Nothing says summertime quite like freshly squeezed lemonade, ocean breezes, sun-kissed skin, and of course, any and everything nautical. Don't live by the coast? Not a problem. Beth Parker of s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s shares these nautical inspired looks that are wearable even if you live inland!View Slideshow
We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!View Slideshow
If you've ever left the beauty aisle scratching your head at some of the latest cosmetic catchphrases (growth factors!?! sleep masks!?!), this story is for you. Here, top beauty experts break down the latest buzzwords in skin care and makeup. Consider this handy guide to some of the coolest new products and trends.View Slideshow
If you like the look of a deep tan or even just a subtle, sun-kissed glow, sunless tanner is the only way to go (no skin-damaging UV rays!). But we all know application can be tricky. One false move and you can be left with an obvious streak that lasts for days. Fortunately, the latest crop of glow getters makes a faux tan faux pas free.View Slideshow
When packing a cosmetic bag for a getaway, it's survival of the smallest. There are only so many less-than-3.4-ounce beauty products you can cram into one quart-size bag (aka the TSA rule for liquids, creams, and lotions in your carry-on bag). To make the packing process a little easier, we rounded up the best miniaturized and multitasking makeup, skin, and hair products that sacrifice space but not quality.View Slideshow
Getting that fresh-from-the-salon look at home is easier than it seems! Use these expert-approved tips to add serious body to your DIY blowout.
You'll need to start with freshly washed hair that's not weighed down with yesterday's oil. "It's a good idea to use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner in the shower," says hairstylist Nunzio Saviano. "The products are specifically designed to help hair float up and away from the scalp."
Volumizing products give a blowout extra fullness and body. Since it can be difficult to get products down into the roots of hair, Saviano suggests using a volumizing spray at the roots and then working other products like mousse or gel into the rest of the hair. To give thicker hair volume, he suggests using gel whereas lightweight mousse is best for fine hair.
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Taking the time to blow dry hair the right way makes a big difference in volume. Starting at the top and working your way down, dry one section at a time using a round brush and a blow dryer. Hairstylist Kristan Serafino says one of the biggest mistakes women make is trying to dry too much hair at once. "If you take a section larger than the width of the brush, it's too large."
Once you’ve finished drying a section, roll it onto a Velcro roller to let it cool. “When you pull them out once your entire head is dry, you’ll be amazed how much more bounce you have,” says Serafino. When you’re shopping for rollers, Serafino suggests reaching for ones that have a metal center. The metal core holds heat better than plastic versions.
To add even more height, Serafino’s secret is dry shampoo. “Most people use dry shampoo because they want hair to feel clean, but it actually provides volume at the roots,” Serafino says. Sometimes dry shampoo can leave a powdery residue; to avoid white spots, spritz the underside of each section (at the roots) instead of all over.
One styling technique that's best to avoid: teasing or backcombing. Since you can't see that area of your head yourself it's difficult to completely conceal the section that's been teased. "Unless you have a three way mirror, or have someone to do it for you, it probably won't turn out well," Saviano says.