BEAUTY CALL: STYLEBOOKINGS.COM
Photo Credit: stylebookings.com
You don’t have to be an a-list celebrity, model, beauty editor or fashion industry insider to be treated like one. Acclaimed hairstylistÂ George Kyriakos is the brainchild behindÂ stylebookings.com, an online concierge of carefully curated hair and makeup artists for hire in your home or office that can be booked inÂ as little as 24 hours before you need them or within 7 days in advance.
There are other online beauty booking sites but none of this calibre of artists. â€œWeâ€™re the only ones that offer truly experienced editorial hair and makeup artistsâ€”people who have portfoliosÂ and work on set,â€ says Kyriakos.Â His own roster of clients includeÂ celebr
IS FEBRUARY THE CRUELEST MONTH FOR YOUR SKIN?
Your skin is blotchy. Red, yet pale. Hot like a latte one minute, cold as iced-tea the next. Mysterious dry patches appear…. And althoughÂ it may be desirable to have wind-swept hair, windswept cold-aggravated, central heating harmed skin is what make February, with apologies to TS Eliot, the cruelest month, at least to your skin. Â
So what is going on and why? Start by considering your heritage. Say what?! â€œGenetics cause cold weather to affect the skin in different ways,â€ explains Ã»ber facialist Linda Meredith who counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Kate Beckinsale and even Colin yes-I-know-heâ€™s-happily-married-but…Firth as her clientele at her London b
HAPPY HANUKKAH – THE MIRACLE OF OIL
As Hanukkah is celebrated around the world this week, oil has a very special significance. But to a bystander like myself, I have never been sure as toâ€”why?
â€œThe real miracle of Hanukkah is that the Jewish army won the war against the Greeks,â€ explains Devon Portney, a former Hebrew teacher. â€œWhen they returned to the desecrated temple, they wanted to purify it by burning the remaining oil in the candelabra. But there was only enough oil to last for one day, but somehow it lasted for eight, which is why we celebrate for eight days.â€
Oil not only has huge religious significance at this time of yearâ€”traditional Hanukkah fried food is quite irresist
MEET LIDIA TIVICHI – DIRECTOR OF MARIS DUSAN BY LIDIA TIVICHI
To know Lidia Tivichi is to love her. Actress Gwyneth Paltow has said she wants to clone this Romanian-born esthetician, and it is easy to understand why.
She is part-esthetician, part-therapist, part- spiritual healer, part-chemist and part-confidante. Tivichi is both the jack and the master of all these trades.Â With a celebrity following that reads like a post-Oscar night red carpet rundown, Tivichi remains humble, earnest and grateful. She never forgets a face (or another body part) or a story, which is one of the reasons that her clients keep coming back.
Now she has her own posh Park Avenue skin care boutiqueÂ – Maris Dusan by Lidia TivichiÂ -Â where Â Tivichi and