Bachelorette Party Dresses

 

If there’s ever a time to take a fashion risk, it’s at a bachelorette party.  While the rehearsal dinner and bridal shower call for more elegant attire, the bachelorette bash is the event to let loose-with both your girls and your style.  Whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid, or another lady in attendance, play around with plunging necklines, skin-baring cutouts, and loads of luminous beads and sequins as you toast to the bride into the wee hours.  Keep scrolling for hotter-than-hot bachelorette party dresses that are basically a celebration in themselves.

While it’s obviously not mandatory for a future Mrs. to wear white at her bachelorette party, it has become somewhat customary among bride-to-be’s.  Not overly revealing yet festive for a sophisticated night out, these designer dresses are undeniably must-haves for your last fling before the ring.  Stand out from your girl gang in a pearly number boasting chic beading, feathers, or a sleek wrap style with flattering ruching.  Think of each as a blank template for a hot smoky eye or flirty lip shade, then finish it off with the classic veil and “bride” sash.  The club can’t even handle you right now.

Hit the dance floor with confidence in a streamlined style that screams “it’s party time!”  Plunging necklines, peeks of illusion, ruching, and loads of sparkle set the scene for a chic celebration.  Opt for a form-fitting frock that hugs your curves and maneuvers with ease on the dance floor-then get ready for a photogenic evening with the girls.  Whether you’re jetting off to Vegas or heading to a local hot spot, find even more cocktail club dresses.

The golden rules of good hair care



We all know at least one woman in our lives with perfectly groomed, non-frizzy, salon-worthy hair that could have bounced straight out of a L'Oréal commercial. She's the one who gets up early to blow-dry her hair, applies regular leave-in treatments, wet combs rather than tears through her locks and won't be caught dead straightening her barnet to within a dry crisp of its life.

Much as we admire her (and slightly resent her), we could never be this woman. Our lives are too chaotic and busy and we treasure our lie-ins too much. But there are a few simple steps we can shoehorn into our daily routine to improve the well-being of our locks.

We've rounded up the top five hair care commandments that experts from around the world are agreed on. From washing your hair two or three times a week to brushing from the bottom up and blow-drying from a distance, these are the tips and tricks employed by a stream of leading hair stylists and celebrity colourists; a holy grail of hair rules, if you will.

No matter what your hair type, check out the following simple do's and don'ts for healthier, happier and more manageable tresses and banish bad hair days forever...

 

1. Wash your hair two to three times a week, max

How often should you wash your hair? It's the perennial question of the hair industry and but experts seem to agree that cutting back is a good thing - and washing every day is a mistake, no matter how much you might crave clean-feeling locks.

"Your hair's natural oils are designed to condition and protect your tresses, so when you shampoo daily, it strips these vital oils away," explains New York-based hairstylist Dan Sharp, whose clients include Kate Winslet, Hilary Swank and Charlize Theron.

"It creates a vicious cycle of over-production of oils and a need to shampoo very often. Ideally, to keep your hair healthy, you only need to wash two to three times a week, max."

Don't overwash colored hair

This is especially true for colored hair, which can lose its sheen quickly with too much washing.

"The biggest mistake people make is over-washing colored hair," says colorist Tracey Cunningham, the woman behind Gwyneth Paltrow’s icy blonde hue.

"Buy a good-quality shampoo – Pureology ones are great – and wash it every few days using styling products in between to keep it looking fresh."

"I shampoo just once or twice a week," agrees Naomi Watts' hair stylist Marie Robinson. "Don't shampoo daily. Simply rinse and condition the hair every other day as shampoo can wash out the colour."

Take into account your hair type and lifestyle choices

Of course, how often you need to wash your locks also depends on the type of hair you have.

"Your hairdresser can advise how often you should be washing – it depends on how active your scalp is in producing oil," says Tom Gallagher, creative director at the award-winning Oribe Hair Care.

"The curlier your hair is, the longer you can go between washes," explains dermatologist Dr. Doris Day. "The straighter it is, the faster the oil wicks down, so that can make it oilier faster. If you have super straight hair, you may not be able to go more than two days without washing."

And lifestyle choices like going to the gym may also affect how often you shampoo your tresses. But even here, there are ways of cutting back - you could try simply rinsing your hair rather than adding in shampoo.

"You may not be able to imagine not washing your hair after a workout (we totally get that), but you can always rinse out sweat without shampooing," says hairstylist Kerrie Urban. "A water-only rinse will remove salt and sweat without stripping hair oils."

Invest in some good dry shampoo

And finally, if you're aiming to scale back a number of times you wash your hair per week, remember dry shampoo is your friend.

"Use dry shampoo instead of washing your hair every day. It will help reduce the oil build up in your hair and gives amazing texture," says stylist Mark Townsend, who tends to Reese Witherspoon's hair. "You can also leave dry shampoo in (instead of brushing it out) to give volume."

"As opposed to washing your hair every day, dry shampoo will help to refresh your hair at the roots and the tips whilst helping you to retain all the essential moisture your hair needs," agrees hair visionary Luke Hersheson of the Hershesons empire.

2. Avoid hot showers and shampoo your scalp, not your ends

Come shampoo time, many of us reach for a large dollop of the good stuff to scrunch into our hair, but there's a technique to good hair washing and overdoing things on the product front will do more harm than good.

"Healthy, beautiful, shiny hair starts in the shower so make sure to use the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and level of damage," says Mark Townsend.

"The volume of shampoo you should use depends on the length and thickness of your hair, but a blob the size of a 20p coin is a good start," says Michael Lendon, advanced creative director at Aveda. "Longer hair needs a 50p-size dollop."

Aim for the scalp not the ends

It's not just how much shampoo you use, but where you apply it that counts.

"Use shampoo on the scalp only - not on the ends of your hair. The shampoo will rinse down in the shower, but you don’t want to scrub the ends," says Kerrie Urban.

Massage your scalp to encourage circulation

"Giving your head an invigorating massage as you shampoo is a good way to encourage blood circulation and helps to detoxify the scalp," notes Aveda's Michael Lendon.

Oribe's Tom Gallagher agrees: "Having strong, healthy hair is the best way to make any hair look expensive. A lot of it is about properly shampooing and conditioning and taking care of your scalp - massage it well while washing to get the circulation going."

Avoid hot water

"Cool off in the shower," says Brian Phillips, founder of Canada's World Salon. "Blasting your scalp with extremely hot water will dry out your hair and create tangles that could result in breakage."

3. Towel-dry your hair before applying conditioner

What conditioner you use and how you use it is, if anything, more important than the shampoo stage. Make sure you invest in a few good quality conditioners and leave-in treatments or hair masks, especially if you have coloured hair.

"Invest in your colour at home," says stylist Tracey Cunningham. "Gwyneth’s hair is in such good condition because she regularly uses at-home treatments. People are cheap with what they use on hair but don’t treat their cashmere jumper that way."

A good conditioner is also crucial when it comes to thick, curly hair.

"For curly, highly textured hair, always deep condition," says celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson, who tends to Lupita Nyong'o's hair. "No two minute conditioners here. Deep conditioning involves a conditioner that will add moisture and strength (protein) back to hair. You should use heat by either applying conditioner to hair while taking a shower and let it sit while showering or by covering the hair with a plastic cap and applying heat from an outside like a hair dryer.

"I believe it’s important to use leave-in conditioners and also not to shampoo it so often. Rinse it if you want to but don’t necessarily shampoo it."

Gently towel-dry the hair before applying conditioner

"Make sure you towel-dry hair after shampooing and before you apply conditioner: excess water in your hair means the conditioner won't be able to penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture to keep hair looking healthy and shiny," advises industry legend, Charles Worthington.

If you're short on time, at least squeeze out excess water - "hair that’s saturated with water doesn’t have room to absorb anything else," he says.

Avoid the roots and concentrate on the ends

"Try not to put the conditioner on the roots, because that can cause your scalp to get greasy faster," says stylist Kerrie Urban.

It's also a good idea to think ahead and anticipate situations where your hair might dry out.

"While you exercise, you perspire, which means that your hair gets damp with sweat that can actually make it dry," says famed LA-based hair styling talent Andy LeCompte. "Before you hit the gym (especially during the summer, but this works year-round too) wet your hair and add in some conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends. Rinse out the conditioner post-workout and you’ll be left with shiny, hydrated hair."

"Avoiding too much sun helps too," notes colorist Marie Robinson, on the topic of hydrated hair.

4. Brush your hair twice a day, from the bottom up

Healthy hair needs regular brushing but don't tear through your locks mindlessly.

"For perfectly shiny, healthy and untangled hair, you need to brush your hair twice a day, " says stylist Laura Superbi of iconic French hair salon Jean Louis David. "Once in the morning and once before going to bed, for about a minute each time."

"Don't be rough with your hair: treat it nicely and it will repay you by looking healthy and shiny," cautions Michael Lendon of Aveda.

Comb wet hair, don't brush it

"When your hair is soaking wet, it is weaker, fragile and more susceptible to breakage," says NewBeauty editor Anna Jimenez. "Try not to rough-dry hair with a towel, and instead gently press the water out. Also, do not brush your hair while it is wet. Use a wide-tooth comb, working from the ends of your hair on up."

Brush from the bottom up

"Brushing from the roots causes damage – always brush from the bottom and work up," advises Tracey Cunningham.

Use different brushes for blow-dying and styling

"At home, you should have a round brush for blow-drying, a Mason Pearson brush for styling and a tail comb to move hair around a little," says celebrated hair stylist and darling of the fashion world, Guido Palau.

Keep your brushes clean

According to Anna Jimenez, "Filthy hair brushes that are covered in hair, oil and product build-up are breeding grounds for bacteria. Clean them at least once a month with a mixture of baking soda and lukewarm water. A toothbrush will help you to get into all those tiny bristles."

Laura Superbi is of a similar mind: "To make sure your hairbrush lasts, look after it. Do this by regularly removing all of the hair that gets stuck in the brush. Clean once a month with warm water and a small amount of shampoo."

5. Use a low-heat setting for hairdrying and point the nozzle down, not side-on

As a general rule of thumb, one of the worst things you can do for your hair is overheat it with excessive blow drying. If you want to avoid dry and damaged locks, you need to either rein in how often you use a hairdryer or pay attention to how you're using it and take care to apply heat protection products beforehand.

Cut back on heat-styling tools

"Don't use heat-styling tools daily. Flat irons, curling irons and even blow drying can damage the hair shaft. Damaged hair is not able to retain colour the way that healthy hair can," says colourist Marie Robinson.

"I almost never blow-dry my hair or use hot tools," she adds. "I usually apply Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, go to bed with damp hair, and wake up with waves."

You can also bypass hot tools by multitasking your hair style, as celebrity stylist Dan Sharp explains:

"Styling doesn’t always have to involve a hot tool. If you give yourself a fierce blowout on Monday, rock it out on Tuesday and on Wed do a fab high ponytail. Making your style last a few days will really help prevent damage."

Use protective treatments

Hair guru Nicky Clarke recommends "always using protective styling products before blow-drying.

"Add a pea-size amount of Nicky Clarke Instant Calmer from the mid-levels to the ends of your hair to seal in moisture and smooth the cuticles down before you head out into the cold," he says.

"Do use leave-in treatments to blow dry your hair, it will protect and moisturise your hair every day," says Alex Brownsell of hip UK hair label Bleach.

"Always use a heat-protector spray, such as Aveda's Brilliant Damage Control spray (£16 RRP)," adds Michael Lendon of Aveda.

Wait before blow-drying your hair and use lower heat settings

"Try not to blow-dry your hair immediately after shampooing," says Anna Jimenez. "Ideally, you should allow your hair to first dry for 15 minutes under a towel turban. This saves effort and also cuts down on the hair exposure to the blow-dryer.

"If at all possible, don't use the high heat settings of your blow-dryer. The air stream should feel comfortable on the back of your hand."

Keep the dryer at a distance your hair

"You should always be careful with heat, but this is especially true if your hair is thinning. Keep the hairdryer nozzle two inches away from your hair," says Michael Lendon.

"The nozzle should be pointed straight down, about three inches away from the hair, which, admittedly, isn't easy to do yourself," explains Julia Robert's hairstylist Serge Normant. "Most people come at their heads from the side, which makes hair frizzy and staticky by pushing it all over the place."

Move your hair around

You need a bit of movement for the ideal blow-dry, as hair care expert Harry Josh explains:

"The perfect the at-home blow-out- it’s not as hard as it sounds. Start by flipping your head upside down, and shake your hair around while you blow-dry - the more you move, the more volume you’ll get. Once it’s about 80 percent dry, flip back up and blow-dry hair in sections to smooth, focusing on polished ends. The last three inches are key: Move your brush and dryer right down to the very end of the strands and take your time. It will make all the difference."

Schwarzkopf hair stylist Armin Morbach notes: "You should keep the blow-dryer moving constantly to avoid applying too much heat in a single spot. We recommend dividing the hair in several portions and securing the strands with large hair clips or grips.

"Work your way up blow-drying your hair from the neckline to the crown of your head so that you don't hit the same strand of hair multiple times."

Nicky Clarke adds, "Whilst blast drying your hair, for more fullness, remove the nozzle and direct the dryer towards the roots whilst lifting hair away. To keep hair flatter, use a nozzle to follow the shape of your head and move your hair around with a comb."

6. Try castor oil, hair oil and dry shampoo

Every hair stylist has a secret arsenal of favourite products to give your hair that extra dose of va-va-voom. Here, some of the world's leading experts share their star formulas...

Stylist Andy LeCompte is a big fan of hair oil: "Just like applying facial oil can help regulate oil production on your skin, hair oil can do the same for your scalp. There’s no need to go crazy with applying oil, but don’t be afraid to use oil if you have oily hair. It’ll actually help to regulate how oily your scalp is, because your hair won’t feel as though it needs to naturally overcompensate for dryness."

Guido Palau can't get enough of hairspray:

"Hairspray is to hair what salt and pepper are to food. Once sprayed, you’re finished.

"Yes, it can be sticky and overwhelming, but find a medium-hold hairspray to start with and spray it into your hands and then run your hands through your hair to smooth down the frizz.

"You need a bit of hairspray for any updo you are trying to achieve, so just start lightly with the spray."

Celebrity stylist Serge Normant is an advocate of castor oil:

 

"With a tiny drop of castor oil plus dry shampoo, hair has a two-days-after-shampooing feel. It's also a great, nourishing scalp conditioner, especially for African-American hair, which can be thin and brittle.

"I mostly use it on shoots, though, applying it very sparingly as an allover pomade to give extra shine under the lights."

And as for Daniel Galvin, he plumps for good old Kerastase: "The Kerastase Chroma Reflect Masque is a fantastic way to keep your hair nourished and to maintain the colour for longer."

4 Cool Blazer Looks To Copy Now

 
 
Seemingly overnight, blazers went from being a stuffy office fixture to the must-have layering piece of 2017. Chalk it up to the fashion pendulum swinging towards all things casual, but this buttoned-up staple (that once shined its brightest with pencil skirts and trad-plaid pants) is having a true renaissance alongside relaxed pieces like destroyed denim, graphic tees, and skater sneaks. The beauty of these low-key outfit combos is that the blazer still functions as the hero that pulls it all together — without the snoozy 9-to-5 vibe we're accustomed to.
So how should you style the power jacket this season? Allow four R29ers to show you their take on the matter, starting with the selection of both tailored and chill styles from Your Beauty Whisperer. Skipping over any expected mashups, each ensemble reimagines suiting for fall: think to button up a longline blazer to make it work as a dress or ditching a heritage-printed two-piece for a wild leopard set instead. If you haven't jumped on the blazer bandwagon yet, let the cheeky looks below convince you to get moving.
 
Cuffing Season
 
 
In lieu of a basic oxford button-up, try wearing a cropped sweatshirt with serious bell sleeves under your blazer. Not only do the lengths contrast nicely, but also you can push up your jacket sleeves and let your voluminous cuffs out for added impact. Insights manager Brooke Hinton gave the look an edgy finish with a slick leather skirt and fishnets.
 
Lady In Red
 
 
Amp up a classic black blazer with the season's sassiest color trend: flaming red. Here, video producer Laura Delarato layered a see-through dress over a strapless style in the same hue for maximum saturation — and to break the jacket from its typical neutral associations. Crisscross a polka-dot belt for a flattering accent, and lace up worn-in kicks for a subtle dose of cool.
 
The Wild Side
 
 
 
Leave traditional prep-school plaid behind for an out-there alternative, like this leopard-print suit. Since the busy design speaks for itself, social media community manager Laurise McMillian chose to keep the rest of the look simple with a white half-zip shirt and her beloved pair of sneaks.
 
The Suit-Dress Switcheroo
 
 
Who says you need to pair your blazer with bottoms? Precisely no one, which is why we're buttoning ours up over a mesh-net turtleneck and sporting it like the flyest dress we own. Follow creative director Lydia Pang's lead and give it a profesh nod with a structured leather bag and classic leather mules.

Quick and Easy Makeup Tips and Tricks For Men and Women

 

Time is precious for all of us and no one wants to waste time everyday in front of the mirror. Women in Asia spend a lot of time in preparing for parties, going to school, college, universities or offices. Even when they have to go to a neighbor house for lending something for kitchen use they try to get some unique look by using makeup kit at home. This is not bad to take care of your beauty and health but, is it not better to know some quick perfect natural makeup tips and tricks to get gorgeous look daily without spending hours before mirror? Yes, it is best to know some makeup techniques to look different and attractive like a star.
Makeup artists charge too much money that is not affordable by a middle-class woman. Here are few quick makeup tips that will really help you to change your look and style.
Before starting any kind of makeup you need to prepare your face and body for it. This preparation will help you in getting unique, prettier and gorgeous look. Before applying makeup on your face you should wash it using a gentle cleanser. It will decrease blood flow in your face and as a result, reduce puffiness under your eyes.
Always remember to pick lighter color concealer than your natural skin color and apply it after applying foundation with a circular motion.

    • Perfect tools play an important role in any kind of makeup. You should apply makeup using correct makeup application tools. Everyone from skilled makeup artists to an ordinary woman can change her total outlook and style by using the right tools.
    • If you want to look stunning when you have to pay full attention while applying eye makeup. Our makeover artist says: “Apply makeup in such a way that it should enhance your natural beauty, not in a way that it changes your features completely.” Before applying eye makeup you need to know which type of eyes you have? Big or small? Brown or Green? This knowledge will really help you to change the entire look of your eyes as well as the face. You can also apply waterproof mascara to enhance the beauty of eyelashes. Apply a bit of Vaseline to your eyelashes in order to nourish and moisturize them. Eyes are very sensitive parts of our body so you should remove eye makeup as soon as you don’t need it.
    • One of the best tricks to emphasize the eye area is to maintain eyebrow as thick as possible. You are not demanded to never shave but advised to maintain eyebrows natural thickness. Use an angled brush to outline the upper eyelid with a dark shadow. Remove the excess powder from your eyebrows with a suitable brush.
    • If you have little time for a cosmetic for your eyes, mascara is the ideal solution. Remember to choose mascara based on your needs. Just a few quick passes a bit of mascara on upper lashes will make your face bright and seductive in within no time.

 

    • Not only eyes but lips also play an important role in defining natural face beauty. Dark, dull and dry lips lower your beauty while pink, red, and well shaped bright color lips increase your beauty. You can moisturize your lips by applying chapstick.
    • Go for a manicure and pedicure at regular intervals to ensure a charming look. If you have ugly nails then all your efforts on makeup will be ruined as everybody loves beautiful nails.
    • Brush your teeth regularly to make then white and beautiful. White shining teeth really change your look and make you attractive.
    • If you select wrong to make up for your skin and apply it improperly too it can give freckles result. The most important key to successful makeup is the correct application. Make sure the make up you use matches the tone of your skin. Remember that makeup is not designed to hide facial imperfections but has created just to give you an even skin tone and fabulous look.I hope if you apply makeup by following above-mentioned makeup tips will help you to go to the office or perform other daily activities with a neat, clean fresh and beautiful look, without losing a lot of time. If you have some working makeup tips that can enhance the natural beauty of others then please share them in the form of comments.