Steal this Look! David Beckham “Guybrows”

Posted by dorcasgarcia on Sat, April 2nd, 2011 @ 1:42 am

This eye-opening beauty article: the New York Times reports that more men are hitting the salon to deal with their “guybrows.” All the cool kids are doing it — including Ryan Seacrest and David Beckham.

Yes indeed, men are spending more time refining their grooming habits. Whether you’re looking to control those few wild hairs that become more common as you grow older, or just finally do something about your unibrow, you can easily shape your eyebrows for a cleaner, more uniform look. Your eyebrows lend emphasis to your eyes. There may be a need on shaping the brow above each eye in order to add or enhance the angles of your face. A pair of well-shaped eyebrows may even highlight your personality.

Eyebrow hair removal options:

— Plucking- hair is plucked out one by one with the use of tweezers.

— Threading- hairs are pulled out using a thread.

— Waxing- hair is removed with the use of wax.

If you feel conscious in going to a salon or spa to have your eyebrows shaped, there are available waxing kits for sale. This kit is not recommended for first timers since precision and experience are required. It is best to rely on the expertise of those people who are familiar in eyebrow waxing. At Beauty Strategy we offer Eyebrow Waxing services for Men.

What’s HOT? … Fuschia for Spring!!!

Posted by dorcasgarcia on Fri, April 1st, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

A makeup trend that keeps cropping up over and over is hot, bright fuschia lips. The original runway inspiration for this trend comes from the Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 10 show, where the models’ lips were painted electric magenta for a brazen beauty look with punk rock undertones. Created by the masterful maquillage maestro Dick Page, who is also the Artistic Director for Shiseido, these bright fuchsia lips are obviously the most outrageous example of the trend, but we think they actually translate to real-life quite nicely.

Quick tips:

— Keep the rest of your makeup super simple so that your makeup doesn’t compete with the fuschia!
— Fuschia is as strong as the red color. So treat it with respect. Eyes can be gold and bronzed or dark and lined, but not overdone. Keep cheeks bronzed or very subtly blushed.
— If you’re very fair, a bright cool-toned pink with shine is a great option for day, or if you want to test the trend. When you’re ready to try it, simply layer a clear red gloss over it for full on fuschia power.
— If you’re prone to lipstick bleed, line and blot before applying your fuschia lipstick.
— Because the color is so strong you might find it easier to apply with a lipbrush instead of straight from the tube.

Fuschia is such a fab addition to any outfit, making it more interesting and highlighting your most sensual feature- your lips.  Give it a try and you won’t regret it! Explore with different lipsticks in pink, mix them o get that perfect shade that just feels right until to get the fabulous fuschia look!

What is HOT? …Sorbet Nail Polish

Posted by dorcasgarcia on Fri, March 18th, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

These six fruity shades are part of OPI’s new collection. The formula is a sheer jelly that OPI describes as “Sorbet,” but they look like candy on the fingernails. And the colors are so glossy, a top coat is strictly optional.

Protect your painted nails A long-lasting manicure or pedicure starts at the salon: Choose a light shade of polish, which won’t readily show chips. Ask the technician to push your cuticles back instead of cutting them, as cut cuticles become ragged-looking faster.

Each day after your appointment, apply a cuticle minimizer to slough off dead cells and preserve smoothness and paint on a clear topcoat to maintain the polish’s shine.

Touch up any chips with a polish pen in a neutral color (with light shades, you don’t have to worry about matching exactly).

Moisturize hands frequently, and when feet begin to get dry, exfoliate in the shower with a gentle foot file; follow with a rich cream. Avoid using gritty scrubs, since they can dull polish.

Steal this Look! Hot Pink Hair (a season-less look)

Posted by dorcasgarcia on Wed, March 16th, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

Technicolor Hair  is a street influence from people who surf or people who have very light blond hair and play with the color. A lot of designers are putting pink in their shows as seen with the hot pink hair of the 18-year-old catwalk newcomer Charlotte Free, a fashion world’s collective obsession who opened Vivienne Westwood.

Technicolor hair resurfaced on the fall runways, including Fendi, Yohji Yamamoto, Theyskens’ Theory, Jeremy Scott, Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung and Gaultier.



Red springs up.

Posted by dorcasgarcia on Tue, March 15th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

Red bold splashes from head to toes. Rihanna’s transformation from a long-haired island girl to a cutting edge pop REDHEAD superstar.

Want to steal Rihanna’s look? Want to go RED but not too Red?
Selecting the right color depends on the amount of warmth that is in the hair already. Your stylist will mix a couple of colors to make sure there is a fair balance of warm and neutral colors in the hair, rather than simply applying only the color you selected at in the color swatch book. This will only create more warmth.
If you have grey roots and faded ends from the previous color, I recommend getting permanent color on the roots and semi-permanent color on the ends.

Make an appointment today 305-447-0600 and ask about our promotions. We at Beauty Strategy offer a 15% discount to first-time clients.