If you’re one of the lucky few possessed of tresses that look lovely air-dried and product-less or happen to be able to pull off semi-ironic bed head, you can stop reading. This post is not for you. You are free to go have fun with your perfect hair somewhere else. For the rest of us, there remains the question: must we remain tethered to our styling tools? Or is it possible to achieve the holy grail of hair: a wash and go style that actually looks good?
The subject came up recently in three separate conversations with three very different San Francisco hair stylists. Not surprisingly, each had his or her own opinion and preferred methods to offer up. The good news: there is hope. The reality: it’s probably going to cost you $300 or more.
Looking for a pre-summer glow that’s affordable and safe for your skin, but comes without the day-glow orange ankles, dark elbows or uneven patches that all-too-often show up uninvited after at-home self-tanner sessions?
For tips on bronzing up the right way, we checked in with San Francisco self-tanning expert Sinead Norenius, a former national director of education for St. Tropez who now offers up her tanning know-how on her popular Self Tanning Queen blog. This month, Norenius launched Beautisol, her own line of self-tanning products, exfoliators and accessories to help the melanin-challenged among us go darker without sun damage.
We love mineral makeup for its many benefits: built-in sunscreen, natural ingredients and all-day wearability with little to no reapplication, among them. With the fast-approaching holiday season and all the must-look-good outings that come with it, we decided to check in with four mineral makeup experts in hopes of discovering simple tricks to try specifically with mineral makeup, as well as help avoiding common mineral mishaps such as the obviously over-powdered face.
We recently had the chance to learn a few new tricks from sought-after San Francisco makeup artist Robert Williams, a runway show veteran who’s spent the last three decades working with everyone from Naomi Campbell to Nancy Pelosi and was recently tapped to head up all things beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue’s The Fifth Avenue Club.