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Cubist Calm

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Learn how to create a cool color-blocked manicure
The color-blocking fashion trend is one of my favorites, and I'm happy it hasn't gone away just yet. With a hint of cubist influence from artists such as Mondrian, this style can work for nails as well as clothing. Combining a few different shades can also help transition manicures from winter to spring, as this Winter's Edge look from Essie...

Secret to a Long Life

Learn tips for a long life from the world's oldest living person
Today we wish a happy birthday to quite possibly the only woman not looking to lie about her age or hide any wrinkles. Misao Okawa proudly turns 117 today and currently holds the Guinness World Records title as the world’s oldest living person. Certainly this wise woman knows how to age gracefully, but in interviews even she wonders about her...

Beauty Bar

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Take a bite out of the new anti-aging chocolate that works
The old adage 'you are what you eat' has never been truer. Nutricosmetics , supplements , and edible skincare are popping up all over. Not to mention the increasing research supporting the connection between a balanced diet filled with fresh produce and a glowing complexion. My own face definitely doesn’t hide my previous day’s indulgences or healthy choices, so I’m...

Lash Logistics

Learn about the optimal eyelash length based on science
In the blink of an eye, eyelashes can grab attention and even spur on romance. As effective as it may be, flirting is not the primary purpose of lashes. Eyelashes have been hypothesized as sunshades, dust catchers, and blink-reflex triggers, says David Hu, a mechanical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). He adds that until recently there’s been...

All Night Long

Discover an indulgent evening for DC spa-goers
Twilight and late-night spa offerings made the cut for our 2015 Trend Report , and just a couple months into the year even more spas are creating treatments for night owls. One enticing option is available at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Night Spa ($1,800, 3 hours) aims...

Hair-Raising Records

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Learn about crazy hair statistics
Your clients probably know their own hair, what it can and can't do, and the best products to keep it healthy backwards and forwards. They might not know their manes fit in with the rest. Here's an interesting batch of statistics all about hair. Do any of these statistics surprise you?

Defrost and Detox

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Discover a juicy package to help spa-goers recover from winter
Once beloved, I’m starting to despise my long puffer coat simply because I’ve worn it every single day so far this year. I’m not alone in my winter woes and The Standard Spa, Miami Beach (FL) has a warm rejuvenation plan that can help spa-goers defrost with the ultimate spa detox. The hotel and spa launched the Press Rewind (starting...

Snow-Shoveler's Sanctuary

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Find out how to entice snow-bound spa-goers
Spas have realized that if the snow keeps coming the spa specials to escape from it must also continue. One especially clever package is available at Larimar Spa and Salon at Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa (Palm Beach) and is now extended through March 31. Spa-goers can warm up and release tension from tired muscles with hhe Snow Shoveler's...

Hand-Picked Health

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Learn nailcare tips you need for winter from Essie
During the winter I find myself getting lazy in some of my beauty routines, especially manicures and pedicures. My toes are covered in more layers than I'd like to admit to stay warm, so it seems a waste to spend time polishing them, and my fingers end up staying the same shade until it chips. Even if I'm not delving...

Rest Easy

Discover new research connecting meditation and good sleep
March is quickly approaching and with it more attention to a good night’s rest, as March is National Sleep Awareness Month. Take note if you and your clients suffer from chronic sleep problems; a new study proves relief may be a moment of meditation away. The clinical trial led by David S. Black, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at...