Archives for 2008

New Beauty

According to our own non-scientific study, the beauty world churns out a new product every 4.5 seconds. Exaggeration? Maybe. But with every new beauty innovation, life gets a little prettier, a little easier. Here’s the latest from the ever-changing shelves of beauty. Knotheads. Bye-bye hair damaging rubber bands and the dreaded hair claw! Knot Heads […]

Beauty Schools: Pretty on the Cheap

Beauty schools just aren’t what they used to be. No overly coiffed, bubble-gum-snapping high school dropouts with bad attitudes. No ma’am. These days, breaking into the spa business is as serious as a heart attack (okay, a mild heart palpitation). And with the Valley’s bursting-at-the-seams spa industry, top beauty and relaxation schools aren’t hard to […]

Battle of the Bulge Innovations

By Dr. Rebecca Weiss Medical director, Paradise Medspa & Wellness When it comes to battling body fat, there are a lot of gimmicks out there. From fat melting pills, fad diets and expensive machines that claim to “vibrate” the fat away to mesotherapy and radiofrequency treatments that claim to take off inches, I thought I’d […]

Clean Sweep: Makeup Brush Maintenance 101

By Shana King Makeup artist and creator, Adesign Brushes Dirt, dust and bacteria should be the last thing that comes in contact with your tender skin, and the first line of defense is proper care and maintenance of your makeup brushes. If your brushes aren’t given the TLC they deserve, they can become magnets for […]

Drink to Your Health: Quenching Spa-Inspired Summer Sippers

Proper hydration is obviously an important aspect to staying healthy — especially when you’re knee-deep in sweltering desert air. But water can be, well, boring. So we looked to the spas for tasty, healthy drinks (okay, and a few that aren’t so healthy but hey, it’s summer!) that keep our moisture meters on full. Raise […]

Sun of a Beach!

By Dr. Cameron K. Rokhsar New York Cosmetic, Skin & Laser Surgery Center One of the best ways to protect yourself from skin cancer is by slathering on sun block or sunscreen. These days, the many options make it difficult to decide which products pack the best punch, but navigating the shelves is much easier […]

Unleashing Spa-tacus

A blonde, a brunette and a redhead walk into a salon. “What d’ya you want?” blurts out the salon owner from behind her nail station. “Uh, a manicure,” says the blonde in a shaky voice. “A pedicure!” bellows the brunette defiantly. “My back waxed,” says the redhead, rather matter-of-factly. A hush falls over the salon […]

Have Fun in the Sun, Safely!

Now that the hot weather is back, you might be itching to get outside and have some fun in the sun. But our love affair isn’t a two way street: Unprotected exposure to the sun, even if we are just driving in the car or near windows inside, causes most of the wrinkles and skin […]