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Fall Styles Straight from the Runways

The buzz surrounding each season of New York Fashion Week is unlike any other. Social media is abuzz, bloggers and reporters scramble to be the first to get the story, and fashion houses race to get their runway shows ready. When I found out Tom Miller of the Cutting Group and Beauty attended as a photographer, we decided to sit down so I could pick his brain on the latest trends, which will be hitting the stores soon.  Which trends made an impact? First and foremost, Tom says neon accents stood out. It wasn’t the neon of the ’80s, but…

Anne Klein’s New Look

There’s no denying the trademark of Anne Klein is standing strong through the test of time with its classic Jackie-O style America grew to love. However, without a fresh update, youngsters shied away from the line once so coveted, while striving to gain independence from the generations before them. It was time for the brand to reinvent itself, not only to survive in a world where change is “the new black”, but to prove their classic style can be reborn in new ways. So the brand decided to stage a fashion show, which took place at the historic Pritzlaff Building. As hundreds…

The Low-Down on Added Length

   As a hairstylist the following scenario happens often: A client walks in for her appointment, sits down in your chair and pulls out a Victoria’s Secret catalog pointing at a models hair, which is blowing in the wind, in a studio with lights and the best Photoshop. Of course, the client says “I want my hair to look like this.” As much as we wish we had the power to create a haircut that always looks like it’s blowing in the wind, color that looks perfect in any lighting, and a Photoshop-ing fairy that edits all your pictures before they’re put up…

Makeup With Michael

If you’ve ever asked who is the best makeup artist around, you’ve most likely heard the name Michael Weiss. A tip: word of mouth is the best and usually truest form of advertising. If someone or something is that good, you wouldn’t be hearing about it by “word of mouth”. That said, I’ve been hearing about this guy for a few years already, and was thrilled to meet him on set of a photo shoot. He was working on a model’s makeup with a hairstylist, clearly in his element. I had this flashback moment of being in kindergarten and asking the cool…

Fun and Flirty Trends for Spring

Ooooh there’s nothing like the smell of spring that kicks in the urge to brighten up your style for the warmer days ahead! We’ve been wearing our blacks and grays for too long now, and it just so happens that the 2012 season is all about COLOR! Here are they latest fun styles we’ve been keeping our eye on.   Photo courtesy of Target Fresh Floral Prints Usually we see floral prints on dresses spring (hello, your mother’s Easter dress), however this year they are blooming in the form of shorts, skirts and shoes. Wear a printed piece while keeping the rest…

What’s Mue In Town?

One day Mark Mueller was doing what he loved most. He was shredding his board through fresh snow when a fellow rider told him that he “just didn’t look like a snowboarder.” As the wet, baggy sweatshirt-wearing “bro” rode away it hit Mark: I don’t look like a snowboarder because traditional wear (baggy sweatshirts) isn’t functional. That single comment turned a hobby into an obsession: to design the perfect high-performance sweatshirt that was functional but let a rider keep his or her identity. Mark took feedback from other riders combined with his own knowledge from working with retailers to bring…

Clinton Kelly’s Spring Trends

Clinton Kelly doesn’t need any introduction. His persnickety personality on TLC’s show “What Not to Wear” had America falling in love as soon as he starting picking apart his victim’s wardrobes. To be Clinton Kelly’s victim is hardly anything to cry about, he’s only here to make you feel better about yourself (in the end, that is). That’s what I kept telling myself as I sat outside Clinton Kelly’s interview room staring his 6-ft. 300-lb. body guards in the face. They were making me nervous, which makes me shifty, then everything goes to hell and I want to start peeling…

More Adventures with the Diamond Man

Craig Husar, owner of Lyle Husar Designs, isn’t just any jeweler. Along with being a graduate gemologist, he has definite cool-guy points that are more than skin deep. For five years he dove and excavated a Spanish shipwreck off the coast of Key West, Fla. He was a part of bringing millions of dollars worth of artifacts to Florida museums, including prized raw emeralds. Obviously this guy is credible and knowledgeable, and that’s exactly why I went to him for what’s new and trending with jewelry. Let’s start with a girl’s best friend! Diamonds Round diamonds continue their reign as…

Highlights of America’s Beauty Show 2012

For the past five years I’ve had to joy of making it to America’s Beauty Show in Chicago, a “licensed only” salon professional convention that is one of the largest in the USA. It was held this past weekend (March 3-5) at McCormick Place. Thousands of stylists and industry professionals are able to see the latest beauty trends, products and education. To “cut” to the chase, there appears to be no rules in the hair world. If you want Smurf blue hair, go for it! In fact, the brighter, the bigger, the bolder, the better. Here are the style and product…