Celebrity Hair Colorist Polishing Pointers Protect Your Skin Haircutting Saving Tips Smooth, Shiny Strong Hair Brush On Sun Protector Finest Fragrances Makeup Expert Tips

Fall Fashion Forecast From Leading Celeb Colorist


(NAPSI)—When it comes to hair color trends, the theme for fall and winter is out with the old and in with a more natural hue.

That’s the word from expert hair colorist Rita Hazan, who believes the changing season is the right time to move on from the bright, bold colors of spring/summer 2012 to warm, rich shades of brown, blond and red. She says that’s because natural and beautiful single-tone colors will help you make a striking and sexy appearance this season.

Over the past 15 years, Hazan has become recognized for setting beauty trends and helping to invent fresh new looks for her celebrity clients. She has created signature colors for such A-list talent as Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, just to name a few.

Rita Hazan’s clients often ask her how to keep their hair color looking fresh and vibrant in between salon visits. Here are a few suggestions:

• Apply a deep conditioner a few days before coloring.

• Avoid harsh shampoos. Always opt for products designed for color-treated hair.

• To maintain and prolong hair color vibrancy, use a hair gloss in between color treatments.

For example, Hazan’s new Foaming Color Glosses are designed to function like lip gloss for the hair by putting shine plus a hint of tint back into your hair and keeping it healthy, silky and smooth.

Winner of the “Best At-Home Hair Color Treatment” at the 2012 Women’s Health Beauty Awards, the product works best if it’s used starting right after you have your color done. Hazan recommends that following your color appointment and beginning with your first shampoo, use her Foaming Color Gloss in the shower to prolong the life of your color and maintain lustrous locks until your next appointment. The glosses work by boosting hair tone, protecting the color, and adding shine and hydration.

And you don’t need to go to a salon to use it. Just apply the product in the shower after shampooing. An application only takes three minutes. Available in three formulas—Enhances Golden Tones, Tones Down Brassiness and Ultimate Shine—the product helps protect color from fading or brassiness and helps develop warmth and richness in your color tone.

Gentle and lightweight, the formula is ammonia, sulfate and paraben free and it is safe to use on keratin-treated hair or Brazilian blowouts.

To learn more, visit or call (212) 586-4343.

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The Perfect Accessory For Any Look This Season


(NAPSI)—Dark, bold colors are in this season-especially when it comes to nails. Inspired by the City of Light, Estée Lauder introduces two enchanting minishade statements, Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black and Metal Mania. Created to evoke the seduction, beauty and fantasy of Paris at night, this dramatic palette of intriguing shades, textures and finishes expresses confident style and attitude with unprecedented color and impact.

“When creating this collection,” explained Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, “I wanted to capture the intensity and naughty side of Paris when it truly comes alive…at night!”

The collections include smoldering and amplified hues that capture the raw energy and sexiness of life under a dark Parisian sky. New Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black is defined by five deep shades that saturate nails in rich and dramatic color, capturing the allure of the Parisian femme fatale. Metal Mania dresses nails in glam glitters for a modern metallic finish, enticing women to experiment, with daring effect.

Expert Advice

Popular beauty and fashion blogger Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere has found that they’re terrific for creating the ultrachic “Gilded Fade” manicure.

“With nail art designs getting crazier by the minute, I’m embracing a more subtle design,” she says. “The Gilded Fade manicure makes an impact without being over the top. It’s the perfect accessory for my hands.”

Polishing Pointers

Here’s how to get the Gilded Fade manicure with two of Emily’s favorite new shades from Estée Lauder:

1. Apply two coats of Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nouveau Riche.

2. Paint a small sponge with Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Viper.

3. Dab sponge on nail tip fading upwards.

The collections are now available at Estée Lauder Counters nationwide

For further fashion and beauty advice from Schuman, go

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Protecting Your Skin Against Infrared Rays


(NAPSI)—When choosing sun protection, many people focus on products that shield them from UVA and UVB rays, but they should also be concerned about the dangers of infrared-A (IRA) rays. Together, these environmental factors cause 80 percent of the visible signs of aging.

New research has identified infrared-A radiation as a serious source of long-term skin damage, because it penetrates deeply into the skin, attacking skin cells and harming collagen, elastin and protein structures.

Always read the label before you buy a broad-spectrum sun protection product, as some don’t shield your skin from chronic, long-term IRA damage.

One product that is recommended by experts is PREVAGE® Triple Defense Shield SPF 50, which contains idebenone, the most powerful antioxidant available1; thiotaine, which helps neutralize sun damage; and vitamin E acetate, a stable form of vitamin E with proven abilities to fight free radical damage.

The formula uses a powerful antioxidant complex to combat all three levels of free radical assaults, helping to pre-empt environmentally induced damage, including IRA, before it begins.

Art Pellegrino, Elizabeth Arden vice president of Research and Development explains: “UVB rays penetrate the epidermis causing sunburn, while UVA rays affect the dermis and lead to lines, wrinkles and signs of premature aging. Broad-spectrum sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays but don’t shield skin from chronic, long-term IRA damage. The idebenone complex in PREVAGE® Triple Defense Shield SPF 50 provides this essential IRA protection.”

It helps to correct the appearance of existing sun damage, supports skin’s natural defenses to help fight environmental assaults and leaves skin with a soft, matte finish.

For more information, visit

Note to Editor: 1 when compared to alpha lipoic acid, kinetin, vitamin C, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10.

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Three Steps To Saving In Style At Home

68402(NAPSI)—Both parents and children know that anytime of year can be the right time to look for ways to save—and getting ready to go back to school is no exception. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, eight out of 10 back-to-school shoppers plan to cut back on spending or purchase items on sale.

While finding the biggest and best deals on supplies is one way to save, another way parents can trim costs—and do it in style—is by cutting hair at home. Home haircutting not only helps to cut costs during the back-to-school season, it also can save the average family of four up to $500 annually.

Here are three steps to saving in style with home haircutting:

1. Select a style, any style: Today’s home haircutting tools cater to a variety of styles and lengths. So whether the choice is short and messy like some of today’s teen heartthrobs or long and side-swept like one notable pop icon, re-creating these looks can be done. For ideas, go online and search photos of your favorite musicians or athletes.

2. Get clipping: After selecting the style, invest in a set of quality hair clippers. Newer options, such as the Lithium Ion Clipper from Wahl, offer the convenience of anywhere use and come with a host of guide combs for achieving different lengths.

When using clippers, a good rule of thumb is to start at the back of the neck and move in upwards strokes toward the middle of the head.

Next, cut the top, moving front to back. Finally, blend the middle and use a detailer to clean up the neck, sideburns and ears.

3. Apply the finishing touch: Once the cut is complete, it’s time to finish the look with styling products. Make sure to consider the hair type and style when making a selection—and remember to use only the amount needed.

Gels and pomades offer styling variety ranging from light to stiff hold, although gels are best suited for curlier hair. Mousse works best for thin, fine hair.

For more home haircutting tips or to view demonstrations, visit

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Get Shiny, Frizz-Free Hair Without Going To A Salon


(NAPSI)—As women strive to achieve sleek, frizz-free, manageable hair, it’s hard to make a selection on which product not only works best, but which is also the safest, especially when it comes to keratin treatments. With so many products claiming to be formaldehyde and sodium chloride free, it leaves women to face a tough decision of choice. Brazil-based hair care line nuNAAT gives women the freedom to choose healthy, smooth, manageable hair with a salon-quality product at an at-home price.

Why It Works

nuNAAT offers a 100 percent formaldehyde and sodium chloride free, at-home smoothing system formulated with Green Keratin. The Green Keratin formula is derived from soybean, corn and wheat that are biocompatible with hair fibers, allowing for the temporary change in hair structure.

The result is incredibly smooth, strong hair with renewed health, intense nutrition, flexibility and shine, lasting up to 30 days.

Each kit includes shampoo, smoothing gloss, gloves, instructions and conditioner. You’ll also need a blow-dryer, a round brush, a comb and a flatiron.

How To Use It

• Start by washing your hair well with the shampoo and towel dry to remove excess water. Comb your hair, then dry it with a hair dryer. Your hair needs to be completely dry for you to get the best results.

• Next, divide your hair into four parts down the middle of your head. Put on the gloves. Starting at about a quarter of an inch from your scalp, comb the smoothing gloss into sectioned hair, coating each strand thoroughly and distributing the gloss evenly, but don’t oversaturate.

• Wait. Allow 30 minutes for the product to activate. And methodically comb hair every five minutes while you wait.

• Dry. When the time is up, dry your hair again with the hair dryer and brush it as you normally do to “’stretch” the hair fibers.

• Heat the flatiron to 400° F and pass it over your hair several times, moving it constantly to enhance activation and seal the cuticles.

• Cool. Let your hair cool for about 20 minutes and then wash it again with the shampoo. Rinse well and apply the conditioner. Leave it on for two minutes and then rinse. Style as usual.

Results will vary according to hair type but all will be more manageable and easier to style.

What It Is

The kit, available at Walgreens, is called Ultra Keratin Touch and it comes from the Brazil-based hair care line nuNAAT, which makes nature- infused, quality products for all hair types around the world.

Where To Learn More

For further hair care facts, visit

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On-The-Go Sun Protection


(NAPSI)—You can give sunburn the brush-off in a delightful new way.

That’s because you can now brush on your sun protection, so you don’t have to worry about it messing up your makeup, getting in your eyes or making your hands greasy.

You need both UVA and UVB protection every day, no matter the weather or the season.

You can get that at any time from a mineral-based powder sunscreen with SPF 30. Sweat and water resistant, it protects against broad-spectrum rays with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, while flower oils and extracts from green tea, safflower, chamomile and honeysuckle soothe and replenish skin.

The sunscreen offers on-the-go invisible protection for the whole family, making it ideal for all your everyday activities—tennis, golf, walking, cycling and more. You can take it everywhere for nearly effortless sun protection whenever you need it. Contend no more with messy, greasy lotions, sticks and sprays. Brush On Block comes in a patent-pending, self-dispensing brush.

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Finest Fragrance


(NAPSI)—With each product in a new scented collection, users are taken on a voyage to the source of the ingredients—the lush countryside of Provence, a desert oasis in Morocco, the dense jungle of Uganda and the tranquil gardens of Japan.

The four fragrant blends in the Aromatic Blends collection from Kiehl’s Since 1851 are available in Fragrance, Skin-Softening Body Lotion and Skin-Softening Body Cleanser.

Orange Flower & Lychee re-creates the atmosphere of late afternoon in a Moroccan garden, with sun-warmed orange essence and the sweet, floral, lychee aroma.

Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit extracts the soft, floral and fresh scent of the nashi blossom and mingles it with pink grapefruit.

The Vanilla & Cedarwood scent combines smooth, smoky and slightly sweet Uganda vanilla with raw, earthy Virginia cedarwood.

Fig Leaf & Sage combines the fragrance of fig with the scent of the air beneath the fig trees, with the delicate aromas of herbs in the surrounding fields.

For more information about Aromatic Blends naturally derived fragrances, bath and body products by Kiehl’s Since 1851, visit

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Makeup Advice From An Expert


(NAPSI)—Known for helping A-list stars look great, celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey offers the following tips and tricks to help you put your best face forward on special occasions and every day:

• Shine off: To remove excess shine throughout the day, gently blot shiny areas with a tissue wrapped around a makeup sponge to remove excess sweat without ruining your makeup.

• Lip tip: Bold and bright lip colors are very popular right now and application is everything when it comes to great-looking lipstick. First, soften your lip line with a clean brush before you begin. Then, line your lips and fill in the entire area using a lip pencil that matches your lipstick as closely as possible. Once applied, it’s important to blot off any excess lipstick to ensure a long-lasting, refined look, keeping in mind that excess product is likely to bleed outside the lip line. To blot, fold a tissue in half and gently press it between your lips. This will not only absorb the excess but will also press the pigment into your lips for extra staying power.

• Eye for beauty: Apply eyeliner as close to the base of your lashes as possible to really make your eyes pop, and don’t close them as you line! Instead, try keeping them slightly open and look down for a more precise application.

• When choosing a foundation: Pick a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone because once it sets, the makeup darkens. Blend the foundation from the inside of your face and smooth outward to the areas you want to cover. If you blend it in just right under your eyes, you won’t need concealer.

• Don’t forget your lashes: When applying mascara, it’s more important to coat the root of the lash then the tip. To begin, fold a tissue and place it at the bottom of your eyelashes, where the roots meet your eyelid, and apply the mascara from the root. Pull the wand through your lashes against the tissue toward the tip, leaving the excess on the tissue. Remember—don’t rub your eyes. Instead, blot with Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong to make sure your makeup stays put.

For more information on Puffs and beauty makeup tips, visit

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