Frustrated with the cumbersome process of booking beauty appointments—you know the drill, you call various salons to find your desired stylists and time slots not available and end up with an unknown and a disastrous hair cut—Melody McCloskey joined forces in 2011 with her Current TV colleague Dan Levine to found StyleSeat, an online marketplace for beauty and wellness services. Prior to StyleSeat, Melody led digital distribution for Current TV. With more than 250,000 stylists in over 15,000 cities across the U.S. and more than 5 million beauty appointments booked in 2013 through StyleSeat, Melody has not gone unnoticed by the press. She has been named one of the Top Women in Tech
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Glycation, the effect of excess sugar on the body, is a process I expect we will hear more and more about in terms of its aging impact on the skin. Glycation actually happens when excess sugars in the bloodstream bind with proteins and form advanced glycation end products, called AGEs for short, which cause protein fibers to stiffen and the skin looses elasticity. AGEs also cause skin cells to become more vulnerable to free radicals.
Obviously, white sugar and high fructose syrup contribute to glycation, but the process is actually inevitable. Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables turn to sugar too when digested. Enter the age of AGE fighting products and skin care.
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Some call it the Oscars of the beauty industry, but The Fragrance Foundation Awards may just be the most coveted and glamorous award ceremony not attended by every celebrity in town. But that doesn’t mean this year’s event wasn’t star-studded: actors Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei, and Angie Harmon attended and The Voice winner and Sony Music recording artist brought the house down with her rendition of Hallelujah.
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Speaking of the house, the annual event was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. Oh, and comedian Dana Carvey served as emcee and model Coco Roc
When it comes to turning back the hands of time, Alan Gold, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon with offices in Great Neck, NY, and Boca Raton, FL, knows that satisfactory results require more than surgical technique and artistry. The surgeon must also study and appreciate varied cultural standards of beauty. Understanding subtle ethnic anatomical differences incredibly enhances the surgeon’s artistic eye, he says.
After finishing his undergraduate studies at Colgate University, Gold received his medical degree from New York’s Downstate Medical Center Colleg, and completed his plastic surgery residency at New York’s Kings County Hospital-Downstate Medical Center. He has se