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Hair Extension Types 101

A Graphic Guide to Hair Extensions - Philip JamesYou don’t have to spend years patiently growing out your hair in order to get long, flowing locks. If you’re interested in lengthening or adding volume to your hair, extensions can be a great way to go. But how do you decide what kind of extensions to get when there are so many popular options?

Knowing how daunting it can be to choose hair extensions, Philip James has put together a guide to the five most popular types. They are:

  • Fusion: a method that uses melted keratin protein bonds to attach extensions to strands of your natural hair
  • Micro-link/Micro-cylinder: small beads are used to add hair strand by strand
  • Braidless sew-in: a relatively new technique in which wefts of hair are attached to natural hair with thread
  • Skin weft/Tape extensions: a method that uses thin polyurethane strips to attach wefts of extension hair
  • Clip-in: extensions are attached with a small clip using this temporary technique

In order to decide which of those five types of extensions is best for your hair, you should first ask yourself a few questions.

What kind of hair do you have? Certain types of extensions just don’t work as well with certain types of hair. For example, extremely slick hair has trouble holding micro-link extensions in place and while fusion extensions work for most hair types, you should avoid this method if you have overly processed or damaged hair. If you’re unsure which method your hair is most suited for, talk to your hair stylist.

What kind of hair do you want to have? If you want to add length and volume to already thick hair, braidless sew-in extensions may be your best bet. However, if you want thinner hair to look fuller and slightly longer, skin weft extensions may better meet your needs. Continue reading “Hair Extension Types 101” »

U By Kotex & Panties For Every Occasion

panty styles for every occasionIt’s a topic we’re encouraged not to discuss: panties. What you wear outside is fair game for fashion blogs the world over, but there’s a reason what’s underneath that topic layer of clothing is referred to as your “unmentionables”. Well, here on Sassy Dove we like to break with convention and say screw taboo – let’s talk undies.

U By Kotex 3D Capture Core Ultra Thin Heavy FlowU by Kotex gets it – they know our lovely skivvies are constantly ruined by “that time of the month”, and they want to help with their #SaveTheUndies campaign.

Today we’ll be discussing the most rarely visible kind of fashion (but that’s okay, it’s the one you get to see, and you’re the most important audience). in Latin class we used to make a bad joke: “Semper ubi sub ubi”. It means, literally, “Always where under where”. (Get it?) But what panty type is best when?

Without further ado, here are my picks for the best kinds of panties for various occasions:

Panties For Workouts

Color doesn’t matter. The word here is seamless in the crotch. Having an unfortunately placed seam is devastating in an intense workout. I know, I’ve been there. Something without elastics in the leg holes is also best, to avoid constricting your blood flow. Continue reading “U By Kotex & Panties For Every Occasion” »

A Toast to the Beauty Makers, Plus A $2000 Free Beauty Treatment Contest

A toast to the beauty makers Regency Beauty InstituteThere’s a stigma associated with the beauty industry, and people look at it negatively sometimes – beauty as a career is considered superficial, and not necessarily thought of as a meaningful place to make your career. But I can tell you from personal experience, the beauty industry and those who work in it have impacted my life for as long as I can remember. These people are the beauty makers. 

Like most women, my life has been filled with moments influenced by the beauty industry. It started as a child, when my grandmother, addicted to the goddess that is the Gift With Purchase, passed on countless makeup bags and the occasional lip gloss to me. I relished in these moments – my glimpses at my future womanhood. 

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Star Power: Talk with Michael Duenas, Celebrity Hairstylist

Michael Duenas celeb hair stylist
Photo Source: American Airlines

Michael Duenas has a crazy life as hair stylist to the stars. Beyonce music videos? Check.  Giving Lady Gaga perfect locks? Yup. Shoots for Vogue, and keying fashion shows for Oscar De La Renta? The list for goes on and on. Michael is the CEO of Hair Room Service, a New York and LA based hair studio; It’s become a go-to solution for both hollywood and high fashion circles.

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Eye Makeup 101: Eyeshadow Basics

Eye Makeup Inspiration - Multicolored Rainbow EyeshadowEver heard the term “learn to walk before you can run”? There are many ladies out there (myself included) who could apply this lesson to makeup. We see some beautiful makeup, get starry-eyed (pun intended) and start painting on our own faces before we know what’s what. Then we end up looking less Botticelli and more Picasso, and tissue half of it away while we cry off the other half, bemoaning the extra thirty minutes we’ve just added to prep time before going out.

When it comes to eye shadow, everyone has to start somewhere. There are some foundations (again, pun intended) that non-makeup artists would do well to learn the same way that their professional counterparts do. For my fellow makeup laypersons, here’s a list of commonly used terms and some helpful tips on eyeshadow application.

Eyeshadow Lingo:

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