The 2008 Fall Palette - For Hair Color

By Jon Charles Salon LLC

There are many factors that go into determining fall hair color trends. This year, there are a few new things to consider: the previous long, cold winter and this short summer where everyone tries to cram in as much SUMMER as possible. Mainly, people get a little too much sun, and/or they over-blonde their hair in an effort to ... Continue reading The 2008 Fall Palette - For Hair Color

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Red Carpet Tips for Fresh Fall Style

As the leaves change their colors this fall, many people find it is a great time to also change their style. The fall season brings new fashion and a chance for women to peruse style magazines and hit the shops to revive their look. Stylist-to-the-stars Britt Bardo brings good news for this fall's style seekers -- looking your best does not have to take a lot of time or money.

... Continue reading Red Carpet Tips for Fresh Fall Style

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Homemade Honey Beauty Recipes

by Sander Bel

This sweet, sticky substance is made by Honeybees from various types of flower nectar. Honey has the natural ability to attract and retain moisture Honey can be a great beauty product, especially when used for a facial mask. It is used in cosmetics for its emollient properties as well as for coloring and flavoring. Honey's natur ... Continue reading Homemade Honey Beauty Recipes

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Summer Beauty Starts with Protection

Break out the patio furniture and light up the barbeque - it's time for summer entertaining! Whether you're hosting the neighborhood Fourth of July cook-out or dolling up for a romantic evening under the stars, make sure you are protecting your skin before you head outdoors for summer fun.

For those who think the sun is the only thing they need to protect themsel ... Continue reading Summer Beauty Starts with Protection

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Homemade Beauty Recipes and Remedies

by Sander Bel

Making your own homemade beauty products is much easier than you'd think. The recipes that you find on this site are easy to follow along and use mostly common household products.

Aphrodite Apple Mask - 1 T Applesauce, 1 T Wheat Germ Puree apple in a blender or add applesauce to a small bowl. Mix in the ... Continue reading Homemade Beauty Recipes and Remedies

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Skin Care for Every Season

by Barbara Benjamin, MD

Minnesota's seasons allow for a variety of fun outdoor activities. But the extremes can be extremely harmful to your skin. Changing temperatures, wide fluctuations in humidity and periods of intense sun can all cause skin problems for some people. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your skin healthy.

Pale is ... Continue reading Skin Care for Every Season

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Redefining "Mom Hair"

By Jon Charles of Jon Charles Salon, Mpls.

When you see a mom walk into a meeting at 8:00 a.m. looking fresh, trendy, and coiffed you may wonder, "How does she do it?" The answer is, in large part due to her has mastery of the tricks needed to create great "mom hair." Beautiful mom hair requires a few very important steps: First and foremost, the hair m ... Continue reading Redefining "Mom Hair"

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