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on Feb 26, 2009
During the recent Fashion Week Fall 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the runway shows of J.Mendel and Juan Carlos Obando. I also went backstage before each of them to check out the hair and makeup. At J.Mendel, lead hairstylist Odile Gilbert created a modern take on the traditional chignon to complement J.Mendel's
James Bentley Salon is located in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen area.
on Jan 28, 2009
I should preface this post by saying that I don't wear much makeup on a regular basis. In fact, my daily makeup routine consists of a little bronzer, mascara, and lip gloss. Needless to say, I was a little nervous when I sat down to have airbrush makeup done at the James Bentley Salon in New York City. Khuraira, celebrity
on Dec 12, 2008
Enter Nubar's "The Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails" contest and showcase your holiday nail art talent! The competition takes place during the month of December and is open to student and professional cosmetologists and nail technicians. Prizes include: Grand Prize: $300.00 worth of Nubar products 2nd Place: $
A model gets her hair braided to create beachy waves.
on Sep 10, 2008
Hi! Nicole Palmieri here, American Salon's Editorial Assistant. Fashion Week is always an exciting time in New York City, not just for fashionistas, but also for those in the hair and makeup industry. The hottest trends in hair and makeup are revealed as models walk the runways, and the Spring/Summer 2009 runways did not