I don’t mind the bitter cold of winter – as long as the wind’s not blowing. Such is not the case for this March, with gale-plus winds up to 40mph sweeping over much of the Midwest. I can tackle the cold, with as many layers and scarves as possible – but wind makes my shoulder-length…

The minute I tell people that I wear a hair “system” (truthfully, I usually say I wear extensions), they start asking questions: Is it real hair? How do you take care of it? It looks so natural – how does it stay on? I’ve even had people ask if they can touch my hair, as…

I make a point of having my annual physical around my birthday, so I don’t forget. This year, my doctor doubled my recommended vitamin D dosage – because the latest research reveals that many of us have acquired the habit of staying indoors (binge watching our favorite TV shows or playing on our computers), which…

When my now-husband and I first met some 25 years ago, he told me he was smitten with every part of me. He later clarified that by saying he loved every part of me – except for my feet. And I have to admit, my feet were a wreck. Dry, peeling, itchy, I had no…

I learned a good lesson this past December. My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary with a quick trip to New England…just a few days, a change of scenery, and then back to work. Because it was such a quick trip, I thought, well, I don’t need my usual beauty supplies; I’ll just…

I had a friend ask me an interesting question the other day – “How long have you been wearing the same makeup?” When I thought about it, I realized that my foundation dated back at least 12 years, my brand of mascara and eyeliner had stayed the same for 25 years, and truly, the only…

Between decorating, cooking, shopping, and wrapping – not to mention all those holiday parties – I have little time to add holiday sparkle to my daily beauty routine. So, of course, I asked the beautiful beauty experts at Fantasia Salon and Hair Restoration Center to share some of their favorite holiday short-cuts. Fantasia has a…

winter skin care

Awwww, winter – the perfect time to hibernate inside, drink hot chocolate, and watch old black-and-white sappy movies – right? It’s also a time when many of us let our daily skin regimen go by the wayside – no sunscreen, no dried out skin, and no chlorine. According to experts, winter is the best time…

I will never forget the Christmas I bought pedicures for my closest friends. I had made arrangements at my local salon, cleared the date with my friends, and there we met, to indulge, to laugh, and to create a lifelong memory. To this day, we all talk about it – and while the cost per…

I think we’ve all experienced those “down-and-out” days when we only had enough money to buy a roll of toilet paper at a time. For many, like me, it occurred during those college days, and the thought of buying salon products for my hair or face was so far beyond me, I used to dream…

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