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We certainly didn't expect to find such an impressive range of coffee-infused beauty products at the recently concluded Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival (held in Newcastle, Irish Town). We reckon you'll be equally impressed. Plus, your best accessory is the hairclip! What Under the... Read More

Beauty 'Round The Rock
On a recent stop at Kingston Night Market on Hillcrest Avenue, Under the Dryer discovered a few beauty products that are made in Jamaica. They have other things in common: they're healthy, preservative-free, and they work miracles for the skin. With so many reminders these days to...... Read More

Nicole Blake's Luxury Bride
ON Saturday, February 16, Olympian Asafa Powell wed his longtime girlfriend model Alyshia Miller at the Rose Hall Great House in the second city. Make-up artist Nicole Blake of Brushed by Nicole fame, who's been the go-to make-up artist for several local celebs, handled the beauty beat. Indeed,...... Read More

High Off Skincare
It's often said that good skin is a reflection of internal wellness. If that isn't at its peak, not to worry! The answer to your skincare woes is distributed locally and comes in the form of four CBD-infused skincare products from the xCan21 line courtesy of...... Read More

Unique Yanique's Pamper Oasis

Saturday, February, 9 2019    

Arecent midday jaunt over the causeway found Under the Dryer (UTD) inside the Polished by Unique Yanique pamper oasis. Just over a year ago, on December 1, 2017, nail technician Yanique McKoy opened Polished by Unique Yanique. The full-service salon... Read More


Saturday, February, 2 2019    

Tots & Teens Hairport Salon officially opened its doors on December 23, 2016, when Shaneka Burrell sought to manage her very own natural hair kiddie salon. As early as the first appointment to the last walk-in customer before 7:00 pm, Burrell and... Read More

Hair & There: Travel Tresses

Saturday, January, 19 2019    

Under the Dryer has previously declared, and will say it again: black hair matters! Even on vacation. When Black women travel, hair is as important as ensuring that travel documents are in order. The visit to the hairdresser needs to last long after the parade on the... Read More

2018 Best Hair Moments

Saturday, December, 29 2018    

As we close the chapter on 2018, Under the Dryer shortlists some of this year's best beauty looks. From KERRY manwomanhome and The MoDA series founder Kerry-Ann Clarke's side-swept waves at The Collection MoDA to Tosh Alexander's shape-shifting lob... Read More

Under The Dryer: A Bling'a'ling Christmas

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

Guess who'll be rushing to their nearest beauty bar this holiday? You! Guess which products you'll be trying to get your hands on? By the end of this review, your answers should be Fenty Beauty and Pat McGrath Labs. Read More

At the Nail Bar - JINsoon

Saturday, December, 15 2018    

More, more, more! Glitter, shimmer and sparkle are this season's trendiest nail options. We suggest you hop on the trend sooner than later as this gold craze is time-sensitive. Get your tips At The Nail Bar. Plus, JINsoon creator Jin Soon Choi gives you one gilded reason to do your own... Read More

Glamcon Take Two! - No Dead-y Dead-y Make-up

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

Under the Dryer was intrigued to learn that a celebrity make-up artist was on The Rock for the GabbyGlam Co-orchestrated Glamcon — a one-day beauty expo at the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel on Sunday, November 25. Engeline 'Baby' Casseus, who's also a MAC Cosmetics... Read More

At The NAIL BAR - Top 3 Tints

Saturday, December, 8 2018    

STOCKING stuffers, anyone? Purchase these hues or similar versions for gift items or if you want to keep your nail colour as exclusive as possible, pick your favourite shade, and take it along on your next visit to the salon. The colours of the season... Read More

Big Hair & Gorgeous Make-up @ Glamcon

Saturday, December, 1 2018    

GabbyGlam Hosts GLAMCON Read More

At The Nail Bar - Dec 1

Saturday, December, 1 2018    

'Tis the season to add some shimmer, sprinkle bits of gold, and retire the vibrant summery hues for cooler, trendier seasonal shades. Our inspiration boards overflow with nail design ideas for you to mimic and be trendy, and we've narrowed them down to the dozen. At The Nail Bar reveals its 12... Read More

At The Nail Bar

Saturday, November, 24 2018    

Go glitter or don't go out at all this holiday season! Shimmer and neon hues are this season's new mood, after all. Rhinestones and embellishments should only add a little extra glam, but the trick is to keep all the digits in monochrome. Here are some inspirations for your next visit to... Read More


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