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"Grooming is booming ..." Gentlemen of the twenty-first century know it's as important to be well groomed as it is to be well versed in the arts of conversation, dating and personal style. The Grafton Barber name is synonymous with their unique philosophy. Chapters on topics from skincare to shaving techniques, fragrance choices to social media, haircuts to beard oils - complemented by illustrations and photographs - offer expert guidance to navigate the challenges and pleasures of contemporary life. Grafton Barbers can not only be trusted with a cut-throat blade, but also to make proper conversation as they do so. Staff always read the day's newspapers before setting to work with hot towels, scissors and shaving cream ... They can teach you how to: * achieve the slick, sharp sidepart (if you don't look like George Clooney by the end, there's no help for you!) * evolve your grooming style through all the ages of man from 18 to 98 and * interact with the world in ways that are informed, engaging and intelligent.
Over 200 iconic products that are among the best and most influential in the beauty world - past, present and future. `Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte Tilbury Packed full of beauty wisdom, Pretty Iconic takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives. Considering which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz, and who they might be best suited for, in Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today. Delving into the products that are simply the best at what they do, the inventions that changed our perception of beauty and the launches that completely broke the mould, Pretty Iconic is a treasure trove of knowledge from Britain's most trusted beauty writer.
Secretly we all want to be beautiful. And while we may not aspire to look like a waif-like model, few of us would turn down the genes that make Isabella Rossellini the icon of beauty that she is. Most of us would be happy simply to make the best of ourselves, to look more beautiful without losing the essence of what makes us individually attractive. Fortunately there are a few tricks that can help us achieve this, and this little book has them all. Packed with practical tips, inspirational photography, and fascinating facts, this stylish new edition of "Things a Woman Should Know About Beauty" can help you discover ways to make yourself more beautiful. Through cosmetics, treatments and a little attention to inside as well as out, you might be the only one to notice more than a subtle difference, but in the words of a woman who knows all there is about looking good..."Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." (Sophie Loren).
Style and beauty cannot be defined or bought. Finding inner balance leads to outer radiance. This philosophy is central to India Hicks Island Beauty, where she explores and demonstrates the natural resources which surround her in her Caribbean idyll and how they can be applied to life anywhere. Miles from any gym or spa India uses nature to nurture. The "bush medicine" of the Caribbean is an oral tradition passing recipes for both home cooking and health and beauty concoctions down from generation to generation. India has extensively researched these remedies and includes more than twenty essential recipes that can be simply made in your own home. India balances this with a true understanding of what busy western women want. As a mother of three and a woman who flies all over the globe herself, India is no stranger to stress or pollution and still looks fantastic. This is also the first book to present beauty ideas for both black and white women.
There are many areas of life in which you are a master - brilliant, confident, assured. But when it comes to dressing well and comporting yourself with style, what you don't know could fill a book. This is the book. It is an amusing and pleasureable book. It might even yield a quote or two for cocktail parties. It is arranged as simple nuggets of truth, lore, exhortation and caution which respond, talk to and feed off each other. The book does not pretend to comprise the be-all and end-all in matter of sartorial. Rather it offers basic guidelines, rules of the road; some of which may even been broken, so long as you know what your doing. Which you don't. Though you will. The perfect gift for the sartorially- challenged man in your life, even if that man is yourself.
150 simple ways to use this amazing, low cost ingredient. Cleaning, cooking and everything in between! * Make delicious dips and marinades * Soften your towels * Do away with dandruff * Descale your kettle * Discover sumptuous slow roasts * Tone greasy skin * Freshen your beauty brushes * Create the perfect pavlova Brimming with tips, tricks and recipes for everything from ferments to fresheners, salad dressings to skincare. Let this book show you the true miracle of vinegar. Whisked along with the no-nonsense, tongue-in-cheek voice of Aggie MacKenzie, of How Clean Is Your House? fame, you'll soon discover the hundreds of uses for vinegar beyond being scrumptious sprinkled over your fish and chips!
'This ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind book is not only destined to become the beauty bible for women of colour everywhere, it is also a significant, relevant and influential voice in the conversation around inclusivity. Essential reading' Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue UK The idea for Palette came to Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor Funmi Fetto after years of being asked by friends, family and strangers on the street for advice on products suitable for women of colour, who often find themselves excluded from mainstream beauty coverage. Following on from her career in journalism where she has extended the beauty conversation in publications such as the Observer - for whom she writes a weekly column - and written in an honest, elegant and engaging style, Fetto covers all the hair, skincare, makeup and body products available today which really work for women of colour.
Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Erased. Managed. Appropriated. Forever misunderstood. Black hair is never 'just hair'. This book is about why black hair matters and how it can be viewed as a blueprint for decolonisation. Emma Dabiri takes us from pre-colonial Africa, through the Harlem Renaissance, Black Power and on to today's Natural Hair Movement, the Cultural Appropriation Wars and beyond. We look at everything from hair capitalists like Madam C.J. Walker in the early 1900s to the rise of Shea Moisture today, from women's solidarity and friendship to 'black people time', forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian's braids. The scope of black hairstyling ranges from pop culture to cosmology, from prehistoric times to the (afro)futuristic. Uncovering sophisticated indigenous mathematical systems in black hairstyles, alongside styles that served as secret intelligence networks leading enslaved Africans to freedom, Don't Touch My Hair proves that far from being only hair, black hairstyling culture can be understood as an allegory for black oppression and, ultimately, liberation.
Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from three generations of editors and experts at Vogue Paris . . . ------------- Your guide to French beauty lets you in on . . . * Essential advice on how to make simple changes to your beauty habits, from the correct way to wash your hair to the vital items no make-up bag should be without. * How to give your skin a healthy glow in just a few simple steps. * Advice for women of all ages, Jeunesse, Plenitude and Maturite, to ensure energy, confidence and happiness. * Which self-tanners to use and how to apply for a beautiful, healthy, summer tan. * The four pillars of French wellness: food, posture, exercise and movement you need and dormez-vous. * And much more . . . Clemence Von Mueffling draws on her family's wisdom and passion to show how you can achieve effortless French beauty at any age. Filled with tips, intimate anecdotes and expert interviews, Ageless Beauty is sure to become every woman's definitive beauty guide. ------------- 'A delicious dose of effortless chic, timeless glamour, priceless beauty secrets, self-care and self-confidence' Sarah Brown, former Beauty Director, Vogue 'This book is a magical guide, with expert advice in three categories so women of all ages will feel it is specifically tailored to them' Aerin Lauder, Style and Image Director of Estee Lauder
A comprehensive make-up manual that details all aspects of make-up application, solutions to common problems, as well as tips and tricks for perfecting your look every time. Starting with Skin Secrets, make-up artist Lisa Potter-Dixon teaches you everything you need to know about skincare and perfecting your base. In Beautiful Brows, Lisa explains how to enhance your brows, before styling a Natural, Full, Ombre and Feathered look. In Go with the Glow, she explains why we add colour and takes a look at Contouring, Strobing, Blushing and Bronzing. In The Eyes Have It, things really get interesting, with looks for Smokey, Colourful, Nude, Smudged and Glittery Eyes. And in Luscious Lips, Lisa helps you understand the difference between types of lipsticks, pencils, glosses and all that's in between before teaching you how to achieve the perfect lip, no matter what your style. Finally, Lisa offers up Looks to Dazzle, from Extreme Glitter to using sequins, feathers and transfers, as well as enhancing your look with accessories. Whether you're looking for a fun and youthful, elegant and sophisticated or one-off look, Lisa will show you how to make the most of your facial features and complexion in this Make-up Manual.
What if our lives, social and professional, could be changed for the better by cosmetic surgery or even a simple lunch-hour procedure?
A recognized leader in the plastic surgery field, Dr. Copeland draws on years of clinical experience to guide readers through the myriad of options for cosmetic enhancement. With input from dozens of patients, complex-sounding procedures -- from face-lifts and breast surgery to liposuction and tummy tucks -- are demystified and defined, enabling readers to approach their doctors with confidence and gain the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision.
Dr. Copeland also details nonsurgical "lunchtime fixes" such as Botox injections, light-laser treatments, and collagen injections, as well as topical peels and creams to banish wrinkles and improve appearance without recovery time.
If you are among the increasing number of men and women who want to look younger, feel healthier, and live better than you ever thought possible, Dr. Copeland's skillful advice will inspire you to take control of your own cosmetic wellness.
The sumptuous soft-cover edition of The Goddess Guide-the bestselling style bible Gisele Scanlon has picked out the best bits from her personal diary, address book and fashion contacts to reveal insider information, glamour secrets and a multitude of heavenly recommendations to allow every woman to find her inner goddess - whether it's the earth goddess or the urban. The life-enhancing content includes: what you should have in your make-up bag to tackle every problem; how to sell your clothes on eBay; the dos and don'ts of shoes according to Christian Louboutin; the best way to get value out of that little black dress; plucking the neatest eyebrows; getting extra legroom when booking a flight; planning a divine date; booking a hotel with the comfiest bed; entertaining with champagne; looking after cashmere; de-cluttering your home; buying jeans to lengthen your legs; finding gifts for the trickiest people and instructions from Linda Evangelista's trainer on honing a small behind. Sumptuous, approachable and friendly, this gorgeous style-bible is both fixer and facilitator - destined to be your new best friend, personal, trend-setting concierge and ultimate Goddess Guide.
A witty, wise and truthful beauty handbook for real women on what works in real life from Sali Hughes, beloved journalist and broadcaster. `Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together' Elizabeth Taylor Beauty books. Exquisite coffee-table affairs featuring improbably beautiful models with wholly-unachievable-to-most women looks, product review-heavy volumes which become almost instantly outdated, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like how to make an unproven face pack from organic molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats. Not anymore. In Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes draws on over 20 years of wisdom, advice and expertise to show real women how to make the most of makeup's physically and emotionally transformative powers. Covering everything from teenage skin to mature beauty, botox to bridal make-up, sickness to good health, it's a work that is part instruction manual, part love letter to makeup - in a writing style that combines beauty editor, feminist and painfully funny best friend.
Reduce the signs of aging with Eva Fraser's easy facial workout. ___________ Facial Pilates is THE non-surgical way to achieve a facelift. These straightforward exercises step in where your face cream stops, to eliminate dark circles, firm your jaw line, tone your neck, plump cheeks and so much more . . . leaving your skin with a natural, youthful glow. 'Facial exercises may significantly reduce signs of ageing' New York Times For nearly 40 years, Eva Fraser has been practicing her facial workout techniques - and the results are remarkable. Now 89, Eva's youthful looks are testament to the results that can be achieved through easy daily exercises. The premise behind Eva Fraser's Facial Workout is simple: that the muscles in your face, if left inactive, will become as saggy as those in any other part of your body. In order to tone them up, they need to be exercised. This book includes information on why the face ages, how skin works and what can be done about it, as well as the exercise plan that Eva swears by. The original facial fitness classic that will help you look 15 years younger! ___________ What do readers think? 'They really do work!' 5* Reader Review 'I have only been doing them for 4 weeks and they have made a difference' 5* Reader Review 'Eva Fraser gives a fool proof method to a younger face' 5* Reader Review 'A chemical free way to firm up those looks!' 5* Reader Review
`Sali Hughes has created a universe filled with galaxies of beauty secrets' Charlotte Tilbury Packed full of wisdom from Britain's most trusted beauty journalist, Pretty Iconic considers which much-hyped beauty buys are worth the buzz and who they are best suited for. In Pretty Iconic Sali Hughes uses her witty, inclusive and discerning style to look at some of the most significant products in beauty - from treasured classics such as Chanel No 5, to life-changers such as Babyliss Big Hair, and the more recent releases from Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley and others that are shaping the beauty industry today. Sali takes us from the evocative smell of Johnson's baby lotion through to Simple Face wipes, NARS Orgasm and beyond, looking at the formative role beauty plays in our lives.
This new edition of The Complete Make-up Artist offers a personal, in-depth insight into the exciting work of media make-up. Written for all media make-up students, in particular those studying a VRQ at Levels 2 and 3, this new edition has been updated in accordance with the new NOS. The only media make-up book to be endorsed by Habia and VTCT, The Complete Make-up Artist will build skills and experience and help students become a qualified, professional make-up artist.
Beauty 40+ proves that you're never too old to learn new tricks. Try out a new style, reinvent yourself, and work with the changes in your skin and features to feel confident and look radiant. Beauty 40+ shows you how to celebrate your features with an inspiring collection of glamorous, elegant, and downright fabulous looks, from minimalist sophistication to bold rock-star chic. Beauty 40+ dedicates chapters to specific aspects of ageing, including grey hair, makeup with glasses, and sun care to help you give your body the beauty care it needs. With step-by-step make up tutorials and tips and tricks from Boris Entrup, all modelled by women aged from their forties to their seventies, Beauty 40+ is a creative guide to feeling beautiful at any age.
From rocking red shoes in summer to perfecting your postholiday thank-you notes, "A Year in High Heels" is the ultimate style guide for all fashion-forward females. Fashion journalist and bestselling author Camilla Morton has gathered together an eclectic collection of inspiring suggestions, sensible advice, and surprising how-tos to guide every glamour girl through the year--with witty, smart, and fun tips on how to walk the red carpet, curate an exhibition, blog your way to fame, spice up your public speaking, and make even the mundane magical.
Gisele Bundchen, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson, and other fashion icons share secret tips on where to find inspiration; while Dita Von Teese, Anya Hindmarch, and Christian Lacroix explain how to tease, how to go green, and how to appreciate opera. Filled with unique challenges and infinitely fun ideas, this is the guide to a guaranteed extraordinary year!
Brown skin has a naturally warm, glowing complexion that ranges in shade from yellow to olive to dark brown and black (Asian, Latin, African-American, and Native American skin). The extra melanin that imparts these rich tones and helps protect skin from the sun can also make brown skin vulnerable to discoloration, uneven tone, scarring, and breakouts. This unique book will help you enhance and protect the health and beauty of your brown skin, as well as your hair and nails. Dr. Susan Taylor, a Harvard-trained dermatologist, bases her advice on more than twenty years of experience treating patients in private practice and at the Skin of Color Center in New York City, which she founded.
Dr. Taylor explains how to:
Traditional trends and influences from the East have pervaded popular Western culture in the last few years, from food and holistic therapies to make-up and body art. No longer simply the preserve of Asian brides, these Eastern beauty techniques are being embraced by woman of all nationalities and backgrounds. The Art of Mehndi is the definitive style guide to the fascinating ancient art form of henna body decoration, covering everything from the historical, symbolic and spiritual aspects of henna to its adoption by the West as a way of decorating the body without the permanence of traditional tattoos. Sumita Batra, a leading mehndi artist who has decorated the bodies of Madonna and Gwen Stefani, here creates 40 original designs that can easily be re-created to stunning effect.
'I now feel safe in the knowledge that I'm armed with the latest science-backed information about how to care for my skin' Chloe Brotheridge, author of The Anxiety Solution We all know that taking good care of our skin is the key to any effective health and beauty regime. But with so much conflicting information out there, the path to healthy skin can seem far from clear. Dr Anjali Mahto is one of the UK's leading consultant dermatologists. Equipped with years of expertise and the most up-to-date evidence, she sets out to cut through the noise and distinguish the nuggets from the nonsense. Chia seeds won't make your skin glow and lilac water is never going to reduce acne scarring. And, when it comes to the best products, high price doesn't necessarily mean high quality. Tackling common complaints such as acne and dryness, rosacea and aging, The Skincare Bible is your definitive companion to your body's biggest organ. Clear, concise and packed full of tips on the best products and routines, it will help you discover what works for you and find confidence in your own skin. This is your expert guide to great skin - pure and simple. 'A refreshing, fad-free guide to glowing skin. A must read for anyone struggling with their skin health' Dr Megan Rossi
Is jy moeg vir jou voorkoms? Wil jy ook fantasties lyk? Lyk vandag nog 10 jaar jonger en voel soos ín nuwe mens en leer Hannon se maklike mooimaakgeheime vir enige een van 17 tot 70 jaar; vind uit hoe om met min tyd en min skoonheidsmiddels te sprankel soos ín ster by die rooitapyt geleentheid in jou lewe; en ontdek die haarstyl, kleur en produkte wat jou mooier en selfs maerder laat lyk sonder kosmetiese sjirurgie.
With the current movement for extreme and individualistic beauty, nail art is a way to make your own personal statement as well as turn your nails into the hottest fashion accessories around. In The Nail Art Sourcebook, you will find hundreds of ideas for designs using a full range of effects, all of which you can do yourself or take to a nail technician to execute professionally. The sourcebook opens with an introduction that covers the basic techniques and tools you'll need to re-create the designs, including how-to steps on adding adornments such as glitter, gemstones and foils as well as methods for stencilling, stamping and three-dimensional work. A nail art gallery of over 500 designs, organized thematically, follows, with themes that vary from graphic stripes, chevrons and dots to floral and nature motifs, as well as tribal patterns and animal prints. Not only is nail art a great way to enhance your look for a special occasion or make a fashion statement, it's a fulfilling way to explore your creative potential.
'Did you know that the way you treat your feet today could very easily have an effect on the sort of woman you will be in ten or fifteen years from now?' Throughout the 1950s, Girl picture-strips "Charm School" and "Concerning You" offered firm guidance to young girls on how to make the best of themselves. Strict footcare regimes, daily manicures, sensible shoe shopping ('if bewildered by a wide choice of styles, always choose the plainest'), and good grooming were all instilled into Girl readers beginning to take an interest in their appearance, before any bad habits had a chance to set in. And for the young woman with ambitions beyond the home, the paper ran a careers advice picture strip, 'I Want To Be...', which each week would feature a suitable calling such as nurse, nanny, typist, receptionist, air hostess or riding teacher. This book gathers together the best of those strips for a complete tutorial in making the most of your skills and natural assets. For former Girl readers who didn't care for their feet perhaps this will be a painful reminder of where it all went wrong, but those who did can bask in the good sense offered by their favourite weekly paper all those years ago. And everybody else can enjoy the comedy.
The Charles Worthington Dream Hair series is a unique take on hair and beauty publishing that really hits the beauty spot in a way that previous hair books have failed to do. These accessible, stylish, easy-to-use bibles based on real-life hair situations - Holiday Hair, Big Day Hair, City Hair and Big Date Hair - present the information about hair that girls really want, in a way that relates to their lifestyle, hair type and specific hair needs. User-friendly and effective, the salon experience is conveyed in book form - the indulgence factor, the one-on-one hair advice, the intimacy, the lifestyle, the relax philosophy and the professional secrets that you walk away with. The series combines a fictitious, scenario-based approach that focuses on the lives, loves, and hair dramas of four girls - Polly, Jaz, Laura and Kate - with the really useful hair stuff. Holiday Hair tells you everything you need to know to keep your hair in peak condition - strong, shiny and glossy - before, during and after your holiday, whatever the time of year or type of vacation. In addition, there are lots of easy styles that will guarantee you're the belle of the slopes, the beach-bar babe or the sexy chick-about-town. Modern, sleek, sensual and hip, with stunning visuals and an imaginative presentation of information, the Charles Worthington Dream Hair series are the hair books you simply can't live without.
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